Maria Sgambati, M.D.
Warren Wilson College, Asheville, NC
Wake Forest University – Bowman Gray School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC
Internal Medicine Internship and Residency Training
Pennsylvania State University Hospital / Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, PA
Hematology / Medical Oncology Fellow
Wake Forest University – Bowman Gray School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC
Other Professional Training:
Natural Resources Leadership Institute, University of Florida (2014) – Received Burl Long award from classmates
EPA Water Quality Standards Academy (2012)
USDA Natural History Field Studies Certificate Courses (2006-2011)
- Wetland Ecosystems (2 credits)
- Insect Life (2 credits)
- Human Ecology (2 credits)
Recent Professional Work:
Seahorse Key Marine Laboratory, University of Florida (2014-2016)– Assistant Director/ Education and Outreach Programs
Rock Creek Conservancy – Pilot Pet Waste Campaign – Conducted Background Research and Reported on Findings (Fall/Winter 2012)
Hatcher Group – Wrote Op-Ed on Pesticide Reporting Bill; ran in Baltimore Sun
Communications and Outreach Coordinator, National Capitol Region Watershed Stewards Academy (2011 – 2013)
School Stream Science Coordinator, GreenKids Program, Audubon Naturalist Society (2008 – 2012)
Independent Biomedical Consultant working with a number of clients on biomedical related issues including meeting coverage, report writing, and clinical trials training (2008 – present)
Other Professional Activities:
President, Friends of the Lower Suwannee and Cedar Keys National Wildlife Refuge Board (2016)
Attendee and Presenter, Chesapeake Watershed Forum (2011-12)
Instructor, Maryland Master Naturalist Program, Freshwater Ecosystems / Water Quality Monitoring (2011-12)
Instructor, Introduction to Water Quality Monitoring for Citizens for with CHEARS (CHesapeake Education, Arts and Research Society) and CCRIC (Citizens to Conserve and Restore Indian Creek) (2012)
Facilitator, Fall Gathering for the Chesapeake Covenant Community (2011)
Program Committee Member, Rock Creek Conservancy (2009-present), Water Quality Monitor on Pinehurst Tributary (2006 – present)
Healthier Alternatives Working Group, Maryland Pesticide Network (2011-present)
National Cancer Institute Extramural Advisory Board, National Cancer Institute (2005-07)
Technical Evaluation of Questionnaires Committee, National Cancer Institute (1999 – 2000)
Minority Affairs Committee, National Marrow Donor Program (1999-2000)
Warren Wilson College Alumni Board (1997-2000)
Oncology Core Curriculum Planning Committee, Bowman Gray School of Medicine (1996-97)
Health Effectiveness Council, Bowman Gray School of Medicine (1994-97)
Past Professional Work:
National Cancer Institute at the National Institutes of Health (1998-2007)
Clinical Research Fellow, Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics (1998-2000)
Scientific Editor, Office of Clinical Trials Education and Special Initiatives (2000-01)
Scientific Writer/Editor, Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics (2001-04)
Program Director, Community Clinical Oncology Program, Division of Cancer Prevention (2004-07)
Other Relevant Environmental Activities:
Volunteer Researcher, Save the Manatee Club in Crystal River Florida (2010-11)
Volunteer technical consultant and animal rehabilitator, Wildtracks Belize and the Sarteneja Alliance for Conservation and Development, Sarteneja, Belize (2009 – present): manatee rehabilitation; developing and implementing a community based, high-level, local water quality monitoring program
Volunteer Water Quality Monitor, Rock Creek Conservancy and Audubon Naturalist Society (2007-present)
Maryland Water Monitoring Council Meeting – Attendee, 2010-12
Continuing Education / Conferences
