Keynote Speakers

Alex Y. Huang, MD., PhD

In 2006, Dr. Huang joined the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine faculty as an Assistant Professor in the Division of Pediatric Hematology / Oncology at Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital - Rainbow / Ireland Cancer Center with a secondary faculty appointment in the Department of Pathology, Biomedical Engineering and General Medical Sciences, with membership in the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center. Currently, Dr. Huang is also the director of clinical fellowship program in Pediatric Hematology / Oncology, and the holder of the Theresia G. & Stuart F. Kline Family Foundation Chair in Pediatric Oncology since 2014.  Dr. Huang was promoted to Associate Professor in 2012, tenured in 2014, and Professor in 2017. Currently, Dr. Huang is a member of the St. Baldrick's Foundation Scientific Advisory Board, Executive Scientific Committee of the Harrington's Discovery Institute, leader of the Tumor Immunology & Immunotherapy interest group, leader of the Cancer Immunotherapy Initiative, as well as co-leader of the Hematopoiesis & Immune Cell Biology Program at the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Eric Leuthardt, MD

Eric C. Leuthardt, M.D. is a neurosurgeon who is currently a professor with the Department of Neurological Surgery and the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis. He is Director of the Center for Innovation in Neuroscience and Technology. His research has focused on neuroprosthetics – devices linked to the brain that may lead to cures for paralysis, allow patients to move artificial limbs, or restore other neurological functions. Dr. Leuthardt uses an integrated approach by employing multiple domains of expertise ranging from biomedical engineering, clinical neurosurgery, mathematical modeling, complex signal analysis, and computer programming. In addition to numerous peer reviewed publications, Leuthardt has numerous patents on file with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for medical devices and brain computer interface technologies.

Alireza Shamshirsaz, MD, FACOG

Alireza Shamshirsaz (09R–obstetrics and gynecology) ranks among the world’s foremost experts in fetal surgery and in the treatment of abnormally adherent placenta, a rare pregnancy complication also known as placenta accreta spectrum. He has pioneered novel surgical techniques for neural tube defects and twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome, and he was part of the team that performed the first successful fetoscopic repair to treat spina bifida in the U.S. Shamshirsaz is board certified in OB-GYN and maternal fetal medicine and an appointed reviewer of 22 medical journals. He has published more than 250 peer-reviewed manuscripts in English language journals and 18 in Farsi. Shamshirsaz serves as director of the Maternal Fetal Medicine Care Center at Boston Children’s Hospital, part of Harvard Medical School.

38th Annual Society for Thermal Medicine Meeting

April 24-27, 2023
Catamaran Resort Hotel, San Diego, California

Dear Friends and Supporters of STM,

On behalf of the STM Governing Council and meeting Planning Committee, it is my pleasure to invite you to join us for our 38th Annual Meeting in San Diego, California, USA, at the beautiful Catamaran Resort, April 24-27, 2023.

The 38th Annual Meeting of the Society for Thermal Medicine will provide an arena for presentations of latest data, concepts, and breakthroughs in our ever-expanding understanding of thermal medicine in the context of medicine, engineering, physics, materials science, biology and immunology. Keynote and Plenary speakers will highlight the extensive connections among clinical applications of thermal medicine, oncoimmunology, physics, biology, imaging, and the thermal state. International thought leaders will lead breakout sessions on:

• Clinical trials in cancer and other diseases

• Traditional hyperthermia


• Ablative thermal therapy

• Cryotherapy

• Thermal modeling

• Nanotechnology

• Tissue engineering and immune engineering

• Functional imaging

• Cellular response to stress to thermal therapy

• Immunology/immunotherapy in thermal medicine

• Combination therapies with hyperthermia and cryotherapy

• Thermal medicine in infectious diseases

...and many more!

We look forward to seeing you in sunny San Diego!

Best Regards,

Alireza Mohammadi, MD
STM Vice President
2023 Meeting Program Chair
Questions? Please contact

Thank you to our sponsors!

Platinum Level 

Gold Level

Silver Level

Friends Level

Supporting Grant Provided By

2023 Program Chair

STM Vice President
2023 Meeting Program Chair

Cleveland Clinic
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195

Planning Committee

Program Chair: Alireza Mohammad Mohammadi, MD, Cleveland Clinic

Erik Cressman, MD, PhD, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Hans Crezee, PhD, Academic Medical Center Amsterdam

Colleen Crouch, PhD, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Chris Diederich, PhD, University of California San Francisco

Mark Dewhirst, PhD, DVM, Duke University Medical Center

Sharon Evans, PhD, Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center

Rohan Fernandes, PhD, The George Washington Cancer Center

David Fuentes, PhD, The University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center

Michael Graner, PhD, University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine, Department of Neurosurgery

Robert Griffin, PhD, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

Dieter Haemmerich, PhD, Medical University of South Carolina

Rob Ivkov, PhD, Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine, Department of Radiation Oncology

Samir Jenkins, PhD,
 University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

Debbie Ledezma, BS, George Washington University

Nicole Levi, PhD, Wake Forest School of Medicine

Jason Molitoris, MD, PhD, University of Maryland, Department of Radiation Oncology

Allison Payne, PhD, University of Utah School of Medicine

Punit Prakash, PhD, Kansas State University

Hattie Ring, PhD, Center for Magnetic Resonance Research, University of Minnesota

Dario Rodrigues, PhD, University of Maryland, Department of Radiation Oncology

Jason Stafford, MD, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Elizabeth Sweeney, PhD, George Washington University

Timo ten Hagen, PhD, Erasmus MC Cancer Institute, Rotterdam, Netherlands

Jennifer Yu, MD, PhD, Cleveland Clinic

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