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.

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

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

Ruben A. Mesa, M.D., FACP

Executive Director
Mays Cancer Center at UT Health San Antonio MD Anderson Cancer Center

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

Kimberly F. Kerstann, Ph.D.

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

Eileen White, Ph.D.

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

Cheryl Willman, M.D.

Professor of Pathology and Internal Medicine
Director & CEO, UNM Comprehensive Cancer Center
University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center

Martin McMahon, Ph.D.

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

Terry Hyslop, Ph.D.

Professor of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics
Director of Biostatistics for Duke Cancer Institute
Duke University

Timothy Hla, Ph.D.

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

Mark Evers, M.D.

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