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CIBMTR leadership is provided by transplant physicians, many with statistical training, as well as other national and international experts in cellular therapy research and biostatistics.

Senior Leadership

The Senior Leaders of CIBMTR work with the scientific, advisory, executive, and oversight committees to provide vision and leadership for CIBMTR’s programs and activities.

Jeffery Auletta, MD Headshot

Jeffery Auletta, MD

  • Chief Scientific Director, CIBMTR NMDP
  • Senior Vice President, Health Equity, NMDP
  • Scientific Director, CIBMTR CRO Services

Bronwen Shaw Headshot

Bronwen Shaw, MD, PhD

  • Chief Scientific Director, CIBMTR MCW
  • Research Director for the SCTOD
  • Co-PI of the CIBMTR Infrastructure U24 
  • Professor of Medicine at MCW

Mary Hengen, MBA Headshot

Mary Hengen, MBA

  • Vice President, CIBMTR and Clinical Services, NMDP

Patty Steinert, PhD, MBA Headshot

Patty Steinert, PhD, MBA

  • Executive Scientific Director, Policy and Governance, CIBMTR MCW
  • Associate Professor of Medicine at MCW

Steven Devine, MD Headshot

Steven Devine, MD

  • Senior Scientific Director, CIBMTR NMDP
  • Chief Medical Officer, NMDP

Marcelo Pasquini, MD, MS Headshot

Marcelo Pasquini, MD, MS

  • Senior Scientific Director, CIBMTR MCW
  • Co-PI of the CIBMTR infrastructure U24 
  • Professor of Medicine at MCW

J. Douglas Rizzo, MD, MS Headshot

J. Douglas Rizzo, MD, MS

  • Senior Scientific Director and Principal Investigator of the SCTOD, CIBMTR MCW

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  • Professor of Medicine at MCW
  • Associate Director of Clinical Operations for the Froedtert and MCW Cancer Center

Stephen Spellman, MBS Headshot

Stephen Spellman, MBS

  • Vice President of Research and Senior Scientific Director, CIBMTR NMDP

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  • Scientific Director for the Graft Sources and Manipulation Working Committee
  • Co-Scientific Director for the GVHD Working Committee
  • Principal Investigator for the Research Repository
  • Program Manager for the NMDP Office of Naval Research Grant

Mei-Jie Zhang, PhD Headshot

Mei-Jie Zhang, PhD

  • Chief Statistical Director, CIBMTR MCW

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  • Biostatistician for the Acute Leukemia Working Committee and Graft Sources and Manipulation Working Committee
  • Professor of Biostatistics at MCW

Kathryn E. Flynn, PhD Headshot

Kathryn E. Flynn, PhD

  • Senior Scientific Director of Patient-Reported Outcomes, CIBMTR MCW
  • Professor of Medicine at MCW

Mary Horowitz, MD, MS Headshot

M​ary Horowitz, MD, MS

  • Scientific Director Emeritus, CIBMTR MCW
  • Principal Investigator for the Data and Coordinating Center of the BMT CTN

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  • Co-PI for the Cure Sickle Cell Disease OTA
  • Deputy Cancer Center Director, MCW
  • Robert A. Uihlein Professor of Hematologic Research at MCW

Samantha Jaglowski, MD, MPH Headshot

Samantha Jaglowski, MD, MPH 

  • Senior Scientific Director of Industry Relations, CIBMTR MCW
  • Professor of Medicine at MCW

Martin Maiers Headshot

Martin Maiers

  • Senior Scientific Director, Strategic Analytics, CIBMTR NMDP

Kristin Page, MD, MHS, MEd Headshot

Kristin Page, MD, MHS, MEd

  • Senior Scientific Director of Data Operations, CIBMTR MCW

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  • Associate Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Hematology / Oncology / BMT at MCW
  • Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine at MCW
  • Scientific Director for the Acute Leukemia Working Committee

Wael Saber, MD, MS Headshot

Wael Saber, MD, MS

  • Senior Scientific Director of Data Science and Personalized Medicine, CIBMTR MCW

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  • Scientific Director for the Chronic Leukemia Working Committee, and Health Services and International Studies Working Committee
  • Professor of Medicine at MCW

Scientific Directors

Scientific Directors participate in CIBMTR activities, including supporting CIBMTR's Working Committees to ensure that each is meeting the needs and addressing the priorities of the scientific and medical communities CIBMTR serves.

