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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.

Thomas O’Dorisio, MD

Dr. O’Dorisio is a highly sought after oncologist who specializes in this rare disease, especially for those who are newly diagnosed.

M. Sue O’Dorisio, MD

Dr. Sue O'Dorisio is a Pediatric Endocrinologist at the University of Iowa. She loves children and wants everyone to know how resilient children are.

Steven Libutti, MD

Dr. Libutti, MD, FACS, was named as the new Director of Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey in late 2016 and serves as Vice Chancellor for Cancer Programs for Rutgers…

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.

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.

Aaron Sasson, MD

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

Ranuka Iyer, MD

Dr. Iyer is a Professor of Oncology, Co-Director of the Liver and Pancreas Tumor Center, and Section Chief of the Roswell Park Cancer Institute.

Mildred Kowalski, RN

Mildred has supported and assisted NCAN in their outreach program.

Thomas DeFrancisi

Thomas has been a longtime member of the Long Island Support group and an enthusiastic volunteer at NCAN events.

Henry “Hank” Mulligan

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

Judy Golz, RN

Judith has been a Registered Nurse for more than 30 years, is experienced in many different areas of healthcare and community health.

Michelle Dragon

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

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.

Nicole Sanchez

Nicole has worked for the School Board of Broward County, FL for the past 10 years as an administrative secretary.

Steve Mazan

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

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.

Karalyn Faulkner

Karalyn was a long-time caregiver to her husband, Jim.

Dr. Wendy Knoll

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

Katie Adams

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

David Vickery

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

Felicia Temple

While music has always been her greatest passion, Felicia is also fascinated with medicine and helping people.

Cynthia Schwalm

Cynthia is a company-building, life science CEO who specializes in commercial/operational strategy.

Joe DonAngelo

Joe is experienced in non-profit accounting and is an auditing professional who brings years of experience and sound advice to NCAN.

Sajeve Thomas, MD

Sajeve S. Thomas, MD, is a board-certified medical oncologist and hematologist at UF Health Cancer Center – Orlando Health. He specializes in the treatment of melanoma, sarcoma and gastrointestinal conditions…