• We are advised by the best and brightest.
  • The Komen Scholars

    Meet the men and women who are dedicated to Komen’s mission and helping to drive our research programs. 

    Scientific Advisory Board

    Led by the Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) which serves as the executive committee, the Komen Scholars are an advisory group of 60 distinguished scholars and leaders in breast cancer research and advocacy. Each has made significant contributions to advancing the field or demonstrated significant promise of doing so in the future and all are committed to furthering Komen's mission. 

     
    The Komen Scholars are an international group—representing institutions across the globe including Belgium, Canada, Israel, Italy, Switzerland, and the US—and span a wide range of expertise, including clinical research, laboratory research, pathology, prevention, radiation oncology, surgery, and other research disciplines and specialties. 


    Komen Scholars advise and provide expertise in a variety of capacities. They contribute in many ways to Komen’s mission programs and other activities and events, with primary responsibility for leading and participating as reviewers in Komen's scientific peer review process. The Komen Scholars also serve as ambassadors and experts in our communities and across the Affiliate Network. In addition, several of the Scholars are Advocates in Science who ensure that the unique perspectives of those affected by breast cancer are fully integrated into decisions at every step of the research process.

     

    Benjamin Anderson, M.D

    Benjamin Anderson, M.D.
    University of Washington School of Medicine
    Seattle, WA


    Alan Ashworth Ph.D., F.R.S.

    Alan Ashworth Ph.D., F.R.S.
    Institute of Cancer Research
    London, England


    Sunil Badve, M.D., F.R.C.Path.

    Sunil Badve, M.D., F.R.C.Path.
    Indiana University Cancer Center
    Indianapolis, IN


    Kimberly Blackwell, M.D.

    Kimberly Blackwell, M.D.
    Duke University School of Medicine
    Durham, NC


    Gerard Blobe, M.D., Ph.D.

    Gerard Blobe, M.D., Ph.D.
    Duke University School of Medicine
    Durham, NC


    Melissa Bondy, Ph.D.

    Melissa Bondy, Ph.D.
    Baylor College of Medicine
    Houston, TX


    Joan Brugge, Ph.D.

    Joan Brugge, Ph.D.
    Harvard Medical School
    Boston, MA


    Lisa Carey, M.D.

    Lisa Carey, M.D.
    UNC Lineberger Cancer Center
    Chapel Hill, NC


    E. Claire Dees, M.D., Sc.M.

    E. Claire Dees, M.D., Sc.M.
    UNC Lineberger Cancer Center
    Chapel Hill, NC


    Angelo Di Leo, M.D., Ph.D.

    Angelo Di Leo, M.D., Ph.D.
    Hospital of Prato, Instituto Toscano Tumori
    Prato, Italy


    Nora Disis, M.D.

    Nora Disis, M.D.
    The University of Washington Medical School
    Seattle, WA


    Susan Domchek, M.D.

    Susan Domchek, M.D.
    The University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
    Philadelphia, PA


    Matthew Ellis, M.B., B.Chir, Ph.D.

    Matthew Ellis, M.B., B.Chir, Ph.D.
    Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis
    St. Louis, MO


    Carol Fabian, M.D.

    Carol Fabian, M.D.
    University of Kansas Medical Center
    Westwood, KS


    William Foulkes, M.B.BS., Ph.D.

    William Foulkes, M.B.BS., Ph.D.
    McGill University
    Montreal, Canada


    Patricia Ganz, M.D.

    Patricia Ganz, M.D.
    University of California, Los Angeles
    Los Angeles, CA


    Judy Garber, M.D., M.P.H.

    Judy Garber, M.D., M.P.H.
    Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
    Boston, MA


    Julie Gralow, M.D.

    Julie Gralow, M.D.
    University of Washington School of Medicine
    Seattle, WA


    Joe Gray, Ph.D.

    Joe Gray, Ph.D.
    Oregon Health and Science University
    Portland, Oregon


    Theresa Guise, M.D.

    Theresa Guise, M.D.
    Indiana University School of Medicine
    Indianapolis, IN


    Susan Hankinson, R.N., M.P.H, Sc.D.

    Susan Hankinson, R.N., M.P.H, Sc.D.
    The University of Massachusetts, Amherst
    Amherst, MA


    Daniel Hayes, M.D.

