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The United States of America have three National Representatives: Vicki Morrison (Minnesota), Arash Naeim (California) and Armin Shahrokni (New York).

Vicki Morrison

Vicki A. Morrison, MD, isProfessor of Medicine at the University of Minnesota, and Staff Physician in the Sections of Hematology/Oncology and Infectious Disease at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Minneapolis MN.  Dr Morrison earned her MD at the University of Wisconsin Medical School.  She completed a basic medicine internship, internal medicine residency, and senior residency at the Naval Regional Medical Center, Portsmouth, Virginia.  She then completed an infectious diseases fellowship at Bethesda (MD) Naval Hospital, followed by a medical oncology fellowship at the University of Minnesota.  Dr Morrison has been a principal investigator on numerous research projects and has lectured nationally/internationally on lymphoproliferative disorders, with a focus on the elderly, fungal infections and infections in immunocompromised patients.  Dr Morrison has co-authored numerous articles, book chapters, and abstracts, and is a reviewer for numerous hematology-oncology and infectious disease journals.  Her professional memberships include the American Society of Clinical Oncology, American Society of Hematology, International Society of Geriatric Oncology, American Association for Cancer Research, American Society for Microbiology, Immunocompromised Host Society, and Infectious Diseases Society of America.  Dr Morrison is a member of several national cooperative group committees, including the Lymphoma, Leukemia, and Cancer in the Elderly Committees of the Alliance.

Arash Naeim






Armin Shahrokni

Dr. Shahrokni is a Geriatrician and Colorectal Oncologist at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC). In addition to providing care for older cancer patients 3 days a week, his main research area of interest is on use of Big Data in more comprehensive assessment and care of older adults with cancer especially during perioperative period. He has developed electronic Rapid Fitness Assessment (eRFA) in 2015 which has been implemented as of 2019 in all MSKCC Geriatrics clinics, thoracic surgery clinics and bone marrow transplant clinics. Since 2015, approximately 5000 older cancer patients have completed the eRFA which is an electronic geriatric assessment. In 2019, the eRFA has been transitioned to an institution-wide platform to collect electronic assessment of patients which will facilitate the implementation of such tool in the whole institution. He has collaborated in a pilot study to implement eRFA in Australia. Dr.Shahrokni’s vision is by 2030, instead of stratifying patients by age, they be stratified by a more robust assessment of their functional status.

Dr. Shahrokni has graduated from Shahid Beheshti University in Tehran/Iran. He then completed a combined internal medicine and preventive medicine residency at Yale/Griffin Hospital and obtained Master of Public Health from Johns Hopkins University. He then completed combined Geriatric Oncology fellowship at University of California-Los Angeles under the mentorship of Dr. Arash Naeim. He has been a member of Cancer and Aging Research Group, International Society of Geriatric Oncology, and American Society of Clinical Oncology.

He hopes that through his and his colleagues’ collective efforts via International Society of Geriatric Oncology, the assessment, care and outcome of older cancer patients improve significantly in the next decade.