Yung-Tsi Bolon, PhD Headshot

Yung-Tsi Bolon, PhD

  • Director, NMDP Immunobiology & Bioinformatics Research

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  • Scientific Director for the Immunobiology Working Committee
  • Graduate faculty for the Bioinformatics and Computational Biology program at the University of Minnesota

Larisa Broglie, MD, MS Headshot

Larisa Broglie, MD, MS

  • Scientific Director for the Pediatric Cancer Working Committee and the Non-Malignant Diseases Working Committee

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  • Associate Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Hematology / Oncology / BMT at Children's Wisconsin
  • Clinical Director of the BMT and Cellular Therapy Immune Deficiency and Dysregulation Team, Children's Wisconsin

Rachel Cusatis, PhD Headshot

Rachel Cusatis, PhD

  • Scientific Director of Patient-Centered Research and Survivorship
  • Assistant Professor of Medicine at MCW

Mary Eapen, MBBS, MS Headshot

Mary Eapen, MBBS, MS

  • Co-PI for the Cure Sickle Cell Disease OTA, CIBMTR MCW
  • Professor of Medicine at MCW

Mehdi Hamadani, MD Headshot

Mehdi Hamadani, MD

  • Scientific Director for the Lymphoma Working Committee
  • Director of Adult Blood and Marrow Transplantation Program at MCW
  • Professor of Internal Medicine at MCW

Stephanie J. Lee, MD, MPH Headshot

Stephanie J. Lee, MD, MPH

  • Co-Scientific Director for the Immunobiology Working Committee
  • Scientific Director for the GVHD Working Committee
  • Professor of Medicine at the University of Washington

Amy Moskop, MD, MS Headshot

Amy Moskop, MD, MS

  • Scientific Director for Gene Therapy
  • Scientific Director, Cellular Immunotherapy for Cancer Working Committee
  • Assistant Professor, Pediatric Bone Marrow Transplant and Cellular Therapy, Children's Wisconsin, Medical College of Wisconsin

Rachel Phelan, MD, MPH Headshot

Rachel Phelan, MD, MPH

  • Scientific Director for the Morbidity, Recovery and Survivorship Working Committee

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  • Associate Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Hematology / Oncology / BMT at MCW
  • Director of the Next Steps Survivorship Program at Children's Wisconsin

Marcie Riches, MD, MS Headshot

Marcie Riches, MD, MS

  • Scientific Director for the Infection and Immune Reconstitution Working Committee

Heather Stefanski, MD, PhD Headshot

Heather Stefanski, MD, PhD

  • Vice President, Clinical Services, NMDP
  • Scientific Director for the Donor Health and Safety Working Committee

Rafeek Yusuf Headshot

Rafeek Yusuf, MBBS, PhD

  • Director, CIBMTR Health Services Research, NMDP
  • Scientific Director for the Health Services and International Studies Working Committee

Statistical Directors

Statistical Directors provide high-level biostatistical support for CIBMTR studies, both observational research and clinical research trials, including special statistical methodologies for the unique challenges of cellular therapy analysis.

