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Executive Committee

Executive Committee



The Executive Committee meets once a month and provides a forum for final review, identification and deployment of resources for the implementation of decisions made by the director.

Stephen D. Nimer, M.D. (Chair)
Director of Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, Professor of Medicine, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine

Kerry L. Burnstein, Ph.D.
Associate Director for Education and Training, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, Professor of Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine

J. William Harbour, M.D.
Associate Director for Basic Science, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, Vice Chairman, Dr. Mark J. Daily Endowed Chair, and Director, Ocular Oncology Service, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Professor of Ophthalmology, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine

Erin Kobetz, Ph.D., MPH
Associate Director for Population Science and Cancer Disparity, Program Co-Leader, Cancer Control Research Program, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, AVP, Population Health and Cancer Disparity, Oncology Service Line, Professor of Medicine and Public Health Sciences, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine

A. Craig Lockhart, MD, MHS
Associate Director for Regional and Strategic Clinical Research Affiliations, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, Chief, Division of Medical Oncology, Department of Medicine, Professor of Medicine, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Chief of Medical Oncology Service, University of Miami Hospitals and Clinics

Nipun Merchant, M.D.
Associate Director for Translational Research, Chief Surgical Officer and Director of Surgical Oncology Research, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, Vice Chair of Surgical Oncology Services, and Chief, Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery, Professor of Surgery, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Executive Director of Perioperative Services for the University of Miami Health System

Craig Moskowitz, MD
Physician in Chief, Oncology Service Line, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, Professor of Medicine, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami Health System

Lazara Pagan
Associate Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer, Sylvester UHealth Oncology Services

Frank J. Penedo, PhD
Associate Director, Cancer Survivorship and Translational Behavioral Sciences, Director, Cancer Survivorship Program, Co-Leader, Cancer Control Research Program, Sylvester Professor of Psychology and Medicine, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine

Alan Pollack, M.D, Ph.D.
Interim Deputy Director, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, Professor and Chair, Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Service Chief, Radiation Oncology, University of Miami Hospitals and Clinics, Service Chief, Radiation Oncology, Jackson Memorial Hospital

Joseph D. Rosenblatt, M.D.
Associate Director for Faculty Development, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, Chief, Division of Hematology, Department of Medicine, Professor of Medicine, Microbiology & Immunology, William J. Harrington Chair in Hematology, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine

Ashok K. Saluja, Ph.D.
Director, Pancreatic Cancer Research Institute, Senior Associate Dean for Research, Program Co-Leader, Tumor Biology Research Program, Associate Director, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, Professor of Surgery and Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Vice-Chair, Department of Surgery, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Secretary-Treasurer, American Pancreatic Association

Jonathan Trent, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Director for Clinical Research, Co-Director, Musculoskeletal Center, Sarcoma Medical Research Program, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, Professor of Medicine, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine

Barbara A. Vance, Ph.D., CRA
Assistant Vice President and Associate Director for Administration, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine