Advocacy Committee

The Advocacy Committee works within the vision of ASPHO’s strategic plan and goals to establish and implement an advocacy agenda that will advance pediatric hematology/oncology and the wellbeing of children with cancer and blood disorders. The committee works with the American Academy of Pediatrics Department of Federal Affairs to works to implement the advocacy agenda, communicate and engage members in advocacy issues, and present programs at the annual meeting. The Advocacy Committee is also involved in the ASPHO-AAP Advocacy Alliance.


Naomi Luban, MD, Co-Chair
Children's National Medical Center
Washington, DC

Holcombe Grier, MD, Co-Chair

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Boston, MA

Thomas C. Abshire, MD
BloodCenter of Wisconsin
Milwaukee, WI

Peter Adamson, MD
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA

Amy Billett, MD
Dana Farber Cancer Institute
Boston, MA

Stephan Grupp, MD PhD
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA

Joanne Hilden, MD
Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders
Aurora, CO

Robert ‘Shep’ Nickel, MD
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
Atlanta, GA.

Kim Ritchey, MD
Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA

Zora Rogers, MD
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, TX

Shelton Viola, MD
Oregon Health Sciences University
Portland, OR