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10 Questions With ... Belinda Avalos

December 12, 2023

ASH Vice President Belinda Avalos, MD, is a professor of medicine and senior advisor to the president of Atrium Health Cancer Institute in Charlotte, NC. 

1. If you were to compile a bucket list, what would top that list? 

A trip to Patagonia with my entire family. 

2. What ASH luminary do you most admire? 

Dr. Alexis Thompson, who has been an incredible role model and ASH leader. 

3. What’s the best piece of advice you ever received? 

Progression not perfection. 

4. When I’m down, _______ brings me up. 

Good music.  

5. What’s your one can’t-miss presentation or event at the ASH annual meeting? 

The plenary session. 

6. What’s your hidden talent? 


7. If you could only eat one thing for the rest of your life, what would it be? 

My husband’s Caesar salad. 

8. What’s been your greatest success? 

Raising three amazing children and helping-out with our five awesome granddaughters. 

9. When starting my career, I wish I had known … 

… to ask more questions. 

10. What’s your favorite CD or album? 

REM’s “Out of Time.” 


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