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-Sophia 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

Hideaki Nakajima, MD

Yokohama City University

Yokohama,

Japan

Japan, Ambassador

Zeyad Kanaan, MD  
Memorial Hermann Hospital

Houston, Texas  
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

Olivia Villalobos, MD

 

Guadalaraja,

Mexico

Mexico, 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

Saint Petersburg,    
Russia

Saint Petersburg, Ambassador

Riad El Fakih, MD  
King Faisal Hosdpital and Research Centre

Riyadh,    
Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia, Ambassador

Darko Antic, MD

University of Belgrade

Belgrade,    
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

Jieun Uhm,

Hanyang University, Seoul

Seoul,   
South Korea

South Korea, Ambassador

Pau Montesinos, MD

University Hospital La Fe

Valencia,   
Spain

Spain, 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

Olga Novosad, MD, PhD  
National Cancer Institute

Kyiv,    
Ukraine

Ukraine, Ambassador

Adriana Bello, MD

Centro Medico Docente la Trinidad

Caracas, Venezuela

Venezuela, Ambassador

Susan O'Brien, MD  
University of California-Irvine

Orange, California  
United States

US-California, Ambassador

Mark Roschewski, MD

Center for Cancer Research National Cancer Institute

Bethesda, Maryland
United States

US-Maryland, Ambassador

Schubham Pant, MD  
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Houston, Texas  
United States

US-Oklahoma, Ambassador

Rammurti Kamble, MD  
Baylor college of medicine

Houston, Texas  
United States

US-Texas, Ambassador

Elihu H. Estey, MD

Seattle, Washington  
United States

US-Washington, Ambassador