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GIST Support International does not endorse specific physicians or rate their expertise about GIST. One way of locating experts is to identify doctors who have written about GIST in the medical literature. Of course, there are many fine physicians who have not written about GIST. Writing about GIST is no guarantee that a physician actually is an expert. Likewise, participation in administering a clinical trial does not guarantee expertise. Therefore, this list is just a starting point. It is always a good idea to ask other patients about their experiences with physicians at particular facilities.

The following list, sorted by country, includes contributors to one or more of the following documents:

In addition to the list below, which is based on the publications listed above, we also have compiled a list of physicians named by members of our listserv community.  You can link here to this second list.



Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute Jayesh Desai, MD
John R. Zalcberg, MD



University Hospital Gasthuisberg of the
Catholic University

Patrick Schöffski, MD
Maria Debiec-Rychter
Raf Sciot, MD
Sigrid Stroobants



Tom Baker Cancer Center
Calgary, Alberta

Donald Morris, MD, PhD
Cross Cancer Institute
Edmunton, Alberta
Karen Mulder, MD
British Columbia Cancer Agency/
Vancouver Cancer Clinic
Vancouver, BC
Charles Blanke, MD
Margaret Knowling, MD
Vancouver General Hospital
Vancouver, BC

David Owen, MD

St. Boniface General Hospital
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Ralph Wong, MD
Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Centre
St. John's, Newfoundland
Stewart Rorke, MD
Juravinski Cancer Clinic
Hamilton, Ontario
Alvaro Figueredo, MD
London Regional Cancer Centre
London, Ontario
Jawaid Younus, MD
University of Western Ontario
London, Ontario
David Driman, MBChb
Ottawa Hospital Regional Cancer Center
Ottawa, Ontario
Shailendra Verma, MD
Mount Sinai Hospital
Toronto, Ontario
Martin E. Blackstein, MD, PhD
Robert Riddell, MD
Carol J. Swallow, MD, PhD
Aaron Pollett, MD
Princess Margaret Hospital
Toronto, Ontario
Massom Haider, MD
Korosh Kahlili, MD
Sunnybrook & Women's College Health Science Center
Toronto, Ontario
Calvin Law, MD
Centre Hospitalier de l'Universite de Montreal
Montreal, Quebec
Denis Soulieres, MD
Pierre Dube, MD
Hopital du Sacre-Couer de Montreal
Montreal, Quebec
Louis R. Begin, MD
Bernard L'Esperance, MD


University Hospital Herlev
Anders Krarup-Hansen, MD, PhD
Odense University Hospital
Ole Nielsen, MD


Helsinki University Central Hospital 
Heikki Joensuu, MD, PhD


Hopital Edouard-Herriot 
Pierre Meeus, MD
Institut Bergonie 
Binh Bui, MD
Ambroise Pare Hospital 
Jean-Francois Emile, MD
Centre Leon Berard 
Isabelle Ray-Coquard, MD
Jean-Yves Blay, MD
Axel Le Cesne, MD
Comite Sarcome /
Institute Gustave-Roussy
Sylvie Bonvalot, MD


Universitätsklinikum Charite Campus Buch 
Peter Reichardt, MD
University of Heidelberg at Mannheim
Peter Hohenberger, MD PhD


1st Department of Medical Oncology /
Hygeia Hospital  
Jim Janinis, MD
University General Hospital 
Ianis Boukovinas, MD


Istituto Nazionale per lo Studio
e la Cura dei Tumori 
Alessandro Gronchi, MD
Antonella Messina, MD
Elena Tamborini
Maurizio Colecchia, MD
Paolo G. Casali, MD
Rosella Bertulli, MD
Hospital of Treviso 
A. P. Dei Tos, MD


Hyogo College of Medicine 
Seiichi Hirota, MD
Graduate School of Medicine /
Osaka University
Toshirou Nishida, MD


Leiden University Medical Center 
Frits van Coevorden, MD, PhD
Pancras Hogendoorn, MD
Daniel den Hoed Cancer Center 
Jaap Verweij, MD
Dutch Soft Tissue Sarcoma Group 
Bert Van Geel, MD


Norwegian Radium Hospital 
Kirsten Sundby-Hall, MD


M. Sklodowska-Curie Memorial Cancer Center 
Piotr Rutkowski, MD


Institut Catala d'Oncologia 
Andres Poveda, MD
Universitario de Son Dureta 
Palma de Mallorca
Javier Martin, MD
Joan Maurel, MD
Rafael Ramos, MD


