Our Medical Experts

Fight CRC’s Medical Advisory Board and expert workgroups play a vital role in moving our mission of supporting patients and finding a cure forward.

Our Medical Advisory Board (MAB) ensures that the information Fight Colorectal Cancer presents is accurate and credible. Researchers, doctors, and nurses volunteer their time on a renewable two-year commitment. The goal of the MAB is to ensure colorectal cancer patients are well-informed about their options when it comes to fighting colorectal cancer.

Please email our Patient Resources team if you’re a medical professional interested in joining our Medical Advisory Board.

Meet Fight CRC’s Medical Advisory Board

Al B. Benson III, M.D., FACP
Northwestern University

C. Richard Boland, M.D.
University of California, San Diego
Gastroenterology; Internal Medicine

Yin Cao, ScD, MPH
Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis
Public Health; Epidemiology

Dustin Deming, M.D.
University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center
Gastrointestinal Oncology

Dan Dixon, Ph.D.
University of Kansas Cancer Center
Associate Professor, Molecular Biosciences; Co-Leader, Cancer Prevention Program

Darrell Grey, M.D., MPH
Ohio State University

Ashley E. Glode, PharmD, BCOP
University of Colorado Skaggs School Pharmacy
Assistant Professor, Department of Clinical Pharmacy

Richard M. Goldberg, M.D.
West Virginia University Cancer Institute
Director Emeritus

David Greenwald, M.D.
The Mount Sinai Hospital

Samir Gupta, M.D.
University of California, San Diego

Stanley R. Hamilton, M.D.
University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center
Gastroenterology and Molecular Pathology


Heather Hampel, MS, LGC
Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center
Professor-Clinical, Human Genetics

Chris Heery, M.D.
Chief Medical Officer, Precision BioSciences, Inc.
Medical Oncology and Internal Medicine

Heinz-Josef Lenz, M.D., FACP
University of Southern California
Medical Oncology

Jana Lomax, PsyD
Shift Healing

Folasade P. May M.D., Ph.D., MPhil.
University of California, Los Angeles

Neal J. Meropol, M.D.
Vice President, Head of Medical and Scientific Affairs
Flatiron Health

Noel de Miranda, Ph.D.
Leiden University
Genetics; Immunology

Edith Mitchell, M.D., FACP
Thomas Jefferson University
Medical Oncology


Harvey J. Murff, M.D, MPH
Vanderbilt University
Division of General Internal Medicine and Public Health

Caitlin Murphy, Ph.D., MPH
UT Southwestern
Epidemiology; Public Health

Swati G. Patel, MD, MS
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Center

José Perea, M.D., Ph.D.
Fundación Jimenez Diaz University Hospital, Madrid, Spain
Colorectal Surgeon and Colorectal Cancer Senior Investigator

Nicholas Petrelli, M.D.
ChristianaCare Health System
Bank of America Endowed Medical Director, Graham Cancer Center

Leonard Saltz, M.D.
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Executive Director for Clinical Value & Sustainability; Head, Colorectal Oncology Section

Cynthia L. Sears, M.D.
Johns Hopkins University
Infectious Diseases

Joel E. Tepper, M.D.
University of North Carolina School of Medicine
Radiation Oncology

Erin Van Blarigan, ScD
University of California, San Francisco
Assistant Professor of Epidemiology & Biostatistics

Expert Workgroups

Research takes collaboration. It takes thought leaders, experts, and advocates working together to move research forward. When everyone is at the table, progress happens. That’s why Fight CRC creates workgroups dedicated to tackling the big questions.