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 ConwaySurgical OncologistDr. W. Charles Conway specializes in peritoneal surface malignancies and gastrointestinal cancers.
Dr. Marcelo DaSilvaThoracic SurgeonThoracic surgeon Dr. Marcelo DaSilva is medical director of the AdventHealth Cancer Institute in Orlando.
Dr. Raja FloresThoracic SurgeonDr. Raja Flores is nationally acclaimed and chief of thoracic surgery at Mount Sinai Medical Center.
Dr. Jacques FontaineThoracic SurgeonThoracic surgeon Dr. Jacques Fontaine is director of the Mesothelioma Research and Treatment Center.
Dr. Farid GharagozlooThoracic SurgeonThoracic surgeon Dr. Farid Gharagozloo is internationally known for mesothelioma robotic surgery.
Dr. Daniel LandauSurgical OncologistDr. Daniel Landau is an experienced mesothelioma researcher with multiple board certifications.
Dr. Rodney LandreneauThoracic SurgeonDr. Rodney Landreneau is a world-renowned thoracic surgeon specializing in pleural mesothelioma.
Dr. Loic Lang-LazdunskiSurgical OncologistSurgical oncologist Dr. Loic Lang-Lazdunski is internationally renowned as an expert in mesothelioma surgery.
Dr. Edmund K. MoonInterventional PulmonologistDr. Edmund K. Moon leads the pleural mesothelioma immunotherapy research initiative at Penn Medicine.
Dana NolanMental Health CounselorDana Nolan, MS, LMHC, is a mental health counselor experienced in counseling and clinical research.
Tejal ParekhRegistered and Licensed DietitianTejal Parekh is a registered and licensed dietitian who is board certified in oncology nutrition.
Dr. Brian PettifordCardiothoracic SurgeonDr. Brian Pettiford leads the pleural mesothelioma program at New Orleans’ Ochsner Cancer Institute.
Dr. Charles B. SimoneRadiation OncologistRadiation oncologist Dr. Charles B. Simone specializes in mesothelioma research and clinical trials.
Dr. Paul H. SugarbakerSurgical OncologistDr. Paul H. Sugarbaker of the Washington Cancer Institute is the world’s leading expert in peritoneal mesothelioma.
Dr. Wickii VigneswaranThoracic SurgeonDr. Wickii Vigneswaran of Loyola University Medical Center pioneered robotic surgery for mesothelioma patients.
Dr. Nestor VillamizarThoracic SurgeonThoracic surgeon Dr. Nestor Villamizar leads the multidisciplinary program at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Dr. Peter WildPathologistDr. Peter J. Wild is director of the Dr. Senckenberg Institute of Pathology at University Hospital Frankfurt.
The medical experts who work with Asbestos.com are affiliated with top medical organizations, including:
Survivors and Caregivers
Asbestos.com is fortunate to have these mesothelioma survivors and caregivers share their personal experiences in support of mesothelioma patients and their loved ones. Their stories inspire others to live fuller and healthier lives.
Melanie BellCaregiverMelanie Ball’s experience as her father’s caregiver gives her a unique perspective on mesothelioma.
Kasie ColemanMesothelioma SurvivorKasie Coleman is a mesothelioma survivor. She helps others by sharing her story of hope.
Lorraine KemberCancer CaregiverLorraine Kember is an author and speaker who shares her experiences as a mesothelioma caregiver.
Tamron LittleMesothelioma SurvivorTamron Little is a peritoneal mesothelioma survivor who shares her experiences to inspire others.
Emily WardMesothelioma SurvivorEmily Ward is a pleural mesothelioma survivor who helps others navigate a mesothelioma diagnosis.
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
Our team of legal contributors provides perspectives on asbestos litigation, asbestos legislation and bans.
Joe LahavLawyer and Legal AdvisorJoe Lahav, who lost his mother to cancer, is a lawyer and legal advisor at The Mesothelioma Center.
Karen MarshallAttorneyKaren Marshall is an attorney with The Peterson Firm and practices law in the District of Columbia.
Jim KramerShareholder, Simmons Hanly ConroyJim Kramer is a skilled trial lawyer at Simmons Hanly Conroy, which serves mesothelioma patients.
Peter TambiniAttorney, Weitz & Luxenberg, PC, New YorkPeter Tambini is an associate attorney working in asbestos litigation at law firm Weitz & Luxenberg.
William DavisLawyer and Senior Counsel, The Peterson FirmWilliam Davis is an experienced attorney specializing in complex commercial litigation with an emphasis in health care disputes.
Our legal contributors have nationwide expertise, with Juris Doctor degrees and affiliations that include: