2020 Award Nominations

Awards Presented by Women Leaders in Oncology.

Award Nomination Submissions have closed. We are excited to recognize all of the amazing women who have been nominated this year. Award winners will be honored at the conference this October.

There will be 2 awards presented at the LEAD conference this October.

Woman Oncologist of the Year

This award will honor a senior professional who is a respected individual in her field and who has modeled excellence in leadership. This woman exhibits strong business acumen and the ability to share her skills with others.

Julie Brahmer, MD, MSC
Johns Hopkins Medicine
Baltimore, Maryland

Joan Walker, MD
Stephenson Cancer Center
The University of Oklahoma
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Nithya Ramnath MBBS
University of Michigan Hospitals
VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System
Ann Arbor, Michigan

Joyce O’Shaughnessy, MD
Texas Oncology
Dallas, Texas

Gursel Aktan, MD, PhD
VP, Global Clinical Development Oncology (Merck)

Nagashree Seetharamu, MD, MBBS
Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research
Hofstra-Northwell School of Medicine
New Hyde Park, New York

Manisha Shah, MD
The Ohio State University
Columbus, Ohio

Robin Zon, MD, FACP, FASCO
Michiana Hematology-Oncology, P.C.
Mishawaka, Indiana

Linda Bosserman, MD, FACP, FASCO
City of Hope
Duarte, California

Dilyara Kaidarova, MD, PhD
Kazakh Institute of Oncology and Radiology
Kazakhstan

Reshma Jagsi, MD, DPhil
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Michigan

Hope Rugo, MD
University of California San Francisco
San Francisco, California

Heather McArthur, MD, MPH
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Los Angeles, California

Jacqueline Barrientos, MD, MS
Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research
Hofstra-Northwell School of Medicine
New Hyde Park, New York

Melissa Hudson, BS, MD
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Memphis, Tennessee

Maha Hussain, MD, FACP, FASCO
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Chicago, Illinois

Tatiana Prowell, MD
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
U.S. Food & Drug Administration
Baltimore, Maryland

Jacqueline Barrientos, MD, MS
Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research
Hofstra-Northwell School of Medicine
New Hyde Park, New York

Rising Star

Shannon Westin, MD, MPH
The University of Texas
MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, Texas

Yana Najjar, MD
UPMC-Hillman Cancer Center
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Carolyn Presley, MD, MHS
The Ohio State University
Columbus, Ohio

Jarushka Naidoo, MB BCH MHS
Johns Hopkins Medicine – Baltimore, Maryland
Beaumont Hospital Dublin – Dublin, Ireland

Narjust Duma, MD
University of Wisconsin
Madison, Wisconsin

Misako Nagasaka, MD
Karmanos Cancer Institute
Detroit, Michigan

Kathryn Hudson, MD
Texas Oncology – Austin
Austin, Texas

Ariela Marshall, MD
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, Minnesota

Ana Velasquez, MD, MSc
University of California San Francisco
San Francisco, California

Nadia Khan, MD
Fox Chase Cancer Center
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Submission Details

Applications must be received by August 26, 2020.

  • A brief paragraph about the individual (optional)
  • Nominee’s CV
  • Please note which award category

Submit applications