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Andreas K. Klein, MD
IRB Chair

Andreas Klein has been a member of the IRB since 2004 and was appointed Vice-Chair in 2008.

Dr. Klein is an attending physician in adult Hematology/Oncology at Tufts Medical Center and is Clinical Director of Lymphoma and Myeloma Services at Tufts Medical Center.He is also an Assistant Director, Adult Bone Marrow Transplant Program and Assistant Professor of Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine.He is board certified in Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology, and Hematology.

He serves on various institutional committees, including the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee and the Antimicrobial Subcommittee, as well as the Internal Medicine Residency Selection Committee. He is also an Associate Director of the Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Training Program at Tufts Medical Center.

Dr. Klein has extensive clinical, laboratory, and correlative science research experience.As of July 2008 he has served as Principal Investigator for more than ten (10) adult hematology/oncology research studies and has been a nationally invited presenter on various oncology topics for more than a decade.

Dr. Klein was graduated from Yale University School of Medicine. He completed his internship and residency in internal medicine at New England Medical Center, Boston, MA, and completed his fellowship in hematology and medical oncology at Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina.

Gordon S. Huggins, MD
IRB Vice-Chair

Gordon Huggins has been a member of the IRB since 2006 and was appointed Vice-Chair in 2010.

Dr. Huggins is an attending physician in the Division of Cardiology at Tufts Medical Center and is Assistant Professor of Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine. He is also the Director of the Molecular Cardiology Research Institute Center for Translational Genomics. He is board certified in Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Disease.

He is a member of several institutional committees, including the MD/PhD Graduate Student Selection Committee at Tufts University Sackler Graduate School and the Fellowship Selection Committee for the Cardiovascular Division at Tufts Medical Center. He is also the Co-Director of the MD/PhD Program at Tufts University.

Dr. Huggins has both clinical and basic science research experience as a Principal Investigator with specific interest in analysis of human traits and disease as a discovery platform for biological studies, genetic susceptibility to vascular disease and obesity, and molecular regulation of gene expression in cardiomyocytes and cardiomyocyte precursor cells.

He is also the recipient of several federal grants and has authored numerous journal publications, abstracts, and books chapters.

Dr. Huggins was graduated from Boston University and the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. He completed his residency in internal medicine and a clinical cardiology fellowship at the Massachusetts General Hospital.

Roman Schumann, MD
IRB Vice-Chair

Roman Schumann was a member of the IRB from 2006-2008 and joined the IRB again in 2009. He was appointed Vice-Chair in 2010.

Dr. Schumann is a researcher and attending physician in the Department of Anesthesiology at Tufts Medical Center and is Associate Professor of Anesthesiology at Tufts University School of Medicine. He is also Director of Clinical Research in the Department of Anesthesiology at Tufts Medical Center.  He is board certified in Anesthesiology.

He has served on several institutional committees, including the Critical Care Committee and the Clinical Faculty Appointment and Promotion Committee. He is also Director, Anesthesia for Bariatric Surgery and a member of the Quality Assurance Committee at Tufts Medical Center. In addition, Dr. Schumann serves on the Committee on Transplant Anesthesia for the American Society of Anesthesiologists and is an Expert Panel Member, Anesthesia for Weight-Loss Surgery for the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Betsy Lehman Center for Patient Safety and Medical Error Reduction.

His clinical research experience and interest is in morbid obesity, obstructive sleep apnea, sleep architecture, bariatric surgery, and resource utilization and anesthesia for liver transplantation. He is internationally recognized in anesthesia and perioperative management of liver transplantation, having presented on this and other topics domestically and in countries including Brazil, France, Germany, Japan, and Spain.

He has published his research in various journals, has many peer-reviewed abstract publications and poster presentations at scientific meetings to his credit, and has written several book chapters.

Dr. Schumann was graduated from the University of Hamburg Medical School, Hamburg, Germany. He completed his general surgery training and was a staff surgeon in Hamburg, Germany before coming to the United States. He completed his residency in anesthesiology at Tufts-New England Medical Center, where he was the Chief Resident.

MaryAnn Volpe, MD
IRB Vice-Chair

Dr. Volpe is a researcher and attending physician in the Division of Newborn Medicine at The Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center and is Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Public Health at Tufts University School of Medicine. She is also Associate Program Director of the Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship at Tufts Medical Center.

She has been a member of the IRB since 2006. She is also a member of several institutional committees, including the Pediatrics Promotions Committee for both Tufts Medical Center and Tufts University School of Medicine. She is the program chairman of the New England Perinatal Society.

Dr. Volpe has both clinical and basic science research experience in molecular regulation of lung airway and vascular structural and functional development and early lung biologic events after preterm birth that contributes to the development of infant lung disease. She is also an investigator in innovational educational strategies and preterm infant nutrition. She is board certified in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine.

She is also the recipient of several ongoing grants and funding from federal, national and regional sources.

Dr. Volpe graduated from New York University and the Dartmouth University Geisel School of Medicine. She completed her residency in pediatrics at the University of Virginia Health Sciences Center and completed a fellowship at The Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center.