MMRC Members and Leaders

The MMRC brings together an extraordinary assembly of distinguished myeloma researchers and world-renowned academic institutions to speed discovery. Our multidisciplinary leadership team includes expertise in the fields of multiple myeloma research, clinical care, and executive leadership.

MMRC Member Institutions

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MMRC Leadership

The MMRC leadership team is an exceptional group of individuals with a broad range of experience across industries and disciplines. Along with key leaders from the MMRF, this group selects and oversees the MMRC’s research efforts.

Kathy Giusti
Founder and Chief Mission Officer

 

Paul Giusti
President and Chief Executive Officer

 

Daniel Auclair, PhD.
Chief Scientific Officer

 

Hearn Jay Cho, MD, PhD.
Chief Medical Officer
Associate Professor of Medicine Hematology & Medical Oncology,
Multiple Myeloma Center of Excellence
Tisch Cancer Institute, Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai

 


MMRC Steering Committee

Hearn Jay Cho, MD, PhD.
Chief Medical Officer
Associate Professor of Medicine Hematology & Medical Oncology,
Multiple Myeloma Center of Excellence
Tisch Cancer Institute, Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai

 

Daniel Auclair, PhD.
Chief Scientific Officer

 

David Avigan, MD
Chief of Division of Hematology and Hematologic Maliganances, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Professor, Medicine, Harvard Medical School

 

Ajai Chari, MD
Professor of Medicine, Director of Clinical Research of the Multiple Myeloma Program, and Associate Director of Clinical Research, Mt. Sinai Cancer Clinical Trials Office in New York, NY

 

Irene Ghobrial, MD
Director, Michele & Steven Kirsch Laboratory
Director, Clinical Investigator Research Program
Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

 

Amrita Y. Krishnan, MD
Professor, Department of Hematology & Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation
Director, Judy and Bernard Briskin Center for Multiple Myeloma Research, City of Hope Medical Center Duarte, California

 

Nina Shah, MD
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, UCSF

 

Saad Z. Usmani, MD FACP
Division Chief, Plasma Cell Disorders Division
Director, Clinical Research in Hematologic Malignancies
Department of Hematologic Oncology & Blood Disorders
Levine Cancer Institute, Charlotte, North Carolina