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.


Peter Mustillo, MD - Nationwide Children's Hospital


Jennifer Heimall, MD - Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Sarah Henrickson, MD, PhD - Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Lisa Kobrynski, MD MPH - Emory University
Jennifer Leiding, MD - University of South Florida
Richard Wasserman, MD, PhD -  Medical City Children's Hospital
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.


Joyce Yu, MD - Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center


Manish J. Butte, MD PhD - UCLA Molecular Biology Institute
Artemio Jongco, MPH MD PhD - Northwell Health
Jasmeen Dara, MD - Montefiore Medical Center
Donald Vinh, MD - McGill University Health Centre
Gene Schwartz, MD - UC and CCHMC
Yesim Yilmaz Demirdag, MD - Morgan Stanley Children Hospital Columbia University Medical Center
Zoulfia Allakhverdi, PhD - CHU Ste-Justine Hospital
Sarah Glover, DO - University of Florida
Joud Hajjar, MD - Baylor College of Medicine


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


Roshini S. Abraham, PhD - Mayo Clinic
Jack Bleesing, MD, PhD - Cincinnati Children's Hospital
Sharon Choo - Royal Children's Hospital
Janet Chou, MD - Children's Hospital Boston
Attila Kumanovics, MD - Univeristy of Utah
Rebecca Marsh, MD - Cincinnati Children's Hospital
Sara Nandiwada, PhD, (D)ABMLI - Texas Children's Hospital
Maurice O'Gorman, PhD, MBA, MSc, D(ABMLI) - University of Southern California, CHLA
Sergio D. Rosenzweig, MD, PhD - NIAID, NIH
Amir A. Sadighi Akha, MD, DPhil - Mayo Clinic
Troy Torgerson, MD, PhD - University of Washington
James Verbsky, MD, PhD - Medical College of Wisconsin


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.

Nicholas Rider, DO - Baylor College of Medicine

Karin Chen, MD - University of Utah
Hey Chong, MD, PhD - University of Pittsburgh Children's Hospital
David Hagin, MD, PhD - Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center
Jennifer Heimall, MD - Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Monica Lawrence, MD - University of Virginia
Donald Vinh, MD - McGill University Health Centre


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.


Megan Cooper, MD, PhD - Washington University

Mora Dorsey, MD MMSc - University of California San Francisco
Rashmi Kaul, PhD - Ohio State University
Peter Mustillo, MD - Nationwide Children's Hospital
Sergio Rosenzweig, MD - NIH

Program Committee (2019 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. 


Roshini Abraham, PhD - Mayo Clinic
Sergio Rosenzweig, MD, PhD - NIH


Shan Chandrakasan, MD - Emory University School of Medicine, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
Lisa Kobrynski, MD, MPH - Emory University
Kiran Patel, MD - Emory University
Manish Butte, MD, PhD - UCLA
Jack Routes, MD - Medical College of Wisconsin
Kate Sullivan, MD, PhD - Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Neil Romberg, MD - Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Sarah Henrickson, MD, PhD - Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Jolan Walter, MD, PhD - University of South Florida