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Editors and Editorial Board Leaders

The Annals of Surgical Oncology Editors and Editorial Board leaders are experts across the broad topic areas of surgical oncology. The Editorial Board includes Associate Editors and Deputy Editors in addition to Editorial Sections that reflect the journal's content. Here the journal's Associate Editors and Deputy Editors are listed.


Charles M. Balch

Houston, Texas

Dr. Charles M. Balch is the founding Editor-in-Chief of the Annals of Surgical Oncology. He is the editor of Cutaneous Melanoma, regarded as the authoritative textbook on melanoma, now in its 5th edition; is founding Editor-in-Chief of Patient Resource Cancer Guides, and was the founding Editor-in-Chief of the journal Breast Diseases.  In past years, Dr. Balch has served as Executive Vice President and CEO of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, and as President and CEO of the City of Hope National Medical Center. At the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, he served as Executive Vice President for Health Affairs, Vice President of Hospital and Clinics, and Head of the Division of Surgery, among other positions. Dr. Balch's leadership roles have involved the Society of Surgical Oncology (as President), the American Board of Surgery (Board of Directors and Chair of the Certifying Examination Committee), the Association of Academic Surgeons (as President) and the Commission on Cancer (Chair, Board of Directors). He was also on the founding Boards of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) and the National Cancer Data Base (NCDB).

Executive Editor

Mark S. Roh

Orlando, Florida

Mark Roh, MD, is President at UF Health Cancer Center at Orlando Health, Orlando, FL. Dr. Roh also serves as the academic chairman for the Department of Surgery for the Graduate Medical Education Program at Orlando Regional Medical Center. Since 1994, Dr. Roh has been the executive editor of the Annals of Surgical Oncology and is the associate director of Medical Affairs at the National Surgical Breast and Bowel Project (NSABP), an NIH supported clinical trials foundation. Dr. Roh has published hundreds of articles in peer-reviewed journals and lectured nationally and internationally.

Associate Editor

Kirby I. Bland

Birmingham, Alabama

Dr Kirby Bland is the Fay Fletcher Kerner Professor and Chair of the Department of Surgery at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) where he has also served as the Division Director of General Surgery and Deputy Director of the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center. 

Associate Editor

John M. Daly

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 

Dr John M. Daly is Dean and Professor of Surgery at Temple University School of Medicine. Previously, he was Professor and Chair of Surgery at New York Presbyterian - Weill Cornell Medical Center and Professor and Chief of Surgical Oncology at the University of Pennsylvania.  

Associate Editor

Timothy J. Eberlein

St. Louis, Missouri

Timothy J. Eberlein, MD, is Bixby Professor and Chairman, Department of Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine (WUSM) and Surgeon-in-Chief of Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis MO. He is also the Olin Distinguished Professor and Director of The Alvin J. Siteman Cancer Center.

Associate Editor

Frederick Leslie Greene

Charlotte, North Carolina

Frederick L. Greene, MD, is the Chairman of the Department of General Surgery at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, North Carolina, Director of the Surgical Residency Program at that institution and Clinical Professor of Surgery at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine. 

Associate Editor

John E. Niederhuber

Fairfax, Virginia

John E. Niederhuber, MD, is Vice President and CEO for the Inova Institute for Translational Research and Personalized Medicine. 

Associate Editor

Nicholas J. Petrelli

Newark, Delaware

Nicholas Petrelli, MD, is the Bank of America Endowed Medical Director of the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center at Christiana Care Health Systems in Newark, Delaware and Professor of Surgery at Thomas Jefferson University.  

Associate Editor

Raphael E. Pollock

Columbus, Ohio

Raphael E. Pollock, MD, PhD, is Professor and Director, Division of Surgical Oncology, and Vice Chairman for Clinical Affairs, Department of Surgery at The Ohio State University Health System. Dr. Pollock is also Surgeon in Chief a thte James Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Associate Editor

William C. Wood

Atlanta, Georgia

William C. Wood, MD, is Distinguished Professor of Surgery, and Chairman Emeritus at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, GA, where has also served as Director of the Winship Cancer Center. Previously, he was Chief of Surgical Oncology at Massachusetts General Hospital, and Medical Director of the MGH Cancer Center. 

Associate Editors - International

Clement Adebamowo, Ibadan, Nigeria 

Markus Buchler, Heidelberg, Germany 

Attila Csendes, Santiago, Chile 

Sergio Rodriguez Cuevas, Mexico City, Mexico

Alexander M. M. Eggermont, Paris, France 

Masaki Kitajima, Tokyo, Japan 

Joseph M. Klausner, Tel Aviv, Israel

Arthur K.C. Li, Hong Kong, People's Republic of China

Jose Felix Patino, Bogota, Columbia 

Umberto Veronesi, Milano, Italy

Deputy Editor

V. Suzanne Klimberg

Little Rock, Arkansas

Dr Klimberg is Professor of Surgery and Pathology, Chair of Breast Surgical Oncology and Director of the Fellowship in Breast Diseases at the University of Arkansas for Medical Science, as well as Director of Breast Cancer Program, Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute Little Rock AR. 

Deputy Editor

Kelly M. McMasters, MD, PhD

 Louisville, KY

Kelly M. McMasters, MD, is the Ben A. Reid, Sr, MD Professor and Chairman, Department of Surgery, at the University of Louisville, as well as Director of the Multidisciplinary Melanoma Clinic and Associate Director of the J. Graham Brown Cancer Center, Louisville, KY.

Deputy Editor

Timothy M. Pawlik, MD, MPH, PhD

 Columbus, OH  

Timothy Pawlik, MD, MPH, PhD, is Chair of the Department of Surgery of the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center as well as The Urban Meyer III and Shelley Meyer Chair for Cancer Research.

Deputy Editor

Mitchell C. Posner, MD

 Chicago, IL 

Mitchell C. Posner, MD, is the University of Chicago Medicine Thomas D. Jones Professor of Surgery as well as Chief, Section of General Surgery, Chief, Surgical Oncology, and Physician-in-Chief, Comprehensive Cancer Center. 

Deputy Editor

Kenneth K. Tanabe, MD

 Boston, MD 

Kenneth K. Tannabe, MD, is the Massachusetts General Hospital Chief, Division of Surgical Oncology as well as Deputy Clinical Director, MGH Cancer Center and Director, MGH Liver Surgery Program.