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Leadership

at Moores Cancer Center


Director's Office

Scott Lippman

Director

Scott M. Lippman, MD

Senior Associate Dean and Associate Vice Chancellor for Cancer Research and Care
Professor of Medicine

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Catriona Jamieson, MD/PhD

Deputy Director

Catriona Jamieson, MD/PhD

Director, Sanford Stem Cell Clinical Center
Professor of Medicine


Joseph Califano

Physician-in-Chief

Joseph Califano, MD

Director, Head and Neck Cancer Center
Professor, Department of Surgery, Division of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Department of Radiation Medicine and Applied Sciences
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Razelle Kurzrock, MD

Associate Director, Clinical Science

Razelle Kurzrock, MD

Murray Professor of Medicine
Director, Center for Personalized Cancer Therapy

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Nicholas Webster, PhD

Associate Director, Shared Resources

Nicholas Webster, PhD

Acting Chief and Professor in Residence,
Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism,
Department of Medicine
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Quyen T. Nguyen, MD/PhD

Associate Director, Research Education and Training

Quyen T. Nguyen, MD/PhD

Professor of Surgery


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Elena Martinez, MPH, PhD

Associate Director, Population Science, Disparities and Community Engagement

Elena Martinez, MPH, PhD

Professor of Family Medicine and Public Health


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Ezra Cohen, MD

Associate Director, Translational Science

Ezra Cohen, MD

Professor of Medicine


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J. Silvio Gutkind, PhD

Associate Director, Basic Science

J. Silvio Gutkind, PhD

Professor of Pharmacology



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Shreya Kanodia, PhD

Executive Director, Cancer Center

Shreya Kanodia, PhD

Executive Director, Cancer Research
Associate Director, Administration
Department Business Officer
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Matthew Jenusaitis

Chief Administrative Officer, Oncology and Radiation Therapy Services

Matthew Jenusaitis




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Ida Deichaite, PhD

Director, Industry Relations

Ida Deichaite, PhD




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Disease Team Leaders

Blood and Marrow Transplant

 
Caitlin Costello

Caitlin Costello, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
858-822-6600
ccostello@health.ucsd.edu

Dimitrios Tzachanis

Dimitrios Tzachanis, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
858-534-2185
dtzachanis@health.ucsd.edu

Breast

 
Anne Wallace, MD

Anne Wallace, MD
Professor of Clinical Surgery
858-822-6193
amwallace@health.ucsd.edu

Richard Schwab, MD

Richard Schwab, MD
Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine
858-822-0442
rschwab@health.ucsd.edu

Central Nervous System

 
David Piccioni, MD, PhD

David Piccioni, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Neuroscience
858-822-6346
dpiccioni@health.ucsd.edu

Jona Hattangadi-Gluth

Jona Hattangadi-Gluth
Assistant Professor of Radiation Medicine
858-534-1222
jhattangadi-gluth@health.ucsd.edu

Colorectal Cancer

 
Lisa Parry

Lisa Parry
Professor of Surgery
858-822-0949
lparry@health.ucsd.edu

James Murphy, MD,

James Murphy, MD, MS
Assistant Professor of Radiation Medicine
858-534-3508
j2murphy@health.ucsd.edu

 

Cutaneous Oncology / Sarcoma

 
Gregory A. Daniels, MD, PhD

Gregory A. Daniels, MD, PhD
Clinical Professor of Medicine
858-534-3804
gdaniels@health.ucsd.edu

Joel M. Baumgartner, MD

Joel M. Baumgartner, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery
858-534-1301
j1baumgartner@health.ucsd.edu

Experimental Therapeutics

 
Razelle Kurzrock, MD

Razelle Kurzrock, MD
Professor of Medicine
858-822-6809
rkurzrock@health.ucsd.edu

Sandip Patel, MD

Sandip Patel, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
858-822-2372
spatel@health.ucsd.edu

Gastrointestinal

 
Adam Burgoyne MD, PhD

Adam Burgoyne, MD, PhD
Assistant Clinical Professor
858-822-3092
aburgoyne@health.ucsd.edu

Kaitlyn Kelly, MD

Kaitlyn Kelly, MD
Associate Clinical Professor of Surgery
858-246-0581
k6kelly@health.ucsd.edu

