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ASH Ambassador Program Participants

ASH is proud to showcase the ASH Ambassadors who devote their time and talents to help inspire and support the next generation of hematologists. These ambassadors stand committed to sharing their passion for the field and are available to contact via the information below. For more information or to apply to become an ASH Ambassador, visit the ASH Ambassador Program page.

Program Chair and Vice-Chair

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Leslie R. Ellis, MD
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
Professor, Hematology and Oncology
ASH Ambassador Oversight Committee Chair
Profile: https://school.wakehealth.edu/faculty/e/leslie-renee-ellis
Email: [email protected]


Rakesh P. Mehta, MD
Indiana University School of Medicine
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine
ASH Ambassador Oversight Committee Vice Chair
Profile: https://medicine.iu.edu/faculty/4923/mehta-rakesh
Email: [email protected]

ASH Ambassador

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Dana Angelini, MD
Lerner College of Medicine Case Western Reserve University
Assistant Professor, Cleveland Clinic
Profile: https://my.clevelandclinic.org/staff/21067-dana-angelini
Email: [email protected]


Bhavana (Tina) Bhatnagar, DO (West Virginia University) 

Bhavana (Tina) Bhatnagar, DO
West Virginia University
Director of Hematology and Medical Oncology 
Associate Professor of Medicine
West Virginia University Cancer Institute - Schiffler Cancer Center
Profile: https://directory.hsc.wvu.edu/Profile/69608
Email: [email protected]

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Michael Bromberg, MD, PhD
Temple University School of Medicince
Chief, Section of Hematology
Profile: https://medicine.temple.edu/michael-bromberg
Email: [email protected]



Thomas G. Deloughery, MD (Oregon Health Sciences University) 

Thomas G. Deloughery, MD
Oregon Health Sciences University
Professor of Medicine
Profile: https://www.ohsu.edu/people/thomas-g-deloughery-md-macp-fawm
Email: [email protected]


Anna M. Eiring, PhD in Biomedical Sciences (Texas Tech University)   

Anna M. Eiring, PhD
Texas Tech University
Department of Molecular and Translational Medicine
Paul L. Foster School of Medicine
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center at El Paso
Profile: https://ttuhscep.edu/research/MTM/coe/cancer/faculty.aspx Email: [email protected]



Marwah W. Farooqui, DO (University of Illinois)   

Marwah W. Farooqui, DO
University of Illinois College of Medicine
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Profile: https://chicago.medicine.uic.edu/medicine/profiles/farooqui-marwah/ Email: [email protected]


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Akshat Jain, MD, MPH
Loma Linda University School of Medicine
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Profile: https://llu.edu/academics/faculty/jain-akshat
Email: [email protected]


Shalu Narang, MD, MPH (Rutgers University)   

Shalu Narang, MD, MPH
Rutgers University
Associate Program Director
Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Fellowship
Pediatric Hematologist/Oncologist
Profile: https://www.cinj.org/education/pediatric-hematology-oncology-fellowship-program
Email: [email protected]

Caitlin O’Neill, MD (Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California)   

Caitlin O’Neill, MD
Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California
Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine, Hematology
Profile: https://uschemeoncfellowship.com/hematology-faculty
Email: caitlin.o'[email protected]


Leslie J. Padrnos, MD (Mayo Clinic, Arizona)  

Leslie J. Padrnos, MD
Mayo Clinic, Arizona
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Profile: https://www.mayoclinic.org/biographies/padrnos-leslie-j-m-d/bio-20431638
Email: [email protected]


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Frank C. Passero, M.D.
University of Rochester Medicine
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Hematology/Onc Division
Profile: https://www.urmc.rochester.edu/people/112361385-frank-c-passero
Email: [email protected]




Vivek G. Patel, MD (Vanderbilt University)   

Vivek G. Patel, MD
Vanderbilt University
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Hematology Oncology
Profile: https://medicine.vumc.org/department-directory/Vivek-G-Patel
Email: [email protected]



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Melissa Rose, DO
Nationwide Children's Hospital Ohio
Program Director, Hematology/Oncology/BMT Fellowship
Profile: https://www.nationwidechildrens.org/find-a-doctor/profiles/melissa-j-rose Email: [email protected]


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Amy Sharma, MD
Montefiore Einstein
Assistant Professor, Hematology Oncology
Co-Director Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Program
Profile: https://www.montefiore.org/doctors/profiles/1609178706/amy-sharma
Email: [email protected]


Ida C. Wong-Sefidan, MD (University of California San Diego)  

Ida C. Wong-Sefidan, MD
University of California San Diego
Associate Clinical Professor Medicine
Associate Program Director, UCSD Hematology and Oncology Fellowship
Profile: https://profiles.ucsd.edu/ida.wong-sefidan
Email: [email protected]