Our unparalleled network of professional contributors at Asbestos.com includes board-certified doctors, researchers and other health professionals who are experts in mesothelioma, asbestos-related diseases and cancer.
How Do Expert Contributors Help Patients?
Expert contributors work with mesothelioma patients and researchers daily. Their unique perspectives help patients, caregivers and loved ones better understand mesothelioma, treatment options and how to improve their prognosis.
Who We Work With
- Doctors and Surgeons
- Mental Health Counselors
- Mesothelioma Survivors and Caregivers
The medical experts who work with Asbestos.com are well-respected health professionals in their fields. Their work has been published in peer-reviewed medical journals, textbooks and other publications such as U.S. News & World Report, WebMD, the Tampa Bay Times and more.
What Our Network Offers
- Original content for the website
- Medical reviews to ensure accuracy of website content
- Exclusive treatment news to share with the mesothelioma community
- Mesothelioma patient support
- Nutrition guides and recipes
- Cancer survivor and caregiver stories
- Information about asbestos laws and litigation
These medical experts are at the forefront of mesothelioma treatment and research. Through their affiliations with top cancer treatment centers, these physicians have access to the latest advancements in mesothelioma care. In addition, contributors on Asbestos.com include mental health counselors and registered dietitians specializing in oncology care.
Dr. W. Charles Conway
Dr. W. Charles Conway specializes in peritoneal surface malignancies and gastrointestinal cancers.
Dr. Marcelo DaSilva
Thoracic surgeon Dr. Marcelo DaSilva is medical director of the AdventHealth Cancer Institute in Orlando.
Dr. Raja Flores
Dr. Raja Flores is nationally acclaimed and chief of thoracic surgery at Mount Sinai Medical Center.
Dr. Jacques Fontaine
Thoracic surgeon Dr. Jacques Fontaine is director of the Mesothelioma Research and Treatment Center.
Dr. Farid Gharagozloo
Thoracic surgeon Dr. Farid Gharagozloo is internationally known for mesothelioma robotic surgery.
Dr. Daniel Landau
Dr. Daniel Landau is an experienced mesothelioma researcher with multiple board certifications.
Dr. Rodney Landreneau
Dr. Rodney Landreneau is a world-renowned thoracic surgeon specializing in pleural mesothelioma.
Mental Health Counselor
Dana Nolan, MS, LMHC, is a mental health counselor experienced in counseling and clinical research.
Registered and Licensed Dietitian
Tejal Parekh is a registered and licensed dietitian who is board certified in oncology nutrition.
Dr. Brian Pettiford
Dr. Brian Pettiford leads the pleural mesothelioma program at New Orleans’ Ochsner Cancer Institute
Dr. Charles B. Simone
Radiation oncologist Dr. Charles B. Simone specializes in mesothelioma research and clinical trials.
Dr. Paul H. Sugarbaker
Dr. Paul H. Sugarbaker of the Washington Cancer Institute is the world’s leading expert in peritoneal mesothelioma.
Dr. Wickii Vigneswaran
Dr. Wickii Vigneswaran of Loyola University Medical Center pioneered robotic surgery for mesothelioma patients.
The medical experts who work with Asbestos.com are affiliated with top medical organizations, including:
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Survivors and Caregivers
Asbestos.com is fortunate to have a number of mesothelioma survivors and caregivers who share their personal experiences in support of mesothelioma patients and their loved ones. They include:
Melanie Ball’s experience as her father’s caregiver gives her a unique perspective on mesothelioma.
Kasie Coleman is a mesothelioma survivor. She helps others by sharing her story of hope.
Lorraine Kember is an author and speaker who shares her experiences as a mesothelioma caregiver.
Support and Wellness Training
Contributors on Asbestos.com bring first-person experiences to their patient advocacy work, as well as licensing and certifications that include:
- Nursing license
- Dietitian license
- Health Writing Certification from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Social Media for Health Care Certification from Mayo Clinic
Latest from Our Survivors and Caregivers
Why I Decided to Stop Mesothelioma Treatment
Jun 12, 2020
Mesothelioma Recurrence and the Importance of Self-Advocacy
Mar 19, 2020
Effects of a Mesothelioma Diagnosis on Relationships
Mar 12, 2020
Our team of legal contributors provides perspectives on asbestos litigation, asbestos legislation and bans.
Lawyer and Legal Advisor
Joe Lahav, who lost his mother to cancer, is a lawyer and legal advisor at The Mesothelioma Center.
Karen Marshall is an attorney with The Peterson Firm and practices law in the District of Columbia.
Shareholder, Simmons Hanly Conroy
Jim Kramer is a skilled trial lawyer at Simmons Hanly Conroy, which serves mesothelioma patients.
Attorney, Weitz & Luxenberg, PC, New York
Peter Tambini is an associate attorney working in asbestos litigation at law firm Weitz & Luxenberg.
Our legal contributors have nationwide expertise, with Juris Doctor degrees and affiliations that include:
Latest from Our Legal Contributors
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Asbestos Trust Funds: Compensation for Mesothelioma
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