Genitourinary

 
J. Kellogg Parsons, MD

J. Kellogg Parsons, MD
Professor of Urology
858-822-7874
k0parsons@health.ucsd.edu

Rana Mckay, MD

Rana Mckay, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
858-822-2372
rmckay@health.ucsd.edu

Brent Rose, MD

Brent Rose, MD
Assistant Professor of Radiation Medicine and Applied Sciences
858-246-2418
brose@health.ucsd.edu

 

 
 
 

Gynecology

 
Michael McHale, MD

Michael McHale, MD
Professor of OBGYN
858-246-1187
mtmchale@health.ucsd.edu

Jyoti Mayadev, MD

Jyoti Mayadev, MD
Associate Professor of Radiation Medicine and Applied Sciences
858-246-2051
jmayadev@health.ucsd.edu

Head & Neck

 
Assutina Sacco, MD

Assutina Sacco, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
858-822-5210
agsacco@health.ucsd.edu

Loren Mell, MD

Loren Mell, MD
Associate Professor of Radiation Medicine and Applied Science
858-246-0471
lmell@health.ucsd.edu

Hematology

 
Erin G. Reid, MD

Erin G. Reid, MD
Clinical Professor of Medicine
858-822-6276
egreid@health.ucsd.edu

Parag Sanghvi, MD

Parag Sanghvi, MD
Associate Professor of Radiation Medicine and Applied Sciences
858-246-1619
psanghvi@health.ucsd.edu

Michael Choi, MD

Michael Choi, MD
858-534-1765
mychoi@health.ucsd.edu

 

 
 
 

Lung

 
Lyudmila A. Bazhenova, MD

Lyudmila A. Bazhenova,
MD Clinical Professor of Medicine
858-822-6189
lbazhenova@health.ucsd.edu

Mark Onaitis, MD

Mark Onaitis, MD
Professor of Medicine
858-657-7777
monaitis@health.ucsd.edu

James Urbanic, MD

James Urbanic, MD
Associate Professor of Radiation Medicine and Applied Sciences
858-246-0500
jurbanic@health.ucsd.edu

 

 
 
 

Palliative

 
William Mitchell, MD

William Mitchell, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
858-822-6280
wmmitchell@health.ucsd.edu

Andrew Bruggeman, MD

Andrew Bruggeman, MD A
ssistant Clinical Professor of Radiation Medicine and Applied Science
858-822-7915
abruggeman@health.ucsd.edu

Pediatrics

 
William Roberts, MD

William Roberts, MD
Clinical Professor of Pediatrics
858-966-5811
wiroberts@health.ucsd.edu

Peter Zage, MD, PhD

Peter Zage, MD, PhD
Associate Professor-in-Residence
858-534-6494
pzage@health.ucsd.edu

Psychosocial / Psychiatry

 
Maria Tiamson-Kassab, MD

Maria Tiamson-Kassab,
MD Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry
858-822-0076
mtiamsonkassab@health.ucsd.edu

Jeremy Hirst, MD

Jeremy Hirst, MD
Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry
858-822-5381
jhirst@health.ucsd.edu

Sarcoma

 
John Einck, MD

John Einck, MD
Professor of Radiation Medicine and Applied Science
858-246-1506
jeinck@health.ucsd.edu

Jason Sicklick, MD

Jason Sicklick, MD
Associate Professor of Surgery
858-822-6173
jsicklick@health.ucsd.edu

Research Program Leaders

Cancer Biology and Signaling

Dong-Er Zhang, PhD

Program Leader

Dong-Er Zhang, PhD
Professor of Pathology
858-822-5372
d7zhang@health.ucsd.edu

 

 
 
 

Structural and Functional Genomics

Jill P. Mesirov, PhD

Program Leader

Jill P. Mesirov, PhD
Professor of Medicine
858-534-5096
jmesirov@health.ucsd.edu

Joseph Califano, MD

Program Leader

Joseph Califano, MD
Professor of Surgery
858-822-5950
jcalifano@health.ucsd.edu

Cancer Control

Samir Gupta, MD

Program Leader

Samir Gupta, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
858-822-4499
s1gupta@health.ucsd.edu

John P. Elder, PhD, MPH

Program Leader

John P. Elder, PhD, MPH
Adjunct Professor of Family Medicine and Public Health
Distinguished Professor of Public Health, San Diego State University
619-594-2997
jelder@mail.sdsu.edu

