Senior Leaders Council

Executive Leadership

Scott M. Lippman, MD
Director, Moores Cancer Center

Razelle Kurzrock, MD
Senior Deputy Director for Clinical Science

Napoleone Ferrara, MD
Senior Deputy Director for Basic Science

Thomas Kipps, MD, PhD
Senior Advisor to the Director

Barbara Parker, MD
Deputy Director for Clinical Affairs

David Cheresh, PhD
Associate Director for Innovation and Industry Alliances

Nicholas Webster, PhD
Associate Director for Shared Resources

Stephen B. Howell, MD
Associate Director for Research Education and Training

Elena Martinez, PhD
Associate Director for Population Science 

Ezra Cohen, MD
Associate Director for Translational Science

Joseph Califano, MD
Director, Head and Neck Cancer Center

J. Silvio Gutkind, PhD
Associate Director of Basic Science

Ira Goodman, MS, MPA
Associate Director for Administration 

Other MCC, SDSU Leaders  

Alfredo Molinolo, MD, PhD
Director, Biorepository and Tissue Technology
Shared Resource

Catriona Jamieson, MD, PhD
Chief, Division of Regenerative Medicine

Jean Wang, PhD
Campus-wide Basic Science

Donna Hansel, MD, PhD
Director, Anatomic Pathology

Karen Messer, PhD
Director, Biostatistics

Edward (Ted) Ball, MD
Director, Bone Marrow Transplant Program

Steven Plaxe, MD
Director, Gynecologic Oncology

Stephen C. Welter, PhD 
SDSU Vice President of Research

John Elder, PhD, MPH
SDSU Representative
Cancer Control Co-Leader

Ex Officio

Richard D. Kolodner, PhD
Director, Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research

Gary Firestein, MD
Director, Clinical and Translational Research Institute

A.J. Mundt, MD
Chair, Radiation Medicine and Applied Sciences

Bryan Clary, MD
Chair, Department of Surgery

Steven Gonias, MD, PhD
Chair, Department of Pathology