    Daniel Hayes, M.D.
    The University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center
    Ann Arbor, MI


    Mien-Chie Hung, Ph.D.

    Mien-Chie Hung, Ph.D.
    The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
    Houston, TX


    Nola Hylton, Ph.D.

    Nola Hylton, Ph.D.
    University of California, San Francisco
    San Francisco, CA


    Nancy Hynes, Ph.D.

    Nancy Hynes, Ph.D.
    Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research
    Basel, Switzerland


    V. Craig Jordan, OBE, Ph.D., D.Sc., F.Med.Sci.

    V. Craig Jordan, OBE, Ph.D., D.Sc., F.Med.Sci.
    Georgetown University Medical Center
    Washington, DC


    Bella Kaufman, M.D.

    Bella Kaufman, M.D.
    Chaim Sheba Medical Center
    Ramat Gan, Israel


    Mary-Claire King, Ph.D.

    Mary-Claire King, Ph.D.
    University of Washington
    Seattle, WA


    Ian Krop, M.D., Ph.D.

    Ian Krop, M.D., Ph.D.
    Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
    Boston, MA


    Adrian Lee, Ph.D.

    Adrian Lee, Ph.D.
    University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute
    Pittsburgh, PA


    David Livingston, M.D.

    David Livingston, M.D.
    Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
    Boston, MA


    David Mankoff, M.D., Ph.D.

    David Mankoff, M.D., Ph.D.
    The University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
    Philadelphia, PA


    Funda Meric-Bernstam, M.D.

    Funda Meric-Bernstam, M.D.
    The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
    Houston, TX


    Kathy Miller, M.D.

    Kathy Miller, M.D.
    Indiana University Cancer Center
    Indianapolis, IN


    Gordon Mills, M.D., Ph.D.

    Gordon Mills, M.D., Ph.D.
    The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
    Houston, TX


    Harikrishna Nakshatri, B.V.Sc., Ph.D.

    Harikrishna Nakshatri, B.V.Sc., Ph.D.
    Indiana University Simon Cancer Center
    Indianapolis, IN


    Olufunmilayo Olopade, M.D.

    Olufunmilayo Olopade, M.D.
    University of Chicago Medical Center
    Chicago, IL


    Bert O’Malley, M.D.

    Bert O’Malley, M.D.
    Baylor College of Medicine
    Houston, TX


    Ramon Parsons, M.D., Ph.D.

    Ramon Parsons, M.D., Ph.D.
    Mount Sinai School of Medicine
    New York, NY


    Ann Partridge, M.D., M.P.H

    Ann Partridge, M.D., M.P.H.
    Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
    Boston, MA


    Rena Pasick, Dr. P.H.

    Rena Pasick, Dr. P.H.
    University of California, San Francisco
    San Francisco, CA


    Jennifer Pietenpol, Ph.D.

    Jennifer Pietenpol, Ph.D.
    Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center
    Nashville, TN


    Lori Pierce, M.D.

    Lori Pierce, M.D.
    University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center
    Ann Arbor, MI


    Jeffrey Rosen, Ph.D.

    Jeffrey Rosen, Ph.D.
    Baylor College of Medicine
    Houston, TX


    Bryan Schneider, M.D.

    Bryan Schneider, M.D.
    Indiana University Simon Cancer Center
    Indianapolis, IN


    Christos Sotiriou, M.D., Ph.D.

    Christos Sotiriou, M.D., Ph.D.
    Jules Bordet Institute
    Brussels, Belgium


    Neil Spector, M.D.

    Neil Spector, M.D.
    Duke University School of Medicine
    Durham, NC


    Vered Stearns, M.D.

    Vered Stearns, M.D.
    Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center
    Baltimore, MD


    W. Fraser Symmans

    W. Fraser Symmans
    The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
    Houston, TX


    Geoffrey Wahl, Ph.D.

    Geoffrey Wahl, Ph.D.
    The Salk Institute for Biological Studies
    La Jolla, CA


    Danny Welch, Ph.D.

    Danny Welch, Ph.D.
    University of Kansas Cancer Center
    Kansas City, KS


    Julia White, M.D.

    Julia White, M.D.
    The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center
    Columbus, OH


    Antonio Wolff, M.D.

    Antonio Wolff, M.D.
    Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center
    Baltimore, MD


    Douglas Yee, M.D.

    Douglas Yee, M.D.
    Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota
    Minneapolis, MN