Advisory Committee on Childhood Cancers

The Advisory Committee on Childhood Cancers (ACCC) advises the Oversight Committee on issues surrounding childhood cancer. The Oversight Committee is responsible for appointing members to the committee. The ACCC collects current information regarding innovative research on the prevention, control and cure of childhood cancers, and current information regarding treatment programs designed to prevent and control cancer.


Richard Gorlick, M.D., Chair
Division Head and Department Chair of Pediatrics
The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center

Donald (Will) Parsons, M.D., Ph.D., Vice-Chair
Associate Professor, Pediatrics-Oncology
Director, Pediatric Center for Precision Oncology, Texas Children’s Cancer and Hematology Centers
Baylor College of Medicine

Karen Albritton, M.D.
Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology Program
Cook Children's Hospital

Carl E. Allen, M.D.
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Hematology/Oncology
Baylor College of Medicine

Mohamad Al-Rahawan, M.D., MPH
Department of Pediatrics
Texas Tech Health Sciences Center

Greg Aune, M.D., Ph.D., FAAP
School of Medicine
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

Juan Carlos Bernini, M.D.
Vannie E. Cook Jr. Children’s Cancer and Hematology Clinic

Smita Bhaskaran, M.D.
Assistant Professor, Pediatric Hematology
Medical Director, Northwest Texas Healthcare System Pediatric Oncology
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Amarillo

Tim Culliver
Patient Advocate
Adam’s Angels Ministry

Virginia Harod, M.D.
Co-Chief of Pediatric Neuro-Oncology
Dell Children’s Hospital

Barkat Hooda, M.D.
Director, Division of Hematology and Oncology
Department of Pediatrics
The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

Eugenie Kleinerman M.D.
Mosbacher Pediatrics Chair
Professor of Pediatrics
Director, Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Program
M.D. Anderson Cancer Center

Andrew Y Koh, M.D.
Associate Professor, Pediatrics and Microbiology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Director, Pediatric Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation, Children’s Health, Dallas

Annette Leslie
Patient Advocate
Co-Chairman of The Carson Leslie Foundation

Julie Luke, CPNP
Methodist Children’s Hospital of South Texas

Amir Mian, M.D., MBA
Division Chief, Pediatric Hematology Oncology
Department of Pediatrics
University of Texas at Austin

C Patrick Reynolds, M.D., Ph.D.
Director, Cancer Center
Professor, Department of Pediatrics
School of Medicine
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

Lisa Tichenor
Patient Advocate
President and Trustee
QuadW Foundation

Gail Tomlinson, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Pediatrics
Division Director, Pediatric Hematology-Oncology
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

Atul Varadhachary, M.D., Ph.D.
Managing Partner
Fannin Innovation Studio