The Society for Integrative Oncology elected three new board members and re-elected three board members at the Annual Meeting held in conjunction with SIO’s 15th annual international conference in Scottsdale, Arizona. They took office at the conclusion of the conference.

The Board is pleased to welcome the following three individuals who were newly elected to three-year terms:

  • Viraj Master, MD, PhD - Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia
  • Michael Wargovich, PhD - The University of Texas, San Antonio, Texas
  • Hwaseung Yoo (MD (DKM), PhD - Dunsan Korean Medical Hospital, Daejeon University, Republic of Korea

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Re-elected to three-year terms were:

  • Ashwin Mehta, MD, MPH - Memorial Healthcare System, Miami, Florida
  • Santosh Rao, MD, ABIHM - Banner MD Anderson, Gilbert, Arizona
  • Claudia Witt, MD, MBA - University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland

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Continuing on the Board are: President - Lynda Balneaves, PhD, RN, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada; President-Elect - Ting Bao, MD, DABMA, MS, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York, Treasurer - Richard T. Lee, MD, Case Medical Center and Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio; Secretary - Peiying Yang, PhD, MS, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, Vice President-Communications - Linda Carlson, PhD, RPsych, University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada; and Immediate Past President - Jun Mao, MD, MSCE, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York.

Trustees: Sangeeta Agarwal, RN, MS, CAS, Helpsy, Sunnyvale, California; Eugene Ahn, MD, Cancer Treatment Centers of America Midwestern Medical Center, Zion, Illinois;

Chasse Bailey-Dorton, MD, Levine Cancer Institute, Charlotte, North Carolina; Jennifer Ligibel, MD, Dana Farber Institute; Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts; Gabriel Lopez, MD, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas; Weidong Lu, MB, PhD, MPH, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School and Osher Research Center, Boston, MA; Marie Polley, PhD, University of Westminster, London, England; Eleanor M. Walker, MD, Henry Ford Health System, Detroit, Michigan; and Yufei Yang, MD, Xiyuan Hospital, China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences, Beijing, China.

About the Society for Integrative Oncology

The Society for Integrative Oncology is the leading worldwide organization dedicated to integrative medicine specific to cancer patients. A non-profit, multi-disciplinary organization founded in 2003, the organization’s mission is to advance evidence-based, comprehensive, integrative healthcare to improve the lives of people affected by cancer.