Medical Advisors

In addition to our Board of Directors, we are honored and fortunate to be able to draw upon the expertise of the following individuals. Their advice and input continues to be pivotal as we grow and support this community. We thank them for their continued support of the Hereditary Colon Cancer Foundation.

Dennis Ahnen, MD

Professor of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology
University of Colorado School of Medicine

Director, Genetics Clinic
 Gastroenterology of the Rockies

C. Richard Boland, MD

Medical Director, Epigenetics and Cancer Prevention
Baylor Health Care
Chief, Division of Gastroenterology
Baylor University Medical Center
Clinical Researcher
Baylor Research Institute


Randall W. Burt, MD

Former Board Member, HCCF
Principal Clinical Investigator, Burt-Neklason Laboratory (Retired)
Huntsman Cancer Institute
Professor Emeritus, Department of Internal Medicine
Division of Gastroenterology
University of Utah


James Church, MD

Former Board Member, HCCF

Director, Weiss Center for Hereditary Colon Cancer
Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio

Steve Erdman, MD

Director of Pediatric Gastroenterology Fellowship Program

Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Professor, Clinical Pediatrics 
The Ohio State University College of Medicine

Kory Jasperson, MS, CGC

Former Board Member, HCCF
Certified Genetic Counselor, Medical Affairs
Ambry Genetics


Karen Lu, MD
Chair, Department of  Gynecologic Oncology and Reproductive Medicine;

Co-medical Director, Clinical Cancer Genetics 

MD Anderson Cancer Center

Kathryn Mraz, MS, CGC
Genetic Counselor, Cancer Risk Genetics Program

Susan Peterson, PhD, MPH
Professor, Department of Behavioral Science, Division of Cancer Prevention and Population Sciences
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Jewel Samadder, MD

Former Board Member, HCCF
Assistant Professor, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Department of Internal Medicine
University of Utah School of Medicine

Paul Wise, MD
Associate Professor, Surgery
Director, Inherited Colorectal Cancer and Polyposis Registry
Associate Program Director, Colon and Rectal Surgery Residency
Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis