Dr. Belinda Avalos

American Society of Hematology

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American Society of Hematology
United States


I am a Professor of Medicine and a Senior Advisor to the President of Atrium Health Levine Cancer Institute, where I also served as Vice Chair of the Department of Hematologic Oncology and Blood Disorders (2012-2022). I received my MD from The Ohio State University (OSU) and performed hematology-oncology fellowship training at the University of Washington, OSU, and UCLA. I am board certified in internal medicine, hematology and medical oncology. I've had a longstanding career as a basic researcher, clinician, teacher, and mentor. I've been a member of the American Society of Hematology (ASH) since 1993 and served ASH in a range of capacities from the Scientific Committee on Hematopoiesis to Government Affairs. Under my leadership as Chair, the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee created the ASH Ambassador Program and new awards for minority residents, fellows, and graduate students. I currently serve on ASH’s Research Collaborative Executive Committee, Finance Subcommittee, Women in Hematology Working Group, Health Equity Task Force, Mentorship Summit Working Group, and Blood Editorial Board. I previously served as Chair of the American Society for Transplantation and Cellular Therapy (ASTCT) Diversity and Inclusion Committee (2021-2022) and am a member of the ASTCT/National Marrow Donor Program ACCESS Initiative Working Group. I am devoted to building a diverse and inclusive hematology workforce and in serving the global hematology community.