The nominating committee seeks to recognize an individual or entity who demonstrates the principles of patient-focused care, including active listening, education, respect for patient preferences, coordination and integration of care, and/or advancement of research.

Dr. Shustov's ongoing work to expand resources and support for those affected by T-cell leukemias and lymphomas through the creation of the T-Cell Leukemia Lymphoma Foundation (TCLLF) is a tremendous testament to his ability to see what's possible and apply his relentless passion and skill to make it reality. His contributions to patient education and care, advocacy and advancing research broadly serve the community today.

Dr. Shustov will be honored at a reception during this year's ASH meeting in Orlando, FL.