Hematologic Malignancies

Alfredo A. Molinolo, MD, PhD

Program Leader

Thomas J. Kipps, MD, PhD
Professor of Medicine
858-534-5400
tkipps@health.ucsd.edu

Catriona Jamieson, MD, PhD

Program Leader

Catriona Jamieson, MD, PhD
Professor of Medicine
858-534-7128
cjamieson@health.ucsd.edu

 

Solid Tumor Therapeutics

Ezra Cohen, MD

Program Leader

Ezra Cohen, MD
Professor of Medicine
858-822-5800
ecohen@health.ucsd.edu

Jeremy Rich, MD, MHS, MBA

Program Leader

Jeremy Rich, MD, MHS, MBA
Professor of Medicine
858-822-6100
jerich@health.ucsd.edu

Shared Resources Leaders

Biorepository and Tissue Technology

Alfredo A. Molinolo, MD, PhD

Director

Alfredo A. Molinolo, MD, PhD
Professor of Pathology



858-246-0179
amolinolo@health.ucsd.edu

Jason Sicklick, MD, FACS

Deputy Director

Jason Sicklick, MD, FACS
Associate Professor of Surgery



858-822-3969
jsicklick@health.ucsd.edu

Biostatistics

Karen S. Messer, PhD

Director

Karen S. Messer, PhD
Professor of Family Medicine and Public Health


858-822-4334
kmesser@health.ucsd.edu

 

 
 
 

Biobehavioral

Brinda Rana, PhD

Director

Brinda Rana, PhD
Associate Professor

Psychiatry


858-822-4010
bkrana@health.ucsd.edu

Cheryl L. Rock, PhD, RD

Co-Director

Cheryl L. Rock, PhD, RD
Professor of Medicine 



858-822-1126
clrock@health.ucsd.edu

Brinda Rana, PhD

Co-Director

Noe Crespo, PhD, MPH
Associate Professor
School of Public Health
San Diego State University

ncrespo@sdsu.edu

 



Flow Cytometry

Alfredo A. Molinolo, MD, PhD

Director

Thomas J. Kipps, MD, PhD
Professor of Medicine 



858-534-5400
tkipps@health.ucsd.edu

 

 
 
 

Genomics and Computational Biology

Alfredo A. Molinolo, MD, PhD

Director

Kelly A. Frazer, PhD
Professor of Pediatrics 


 
858-246-0208
kafrazer@health.ucsd.edu

Scott Lippman

Co-Director

Pablo Tamayo, PhD
Professor 



858-822-4665
ptamayo@health.ucsd.edu

Microscopy

Alfredo A. Molinolo, MD, PhD

Director

David Hall, PhD
Associate Professor of Radiology 

 
858-822-0893
djhall@health.ucsd.edu

 

 
 
 

In Vivo Imaging

Alfredo A. Molinolo, MD, PhD

Director

David R. Vera, PhD
Professor of Radiology



858-822-2574
dvera@health.ucsd.edu

 

 
 
 

Radiation Medicine

Sunil Advani, MD

Director

Sunil Advani, MD
Assistant Professor



858-822-7574
sjadvani@health.ucsd.edu

 

 
 
 

Transgenic Mouse

Pamela Mellon, PhD

Director

Pamela Mellon, PhD
Professor of Reproductive Medicine and Neuroscience


858-534-1140
pmellon@health.ucsd.edu

 

 
 
 

Moores Cancer Center Board

Co-Chairs of the Board

Jennifer Giottonini Cayer and Cam Garner

Vice Chair

John Hood

Board

David Allred
Sam Armstrong
Eve Benton
Marilynn Boesky
Jennifer Giottonini Cayer
Howard Cohen
William Comer, PhD
Valerie Ewell, DVM
Wain Fishburn*
Jay Flatley
Cam Gallagher
Cam Garner*
Wanda Garner
Lynn Gordon
Antonio Grillo-Lopez, MD, DSc
Donald Grimm
Yujiro Hata
Rich Heyman, PhD
John Hood
Bill Koman*
Pablo Koziner
Sherry Kroop
Jonathan Lim, MD
Sheila Lipinsky
Cinda K. Lucas
Fred Luddy
Magda Marquet, PhD*
James Myer, PhD
Vahid Moradi
Henry Nordhoff
John Otterson, II
Gary W. Pace, PhD
Brian Pidgeon
Susan Pidgeon Mandel
Fred Plevin
Rudolph Rehm
Jeff Rush, MD
Jean Shekhter
Gloria Stone
Iris Strauss
Matt Strauss
Susie Swinton
Carol Vassiliadis
Bobbi Warren

