Committee Responsibilities

The NCCRT Steering Committee responsibilities include the planning and implementation of NCCRT projects, as well as approving new NCCRT members.


Steven Itzkowitz, MD, FACP, FACG, AGAF

Steering Committee Chair

Steven Itzkowitz, MD, FACP, FACG, AGAF Professor of Medicine, Oncological Sciences, and Medical Education Director, GI Fellowship Program Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai [...]

Robert A. Smith, PhD

Steering Committee Co-Chair

Dr. Robert A. Smith is a cancer epidemiologist and Senior Director, Cancer Control at the National Office of the American Cancer Society in Atlanta, Georgia. He also is Adjunct Professor of Epidemiology at the Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University School of Medicine. His primary research interests are cancer epidemiology, evaluation of cancer prevention and early detection programs, multi-chronic disease models of preventive care, and quality assurance in the delivery of health services.

Lisa C. Richardson, MD, MPH

Steering Committee Executive Member

Lisa C. Richardson, MD, MPH serves as the Director of the Division of Cancer Prevention and Control in the National Center of Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). She is responsible for providing leadership and direction for all scientific, policy, and programmatic issues related to four national programs.


Swati G. Patel, MD, MS


Pascale M. White, MD


Peter S. Liang, MD, MPH


Keith Winfrey, MD, MPH


Candace Henley, MPH


Allison Rosen, MS


Michael Sapienza


Beverly B. Green, MD, MPH


Frank Colangelo, MD, M.S.-HQS, FACP


Laura Makaroff, DO

ACS Permanent Representative

Richard Wender, MD

Chair Emeritus