External Scientific Advisory Board

Formed in 2001, the External Scientific Advisory Board (ESAB) serves a key role in MUSC Hollings Cancer Center's planning and evaluation of its research programs and supporting research infrastructure. The ESAB is comprised of nationally-recognized leaders in cancer research and treatment, including current and former directors of cancer centers, national experts in areas of cancer research that match Hollings' research programs, and an experienced cancer center administrator.

Howard H. Bailey, M.D. — Chair

Director, UW Carbone Cancer Center
Associate Dean for Oncology
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine

Mark Evers, M.D., FACS

Professor and Vice-Chair for Research
Department of Surgery
Director, Markey Cancer Center
University of Kentucky

Ernest Hawk, M.D., MPH

Vice President and Division Head
Division of Cancer Prevention & Population Sciences
T. Boone Pickens Distinguished Chair for Early Prevention of Cancer
MD Anderson Cancer Center

Timothy Hla, Ph.D.

Investigator, Vascular Biology Program
Dana-Farber | Harvard Cancer Center | Boston Children’s Hospital

Terry Hyslop, Ph.D.

Professor of Biostatistics
Director of Center for Health Equity
Co-Leader, Cancer Risk and Control Program
Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center
Jefferson University

Kimberly F. Kerstann, Ph.D.

Senior Director for Research Administration
Winship Cancer Institute | Woodruff Health Sciences Center
Emory University

Anita Kinney, Ph.D., RN

Associate Director for Cancer Health Equipment & Engagement
Professor of Epidemiology, School of Public Health
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

Christopher I. Li, M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Director for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Vice President, Faculty Affairs and Diversity
Professor, Translational Research Program and Epidemiology Program
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center

Martin McMahon, Ph.D.

Senior Director of Preclinical Translation
Huntsman Cancer Center
University of Utah Medical Center

Ruben A. Mesa, M.D., FACP

President, Enterprise Cancer Service Line Atrium Health
Executive Director, Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist Comprehensive Cancer Center
Enterprise Senior Vice President, Atrium Health
Vice Dean for Cancer Programs, Wake Forest School of Medicine
Professor of Medicine, Wake Forest School of Medicine

Danny R. Welch, Ph.D.

Professor & Founding Chair, Department of Cancer Biology
Hall Family Professorship in Molecular Medicine
Associate Director for Education
Deputy Editor – Reviews, Cancer Research
The Kansas University Medical Center

Eileen White, Ph.D.

Deputy Director
Chief Scientific Officer
Associate Director for Basic Science
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

Cheryl Willman, M.D.

Executive Director, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center Programs: Mayo Rochester/Midwest, Mayo Arizona, Mayo Florida, London, Abu Dhabi
Director, Mayo Clinic Comprehensive Cancer Center
Professor of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, College of Medicine
Mayo Clinic Comprehensive Cancer Center