Kwang Woo Ahn, PhD Headshot

Kwang Woo Ahn, PhD

  • Chief Associate Statistical Director
  • Statistical Director for the Lymphoma; Pediatric Cancer; and Morbidity, Recovery and Survivorship Working Committees

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  • Professor of Biostatistics at MCW
  • Graduate Program Director at MCW

Paul Auer, PhD Headshot

Paul Auer, PhD

  • Faculty, Bioinformatics Working Group
  • Professor of Biostatistics at MCW

Ruta Brazauskas, PhD Headshot

Ruta Brazauskas, PhD

  • Statistical Director for the Health Services and International Studies; Plasma Cell Disorders; and Morbidity, Recovery and Survivorship Working Committees

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  • Associate Professor of Biostatistics at MCW

Soyoung Kim, PhD Headshot

Soyoung Kim, PhD

  • Statistical Director for the Cellular Immunotherapy for Cancer, Chronic Leukemia, and Non-Malignant Diseases Working Committees

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  • Associate Professor of Biostatistics at MCW

Brent Logan, PhD Headshot

Brent Logan, PhD

  • Statistical Director for the Donor Health and Safety Working Committee 

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  • Lead Statistician for the BMT CTN and Statistical Consultant to the NMDP
  • Professor of Biostatistics at MCW
  • Director of the Division of Biostatistics at MCW

Michael Martens, PhD Headshot

Michael Martens, PhD

  • Statistical Director for the Infection and Immune Reconstitution Working Committee
  • Assistant Professor of Biostatistics at MCW
  • Protocol statistician for the BMT CTN  

Tao Wang, PhD Headshot

Tao Wang, PhD

  • Statistical Director for the Graft-versus-Host Disease Working Committee and Immunobiology Working Committees
  • Associate Professor of Biostatistics at MCW

Other Leadership Staff

CIBMTR operational directors oversee various departments. 

Erik Bergman, MBA, MS Headshot

Erik Bergman, MBA, MS

  • Sr. Director of IT, CIBMTR MCW

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  • Oversees management of the Research Database, including extraction of data from source systems as well as their transformation and loading to the database
  • Responsible for data retrievals from the Research Database as well as key solutions for sharing data with stakeholders

Sharniece Covill Headshot

Sharniece Covill

  • Director of Business Operations, CIBMTR MCW
  • Oversees the deliverables and milestones associated with the full portfolio of CIBMTR products

Sherry Fisher Headshot

Sherry Fisher

  • Director of Advancement, CIBMTR MCW

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  • Manages the advancement activities to generate continued non-federal financial support
  • Oversees meetings and communications activities, including the annual Tandem Meetings

Erin Leckrone, MBA Headshot

Erin Leckrone, MBA

  • Vice President, NMDP Clinical Trials
  • Manages the activities of CIBMTR CRO Services, including the Survey Research Group

Meggan McCann, MPH Headshot

Meggan McCann, MPH

  • Director, Strategic Programs, NMDP

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  • Director, Office of Patient Advocacy HRSA contract
  • Oversees NMDP IRB as IRB Administrator
  • Oversees data, analytics, biostatistics, health services research, and translational marketing teams in support of NMDP Patient Outcomes and Experience operations and the CIBMTR

Laurie O'Reilly, MBA Headshot

Laurie O'Reilly, BSHCA

  • Administrator, CIBMTR MCW
  • Manages activities of the CIBMTR MCW operational teams

Waleska S. Perez, MPH Headshot

Waleska S. Pérez, MPH

  • Program Director of Statistical Operations and Clinical Outcomes Research, CIBMTR MCW
  • Oversees Master’s-level statisticians

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  • Provides administrative oversight of the Clinical Outcomes Research Program

Eileen Tuschl, DNP, RN, ACNS-BC, APNP Headshot

Eileen Tuschl, DNP, RN, ACNS-BC, APNP

  • Director of Data Operations, CIBMTR MCW

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  • Manages activities of the CIBMTR MCW Data Operations teams including data capture, data acquisition, training, and corporate studies and registries

Guillermo Vazquez-Toro, PhD Headshot

Guillermo Vazquez-Toro, PhD

  • Director of the Corporate Office, CIBMTR MCW
  • Directs acquisition of corporate opportunities 
  • Provides oversight of the Corporate Project Portfolio