DISEASE Groups

The Histiocyte Society has formed a variety of Disease Groups that each focus on particular histiocytic disorders or a particular aspect of one of these diseases. Each year the Society issues a newsletter containing reports from some or all of these Disease Groups.


LCH-IV Study Committee
Adult Histiocytosis Study Group

Epidemiology/Late Effects Study Group
LCH Steering Committee
HLH Steering Committee
Rare Histiocytoses Steering Committee


LCH-IV Study Committee

Milen Minkov, Co-Chair
St. Anna Children's Hospital - Vienna, Austria

Carlos Rodriguez-Galindo, Co-Chair
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital - Memphis, TN USA


Adult Histiocytosis Study Group

Michael Girschikofsky, Chair
Elisabethinen Hospital - Linz, Austria


Epidemiology/Late Effects Study Group

Riccardo Haupt, Co-Chair -- Gaslini Children's Hospital - Genova, Italy
Vasanta Nanduri, Co-Chair -- Watford General Hospital - Watford Hertfordshire, UK

LCH Steering Committee


LCH Steering Committee

Cor van den Bos - Chair

Emma Children's Hospital / Academic Medical Center - Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Term of Office: 2015 - 2019

Carl Allen
Baylor College of Medicine – Houston, TX, USA
Term of Office: 2013 - 2016

Karin Beutel
University Children’s Hospital – Munster, Germany
Term of Office: 2013 - 2017

Jean Donadieu
Hospital Trousseau – Paris, France
Term of Office: 2013 - 2017

Michael Girschikofsky
Elisabethinen Hospital – Linz, Austria
Term of Office: 2013 - 2015

Rima Jubran
Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles – Los Angeles, CA, USA
Term of Office: 2013 - 2017

Milen Minkov
St. Anna Children’s Hospital – Vienna, Austria
Term of Office: 2014 - 2018

Vasanta Nanduri
Watford General Hospital – Watford Hertfordshire, UK
Term of Office: 2013 - 2016

Carlos Rodriguez-Galindo
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital - Memphis, TN USA
Term of Office: 2014 - 2018

Kimo Stine
Arkansas Children’s Hospital – Little Rock, AR, USA
Term of Office: 2014 - 2018

Johannes Visser
Leicester Royal Infirmary – Leichester, UK
Term of Office: 2013 - 2015

Sheila Weitzman
The Hospital for Sick Children – Toronto, ON, Canada
Term of Office: 2013 - 2016

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HLH Steering Committee


HLH Steering Committee

Stephan Ehl - Chair

CCI at University Medical Center – Freiburg, Germany
Term of Office: 2014 - 2018

Maurizio Arico
Istituto Toscano Tumori – Florence, Italy
Term of Office: 2013 - 2016

Itziar Astigarraga
Hospital Universitario Cruces – Barakaldo, Spain
Term of Office: 2016 - 2020

Yenan Bryceson
Karolinksa University Hospital Huddinge – Stockholm, Sweden
Term of Office: 2013 - 2015

Lisa Filipovich
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center – Cincinnati, OH, USA
Term of Office: 2014 - 2018

Jan-Inge Henter
Karolinska Hospital – Stockholm, Sweden
Term of Office: 2014 - 2018

AnnaCarin Horne - Chair of MAS Subcommittee
Karolinksa Institute – Stockholm, Sweden
Term of Office: 2015 - 2019

Eiichi Ishii
Ehime University – Toon, Japan
Term of Office: 2014 - 2017

Gritta Janka 
Children’s University Hospital – Hamburg, Germany
Term of Office: 2016 - 2020

Michael Jordan
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center – Cincinnati, OH, USA
Term of Office: 2013 - 2017

Kim Nichols
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia – Philadelphia, PA, USA
Term of Office: 2015 - 2019

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Rare Histiocytoses Steering Committee


Rare Steering Committee

Oussama Abla – Chair

The Hospital for Sick Children – Toronto, ON, Canada
Term of Office: 2016 - 2020

Jorge Braier
Hospital Garahan – Buenos Aires, Argentina
Term of Office: 2013 - 2016

Ron Jaffe
Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh – Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Term of Office: 2013 - 2015

Jim Whitlock
The Hospital for Sick Children – Toronto, ON, Canada
Term of Office: 2013 - 2015


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