Jessica Altman, MD, is an Assistant Professor in Medicine - Hematology/Oncology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She received her MD at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Altman did her residency at the University of Chicago Hospitals and her fellowship at Northwestern McGaw/Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Her interests include acute leukemias, anemia, aplastic anemia, chronic leukemias, leukemia, myelodysplastic syndrome, myeloproliferative diseases and targeted therapies.


Charles L. Bennett, MD, PhD, is Director of the Center for Medication Safety and Endowed Chair in Medication Safety and Efficacy, South Carolina Centers of Economic Excellence in Health Care Quality, at the South Carolina College of Pharmacy. Dr Bennett is an active member on the practice and outcomes assessment committees for the American Society of Hematology, the Department of Veterans Affairs, the National Cancer Center Network, the American Society of Clinical Oncology, and the Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group. Dr Bennett has over 200 peer-reviewed publications.


Douglas B. Cines, MD, currently serves as Director of the Coagulation Laboratory, Co-Vice Chair of Laboratory Medicine and Vice Chair for Academics in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. Dr Cines received his medical degree from New York University School of Medicine and completed his internship and residency at North Carolina Memorial Hospital in Chapel Hill. He then completed a fellowship in Hematology/Oncology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr Cines is a member of several professional and honorary societies and has served on many public advisory committees. He has both published in and served as a reviewer for journals such as Blood, Journal of the American Medical Association, Nature, the New England Journal of Medicine, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Science, and the Journal of Clinical Investigation. Dr Cines has authored over 140 original papers and over 60 review articles, editorials, and book chapters in immunohematology and coagulation.


B. Douglas Smith, MD, is an Associate Professor of Oncology at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He received his medical degree at the College of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. He completed his residency at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, NY and his fellowship in Oncology at Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Smith's interests include acute lymphoblastic leukemia, acute myeloid leukemia, blood transplant, bone marrow transplant, chronic myeloid leukemia, drug development, hematologic malignancies, leukemia, medical oncology, myelodysplasia, myelodysplastic syndrome, and myeloproliferative disorders