Awards

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2021 LEAD Women Awards Presented by Women Leaders in Oncology

Woman Oncologist of the Year

This award honors 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.

Rising Star

This award celebrates a practicing physician early in her career who contributes to her field and demonstrates a commitment to transforming the status quo. This Rising Star exemplifies the future of hematology and oncology, and the next generation of women leaders in oncology.

Past Recipients

2021 oncologist of the year

2021 WOMAN ONCOLOGIST OF THE YEAR

Pamela Kunz, MD

Associate Professor of Internal Medicine (Medical Oncology) Director, Center for Gastrointestinal Cancers Smilow Cancer Hospital and Yale Cancer Center Chief, GI Medical Oncology Vice Chief, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (Medical Oncology) Yale School of Medicine
New Haven, Connecticut

2021 rising star

2021 Rising star

Ana Velázquez Mañana, MD

Clinical Fellow University of San Francisco School of Medicine
San Francisco, California

2020 oncologist of the year

2020 WOMAN ONCOLOGIST OF THE YEAR

Reshma Jagsi, MD, DPhil

Newman Family Professor Deputy Chair, Department of Radiation Oncology Director, Center for Bioethics and Social Sciences in Medicine
University of Michigan

2020 rising star

2020 Rising star

Narjust Duma, MD

Assistant Professor, Thoracic Oncology University of Wisconsin Madison Wisconsin

2019 oncologist of the year

2019 WOMAN ONCOLOGIST OF THE YEAR

Claire Verschraegen, MD

Professor of Medicine Director, Division of Medical Oncology Department of Internal Medicine Diane Nye and Michael Rayden Chair in Innovative Cancer Research Associate Director, Translational Research Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center
Columbus, Ohio

2019 rising star

2019 RISING STAR

Shikha Jain, MD, FACP

Assistant Professor of Medicine Division of Hematology, Oncology & Cell Therapy Physician Director of Media Relations Rush University Medical Center
Chicago, Illinois