SITC Champions

The goal of the Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer's (SITC) Champion program is to address the need for community education about immunotherapy, as well as disseminate information and build awareness for SITC’s educational programming and initiatives to institutions and companies across the globe. The SITC Membership Committee implemented the SITC Champion initiative to encourage two-way communication between the Society and institutions throughout the country.

SITC Champions receive recognition from the society and the cancer immunotherapy community, have networking opportunities with other SITC Champions at top institutions, and the opportunity to further the field of cancer immunotherapy.

Become a Champion

To learn more about becoming a SITC Champion, please contact Director of Membership Nichole Nikolic at or 1-414-271-2456.


SITC Champions

Sylvia Adams, MD
New York University Cancer Institute
Richard B. Alexander, MD
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Robert Hans Ingemar Andtbacka, MD, CM, FACS, FRCSC
University of Utah

M. Simo Arredouani, PhD
Agenus, Inc.

Michelle Atallah
Stanford University
Michael B. Atkins, MD
Georgetown-Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center
Shailender Bhatia, MD
University of Washington
Hossein Borghaei, MS, DO
Fox Chase Cancer Center
Christine Brown, PhD
City of Hope National Medical Center
Timothy NJ Bullock, PhD
University of Virginia
Marcus O. Butler, MD
Princess Margaret Hospital/Ontario Cancer Institute
Robert Canter, MD, MAS, FACS
University of California Davis Health System
William E. Carson III, MD, FACS
The Ohio State University
Daniel S. Chen, MD, PhD
Laurence J.N. Cooper, MD, PhD
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Marc S. Ernstoff, MD
Roswell Park Cancer Institute
Robert L. Ferris, MD, PhD
University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute
Robert A. Figlin, MD, FACP
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
James H. Finke, PhD
Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Lawrence Fong, MD
University of California San Francisco
Dmitry I. Gabrilovich, MD, PhD
The Wistar Institute
Thomas F. Gajewski, MD, PhD
University of Chicago
Charlie Garnett Benson, PhD
Georgia State University
Michael P. Gustafson, PhD
Mayo Clinic
Raquibul Hannan, MD, PhD
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
John P. Hanson Jr., MD
JPH Foundation for Cancer Research, Inc
F. Stephen Hodi Jr., MD
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Jing-Zhou Hou, MD, PhD
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Carl H. June, MD
University of Pennsylvania
Suresh B. Katakkar, MD, FRCP(C), FACP
Arizona Hematology Oncology
Keith L. Knutson, PhD
Mayo Clinic Jacksonville
Howard L. Kaufman, MD, FACS
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey
David H. Lawson, MD
Winship Cancer Institute at Emory University
Sylvia Lee, MD
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Gregory B. Lesinski, PhD, MPH
Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University
Ronald Levy, MD
Stanford University School of Medicine
Jianqing Lin, MD
George Washington University Cancer Center
Theodore F. Logan, MD
Indiana University Simon Cancer Center
Herbert K. Lyerly, MD
Duke University Medical Center
Michele Maio, MD, PhD
Azienda Ospedalieria Senese
Masoud H. Manjili, DVM, PhD
Virginia Commonwealth University
Francesco M. Marincola, MD
Sidra Medical and Research Center
Marcela V. Maus, MD, PhD
Massachusetts General Hospital
Jose I. Mayordomo, MD PhD
University of Colorado Hospital
James J. Mule, PhD
H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute
Pamela S. Ohashi, PhD
Princess Margaret Cancer Centre
Smita Nair, PhD
Duke University Medical Center
Russell Pachynski, MD
Washington University School of Medicine
A. Karolina Palucka, MD, PhD
The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine
Drew M. Pardoll, MD, PhD
Johns Hopkins University
Sandip P. Patel, MD
University of California San Diego Moores Cancer Center
Chrystal M. Paulos, PhD
Medical University of South Carolina
Daniel J. Powell Jr., PhD
University of Pennsylvania
Igor Puzanov, MD, MSCI, FACP
Roswell Park Cancer Institute
Sruthi Ravindranathan
University of Arkansas
William L. Redmond, PhD
Earle A. Chiles Research Institute
Cliona M. Rooney, PhD
Baylor College of Medicine
Senthamil R. Selvan, PhD
Omni Array Biotechnology
Kimberly A. Shafer-Weaver, PhD
AstraZeneca, LP
Anil Shanker, PhD
Meharry Medical College SOM/Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center
Keisuke Shirai, MD
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Paul M. Sondel, MD, PhD
University of Wisconsin - Madison
Mario Sznol, MD
Yale School of Medicine
James E. Talmadge, PhD
University of Nebraska Medical Center
Walter J. Urba, MD, PhD
Earle A. Chiles Research Institute, Providence Cancer Center
Robert W. Wilkinson, PhD
MedImmune Ltd
Jedd D. Wolchok, MD, PhD
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Laura S. Wood, RN, MSN, OCN
Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Institute
Arnold H. Zea, PhD
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center
Weiping Zou, MD, PhD
University of Michigan