Advocacy Committee

The Advocacy Committee meets on an as-needed basis to develop the extent and the manner in which CIS pursues actions to influence government policy at the state and federal level.


Monica Lawreence, MD - University of Virginia


Nicholas L. Hartog, MD - Helen DeVos Children's Hospital and Spectrum Health Medical Group
Paul Maglione, MD, PhD - Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Joyce Yu, MD - Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center


CME Committee

The Continuing Medical Education (CME) Committee is responsible for review and oversight of CME activity planning, interaction with planners and speakers, content development and review, and the management of commercial support for all directly and jointly sponsored CME activities in addition to oversight of the ACCME re-accreditation process every four years. This committee meets approximately four times per year via conference call.


Joud Hajjar, MD, MS - Baylor College of Medicine


Manar Abdalgani, MD - Children's Hospital and Clincis of Minnesota
Jasmeen Dara, MD - Montefiore Medical Center
Sarah Glover, DO - University of Florida
Artemio Jongco, MPH MD PhD - Northwell Health
Gene Schwartz, MD - UC and CCHMC
Donald Vinh, MD - McGill University Health Centre
Brant Ward, MD, PhD - Virginia Commonwealth University


Diversity & Inclusion Committee

The purpose of this committee is to promote and enhance diversity, equity, and inclusion within the Clinical Immunology Society and within the broader fields of Clinical, Translational, and Investigational Immunology. The committee will focus on education, advocacy, mentorship and other efforts to expand the diversity of voices and opinions within our vibrant and exciting field. This will build on the successes and groundwork laid by the Women in Clinical Immunology Society (WCIS) committee and WCIS will become a standing subcommittee within the Diversity and Inclusion Committee.  The Committee will encourage and help facilitate diversity within CIS leadership, committee membership, speakers at webinars and educational activities, and annual meeting sessions. Additionally, the Committee will provide input to the CIS Executive Council regarding diversity and inclusion in the CIS Strategic Plan and will work with the Council to carry out these elements of the Plan. 


Art Jongco, MPH, MD, PhD - Northwell Health
Jennifer Leiding, MD - University of South Florida


Aisha Ahmed, MD - Lurie Children's Hospital
Hey Chong, MD, PhD - University of Pittsburgh
Antonio Condino-Neto - University of Sao Paulo
Blachy Javier Davila-Saldana, MD - Children's National Medical Center
Sarah Henrickson, MD, PhD - The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Tracy Hwangpo, MD, PhD - University of Alabama at Birmingham
Maleewan Kitcharoensakkul, MD - Washington University in St. Louis, MO
Diana Munoz-Mendoza, MD - UAMS
Amy O'Connell, MD, PhD - Boston Children's Hospital/Harvard Medical School
Lauren Sanchez, MD - University of California San Francisco
Andy Snow, PhD - Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences


DLI Committee

The mission of the Diagnostic Laboratory Committee will be to create, promote and curate all matters relevant to DLI in its contribution to the overall mission of the CIS (to facilitate education, translational research and novel approaches to therapy in clinical immunology to promote excellence in the care of patients with immunologic/inflammatory disorders).

Vijaya Knight, MD, PhD, (D)ABMLI - University of Colorado

Troy Torgerson, MD, PhD - University of Washington


ECI Committee

The Early Career Immunologists (ECI) Committee is responsible for developing and overseeing benefits and programs for current and future Trainee Members and junior faculty members. The ECI Committee will meet regularly via conference call and will work with other committees such as the Education, Program, and Membership Committees throughout the year to assist with CIS communications and Annual Meeting planning targeted to Trainee Members and junior faculty members as well as membership recruitment.


The ECI Committee meets to discuss business approximately four to six times a year. The committee chairs serves as an ex-officio member of the Communications Committee, Program Committee, and Membership Committee and the monthly Executive Committee conference calls as needed.

Carolyn H. Baloh, MD - Brigham & Women's Hospital 
Naty Chaimowitz, Md, PhD - Cook Children's Hospital


Melissa Gans, MD - University of Miami
Harry Lesmana - Cleveland Clinic
Junghee Shin, MD, PhD - Yale University
Jacqueline Squire, MD - Mayo Clinic Jacksonville


Education Committee

The Education Committee will work to develop and implement educational activities that would be of interest to members including, but not limited to, webinars, podcasts, videos, and various live activities. The committee will also provide members with current information on available educational opportunities within the society, and initiate and implement educational policies.