Directors Emeritus

Carol Chang
Frank Goldberg
Joany Mosher
Anne Otterson
Mary Taylor

Moores Cancer Center Leadership

Scott M. Lippman, MD*
Director
Moores Cancer Center
slippman@health.ucsd.edu

Catriona Jamieson, MD, PhD*
Deputy Director
Moores Cancer Center
cjamieson@health.ucsd.edu

Matthew Jenusaitis, MSE, MBA*
Chief Administrative Officer
mjenusaitis@health.ucsd.edu

Shreya Kanodia, PhD*
Executive Director of Research
skanodia@health.ucsd.edu

*Executive Committee

Health Sciences Advancement

Mel Cruz
Associate Vice Chancellor
mbcruz@health.ucsd.edu

Moores Cancer Center Advancement Partners

Rachel Stroud Hunsinger
Managing Senior Executive Director of Development
rstroud@ucsd.edu

Malcolm Aste
Senior Director of Development
maste@ucsd.edu

Alexis Goldring
Chief Administrative Officer
agoldring@health.ucsd.edu

Kristin Waller-Donovan
Senior Director of Development & Leadership Initiatives
kwallerdonovan@ucsd.edu

Pilar Gose
Director of Development
pgose@ucsd.edu

Angela Graul
Development Coordinator
agraul@ucsd.edu
Tel: 858-246-1569

Katie Jones
Development Assistant
k6jones@ucsd.edu

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Senior Leaders Council

Executive Leadership

Scott M. Lippman, MD
Director, Moores Cancer Center

Catriona Jamieson, MD, PhD
Deputy Director

Razelle Kurzrock, MD
Associate Director for Clinical Science

J. Silvio Gutkind, PhD
Associate Director of Basic Science

Elena Martinez, PhD
Associate Director for Population Science, Disparities and Community Engagement

Nicholas Webster, PhD
Associate Director for Shared Resources

Quyen Nguyen, MD
Associate Director for Research Education and Training

Shreya Kanodia, PhD
Associate Director for Administration

Consortium Leadership

San Diego State University (SDSU)

Hala Madanat, PhD
SDSU Representative

Corrine McDaniels-Davidson, PhD
Co-Leader, Community Outreach and Education

Noe Crespo, PhD
Co-Director, Biobehavioral Shared Resource

La Jolla Institute (LJI)

Stephen Schoenberger, PhD
LJI Representative

Cheryl Kim
Co-Director, Flow Cytometry

Program Leadership

Dong-Er Zhang, PhD
Co-Leader, Cancer Biology and Signaling

Jill Mesirov, PhD
Co-Leader, Structural and Functional Genomics

Joseph Califano, MD
Co-Leader, Structural and Functional Genomics

Samir Gupta, MD
Co-Leader, Cancer Control

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

Thomas Kipps, MD, PhD
Co-Leader, Hematologic Malignancies

Catriona Jamieson, MD, PhD
Co-Leader, Hematologic Malignancies

Ezra Cohen, MD
Co-Leader, Solid Tumor Therapeutics

Jeremy Rich, MD, MHS, MBA
Co-Leader, Solid Tumor Therapeutics

Shared Resource Directors

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

Karen Messer, PhD
Director, Biostatistics

Cheryl Rock, PhD, RD
Director, Biobehavioral

Thomas Kipps, MD, PhD
Director, Flow Cytometry

Kelly Frazer, PhD
Director, Genomics and Computational Biology

Pablo Tamayo, PhD
Co-Director, Genomics and Computational Biology

David Hall, PhD
Director, Microscopy

Pamela Mellon, PhD
Director, Transgenic Mice

AdHoc Members

David Cheresh, PhD

Julie Croner, MPH

Oluwole Fadare, MD

Napoleone Ferrara, MD

Stephen B. Howell, MD

Dan Kaufman, MD, PhD

A.J. Mundt, MD

Judith Varner, PhD