SOHO Ambassador Program

In an effort to Increase geographical diversity and promote international understanding among hematologic oncology experts from different parts of the world, the Society of Hematologic Oncology created the SOHO Ambassador Program. Each member of the program acts as an ambassador for the Society in their respective countries, both by informing the society about important developments in hematologic oncology in their regions, and by helping to disseminate information about the Society and its activities to others in their country.

Ambassador Program Members

Name
Organization
City, State
Country
Position
Hagop Kantarjian, MD  
The University of Texas
MD Anderson Cancer Center  
Houston, Texas  
United States 
Chair, Ambassador Program
Adan Rios, MD  
Memorial Hermann Hospital
The University of Texas Health Science Center
Houston, Texas  
United States 
International Liaison for 
Latin America
Marcelo Furque, MD  
Laboratorio San Carlos  
Río Negro,    
Argentina 
Argentina, Ambassador
Gustavo Jarchum, MD  
Sanatorioa Allende  
Cordoba,    
Argentina 
Argentina, Ambassador
Basilio Pertiné, MD  
Hematologia Salta  
Salta,    
Argentina 
Argentina, Ambassador
Yervand Hakobyan, PhD  
Hematology Center RA  
Yerevan,    
Armenia 
Armenia, Ambassador
Gevorg Tamamyan, MD  
Yerevan State Medical University  
Yerevan,    
Armenia 
Armenia, Ambassador
Sandra Lazarevic, MD   Sarajevo,
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Bosnia / Herzegovina, Ambassador
Phillip Scheinberg, MD  
Beneficiencia Portuguesa  
Sao Paulo,    
Brazil 
Brazil, Ambassador
Sarit Assouline, MD  
McGill University, Jewish General Hospital  
Montreal,    
Canada 
Canada, Ambassador
Julie Bergeron, MD  
CIUSSSEMTL, Installation Maisonneuve-Rosemont  
Montreal,    
Canada 
Canada, Ambassador
Léa Bernard, MD, FRCPC  
University of Montreal and
Maisonneuve-Rosemont Hospital  
Montreal,    
Canada 
Canada, Ambassador
Brian Leber, BSc, MDCM, FRCPC  
McMaster University Health Sciences Centre, Juravinski Cancer Centre  
Hamilton, Ontario,    
Canada 
Canada, Ambassador
Andre Schuh, BSc, MD, FRCPC  
Princess Margaret Cancer Centre  
Toronto,    
Canada 
Canada, Ambassador
Juan Manuel Herrera, MD  
Asociación Colombiana de Hematología y Oncología (ACHO)  
Cali Valle,    
Colombia 
Colombia, Ambassador
Virgina Abello Pollo, MD  
Clinica del Country, Asociación Colombiana de Hematología y Oncología (ACHO)  
Bogota,
Colombia 
Colombia, Ambassador
Juan Enrique Richmond Navarro, MD  
Hospital La Católica
Moravia,    
Costa Rica 
Costa Rica, Ambassador
Rajko Kusec, MD, PhD  
University of Zagreb
University Hospital Dubrava School of Medicine  
Zagreb,    
Croatia 
Croatia, Ambassador
Marek Trnený, CSc.  
