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Leadership

EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP

Stephen Nimer, M.D.
Stephen D. Nimer, M.D.
Director, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center
Oscar de la Renta Endowed Chair in Cancer Research
Executive Dean for Research, Miller School of Medicine
Professor of Medicine, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Professor of Chemical, Environmental and Materials Engineering
Craig H. Moskowitz, M.D
Craig H. Moskowitz, M.D.
Physician in Chief, Oncology Service Line, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center
Chair, Protocol Review and Monitoring Committee, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center
Professor of Medicine, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Lazara Pagan, M.S.N.
Lazara Pagan, M.S.N.
Sr. Associate Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer, Sylvester UHealth Oncology Services, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Antonio Iavarone, M.D.
Antonio Iavarone, M.D.
Deputy Director, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center
Professor of Neurology, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Dorothy Graves, Ph.D.
Dorothy Graves, Ph.D.
Assistant Vice President and Associate Director, Administration
Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Desert Horse-Grant
Desert Horse-Grant
Chief Transformation Officer,
Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center
Rhonda Curry
Rhonda Curry
Chief Marketing and Communications Officer, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center
Jessie Rodriguez
Jesse Rodriguez, M.S., M.H.A.
Assistant Vice President, Medical Development and Alumni Relations, University of Miami Health System

RESEARCH LEADERSHIP

Kerry L. Burnstein, Ph.D.
Kerry L. Burnstein, Ph.D.
Associate Director, Education and Training, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center
Professor and Chair of Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Wael El-Rifai, M.D., Ph.D.
Wael El-Rifai, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Director, Basic Science, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center
Professor and Associate Vice Chair, Department of Surgery, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Maria E. Figueroa, M.D.
Maria E. Figueroa, M.D.
Associate Director, Translational Research, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center
Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Sophia George, Ph.D.
Sophia George, Ph.D.
Associate Director, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center
Associate Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, Division of Gynecologic Oncology, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
George S. Grills
George S. Grills
Associate Director, Shared Resources, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Erin Kobetz, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Erin Kobetz, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Vice Provost of Research and Scholarship, University of Miami
Associate Director, Community Outreach and Engagement, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center
John K. and Judy H. Schulte Senior Endowed Chair in Cancer Research
Professor of Medicine, Public Health Sciences and Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Frank J. Penedo, Ph.D.
Frank J. Penedo, Ph.D.
Associate Director, Population Sciences, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center
Co-Leader, Cancer Control Research Program, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center
Director, Cancer Survivorship Program, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center
Professor of Psychology and Medicine, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Stephen Schürer, Ph.D.
Stephen Schürer, Ph.D.
Associate Director of Data Science, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center
Director, Digital Drug Discovery, Institute for Data Science and Computing, University of Miami
Professor of Pharmacology, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Jonathan Trent, M.D., Ph.D.
Jonathan Trent, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Director, Clinical Research, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center
Co-Director, Musculoskeletal Center, Sarcoma Medical Research Program, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center
Professor of Medicine, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine

PROGRAM LEADERS

Tracy Crane, Ph.D., R.D.N.
Tracy Crane, Ph.D., R.D.N.
Co-Leader, Cancer Control Research Program, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center
Assistant Director for Faculty Development, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center
Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
C. Ola Landgren M.D., Ph.D.
C. Ola Landgren M.D., Ph.D.
Co-Leader, Translational and Clinical Oncology Program Research Program
Chief of Myeloma Program, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center
Professor of Medicine, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
David Lombard, M.D., Ph.D.
David Lombard, M.D., Ph.D.
Co-Leader, Cancer Epigenetics Research Program, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center
Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine
Jaime Merchan, M.D.
Jaime Merchan, M.D.
Co-Leader, Translational and Clinical Oncology Research Program, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center
Professor of Medicine, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Frank J. Penedo, Ph.D.
Frank J. Penedo, Ph.D.
Associate Director, Population Sciences, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center
Co-Leader, Cancer Control Research Program, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center
Director, Cancer Survivorship Program, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center
Professor of Psychology and Medicine, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Priyamvada Rai, Ph.D.
Priyamvada Rai, Ph.D.
Co-Leader, Tumor Biology Research Program, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center
Director, Medical School Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program
Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology
Ramin Shiekhattar, Ph.D.
Ramin Shiekhattar, Ph.D.
Co-Leader, Cancer Epigenetics Research Program, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center
Chief, Division of Cancer Genomics and Epigenetics, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Professor of Human Genetics, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Scott Welford, Ph.D.
Scott Welford, Ph.D.
Co-Leader, Tumor Biology Research Program, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center
Assistant Director for Faculty Development, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center
Professor and Biology Division Chief of Radiation Oncology

ONCOLOGY SERVICE LEADERS

Alvaro J. Alencar, M.D.
Alvaro J. Alencar, M.D.
Chief Medical Officer, Associate Professor of Medicine
Javier Milian
Javier Milian
Associate Vice President, Oncology Satellite Operations and Recruitment