Medical Advisors

DC Outreach is proud to be supported by a staff of professional medical advisors.

Suneet Agarwal, MD, PhD


Dr. Agarwal, is an assistant professor of pediatrics at Harvard Medical School and pediatric hematologist/oncologist at the Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center. Dr. Agarwal’s specializes in hematopoietic stem cell transplantation; aplasic anemia and bone marrow failure syndromes; and Dyskeratosis Congenita.

Alison Bertuch, MD, PhD


Dr. Bertuch is an both an associate professor of pediatrics and molecular and human genetics at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. She also directs the Bone Marrow Failure Program at Texas Children's Cancer and Hematology Centers. She is a member of the Telomere Biology and Cancer Genomics Program and her research focuses on the mechanisms of telomere structure and function.

Rodrigo Calado, MD, PhD


Dr. Calado is an assistant professor of medicine at the University of São Paulo at Ribeirão Prento Medical School and a principal investigator at the Center for Cell-Based Therapy at the University of São Paulo. Dr. Calado previously worked at the Hematology Branch of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute at the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Calado specializes in bone marrow failure diseases, telemore diseases and hematopoietic stem cell biology.

Sharon Savage, MD, FAAP


Dr. Savage is an investigator in the Clinical Genetics Branch of the Division of Cancer, Epidemiology and Genetics at the National Cancer Institute and board certified in pediatrics and pediatric hematology/oncology. Dr. Savage’s research focus is on the genetic and molecular epidemiology of telomere biology, pediatric cancer etiology, and inherited cancer predisposition syndromes.

Jakub Tolar, MD, PhD


Dr. Tolar is the Director of the Stem Cell Institute at the University of Minnesota, associate professor of pediatrics in the division of Blood and Marrow Transplantation and attending physician at the University of Minnesota’s Amplatz Children’s Hospital, Fairview. Dr. Tolar’s research interests focus on pluripotency in cells and creating human disease models at the cellular level.