Charles University General Hospital  
Prague,    
Czech Republic 
Czech Republic, Ambassador
Jan Vydra, MD  
Ústav Hematologie a Krevní Transfuze  
Prague,    
Czech Republic 
Czech Republic, Ambassador
Hamdy Abdel-Azim, MSc, MD 
Cairo University  
Cairo,    
Egypt 
Egypt, Ambassador
Alaa El Haddad, MD, PhD  
NCI, Cairo University  
Cairo,    
Egypt 
Egypt, Ambassador
Moshen-Saleh Elalfy, MD  
Ain Shams University  
Cairo,    
Egypt 
Egypt, Ambassador
Rasha Mohamed Said, MD  
Ain Shams University, Faculty of Medicine  
Cairo,    
Egypt 
Egypt, Ambassador
Alia Saeed, MB BCh, MSc, MD  
Ain shams University  
Cairo,    
Egypt 
Egypt, Ambassador
Milton Carranza, MD  
Centro de Especialidades Médicas  
San Salvador,    
Republic of El Salvador 
El Salvador, Ambassador
Neyde Lissette Madrid Castillo, MD  
Instituto Nacional de Salud,
Ministerio de Salud El Salvador  
San Salvador,    
El Salvador 
El Salvador, Ambassador
Claire Harrison, DM, FRCP  
Guy's & St Thomas' NHS Trust, London, UK  
London,    
United Kingdom 
England, Ambassador
Florence Cymbalista, MD, PhD  
Hôpital Avicenne  
Bobigny,    
France 
France, Ambassador
Corinne Haioun, MD, PhD  
Henri Mondor Hospital in Créteil, France  
Créteil,    
France 
France, Ambassador
Francois-Xavier Mahon, MD, PhD  
University of Boardeaux; Boardeaux Hospital  
Bordeaux,    
France 
France, Ambassador
Mauricette Michallet, MD, PhD  
Centre Léon Bérard  
Lyon,    
France 
France, Ambassador
Philippe Rousselot, MD  
Hopital de Versailles. Université Versailles Saint Quentin en Yvelines  
Le Chesnay,    
France 
France, Ambassador
Nino Totogashvili, MD   Tbilisi,    
Georgia 
Georgia, Ambassador
Mathias Rummel, MD, PhD  
Hospital of the Justus Liebig-University  
Giessen,    
Germany 
Germany, Ambassador
Evangelos Terpos, MD, PhD  
University of Athens  
Athens,    
Greece 
Greece, Ambassador
Mauricio Villegas, MD   Antiqua Guatemala,    
Guatemala 
Guatamela, Ambassador
Hussain Alizadeh, PhD., DSc.  
Pécs University  
Pécs,    
Hungary 
Hungary, Ambassador
Imre Bodó, MD, PhD  
Semmelweis University  
Budapest,    
Hungary 
Hungary, Ambassador
M.B. Agarwal, MD  
Bombay Hospital Inst of Med Sc  
Mumbai,    
India 
India, Ambassador
Shirpad Banavali, MD  
Tata Memorial Hospital  
Mumbai, Maharashtra     
India 
India, Ambassador
Mamman Chandy, MBBS, MD  
Tata Memorial Hospital  
Mumbai, Maharashtra     
India 
India, Ambassador
Lalit Kumar, MD   New Delhi,    
India 
India, Ambassador
Vikram Mathews, MD  
Christian Medical College; Vellore  
Vellore,    
India 
India, Ambassador
Ardeshir Ghavamzadeh, MD  
University of Tehran  
Tehran,    
Iran 
Iran, Ambassador
Amjad Hayat, MBBS, MRCP, FRCPath, PhD  
Galway University Hospitals  
  
