2023 Vice President: Belinda R. Avalos, MD
Belinda R. Avalos, MD, is a Professor of Medicine and a Senior Advisor to the President of Atrium Health Levine Cancer Institute. Dr. Avalos earned her medical degree and completed her residency at the Ohio State University. She performed fellowship training in hematology and hematology-oncology at the University of Washington and the University of California – Los Angeles.
An ASH member since 1993, Dr. Avalos has previously served as a member of the Health Equity Task Force, chair of the Committee on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, and editor-in-chief of ASH News Daily. She most recently served as an ASH Councillor.
As a distinguished physician-scientist, Dr. Avalos has made significant research contributions in the areas of leukemogenesis, congenital neutropenia, transplantation, and cellular therapy. She has also championed minority recruitment and retention in hematology.