EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

Cynthia M.A. Geppert, MD, MA, MPH, MSBE, DPS
Chief, Consultation Psychiatry & Ethics, New Mexico VA Health Care System, Professor, Department of Psychiatry
Director of Ethics Education, University of New Mexico School of Medicine, Albuquerque, New Mexico

EDITORIAL ADVISORY ASSOCIATION

Susanne G. Barnett, PharmD, BCPS
Clinical Pharmacist, William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital
Associate Professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Pharmacy
Madison, Wisconsin

Anthony Charles Breu III, MD
Hospitalist and Director, Resident Education VA Boston HCS
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard University
Boston, Massachusetts

Maggie Chartier, PsyD, MPH
Deputy Director for the HIV, Hepatitis, and Related Conditions Program VHA Office of Specialty Care Services
Clinical Psychologist, San Francisco VAMC
Assistant Clinical Professor, University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, California

Ramon L. Cuevas-Trisan, MD
Chief, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Service
Director, Rehabilitation & Pain Management Services
West Palm Beach VA Medical Center
West Palm Beach, Florida

David J. Cziperle, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor, Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgery
Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine
Maywood, Illinois

Nina S.Davis, MD
Staff Surgeon
VA Portland Health Care System
Associate Professor, Urology & Urogynecology Oregon Health & Science University Portland, Oregon

H. Gene Dossett, MD, MBA
Chief, Orthopedic Surgery, Phoenix VA Health Care System
Chief Surgical Consultant, VISN 18
Phoenix, Arizona

Peter Hauser, MD
Director, National VA Telemental Health Hub,
Long Beach
Co-chair VHA Somatic Treatments Field Advisory
Committee, (STFAC)
Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, University of California
Irvine and San Diego
Long Beach, California

Marcia Johnson, DNP, FNP-BC
Orlando VAMC
Orlando, Florida

Jerome Pierson, RPh, PhD
Chief, Regulatory Compliance & Human Subjects Protection
Division of Clinical Research, National Institute of Allergy & Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, Maryland

COL (Ret) Elspeth Cameron Ritchie, MD, MPH, USA
Chief, Mental Health for Community Based Outpatient Clinics
Professor of Psychiatry, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
Bethesda, Maryland

R. Brooks Robey, MD
Founding Chief, Nephrology & Hypertension Section
Associate Chief of Staff, Research & Development, White River Junction VA Medical Center
White River Junction, Vermont
Associate Professor of Medicine & Physiology & Neurobiology, Geisel School of Medicine, Dartmouth College
Lebanon, New Hampshire

William Rodríguez-Cintrón, MD, MACP
Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine Section Chief
Training Program Director, VA Caribbean HCS
San Juan, Puerto Rico

Col (Ret) Mona Pearl Treyball, PhD, RN, CNS, CCRN-K, USAF, NC
Professor and Specialty Director, Veteran and Military Health Care Academic Programs, University of Colorado College of Nursing
Aurora, Colorado

COL (Ret) Stanley Zagorski Jr, MD, USA
General, Minimally Invasive, and Bariatric Surgery, Conemaugh Health System/ Duke-Lifepoint Hospital
Johnstown, Pennsylvania

Federal Practitioner® is an independent publication that has no federal affiliation. Federal employees who participate in the peer review process or as Editorial Advisory Association members do so in their own capacity and in the interest of scientific inquiry—not as representatives of the federal government. Such participation is honorary, voluntary, and nonremuneratory.

Hematology/Oncology Special Issue Advisory Board

Anita Aggarwal, DO, PhD
Hematology/Oncology
Washington DC VA Medical Center
Past President AVAHO (2016)
Associate Professor, Departments of Medicine and
Immunology,
George Washington University School
of Medicine Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine,
The Georgetown University and Uniformed Services
University of the Health Sciences
Washington, DC, and Bethesda, Maryland

João L. Ascensão, MD, PhD
Chief, Hematology
Washington DC VA Medical Center
Past President AVAHO (2015)
Professor, Departments of Medicine, Tropical
Medicine, and Immunology, George Washington
University School of Medicine
Clinical Professor of Medicine, Uniformed Services
University of the Health Sciences
Washington, DC, and Bethesda, Maryland

Russell Crawford BPharm, BCOP
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist Hematology/Oncology
PGY2 Oncology Pharmacy Residency Director
Southern Arizona VA Healthcare System
President Elect AVAHO
Tucson, Arizona

Paulette Mehta, MD, MPH
Staff Physician & Medical Director, Hematology/Oncology
Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System
Past President AVAHO (2010)
Professor, Hematology/Oncology
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Little Rock, Arkansas

Peter T. Silberstein, MD
Chief, Oncology
VA Nebraska-Western Iowa Health Care System
Past President AVAHO (2012)
Division Chief, Hematology/Oncology
Professor of Internal Medicine, Creighton University
Omaha, Nebraska

Mary Laudon Thomas, MS, CNS, AOCN
Hematology Clinical Nurse Specialist
VA Palo Alto Health Care System
Current President AVAHO
Palo Alto, California

aFederal Practitioner® is an independent publication that has no federal affiliation. Federal employees who participate in the peer review process or as Editorial Advisory Association members do so in their own capacity and in the interest of scientific inquiry—not as representatives of the federal government. Such participation is honorary, voluntary, and nonremuneratory.