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Hal Gerstein, MD

Dr. Gerstein is Medical Director of the Cancer Institute of Long Island, a clinical instructor at NYU Medical School, and a senior attending physician at North Shore University Hospital.

Lowell Anthony, MD

Dr. Anthony joined the UK Markey Cancer Center after more than two decades of experience in oncology with a special focus on gastrointestinal and neuroendocrine oncology.

Aman Chauhan, MD

Aman Chauhan, MD, earned his medical degree from the Kasturba Medical College in Manipal, Karnataka, India, followed by a dual residency in internal medicine and pediatrics at Louisiana State University…

Jaydria Del Rivero, MD

Dr. Del Rivero’s areas of expertise include endocrine oncology and rare tumors.

David Iannitti, MD

Dr. Iannitti has been the Chief of Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic (HBP) Surgery at Antrum Medical Center [formely Carolina Medical Center (CMC)] since 2006.

Mary Maluccio, MD

In the area of research, Dr. Maluccio focuses on rare cancers, including NET and primary and secondary cancers of the liver.

Robert Rameriz, MD

Dr. Robert Ramirez is a medical oncologist specializing in the treatment of thoracic and neuroendocrine malignancies and an Associate Professor of Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, TN.…

Aaron Sasson, MD

Dr. Sasson is currently at Stony Brook Medicine via the University of Nebraska in Omaha.

Katie Adams

Katie is a NET patient since 1999, so she understands the challenges of NETs first hand.

Alicia Bazen, JD

After attending her first NCAN conference with Kris in 2014, she (along with hubby) became a supporter of this impactful organization.

Kris Bazen

Bio to come.

Leigh-Anne Burns

A specialist in the area of nutrition support for the past 20 years, Leigh-Anne earned a BS from Northeastern Louisiana University and an MS from Louisiana Technical University.

Anne Dabbs

Surprised to receive a NETs Cancer and Chronic Kidney Disease diagnosis on the same day in 2016, Anne was immediately motivated into advocacy for her new health issues.

Maria Dragon

Maria believes that NCAN is an important organization that many people rely on for critical information, advice and resources for their NET/Carcinoid Disease.

Michelle Dragon

Michelle was first introduced to NET/Carcinoid Cancer in December 2007 when her Mom was diagnosed.

Don Hayes

Don is retired from the Food Brokerage business after 48 years. Don’s wife is a neuroendocrine cancer patient since 2014. He has been a supporter of NCAN for many years…

Dr. Wendy Knoll

Dr. Knoll, a NET patient herself, works in Raleigh, NC and is helping to spread the word about neuroendocrine tumors.

Mildred Kowalski, RN

Mildred has supported and assisted NCAN in their outreach program.

Casey Lewis

Bio to come.

Leah Martensen

I have been in medical office management and administration for over 29 years. I have also toured as a singer/songwriter and recording artist for 20 years.

Patrice Melluso, CMP, HMCC

Patrice began her career more than 20 year ago in the hospitality industry and has since worked in various areas, but seemed to excel in conference planning.

Steve Mazan

Steve Mazan can tell you—neuroendocrine cancer is no joke!

Henry “Hank” Mulligan

Hank is a retired police captain whose wife passed away from neuroendocrine cancer.

Julie Riecken

In 2014, I started experiencing digestive issues. After lots and lots of tests, it was discovered that I have a Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumor (PNET/VIPoma) with metastasis to the liver.

Burt Rosen

Burt is a marketing guy who loves his family, his little dog, the outdoors and doing crazy and adventurous stuff.

David Vickery

Dave is a long-term Carcinoid survivor—it’s been 21 years since his diagnosis.

David Zack

Dave is a veteran retail guy. Managing districts and stores for companies like Brookstone and T-Mobile, Dave understands people, their needs and how to help get them get what they…