Using Social Indicators in Watershed Management Projects, Linda Prokopy, Purdue University and Kenneth Genskow, Department of Urban and Regional Planning, University of Wisconsin-Madison, EPA Watershed Academy (Webinar May 1 2013)
Wetlands as Potential Mitigators of Climate Change, Judith Drexler, PhD (USFWS), (Webinar April 2013)
Environmental Outreach in Multilingual America –Water Words that Work (Webinar April 2013)
Watershed Academy Webinar on Draft National Rivers and Streams Assessment for 2008-2009 - A Collaborative Survey, EPA WOW (Webinar April 2013)
Technology to Empower Citizen Science, invitation only meeting held by EPA in Cincinnati Ohio, March 2013
Communications, Education, and Outreach – EPA WOW (Webinar March 2013)
Climate Change and Health, George Luber, PhD (CDC), OSU Climate Change program (February 2013)
First Annual Symposium on Environmental Justice and Environmental Health Disparities, University of Maryland, December 2012
Climate Change: Managing the Shifting Environmental Health Risks, Jeremy Hess, PhD., Clean Air Carolina (Webinar December 2012)
Introduction to Toxics Release Inventory for Communities – (Webinar November 2012)
Friends of the Lower Suwannee and Cedar Keys NWR – 2013 - present
Physicians for Social Responsibility- 2013 – present
Florida Community of Mindfulness – 2012 – present
Rock Creek Conservancy - inactive
Audubon Naturalist Society - inactive
American Society of Clinical Oncology (1998-2006)
American Medical Association (1995-98)
Professional and Academic Credentials:
American Board of Internal Medicine Certificate (1994-2004)
Licensed physician, state of North Carolina (1994-2010)
Linkage (http://dceg.cancer.gov/newsletter/Linkage.html), recipient of an APEX award (served as Managing Editor)
DCEG Outstanding Research Paper by a Fellow, National Cancer Institute (2000)
American Cancer Society, Clinical Fellow, Bowman Gray School of Medicine (1995)
Department of Internal Medicine Clinic Award, Hershey Medical Center, Elected by Faculty Members (1994)
Upjohn Medical Student Achievement Award, Bowman Gray School of Medicine, Elected by BGSM Class of 1991 (1991)
M. Robert Cooper Scholarship in Oncology, Bowman Gray School of Medicine, Elected by Faculty Members (1991)
- Dramatic Increase in Nonmelanoma Skin Cancer (http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/719091)
- Malaria Mistreated in Nearly Two Thirds of Cases in Kenya (http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/713063)
- Current Monitoring Practices Do Not Capture Enterococci Levels During Peak Swim Time at Public Beach (http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/712942
- Drs. Friesen, Lee, and Matthews Tackle Exposure Assessment (http://dceg.cancer.gov/newsletter/jul10/710_exposureassessment.shtml)
- Text Messaging Improves Compliance With Therapy (http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/732595?src=rss)
- Study Finds a Link Between Formaldehyde and Leukemia (http://dceg.cancer.gov/newsletter/News0704.html#formaldehyde)
- New Technique May Markedly Improve Measurement of Endogenous Estrogens and Metabolites (http://dceg.cancer.gov/newsletter/News0304.html#technique)
- DCEG Leads Formation of International Familial Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia Consortium (http://dceg.cancer.gov/newsletter/News0303.html#consortium)
- Lipscomb J, Reeve BB, Clauser SB, Abrams JS, Bruner DW, Burke LB, Denicoff AM, Ganz PA, Gondek K, Minasian LM, O'Mara AM, Revicki DA, Rock EP, Rowland JH, Sgambati M, Trimble EL. Patient-reported outcomes assessment in cancer trials: taking stock, moving forward. J Clin Oncol. 2007; 25(32): 5133-40.
- Ishibe N, Goldin LR, Caporaso NE, Sgambati MT, Dean M, Albitar M, Manshouri T, Gerrard B, Marti GE. ATM mutations and protein expression are not associated with familial B-CLL cases. Leukemia Research 2003 Oct;27(10):973-5.
