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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.

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Who We Work With

  • Doctors and Surgeons
  • Researchers
  • Nutritionists
  • Mental Health Counselors
  • Mesothelioma Survivors and Caregivers

The medical experts who work with 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.

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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

Medical Experts

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 include mental health counselors and registered dietitians specializing in oncology care.

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    Dr. Kristopher Bunting
    Doctor of Medicine & Contributing Writer
    Dr. Kristopher Bunting has served as a medical director in resource management for the U.S. Army Southeast Regional Medical Command. He also served as a research assistant at the Medical College of Georgia and received a degree in medicine from Tulane University School of Medicine.
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  • Dr Michele Carbone
    Dr. Michele Carbone
    Medical Oncologist and Pathologist
    Dr. Michele Carbone is director of Thoracic Oncology at the University of Hawaii Cancer Center.
    Read More About Dr. Carbone
  • Dr Charles Conway
    Dr. W. Charles Conway
    Dr. W. Charles Conway specializes in peritoneal surface malignancies and gastrointestinal cancers.
    Read More About Dr. Conway
  • Dr Marcelo Dasilva
    Dr. Marcelo DaSilva
    Thoracic Surgeon
    Thoracic surgeon Dr. Marcelo DaSilva is medical director of the AdventHealth Cancer Institute in Orlando.
    Read More About Dr. DaSilva
  • Dr Raja Michael Flores
    Dr. Raja Michael Flores
    Thoracic Surgeon
    Dr. Raja Flores is nationally acclaimed and chief of thoracic surgery at Mount Sinai Medical Center.
    Read More About Dr. Flores
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    Dr. Jacques Fontaine
    Thoracic Surgeon
    Thoracic surgeon Dr. Jacques Fontaine is director of the Mesothelioma Research and Treatment Center.
    Read More About Dr. Fontaine
  • Farid Gharagozloo
    Dr. Farid Gharagozloo
    Thoracic Surgeon
    Thoracic surgeon Dr. Farid Gharagozloo is internationally known for mesothelioma robotic surgery.
    Read More About Dr. Gharagozloo
  • Dr Chuong Hoang
    Dr. Chuong Hoang
    Thoracic Surgeon and Scientist
    Dr. Chuong Hoang is advancing the treatment of pleural mesothelioma at the National Cancer Institute in Maryland.
    Read More About Dr. Hoang
  • Dr Rupesh Kotecha
    Dr. Rupesh Kotecha
    Radiation Oncologist
    Dr. Rupesh Kotecha is a radiation oncologist treating malignant mesothelioma at the Miami Cancer Institute.
    Read More About Dr. Kotecha
  • Dr Daniel A. Landau
    Dr. Daniel A. Landau
    Oncologist and Hematologist
    Dr. Daniel Landau is an experienced mesothelioma researcher with multiple board certifications.
    Read More About Dr. Landau
  • Dr Rodney Landreneau
    Dr. Rodney Landreneau
    Dr. Rodney Landreneau is a world-renowned thoracic surgeon specializing in pleural mesothelioma.
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  • Dr Loic Lang
    Dr. Loic Lang-Lazdunski
    Surgical Oncologist
    Surgical oncologist Dr. Loic Lang-Lazdunski is internationally renowned as an expert in mesothelioma surgery.
    Read More About Dr. Lang-Lazdunski
  • Dr Edmund Moon
    Dr. Edmund K. Moon
    Interventional Pulmonologist
    Dr. Edmund K. Moon leads the pleural mesothelioma immunotherapy research initiative at Penn Medicine.
    Read More About Dr. Moon
  • Dana Nolan
    Dana Nolan, MS, LMHC
    Mental Health Counselor
    Dana Nolan, MS, LMHC, is a mental health counselor experienced in counseling and clinical research.
    Read More About Dana
  • Tejal Parekh
    Tejal Parekh
    Registered and Licensed Dietitian
    Tejal Parekh is a registered and licensed dietitian in Florida with a master’s in nutrition and dietetics from Georgia State University.
    Read More About Tejal
  • Dr Brian Pettiford
    Dr. Brian Pettiford
    Dr. Brian Pettiford leads the pleural mesothelioma program at New Orleans’ Ochsner Cancer Institute.
    Read More About Dr. Pettiford
  • Charles Simone
    Dr. Charles B. Simone II
    Radiation Oncologist
    Radiation oncologist Dr. Charles B. Simone specializes in mesothelioma research and clinical trials.
    Read More About Dr. Simone
  • Jennifer Suga
    Dr. Jennifer M. Suga
    Dr. Jennifer Suga is an oncologist and mesothelioma specialist at Kaiser Permanente Vallejo Medical Center.
    Read More About Dr. Suga
  • Dr Sugarbaker
    Dr. Paul H. Sugarbaker
    Surgical Oncologist
    Dr. Paul H. Sugarbaker of the Washington Cancer Institute is the world’s leading expert in peritoneal mesothelioma.
    Read More About Dr. Sugarbaker
  • Jeffrey Velotta
    Dr. Jeffrey Velotta
    Thoracic Surgeon
    Dr. Jeffrey Velotta is a thoracic surgeon treating mesothelioma at Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center in California.
    Read More About Dr. Velotta
  • Dr Wicki Vigneswaran
    Dr. Wickii Vigneswaran
    Thoracic Surgeon
    Dr. Wickii Vigneswaran of Loyola University Medical Center pioneered robotic surgery for mesothelioma patients.
    Read More About Dr. Vigneswaran
  • Dr Villamizar Nestor
    Dr. Nestor Villamizar
    Thoracic Surgeon
    Thoracic surgeon Dr. Nestor Villamizar leads the multidisciplinary program at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center.
    Read More About Dr. Villamizar
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    Dr. Yvonne Waterman
    Asbestos Law Specialist and Expert Contributor
    Dr. Yvonne Waterman is the founder of the European Asbestos Forum and a specialist in asbestos litigation.
    Read More About Dr. Waterman
  • Dr Peter Wild
    Dr. Peter J. Wild
    Dr. Peter J. Wild is director of the Dr. Senckenberg Institute of Pathology at University Hospital Frankfurt.
    Read More About Dr. Wild
  • Andrea Wolf
    Dr. Andrea Wolf
    Thoracic Surgeon and Mesothelioma Researcher
    Thoracic surgeon Dr. Andrea Wolf is director of the Mesothelioma Program at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City.
    Read More About Dr. Wolf

