Harvey I. Pass, MD-Professor and Chief, Division of Thoracic Surgery and Thoracic Oncology, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, NYU School of Medicine and Comprehensive Cancer Center, New York, New York
Harvey I. Pass, MD is Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery and Surgery, Director of Surgical Research, and Division Chief for Thoracic Surgery and Thoracic Oncology for the NYU School of Medicine. Dr. Pass received his undergraduate education from Johns Hopkins University and graduated from Duke University Medical School. He trained in Cardiothoracic Surgery at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, SC. He was a Senior staff fellow in the Thoracic Oncology Section at the National Cancer Institute/NIH in Bethesda, MD from 1983-1986 and became Head of Thoracic Oncology at NCI from 1986-1996. Before moving to New York, he was Professor of Surgery and Oncology for Wayne State University and the Karmanos Cancer Institute.
He is internationally recognized as an expert in the multidisciplinary management of lung cancer, mesothelioma, esophageal cancer, and the management of pulmonary metastases. He is known for his development of novel clinical trials for the treatment of thoracic malignancies as well as building a strong translational component to his programs with benchwork investigations.
Dr. Pass is supported by grants from the National Cancer and has co-authored over 300 original reports. He has edited three editions of Lung Cancer: Principles and Practice. He is the Associate Editor for the Journal of Thoracic Oncology and the Surgical Editor for Clinical Lung Cancer. Dr. Pass has received the NIH Directors Award, the Presidents Award for Clinical Research at Karmanos Cancer Institute, the Wagner Medal from the International Mesothelioma Interest Group, and the Pioneer Award from the MesoFoundationHe is presently a Board Member of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer, the International Mesothelioma Interest Group, The Addario Foundation, and the Lung Cancer Alliance. Dr. Pass has been recognized as an America’s Top Doctor and Best Cancer Doctor by Castle Connoly’s Guide for the last seven years.
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Amy Metula is a clinical research nurse in thoracic oncology at the NYU Clinical Cancer Center. She is licensed as a registered nurse and as a nurse practitioner in adult health in New York State and is board certified as an adult and geriatric nurse practitioner by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.
Ms. Metula is a graduate of the University Of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, where she obtained her BSN in 2000. She began her career at Georgetown University Medical Center as a staff nurse in medical oncology, surgical oncology, and stem cell transplantation. She completed her graduate studies in Adult and Geriatric Primary Care at New York University in 2004. While in graduate school she continued to work in medical oncology as a nurse at New York University Hospital.
Ms. Metula’s professional experiences include working as a nurse practitioner in solid organ transplantation and surgical thoracic oncology at NYU, and working as a nurse manager and clinical educator at New York Methodist Hospital. She is pursuing her MBA in health care administration at the Baruch/Mount Sinai Health Care MBA program at the City University of New York. Ms. Metula is a member of Sigma Theta Tau, the Oncology Nursing Society, and the American Nurses Association.
Sue Vento is widow of Congressman Bruce Vento, who died of mesothelioma on October 10, 2000. Ms Vento is a member of the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation Board of Directors and activist in support of mesothelioma and asbestos disease victims and their families. She is also Chair of the Coalition to Protect Victims of Mesothelioma. Ms. Vento co-authored 100 Questions & Answers About Mesothelioma and wrote the preface.
Since 1983, she has been a field staff member for Education Minnesota, working with and for public school teachers and school employees. Earlier in her career, she was an elementary classroom teacher (1976-1983). She is a graduate of the College of St. Benedict, St. Joseph, MN. In addition, she is a member and Advocacy Chair of the Friends of the St. Paul Library and member of the Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity Board.