American Society of Hematology

Trainee Council

Committee Roster

Chair
Leidy Isenalumhe, MD ('18)

Vice Chair
Leidy Isenalumhe, MD ('18)

Appointed Members
Hanny Al-Samkari, MD ('18)
Puja Arora, MD ('19)
Shruti Bhatt, PhD ('18)
Alexander Boucher, MD ('19)
Jaime Gastwirt, MD ('19)
Ang Li, MD ('18)
Scott Moerdler, MD ('18)
Deva Sharma, MD, MS ('18)
Surbhi Sidana, MD ('19)
Arun K Singavi, MD ('19)
Andrew G. Volk, PhD ('19)

Liaisons
Alison Loren, MD, MS ('18) - Chair, Committee on Training
Angela Smith, MD, MS ('20) - Member, Committee on Training

Staff Liaison
Karen Kayoumi

Committee Mandate

The Trainee Council provides a forum for hematology fellows to discuss issues relevant to fellowship training and career development. The Council reports to the Committee on Training regarding matters of concern to trainees and provides suggestions regarding programs that may increase interest in hematology. The Council assists in the evaluation of various ASH programs and assists in the development and revision of education materials as needed.

The Trainee Council is composed of nine second-year and third-year physician fellows, two PhD researchers, and one third-year and fourth-year physician fellow. Membership on the council is a two year term starting on July 1 and concluding on June 30.

The Trainee Council structure includes the following liaison positions:

  • Chair, Committee on Training
  • 1 Member, Committee on Training

Members of the Trainee Council are required to participate in at least one conference call and attend two meetings per year: one at ASH Headquarters and one during the ASH annual meeting.

Members of the Trainee Council are chosen by the Committee on Training liaisons and the Trainee Council Vice-Chair with approval of the Executive Committee.

The Chair of the Trainee Council is selected by the members of the council with approval of the Executive Committee. The incoming Chair will first serve as Vice-Chair for the duration of the sitting Chair’s term.

The Chair of the Trainee Council serves as a liaison member of the Committee on Training and is expected to attend the meetings of that committee. S/he also serves as a liaison member of the Hematology Outreach Subcommittee.

A member of the Trainee Council serves as a liaison member of the Committee on Communications and is expected to attend the meetings of that committee.

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