Professional Affiliations

The medical experts who work with are affiliated with top medical organizations, including:

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Survivors and Caregivers 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 Ball
    Melanie Ball
    Melanie Ball’s experience as her father’s caregiver gives her a unique perspective on mesothelioma.
    Read More About Melanie
  • Kasie Coleman
    Kasie Coleman
    Contributing Writer
    Kasie Coleman is a mesothelioma survivor. She helps others by sharing her story of hope.
    Read More About Kasie
  • lorraine kember
    Lorraine Kember
    Lorraine Kember is an author and speaker who shares her experiences as a mesothelioma caregiver.
    Read More About Lorraine
  • tamron little
    Tamron Little
    Mesothelioma Survivor and Writer
    Tamron Little is a peritoneal mesothelioma survivor who shares her experiences to inspire others.
    Read More About Tamron
  • emily ward
    Emily Ward
    Cancer Advocate & Long-Time Mesothelioma Survivor
    Emily Ward was a pleural mesothelioma survivor who helped others navigate a mesothelioma diagnosis.
    Read More About Emily
  • Mesothelioma survivor Michael Cole
    Michael Cole
    Cancer Advocate & Long-Time Mesothelioma Survivor
    Michael Cole is a seven-year pleural mesothelioma survivor. He was diagnosed at age 46 with this rare form of cancer caused by asbestos exposure. He strives to raise awareness about mesothelioma.
    Read More About Michael
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Support and Wellness Training

Contributors on 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

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Legal Contributors

Our team of legal contributors provides perspectives on asbestos litigation, asbestos legislation and bans.

  • Joe Lahav
    Joe Lahav
    Lawyer and On-Site Legal Advisor
    Joe Lahav, who lost his mother to cancer, is a lawyer and legal advisor at The Mesothelioma Center.
    Read More About Joe
  • William Davis
    William Davis
    Lawyer and Senior Counsel, The Peterson Firm
    William Davis is an experienced attorney specializing in complex commercial litigation with an emphasis in health care disputes.
    Read More About William
  • Karen Marshall
    Karen Marshall
    Karen Marshall is an attorney with The Peterson Firm and practices law in the District of Columbia.
    Read More About Karen
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    Samuel Meirowitz
    Partner, Meirowitz & Wasserberg, New York
    Samuel Meirowitz specializes in mesothelioma and asbestos law at Meirowitz & Wasserberg in New York.
    Read More About Samuel
  • Jim Kramer
    Jim Kramer
    Shareholder, Simmons Hanly Conroy
    Jim Kramer is a skilled trial lawyer at Simmons Hanly Conroy, which serves mesothelioma patients.
  • Peter Tambini
    Peter Tambini
    Attorney, Weitz & Luxenberg, PC, New York
    Peter Tambini is an associate attorney working in asbestos litigation at law firm Weitz & Luxenberg.
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    Daniel Wasserberg
    Partner, Meirowitz & Wasserberg, New York
    Daniel Wasserberg represents plaintiffs nationwide in mesothelioma and other asbestos cases as a partner with the law firm Meirowitz & Wasserberg.
    Read More About Daniel

Legal Accreditations

Our legal contributors have nationwide expertise, with Juris Doctor degrees and affiliations that include:

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