Ireland 
Ireland, Ambassador
Pia Raanani, MD  
Davidoff Cancer Center, Beilinson Hospital Rabin Medical Center,Israel  
Tel-Aviv,    
Israel 
Israel, Ambassador
Ben Yehuda Dina, MD  
Hadassah University Hospital 
  
Israel 
Israel, Ambassador
Carmelo Carlo-Stella, MD, PhD  
Humanitas University  
Milano,    
Italy 
Italy, Ambassador
Claudio Cerchione, MD, PhD  
Istituto Scientifico Romagnolo per
lo Studio e la Cura dei Tumori - IRST - IRCCS  
Meldola (FC),   
Italy 
Italy, Ambassador
Massimo Libra, MD, PhD  
University of Catania; Department of Biomedical and Biotechnological Sciences  
Catania,    
Italy 
Italy, Ambassador
Valeria Santini, MD  
Univeristy of Florence  
Firenze,    
Italy 
Italy, Ambassador
Takahiro Maeda, MD., Ph.D.  
Kyushu University Hospital  
Fukuoka,    
Japan 
Japan, Ambassador
Zeyad Kanaan, MD  
Memorial Hermann Hospital  
Houston, TX  
United States 
Jordan, Ambassador 
Rami Komrokji, MD  
H Lee Moffitt Cancer center  
Tampa, Florida  
United States 
Jordan, Ambassador
Aferdita Ukimeraj, MD  
University Clinical Center of Kosovo  
Prishtina,    
Kosovo 
Kosovo, Ambassador 
Ahmad Alhuraiji, MD   Shuwaikh,    
Kuwait 
Kuwait, Ambassador 
Ali Bazarbachi, MD, PhD  
American University of Beirut, Medical Center  
Beirut,    
Lebanon 
Lebanon, Ambassador
Prof. George Chahine, MD  
Saint Joseph University, Beirut, Lebanon  
Beirut,    
Lebanon 
Lebanon, Ambassador
Nabil Chamseddine, MD  
Saint Georges Hospital Achrafieh Beirut  
Beirut,    
Lebanon 
Lebanon, Ambassador 
Georges El Hachem, MD  
Jules Bordet Institute  
Beirut,  
Lebanon 
Lebanon, Ambassador
Ahmad Ibrahim, MD  
National Lebanese University 
Beirut,
Lebanon 
Lebanon, Ambassador 
Irina Panovska-Stavridis, MD, PhD  
Saints Cyril and Methodius University
Skopje,    
Macedonia 
Macedonia, Ambassador 
Rodica Golban, MD  
Moldova State University,
Institute of Oncology of Moldolva  
Chisinau,    
Moldova 
Moldolva, Ambassador 
Roberta Ortiz-Sequeira, MD, MPH  
Manuel de Jesus Rivera,
La Mascota Children´s Hospital  
Managua,    
Nicaragua 
Nicaraqua, Ambassador 
Yngvar Floisand, MD, PhD  
Oslo University Hospital  
Oslo,    
Norway 
Norway, Ambassador 
Omar Castillo Fernandez, MD 
Instituto Oncologico Nacional  
Panama City,    
Panama 
Panama, Ambassador
Ricardo Diaz, MD  
Centro HemnioOncolgico  
Panama City,    
Panama 
Panama, Ambassador
Carlos Montero, MD  
Hemato Oncologia Nacional  
Panama City,    
Panama 
Panama, Ambassador
Tomasz Wrobel, MD, PhD  
Wroclaw Medical University  
Wroclaw,    
Poland 
Poland, Ambassador
Rodica Talmaci, PhD  
University of Medicine and Pharmacy Carol Devila;
Bucharest,  
Romania 
Romania, Ambassador
Hunan Julhakyan, MD, PhD  
Hematological Scientific Center  
Moscow,    
Russia 
Russia, Ambassador
Andrey Zaritskey, MD, PhD   St Petersburg,    
Russia 
Saint Petersburg, Ambassador
Riad El Fakih, MD  
King Faisal Hosdpital and Research Centre  
Riyadh,    
Saudi Arabia 
Saudi Arabia, Ambassador
Darko Antic, MD     
Serbia 
Serbia, Ambassador
Fedja Djordjevic, MD  
Institute for oncology and radiology of Serbia  
Belgrade,    
Serbia 
Serbia, Ambassador
Lucia Masarova, MD  
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center  
Houston, TX  
Slovakia 
Slovakia, Ambassador
Matjaz Sever, MD, PhD  
University Medical Center Ljubljana  
Ljubljana,    
Slovenia 
Slovenia, Ambassador
Gert Ossenkoppele, MD, PhD  
VU University Medical Center 
Amsterdam,    
The Netherlands 
The Netherlands, Ambassador
Mutlu Arat, MD, PhD  
Sisli Florence Nightingale Hospital  
Istanbul,    
Turkey 
Turkey, Ambassador
Birol Guvenc, MD  
Cukurova University  
Adana,    
Turkey 
Turkey, Ambassador
Evren Ozdemir, MD  
Hacettepe University Institute of Cancer  
Ankara,    
Turkey 
Turkey, Ambassador
Asma Sultan Alolama, MD   Dubai,    
United Arab Emirates 
UAE, Ambassador
Olha Novosad, MD, PhD  
National Cancer Institute  
Kyiv,    
Ukraine 
Ukraine, Ambassador
Susan O'Brien, MD  
University of California-Irvine   
Orange, California  
United States 
US-California, Ambassado
Schubham Pant, MD  
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center  
Houston, TX  
United States 
US-Oklahoma, Ambassador
Rammurti Kamble, MD  
Baylor college of medicine  
Houston, Texas  
United States 
US-Texas, Ambassador