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Marc Lippman, MD, Scientific Advisor
Marc Lippman, MD, has attended every Expedition Inspiration Symposium and he has been the scientific advisor since 2000.

Lippman is currently Kathleen & Stanley Glaser Professor, Chairman, Department of Medicine, Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine at the University of Miami. He is also Adjunct Professor of Internal Medicine, University of Michigan Medical School in Ann Arbor, MI.

Dr. Lippman was previously the John G. Searle Professor and Chair, Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Michigan Health System. He was also the Director of the Lombardi Cancer Research Center, Professor and Chairman of the Department of Oncology, and Professor of Medicine at Georgetown University Medical School. In addition, he was Chief of the Division of Hematology-Oncology. Prior to his appointment at Georgetown, he was Head of the Medical Breast Cancer Section of the Medicine Branch of the National Cancer Institute.
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Angela DeMichele, MD, MSCE
Angela DeMichele, MD, MSCE, has been our Expedition Inspiration Medical Advisory Committee chair since 2009 and became involved with Expedition Inspiration in 2003.

Dr. DeMichele is an Associate Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology at the University of Pennsylvania and Senior Scholar in the Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics.  She co-leads the Breast Cancer Research Program of the Abramson Cancer Center and directs the Doris Duke Clinical Research Fellowship Program at the University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. DeMichele earned a B.S. in Biochemistry from Brown University, an M.D. from Washington University School of Medicine (as a Four Schools Physician/Scientist Scholar) and a Masters Degree in Clinical Epidemiology from the University of Pennsylvania.
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Ronald V. Dorn III, MD
Ronald Dorn, MD, FASTRO, FACR, has been involved with Expedition Inspiration since the original Aconcagua summit in 1995 and has served as a member of the Medical Advisory Committee since 1996 years.

Dr. Dorn was a founding member and served on the board of directors for 10 years as well as a founding chairman of the medical advisory committee. He was chair of the medical advisory board until 2004.

Dr. Dorn attended University of New Mexico in Albuquerque for undergraduate, medical school and residency. He studied astrophysics and mathematics, medicine and radiation oncology, respectively. He received his bachelor’s degree in 1971 and his medical degree in 1974.
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Julie R. Gralow, MD
Julie Gralow, MD, has been involved with Expedition Inspiration since its inception. She served as chair of the medical advisory committee from 2004 to 2009.

Dr. Gralow is Professor of Medical Oncology, University of Washington School of Medicine, and Member, Clinical Research Division, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. She is Director of Breast Medical Oncology at UWSOM and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, serves as Associate Program Head for the UW/FHCRC Consortium Womens' Cancer Program, and is a member of the FHCRC Scientific Steering Committee. 

She is actively involved in clinical care, education, and research, and is the Principle Investigator on numerous local and national clinical trials related to breast cancer treatment, prevention, and survivorship. Her area of research specialization is the relationship between breast cancer and the bone, and she is currently leading a 6,000 patient Phase III North American Breast Intergroup group trial investigating the role of bisphosphonates in preventing bone metastases.
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Kathleen Grant, MD
Kathleen Grant, M.D. is a Medical Oncologist-Hematologist Chief, Division of Medical Oncology-Hematology Private Practice of Medical Oncology-Hematology at the California Pacific Medical Center, San Francisco, California. Dr. Grant was also the primary physician for our founder, Laura Evans during her battle with breast cancer.

Her quote says it all with respect to Expedition Inspiration:
"Excellent science and humanism are the core of oncology care. I believe care can be taken to a greater level by identifying that individual spark, with open dialogue and use of research protocols that can offer hopeful alternatives. We climb mountains by going for the summit, one step at a time"
Peter Kaufman, MD
Dr. Peter A. Kaufman obtained his MD degree from the New York University School of Medicine.  He then completed an internship, residency, and a hematology/oncology fellowship at Duke University Medical Center, and after this joined the faculty in the Division of Hematology and Oncology at Duke.  In 1992 Dr. Kaufman joined the Section of Hematology/Oncology at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and the Norris Cotton Cancer Center as the director of the Comprehensive Breast Care Program, and he served as the director of the breast cancer program there until 1996.
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Paul Montgomery, MD
Paul Montgomery, MD, has been a valuable member of the Expedition Inspiration Medical Advisory Committee since 2009.

Dr. Paul Montgomery has been a Medical Oncologist/Hematologist at Mountain States Tumor Institute since 1991. He graduated from the University of Washington School of Medicine and completed his residency at the Mayo Graduate School of Medicine. He is board certified in Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology, and Hematology.

Montgomery is a fellow in the American College of Physicians within the American Society of Internal Medicine, and a member of the American Society of Hematology, the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the Idaho Medical Association and the Ada County Medical Association.
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Michael Press, MD, PhD
Michael F. Press, MD, PhD, joined Expedition Inspiration’s Medical Advisory Committee in 2009 after receiving grant funds for 10 years from Expedition Inspiration. Dr. Press has been a professor in the Department of Pathology at University of Southern California since 1994 and a Harold E. Lee professor of cancer research at University of Southern California since 1998.

After receiving his B.A. in Biology from Washington University in St, Louis, Missouri, in 1970, Dr. Press continued to University of Chicago to earn his Ph.D in cell biology in 1975 and his M.D. in 1977. From 1977-1981, Dr. Press was a resident in pathology at University of Chicago and chief resident from 1979-1981.

In the 80s, Dr. Press was an instructor and assistant professor in the Department of Pathology, an assistant professor in the department of OB-GYN, and an associate professor in the department of pathology and OB-GYN, all at University of Chicago. In 1988, Dr. Press moved to Los Angeles and started as the associate professor in the department of pathology at the University of Southern California.
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