Dr. Pass is Vice Chair for Research in the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery at New York University Langone Medical Center and the Stephen E. Banner Professor of Thoracic Oncology. His participation in IASLC, which began in 1995, has included a role as a member of IASLC’s Scientific Program Committee and its Board of Directors, chair of the Publications Committee, associate editor for the Journal of Thoracic Oncology and executive editor of The IASLC’s Multidisciplinary Approach to Thoracic Onocology.
Dr. Pass is also a founder of the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation, as well as a former board member of the same. He has participated in numerous conferences organized by the Meso Foundation, including the International Symposium on Malignant Mesothelioma, and has, on numerous occasions, presented his expertise and findings to the mesothelioma community.
“Dr. Pass has been a leader in the field of mesothelioma and a vocal advocate for mesothelioma patients,” said Mary Hesdorffer, nurse practitioner and executive director of the Meso Foundation. “We are profoundly grateful for his contributions to the field of the mesothelioma and his desire to do well for mesothelioma patients.”