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NIDCD Board of Scientific Counselors Roster

The ending date for each member's term is given next to his or her name.


  • MANIS, Paul B., Ph.D.6/30/2022

    Professor, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
    University of North Carolina
    Chapel Hill, NC

Board Members​

  • CASSELBRANT, Margaretha, M.D., Ph.D.6/30/2020  

    Professor Emerita of Otolaryngology
    Department of Pediatric Otolaryngology
    Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
    Pittsburgh, PA 

  • LI, Jian-Dong, M.D., Ph.D.6/30/2023

    Professor and Director
    Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar in
    Inflammation and Immunity
    Institute for Biomedical Sciences
    Georgia State University
    Atlanta, GA 

  • FRANCIS, Howard W., M.D., M.B.A., FACS 6/30/2024

    Richard Hall Chaney, Sr. Distinguished
    Professor of Otolaryngology
    Interim Chair, Department of Head and Neck Surgery and Communication Sciences
    Duke University
    Durham, NC

  • JOHNSON, Daniel E., Ph.D.  6/30/2024

    Professor and Vice Chair for Research
    Department of Otolaryngology-
    Head and Neck Surgery
    University of California, San Francisco
    San Francisco, CA

  • SPINNER, Nancy B., Ph.D., FACMG6/30/2020

    Evelyn Willing Bromley Chair in Pediatric Pathology
    Chief, Division of Genomic Diagnostics
    Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
    Professor, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
    University of Pennsylvania
    Perelman School of Medicine
    Philadelphia, PA

  • OGHALAI, John, M.D.6/30/2024 

    Leon J. Tiber and David S. Alpert Professor
    Chair in Medicine
    Chair and Professor of Otolaryngology-
    Head and Neck Surgery
    University of Southern California
    Los Angeles, CA

  • HASHINO, Eri, Ph.D. 6/30/2024

    Ruth C. Holton Professor and
    Vice Chair for Research
    Department of Otolaryngology-
    Head and Neck Surgery
    Indiana University School of Medicine
    Indianapolis, IN

Executive Secretary

  • FRIEDMAN, Thomas, Ph.D.

    Acting Scientific Director, NIDCD/NIH
    Bethesda, MD




2020 Ad-Hoc Consultants

  • COREY, David P., Ph.D.

    Bertarelli Professor of Translational Medical Science
    Department of Neurobiology
    Harvard Medical School
    Boston, MA

  • FERRIS, Robert, M.D., Ph.D.

    Director, UPMC Hillman Cancer Center
    Hillman Professor of Oncology
    Associate Vice Chancellor for Cancer Research
    Co-Director, Tumor Microenvironment Center
    University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
    Pittsburgh, PA

  • RAIBLE, David W., Ph.D.

    Professor, Department of Biological Structure
    University of Washington
    Seattle, WA

  • EPSTEIN, Douglas J., Ph.D.

    Professor and Vice Chair
    Department of Genetics
    Perelman School of Medicine
    University of Pennsylvania
    Philadelphia, PA

  • PIOTROWSKI, Tatjana, Ph.D.

    Stowers Institute for Medical Research
    Kansas City, MO

  • STEINBERG, Bettie, M., Ph.D.

    Provost, Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research
    Provost and Professor, Elmezzi Graduate School
    of Molecular Medicine
    Professor and Chair, Department of Molecular Medicine
    Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
    Manhasset, NY

Last Updated Date: 
June 1, 2020