Damiano Rondelli, MD

Michael Reese Professor of Hematology
Chief, Division of Hematology/Oncology
Director, Blood & Marrow Transplant
University of Illinois Hospital
& Health Sciences System



Dr. Rondelli received his medical degree from the University of Bologna in Bologna, Italy and then completed his Residency and Fellowship in Hematology at the Institute of Hematology at the University of Bologna as well. He started his research on immunology of stem cell transplantation at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center in Seattle, WA. Before joining UIC, Dr. Rondelli served as an Assistant Professor at the Institute of Hematology and Medical Oncology at the University of Bologna.



Binay Shah, MD

Medical Director, Cancer Center and Blood Institute
St Joseph Regional Medical Center
Lewiston, ID


Dr. Binay Shah is a hematologist and oncologist at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Lewiston, Idaho. His clinical research focusses on health services and outcomes. Dr. Shah has published a number of papers in peer-reviewed journals including Journal of Clinical Oncology, British Journal of Hematology, Leukemia and Lymphoma, Acta Hematologica, Annals of Hematology. He has presented a number of research papers in national and international conferences. He is a reviewer of many esteemed journals including Annals of Internal Medicine, European Journal of Hematology, Platelets etc.

Dr. Shah is the Founder President of Binaytara Foundation. He serves as a board member of Idaho Society of Clinical Oncology.
Dr. Shah received his medical degree from BP Koirala Institute of health Sciences, Dharan, Nepal. He completed Internal Medicine residency from Long Island College Hospital, Brooklyn and Hematology Oncology fellowship from University of Illinois at Chicago.



Dr. Dinesh Pendharkar, MD,PhD

Hon. Consultant-Medical Oncology



After graduation Dr. Pendharkar worked as a junior resident at Tata Memorial Hospital. His PhD program at the All Union Cancer Research Center in Moscow involved complete training in various disciplines of Oncology. Upon completing his training, he was awarded the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Medicine Oncology by Academy of Medical Sciences. For last twenty five years, Dr. Pendharkar has been involved in professional and public training activities, along conferences and seminars, and has enjoyed great professional relationships with many international experts and organizations in the field of oncology.

dgm1Dr. Divyesh Mehta

Professor of Medicine at University of Arizona College of Medicine



Divyesh G. Mehta, MD is Professor Of Medicine at University Of Arizona College Of Medicine and Chief of Hematology Oncology Division at Maricopa Integrated Health System, Phoenix, AZ. Dr. Mehta is a Professor of Medicine at University of Arizona College of Medicine. Dr. Mehta has research interest in Triple Negative Breast Cancer and Multi modality treatment of Hepatocellular Carcinoma.

Dr Mehta received his MD from Medical College in Baroda, India. Subsequently, he completed two internships, one at SSG Hospital in Baroda and one at St. Mary of Nazareth Hospital in Chicago. These were followed by an internal medicine residency at Louis A. Weiss Memorial Hospital in Chicago and a hematology/oncology fellowship at the University of Illinois.

He pioneered several efforts in India including setting up Western India’s first comprehensive component blood bank at Children’s Hospital in Baroda and helping to found the Indian Cooperative Oncology Network, which focuses on cancer research. Dr Mehta has authored 3 book chapters; the most recent is titled “Platelet Disorders” for the 2003 edition of the API Textbook of Medicine.