Oncology Counselor, Life with Cancer Family Center, Inova Health System
Dr. Sage Bolte lives in Northern Virginia with her husband Jeff and their three children. She is a licensed clinical social worker who works with people impacted by cancer. Sage specializes in how cancer and its treatments impact sexual function and intimacy in relationships. She has done numerous national and international presentations and has also contributed to a number of publications on this topic. Additionally, she is passionate about educating health care professionals on how to approach the topic of sexual health with patients.
General Surgeon, Mercy Medical Center, North Canton, OH
Dr. Boone is an 11 year prostate cancer survivor and has been an Angel since learning about the organization in 2008. While his own diagnosis had a great impact on his life, his true inspiration for serving the cancer community has come from the patients that he has treated over his 23 year career.
Emergency Medicine Physician, Iraq War Veteran, International Public Speaker, Television Correspondent
Dr. Bose is honored to join the Imerman Angels community in fighting cancer. His philosophy is that EDUCATION is the most powerful weapon against disease. He believes that through education people can make better informed decisions about their health.
Professor of Neurosurgery, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Dr. Chandler is co-director and surgical director of the Northwestern Brain Tumor Institute and the Rudy E. Sabbagha, MD, Distinguished Physician in Surgical Neuro-Oncology at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He is a professor in the Departments of Neurological Surgery and Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.
Hillary Hecktman is a pediatric oncology and stem cell transplant nurse practitioner at the University of Chicago Medicine, Comer Children's Hospital.
Family Medicine, Occupational Medicine, Sports Medicine, Northwestern University, University of Illinois - Chicago, St. Joseph Hospital
Medical Director, Chicago Fire Soccer Organization
Dr. Munoz is honored to be a part of Imerman Angels. He obtained his medical degree at the University of Veracruz in Mexico, his residency training in Family Practice at Cook County Hospital, and his fellowship training in Occupational Medicine at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He also completed a Masters of Public Health at the University of Illinois Chicago and a Faculty Development Fellowship at Rush University. He received an award from the American Academy of Family Practice for his work with underserved populations.
Co-Director Multidisciplinary Testicular Cancer Program and Director Testicular Cancer Commons
For his entire career, Dr. Craig Nichols has been fortunate to have been involved in classic academic oncology in discovery and development and patient centered cancer research particularly in the area of survivorship, late effects studies and more recently population-based studies and analysis of large aggregated data sets. In his chosen area of interest, testicular cancer, he is well positioned to lead the national effort to fully translate the well-developed discoveries to effective and consistent delivery across large populations and enable the patient voice in primary clinical decision making and survivorship planning.
Vice Chairman, Dept. of Emergency Medicine, Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital, Downers Grove, IL
Dr. Dipul Patadia is honored to serve on the Medical Advisory Board for Imerman Angels.
Linda Rivard is honored to serve on the Medical Advisory Board for Imerman Angels and hopes her personal and medical expertise in oncology will complement the mission of the program.
Dr. Rosen is the Genevieve E. Teuton Professor of Medicine and Director of the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University. With his visionary leadership since 1989, Dr. Rosen has brought the Lurie Cancer Center to a position of national prominence.
Assistant Professor, Dept. of Anesthesiology, Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, NY
Dr. Benjamin Salter is honored to join the Imerman Angels Medical Advisory board and further his involvement with the organization.
Oncology Nurse Practitioner, Children's Memorial Hospital
Jacquie Toia, DNP, RN is a pediatric oncology advance practice registered nurse (APRN) at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago.
Director Esophageal Cancer Program, Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Section Hematology/Oncology, University of Chicago
Dr. Victoria Meucci Villaflor is an assistant professor at the University of Chicago Medical Center and is the Director of the Esophageal Cancer Program. She is an expert in the care and treatment of adults with malignancies of the upper aerodigestive tract specializing in esophageal, lung and head and neck cancers.
Professor of Medicine in the Division of Hematology/Oncology at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine and Medical Director of the Home Hospice Program at Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Jamie H Von Roenn, MD is a board-certified medical oncologist and palliative medicine specialist practicing for more than 25 years. She is a Professor of Medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, in the Department of Medicine, Division of Hematology/Oncology and a member of the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University. She serves as co-director of its Cancer Control Program and served as the Medical Director of the Palliative Care and Home Hospice Program at NMH, which she helped establish in the mid-1980s. She has spearheaded integration of palliative medicine into oncology care across the continuum of the cancer experience at Northwestern University, nationally and internationally. She was awarded the American Cancer Society-American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) award and lectureship for this work.
Lynne Wagner, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor in the Department of Medical Social Sciences and the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Wagner is a member of the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University (RHLCCC) and she is the Director of Supportive Oncology at RHLCCC at the Northwestern Medical Faculty Foundation.
Associate Professor, University of Michigan School of Social Work
Dr. Brad Zebrack is an Associate Professor at the University of Michigan School of Social Work, and a member of the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center, Socio-Behavioral Program. His teaching and research interests focus on cancer survivorship, and particularly regarding the effects of cancer on the psychosocial growth and development of adolescents and young adults. His research over the past 15 years has been supported by the National Cancer Institute, the American Cancer Society, the Lance Armstrong Foundation, and the Lymphoma Research Foundation.