©2023 by Collaborative Group of the Americas on Inherited Gastrointestinal Cancer (CGA-IGC)

Officers

Matthew B. Yurgelun, MD

President

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Harvard Medical School

Boston, MA

Randall Brand, MD

President-Elect

University of Pittsburgh

Medical Center

Pittsburgh, PA

Michael J. Hall, MD, MS

Past President

Fox Chase Cancer Center

Philadelphia, PA

James Church, MD

Administrative Director

Cleveland Clinic

Cleveland, OH

MEET OUR LEADERSHIP

Council Members

Bryson Katona, MD, PhD

(Term: 2020-2023)
University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine
Philadelphia, PA

Swati G. Patel, MD , MS

(Term: 2018-2021)
University of Colorado 
Auro, CO

N. Jewel Samadder, MD

(Term: 2017-2020)
Mayo Clinic
Scottsdale, AZ

Peter P. Stanich, MD

(Term: 2018-2021)
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
Columbus, OH

Zsofia Stadler, MD 

(Term: 2020-2023)
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Medicine 
New York, NY

Fay Kastrinos, MD, MPH

(Term: 2020-2023)
Columbia University

New York, NY

Collaborative Fund

Dennis Ahnen, MD 

University of Colorado School of Medicine 
Denver, CO 

Matthew F. Kalady, MD 

Cleveland Clinic  
Cleveland, OH

Wendy Kohlmann, MS, CGC 

University of Utah College of Medicine 
Salt Lake City, UT

Susan K. Peterson, PhD, MPH 

MD Anderson Cancer Center 
Houston, TX 

Elena Stoffel, MD, MPH 

University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI

 

CGA Committees

EDUCATION

The Education Committee serves as the liaison for all external communication and to oversee CGA information across all platforms. The Committee provides regular updates for the website, reviews literature, and develops educational materials for professionals and patients. The committee also serves as the point of contact for outside organizations.

Chair:

Beth Dudley, MS, MPH

Vice Chair:

Elana Levinson, MS, MPH

Members:

Leah Biller, MD

Sonia Kupfer, MD

TJ (Thomas) Slavin, MD FACMG, DABMD

Anu Chittenden, MS, CGC

Swati Patel, MD, MS

Jessica Stoll, MS, CGC

RESEARCH

The Research Committee's main objective is to compile a comprehensive list of ongoing studies that are actively recruiting subjects and to provide this information to members through the website. The committee will also work to facilitate collaborations among investigators and will be the CGA contact for large, collaborative studies. Members of the committee will also identify goals for research within CGA.

Chair:

Ed Esplin, PhD  

Vice Chair:

Kimberly Perez, MD

Members: 

Maegan Roberts, PhD

Mev Domingues-Valentin (EHTG), PhD

Rachel Hodan, LCGC

Kathryn Mraz, CGC

Linda Rodgers, MGC, LCGC

COMMUNICATIONS & MEMBERSHIP

The Communications/ Membership Committee represents CGA with other professional organizations in an effort to increase membership and grow member engagement through social media platforms. The committee members also serve as liaisons reporting back on activities that are of interest to CGA. This Committee also works on new member recruitment and interacts with members on how CGA can better serve its membership.

Chair:

Eve Karloski, MS, LCGC 

Vice Chair:

TBD

Members:

Peter P. Stanich, MD

Charles Muller, MD

Julie Moskowitz, MS, CGC

Michelle Savage, MS, LCGC

Danielle McKenna, MS, LCGC

Giulia Martina Cavestro, MD, PhD

Cathryn Koptiuch, MS, LCGC

Dena Goldberg, MS, LCGC

Gautam Mankaney, MD

MEETING PLANNING

The Education Committee serves as the liaison for all external communication and to oversee CGA information across all platforms. The Committee provides regular updates for the website, reviews literature, and develops educational materials for professionals and patients. The committee also serves as the point of contact for outside organizations.

Chair:

Matthew Yurgelun, MD

Vice Chair:

Randall Brand, MD

Michael Hall, MD, MS

Members:

Rachel Pearlman, MS, LGC

Sigurdis Haraldsdottier, MD, PhD

Jill Genua, MD

Greg Idos, MD, MS

Aimee Lucas, MD, MS

The purpose of the CGA Committees is to foster an environment of collaboration and to offer members greater involvement with the society.

To volunteer for a committee or for additional information, please contact us at cga@pacemedcom.com.