- Goldin LR, Ishibe N, Sgambati MT, Marti GE, Fontaine L, Lee MP, Kelley JM, Scherpbier T, Buetow KH, Caporaso NE. A genome scan of 18 families with chronic lymphocytic leukaemia.
Br J Haematol. 2003 Jun;121(6):866-73.
- Ishibe N, Sgambati, MT, Fontaine L, Goldin LR, Jain N, Weissman N, Marti G, Caporaso N. Clinical Characteristics of Familial B-CLL in the National Cancer Institute Familial Registry. Leukemia and Lymphoma, 2001, vol. 42 (1-2): 99-108.
- Sgambati MT, Solle C, Choyke PL, Walther MM, Zbar B, Linehan WM, Glenn GM. Mosaicism in von Hippel-Lindau Disease: Lessons from Kindreds with Germline Mutations Identified in Offspring with Mosaic Parents. Am J Hum Genet 2000;66:84-91.
- Goldin LR, Sgambati MT, Marti G, Fontaine L, Ishibe N, Caporaso N. Anticipation in Familial Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia. Am J Hum Genet 1999;65:265-269.
- Sgambati MT, Cruz J, Kon N. Mitral Valve Replacement in Sickle Cell Disease. Clin Cardiol. 1998;21:602-603.
- Jacobs WR, Sgambati MT, Gomez G, Vilaro P, Higdon M, Bell PD, Mandel LJ. Role of Cytosolic Calcium in Renal Tubule Damage by Anoxia. Am J Physiol 1991;260:C545-C554.
- Schnellmann RG, Ewell FP, Sgambati MT, Mandel LJ. Mitochondrial toxicity of 2-bromohydorquinone in rabbit renal proximal tubules. Toxicology & Applied Pharmacology. 1987;90:420-426.
- Manns A and Sgambati M. Epidemiology and Pathogenesis of Lymphoid Malignancies. In Annual Review of Lymphoid Malignancies (2000).
- Linet M, Sgambati M, and Devesa S. Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia: Epidemiologic, Familial and Genetic Aspects. In The Chronic Lymphoid Leukemias, ed. Bruce Cheson. (2001)
- Ishibe N, Sgambati M, Fontaine L, Goldin L, Marti GE, Caporaso N. (1999) Clinical Characteristics of the National Cancer Institute Familial CLL Registry. (Poster Presentation at the International Workshop on CLL, Paris, France 1999).
- Glenn G, Stolle C, Sgambati M, Choyke P, Hurley K, Peterson J, Manolatos C, Berman A, Zbar B, Linehan WM, and Walther M. (1998) New Mutations versus Silent-Carrier Parent as Source of First Generation Diagnoses in a Hereditary Neoplastic Disorder: Von Hippel-Lindau disease. American Associate for Cancer Research.1998.
- Marti GE, Carter P, Washington GC, Jain N, Sgambati M and Caporaso N. (1999) Flow Cytometric Analysis of Familial BCLL Lymphocytes In Several Kindreds: the pathway of clonal evolution. (submitted to the International Workshop on CLL).
- Sgambati M, Salmon IV JM, Radford JR, Buss DH. T-cell-rich B-cell non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (TCRBCL) presenting as nodular sclerosis Hodgkin’s disease (HD): a case report and single institution pathological review. Proceedings of the American Society of Clinical Oncology. 1997.
- Sgambati M, Perry J, Lesser G, Cruz J, Radford J, Hurd D. Central Nervous System metastases following high-dose cyclophosphamide, thiotepa, and carboplatin therapy with autologous stem-cell transplantation for metastatic breast cancer. Proceedings of the American Society of Clinical Oncology. 15:281. 1996 (Poster Presentation).
- Sgambati M, Perry J, Cruz, Hurd D. Disease progression after high-dose consolidation therapy and autologous stem cell transplantation for patients with previously untreated metastatic breast cancer: clinical features and outcomes. Proceedings of the American Society of Clinical Oncology. 14:963.1995.