The Jubileum Institute /
Lund University 
Thor Alvegard, MD


University of Berne 
Louis Guillou, MD
Fondation du Centre pluri-
disciplinaire d'oncologie 
Serge Leyvraz, MD



Birmingham Heartlands Hospital
Birmingham, England
Ian Geh, MD
Queen Elizabeth Medical Centre
Birmingham, England
John Buckels, MD
David Peake, MD
Addenbrooke's Hospital
Cambridge, England
Nicholas Carroll, MD
Ramesh Bulusu, MD
Richard Hardwick, MD
Dudley West Midlands Prof. Ferry
Royal Marsden Hospital
London, England
Ian Judson, MD
Michelle Scurr, MD
University College Hospital
London, England
Beatrice Seddon, MD
Christie Hospital
Manchester, England

Michael Leahy, MD
Sarah O'Dwyer, MD
Professor Ranson

Freeman Hospital
Newcastle, England
Prof. Derek Manas (surgeon)
Mark Verrill, MD
John Radcliffe Hospital
Oxford, England
Bryan Warren, MD
Queen Alexandra Hospital
Portsmouth, England
Simon Toh, MD (surgeon)
Western Park Hospital
Sheffield, England

Martin Robinson, MD
Prof. Penella Woll

Southampton General Hospital Neil Pearce, MD (surgeon)
Peter Simmonds, MD
University Hospital of Norths Staffs (Stoke) Duncan Beardsmore, MD (surgeon)
Belfast City Hospital
Belfast, Ireland
Martin Eatock, MD
Western Infirmary
Glasgow, Scotland
Paddy O'Dwyer, MD
Robin Reid, MD


Univ of Alabama at Birmingham
Comprehensive Cancer Center
Birmingham, AL
Martin J. Heslin, MD
City of Hope Cancer Center 
Los Angeles,  CA
I. Benjamin Paz, MD
Stanford Comprehensive Cancer Center
Stanford,  CA
George A. Fisher, MD PhD
Kristin Ganjoo, MD
UCSF Comprehensive Cancer Center 
San Francisco,  CA
Richard J. O'Donnell, MD
Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University
Atlanta, GA
Natlyn Hawke, MD
Robert H. Lurie Cancer Center
of Northwestern University 
Chicago,  IL

Jeffrey D. Wayne, MD
Krystyna Kiel, MD

Boston University School of Medicine
Boston,  MA
Karen Antman, MD
Dana-Farber / Brigham & Women's Cancer Center
Boston,  MA
Long-distance consultations with these experts can be arranged through this link: 
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George D. Demetri, MD
Annick D. Van den Abbeele, MD (radiology)
Christopher D.M. Fletcher, MD (pathology)
Andrew Wagner, MD
Katherine Janeway, MD
Chandrajit P. Raut, MD, MSc
Monica Bertagnolli, MD
Suzanne George, MD
Jeffrey Morgan, MD
James Butyrinski, MD


Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center
at Johns Hopkins
Baltimore,  MD
David S. Ettinger, MD
University of Michigan
Comprehensive Cancer Center
Ann Arbor,  MI

Ray J. Hutchinson, MD
Laurence H. Baker, MD

Duke Comprehensive Cancer Center
Durham,  NC
Douglas S. Tyler, MD
UNMC Eppley Cancer Center
at Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha,  NE
Aaron R. Sasson, MD
Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center
Lebanon,  NH
Burton L. Eisenberg, MD
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center 
New York,  NY

Ephraim S. Casper, MD
Karen D. Schupak, MD
Robert G. Maki, MD, PhD
Ronald P. DeMatteo, MD
Samuel Singer, MD
Willliam Tap, MD

Roswell Park Cancer Institute
Buffalo,  NY
William G. Kraybill, MD
John F.Gibbs, MD
Milind F. Javle, MD
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH
Brian Rubin, MD PhD
Oregon Health & Science University 
Portland,  OR
Christopher Corless, MD, PhD
Michael C Heinrich, MD
Fox Chase Cancer Center
Philadelphia,  PA

Margaret von Mehren, MD

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Memphis, TN
Derrick Beech, MD
Texas Children's Cancer Center
Houston, TX
Alberto Pappo, MD
M. D. Anderson Cancer Center 
Houston, TX
Haesun Choi, MD (radiology)
Dejka Araujo, MD
Peter W. T. Pisters, MD
Raphael E. Pollock, MD
Robert Benjamin, MD
Huntsman Cancer Institute
at the University of Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
R. Lor Randall, MD
Courtney Scaife, MD
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Ctr/
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance 
Seattle, WA
Robin Jones, MD
Amy Cizik, MD
Ernest U. Conrad, III, MD




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