Scientific Advisory Board

Pediatric Oncology Researchers

Our Scientific Advisory Board includes leading pediatric oncologists who are devoted to finding safer, more effective treatments for children with cancer. They will review grant proposals, offer recommendations to our Board of Directors, and guide the Foundation to support projects that contribute to the strategic advancement of pediatric oncology research.


Timothy Cripe, MD, PhD

Professor of Pediatrics, The Ohio State University 
Division Chief, Hematology & Oncology, Nationwide Children’s Hospital


Corinne Linardic, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Associate Professor of Pharmacology and Cancer Biology
Member of the Duke Cancer Institute


Sheri Spunt, MD, MBA

Professor of Pediatrics, Hematology & Oncology
Associate Chair, Department of Pediatrics
Stanford University School of Medicine

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Duane Mitchell, MD, PhD

Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, University of Florida
Director, UF Brain Tumor Immunotherapy Program
Co-Director, Preston A. Wells Jr. Center for Brain Tumor Therapy

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Gregory Friedman, MD

Professor, Department of Pediatrics
Section Chief, Department of Neuro-Oncology
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

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Patricia Ernst, PhD

Professor of Pediatrics and Pharmacology
Pre-Clinical Associate Director of the Medical Scientist Training Program
Postle Family Chair in Pediatric Cancer & Blood Disorders at Children's Hospital CO
University of Colorado, Denver/Anschutz Medical Campus