2023-2025 Board of Directors


Amrit Singh_MSCO
Amrit Singh, MD
Medical Oncologist/Hematologist, Internist
Mayo Clinic, Andreas Cancer Center


Konstantinos Leventakos, MD, PhD
Lung Cancer Team and Early Cancer Therapeutic Clinic
Mayo Clinic

Konstantinos Leventakos, MD, PhD, is a medical oncologist with a focus on thoracic malignancies, personalized medicine, and immunotherapy. His clinical focus includes, non-small cell lung cancer, small cell lung cancer, mesothelioma, thymic malignancies, neuroendocrine tumors, multidisciplinary approach to thoracic malignancies and personalized medicine, and the integration of Artificial Intelligence (AI) for clinical trial matching.

In addition to his clinical activities, Dr. Leventakos is active in research and education of medical students, residents, and oncology fellows. He publishes in many journals and speaks at many national and international meetings.


Secretary/ Treasurer
Yan Ji, MD
Medical Oncologist/Hematologist
HealthPartners Medical Group/Regions Hospital

Yan Ji, MD, is an oncologist/hematologist at HealthPartners Medical Group, Regions Hospital. Dr. Ji's special interests include solid tumors, and lung, breast, and gastrointestinal cancers. Her many years of cancer research in these areas have deepened her understanding of underlying mechanisms that translate to the best treatment for patients.

Immediate Past President

Samith Kochuparambil_MSCO
Samith Kochuparambil, MD
Medical Oncologist/Hematologist
Minnesota Oncology Hematology, PA

Samith Kochuparambil, MD, is a practicing hematologist/oncologist with Minnesota Oncology in Minneapolis. He completed his hematology /oncology fellowship from Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, and sub specializes in genitourinary, and head and neck cancers. He serves on several US Oncology Network national executive committees and is a national principal investigator on multiple clinical trials.

Educational Program Chair

Balkrishna Jahagirdar_MSCO
Balkrishna Jahagirdar, MD
Medical Oncologist
HealthPartners Medical Group/Regions Hospital

Balkrishna Jahagirdar, MD, is a board certified medical oncologist-hematologist. He is on the faculty of the Department of Medicine at the University of Minnesota, and serves as a member of the Experimental Therapeutics Committee of the Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology to help design and conduct clinical trials of new cancer treatments throughout the country.

Dr. Jahagirdar has co-authored a book chapter in the Textbook of Malignant Hematology, and his research is published in prestigious journals, including Nature, the Journal of Clinical Investigation, BloodExperimental Hematology, and Leukemia.

He is a recipient of several awards and honors, including the Clinical Excellence Award of the University of Minnesota, Outstanding Clinical Mentor Award, National Cancer Institute's MetroMinnesota Community Clinical Oncology Program-Silver Certificate for his contribution to clinical trials in oncology, and the Blood and Marrow Transplant Award.

Membership Liaison

Sarah Jax_MSCO
Sarah Jax, APRN, CNP
Oncology/Hematology Advanced Practitioner
HealthPartners Cancer Research Center, HealthPartners Frauenshuh Cancer Center

Allied Health Representative

Jodi Nordberg-2
Jodi A. Nordberg, RT, CPC
Billing Operations Manager
University of Minnesota Physicians


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Evidio Domingo-Musibay, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
University of Minnesota Medical Center
Lloyd Ketchum_MSCO
Lloyd H. Ketchum, MD
Medical Oncologist/Hematologist
Essentia Health Cancer Center
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Lisa Lafranchi, PA-C
Hematology/Oncology Physician Assistant
Park Nicollet Health Services/HealthPartners - Frauenshuh Cancer Center
Yang Liu, MD
Hematologist/ Medical Oncologist
Minnesota Oncology
Todd Tuttle_MSCO
Todd Tuttle, MD, MS
Surgical Oncologist; Professor, Department of Surgery
University of Minnesota

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