David Hagin, MD, PhD - Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center

Eric Allenspach, MD, PhD - University of Washington & Seattle Children's Hospital
Karin Chen, MD - University of Utah
Nick Hartog, MD - Helen DeVos Children's Hospital
Jennifer Heimall, MD - Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Edith Schussler, MD - Weil Cornell Medicine
Gesmar Rodrigues Silva Segundo, MD, PhD - Federal University of Uberlandia
Troy Torgerson, MD, PhD - Allen Institute for Immunology
Elizabeth Varga, MS - Genomenon Inc.
Donald Vinh, MD - McGill University Health Centre
Nicola Wright, MD - Alberta Children's Hospital

Fellowship Committee

The purpose of the CIS Fellowship Committee is to serve as an oversight body to review the eligibility of applicants seeking the FCIS designation. Current Fellows in good standing will recommend future Fellows.


Mark Ballow, MD, FAAAAI - University of South Florida
Charlotte Cunningham-Rundles, MD, PhD - Mt. Sinai Medical Center


Roshini Abraham, PhD - Nationwide Children's Hospital
Thomas Fleisher, MD - NIH Clinical Center
Rebecca Marsh, MD - Cincinnati Children's Hospital
John Routes, MD - Medical College of Wisconsin
Stuart Turvey, MBBS, DPhil, FRCPC - University of British Columbia


Foundation Committee

The CIS Foundation Committee was created to support the CIS Foundation with its fundraising which will advance research and education among CIS members and the larger patient and donor community. Learn more about the CIS Foundation.


Victoria Dimitriades, MD - University of California Davis Medical Center


Daniel C. Adelman, MD - Aimmune Therapeutics
Monica Lawrence, MD - University of Virginia


Membership Committee

The Membership Committee shall review the applications for eligibility on the basis of criteria approved by the Council including good moral and ethical character. The Membership Committee meets to approve members and discuss business approximately four to six times a year.


Jenna Bergerson, MD - NIH, NIAID, LCIM


Jordan Abbott, MD - National Jewish Health
Eleonora Gambineri, MD - University of Florence
Luis Murguia-Favela, MD, FRCPC - University of Calgary
Cecilia Poli, MD, PhD - Universidad del Desarrollo
Ismail Reisli, MD - Necmettin Ernakan University, Meram Medical School


Program Committee (2023 Annual Meeting)

The Program Committee develops the programming and abstract selection for the Annual Meeting, along with fundraising efforts and may be asked to moderate interactive discussions generated from the presentations. The committee meets via conference call approximately six times during the program development. 


Sergio Rosenzerig, MD, PhD - NIH Clical Center


Lisa Forbes-Satter, MD - Baylor College of Medicine
Carrier Lucas, PhD - Yale University 


Mike Keller, MD
Cullen Dutmer, MD - Children's Hospital Colorado
Stuart Tangye, PhD - Garvan Institute of Medical Research
Megan Cooper, MD, PhD - Washington University
Dusan Bogunovic, PhD - Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Emily Mace, PhD - Columbia University
Ivona Aksentijevich, MD - Human Genome Research Institute
Sophie Hambleton, DPhil, FRCPCH - Newcastle University


Thymic Defect Taskforce

The Thymic Defect Taskforce's (TDT) mission is to address the growing need in the field of Clinical Immunology and Primary Immunodeficiencies of the role of thymus transplantation in the management of patients with thymic defects. The objectives of the taskforce would be to develop guidelines, on behalf of CIS that would outline the biology of thymic defects, the gaps in clinical care, current management strategies, need and access issues in thymus transplantation, protocols of thymus transplantation and monitoring, regulatory issues and future directions. The TDT will also endeavor to collaborate with existing registries to expand an existing, or add a new registry for patients diagnosed with thymic defects, especially via newborn screening.


Elie Haddad, MD, PhD - University of Montreal


Jack Bleesing, MD, PhD - Cincinnati Children's Hospital
Marita Bosticardo - NIH
Ivan Chinn, MD - Baylor College of Medicine
Cathleen Collins, MD, PhD- UCSD
E. Graham Davies - Great Ormond Street Hospital
M Teresa De La Morena, MD - Seattle Children's Hospital
Michael Keller, MD - Children's National Medical Center
Michail Lionakis, MD - LCID, NIAID, NIH
Mary Lousie Markert, MD, PhD - Duke University Medical Center
Peter Mustillo, MD - Nationwide Children's Hospital
Luigi Notarangelo, MD - NIH


Women in Clinical Immunology Sciences (WCIS) Committee

The goal of the WCIS Committee is to support and encourage the advancement of women at all levels (general members, students, residents, fellows, post-doctoral, clinicians, and faculty) in the CIS to attain their full academic potential via mentorship, sponsorship, personal and professional development, leadership, innovation, inclusiveness, and a welcoming and supportive climate.


Sarah Henrickson, MD, PhD - The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia


Past Chair
Victoria Dimitriades, MD - University of California Davis Medical Center


Taya Carpenter - Westchester Medical Center
Helene Decaluwe - University of Montreal, Saint-Justine Hospital
Joud Hajjar, MD, MS - Baylor College of Medicine
Laura Lucas, CPNP - Children's Healthcare of Atlanta