Scientific Advisory Board

Lung Cancer Foundation of America is proud to work with world renowned leaders in lung cancer research spanning a broad range of disciplines.

Members of the LCFA Scientific Advisory Board volunteer their time to

  • further LCFA’s mission through scientific and intellectual leadership;
  • to consider and advise on proposals for new lung cancer research programs;
  • to guide and advise on LCFA’s research investment;
  • to provide grant review assessment;
  • and to help determine research programs and ideas that will further the accomplishment of the LCFA Mission


Dr. Denise Aberle, M.D.

Dr. Aberle is a professor of Radiology in the School of Medicine and professor of Bioengineering in the Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. She is board-certified in both Internal Medicine and Diagnostic Radiology.

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Dr. Julie Brahmer, M.D.

The Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins Director, Thoracic Oncology Program Associate Professor of Oncology Interim. Co-Director, Upper Aerodigestive (UAD) Program. Interim Director, Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center at Bayview

Julie R. Brahmer, MD, is a global thought leader in the emerging field of immunotherapy. Dr. Brahmer is Associate Professor of Oncology at The Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins.

Dr. Brahmer’s r…

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Dr. David Carbone, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor of Medicine in the Division of Medical Oncology, The Ohio State University – James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute

David Carbone graduated summa cum laude from Amherst College in 1977 and received an MD and a PhD in Molecular Biology and Genetics at Johns Hopkins University in 1985. He then did an Internal Medicine internship and residency at The Johns H…

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Jessica Donington, M.D.

General Thoracic Surgeon and Associate Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery at NYU School of Medicine. Director of the NYU Thoracic Oncology Translational Laboratory. Chief of General Thoracic Surgery at Bellevue Hospital

Dr. Donington is a General Thoracic Surgeon and Associate Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery at NYU School of Medicine. She is the director of the NYU Thoracic Oncology Translational Laboratory and chief of General Thoracic Surgery at Belle…

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Dr. Steven M. Dubinett, M.D.

Professor of Medicine and Pathology, Director, UCLA Lung Cancer Research Program in the Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center. Chief, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, and Principal Investigator for the UCLA Lung Cancer SPORE

Dr. Steven Dubinett has extensive experience in academic investigation, administration, mentorship and peer review. He has received federal peer-reviewed funding for translational lung cancer research for the past 20 years. Dr. Dubinett is n…

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Dr. Martin Edelman, M.D.

Cancer Professor of Medicine, Cancer (Primary Specialty), Hematology/Oncology Thoracic Oncology

Dr. Edelman is the Head of the Section of Solid Tumor Oncology and Associate Director of the Division of Hematology/Oncology for the University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center.

Dr. Edelman received his medical…

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Dr. Bruce E. Johnson, M.D.

Chief Clinical Research Officer
Institute Physician, Lowe Center for Thoracic Oncology
Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School

Bruce E. Johnson, MD is the Chief Clinical Research Officer at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Institute Physician at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. His lab…

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Dr. David H. Johnson, M.D.

Chair: Lung Cancer Foundation of America Scientific Advisory Board
Donald W. Seldin Distinguished Chair in Internal Medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas
Chairman of the Department of Internal Medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas

Dr. David H. Johnson is the Donald W. Seldin Distinguished Chair in Internal Medicine and Chairman of the Department of Internal Medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. He is a board certified medical oncol…

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Dr. Natasha B. Leighl, M.D.

Medical Oncologist, Princess Margaret Hospital, Toronto, Canada
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine at the University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada

Natasha Leighl is a medical oncologist at the Princess Margaret Hospital, Toronto, Canada, and Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada.

After receiving her MD from the University…

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Dr. Michael Weitz, M.D.

Associate Director Emergency Services, Saint Johns Health Center
Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine, Olive View UCLA Medical Center
Lung Cancer Survivor

Michael Weitz graduated from USC in 1980 and received his M.D. from The Chicago Medical School in 1984. He did 2 post graduate years at Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles, one each in Internal Medicine and General Surgery before completing the UCLA…

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