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Leadership

EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP

Stephen D. Nimer, M.D.
Stephen D. 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 and
Interim Deputy Director,
Oncology Service Line
Professor of Medicine
Desert Horse-Grant
Desert Horse-Grant
Chief Transformation Officer
Lazara Pagan,
M.S.N.
Lazara Pagan, M.S.N.
Chief Administrative Officer and Associate Vice President
Sarah Christensen
Sarah Christensen
Vice President,
Medical Development and Alumni Relations
John Elwaw
Dorothy Graves, Ph.D.
Assistant Vice President
and Associate Director,
Administration
Mary Lanham
Mary Lanham
Chief Marketing and Communications Officer

RESEARCH LEADERSHIP

Kerry L. Burnstein, Ph.D.
Kerry L. Burnstein, Ph.D.
Associate Director,
Education and Training
Professor and Chair of Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology
Sophia George,
Ph.D.
Sophia George, Ph.D.
Associate Director, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Associate Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences
George Grills
George Grills
Associate Director,
Shared Resources
Erin Kobetz,
Ph.D., M.P.H.
Erin Kobetz, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Associate Director,
Population Sciences and Cancer Disparity
Chief, Population Health,
Oncology Service Line
John K. and Judy H. Schulte Senior Endowed Chair in Cancer Research
Vice Provost for Research and Scholarship,
University of Miami
Professor of Medicine and Public Health Sciences
Nipun Merchant,
M.D.
Nipun Merchant, M.D.
Associate Director,
Translational Research
Vice Chair, Surgical Oncology Services
Chief Surgical Officer
Executive Director,
Perioperative Services,
University of Miami Health System
Professor of Surgery
Stephan C. Schürer,
Ph.D.
Stephan C. Schürer, Ph.D.
Associate Director,
Data Science
Interim Director,
Drug Discovery, Center for Computational Science
Professor of Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology
Jonathan Trent,
M.D., Ph.D.
Jonathan Trent, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Director,
Clinical Research
Co-Director, Musculoskeletal
Center, Sarcoma Medical
Research Program
Professor of Medicine

PROGRAM LEADERS

Tracy Crane, Ph.D., RDN
Tracy Crane, Ph.D., RDN
Co-Leader,
Cancer Control Research Program
Associate Professor of Medicine
Wael El-Rifai, M.D., Ph.D.
Wael El-Rifai, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Director,
Basic Science
Co-Leader,
Tumor Biology Research Program
Interim Co-Leader,
Translational and Clinical Oncology Research Program
John and Judy Schulte Senior Endowed Chair in Cancer Research
Professor and Associate Vice Chair of Surgery
Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Maria E. Figueroa, M.D.
Maria E. Figueroa, M.D.
Co-Leader,
Cancer Epigenetics Research Program
Associate Professor of Human Genetics
C. Ola Landgren, M.D., Ph.D.
C. Ola Landgren, M.D., Ph.D.
Chief,
Myeloma Program
Paul J. DiMare Endowed Chair in Immunotherapy
Co-Leader,
Tumor Biology Research Program
Co-Leader,
Translational and Clinical Oncology Research Program
Professor of Medicine
Frank J. Penedo, Ph.D.
Frank J. Penedo, Ph.D.
Associate Director,
Cancer Survivorship and Translational Behavioral Sciences
Director,
Cancer Survivorship and Supportive Care
Co-Leader,
Cancer Control Research Program Professor of Psychology and Medicine
Ramin Shiekhattar, Ph.D.
Ramin Shiekhattar, Ph.D.
Co-Leader,
Cancer Epigenetics Research Program
Chief,
Division of Cancer Genomics and Epigenetics Professor of Human Genetics

ONCOLOGY SERVICES LEADERS

Alvaro J. Alencar, M.D.
Alvaro J. Alencar, M.D.
Chief Medical Officer Associate Professor of Medicine
Lauren Gjolaj, M.B.A., B.S.N., RN, AMB-BC, CCRP
Lauren Gjolaj, M.B.A., B.S.N., RN, AMB-BC, CCRP
Assistant Vice President,
Oncology Services
Javier Milian
Javier Milian
Assistant Vice President,
Oncology Satellite Operations and Recruitment
Jesse Rodriguez, M.S., M.H.A.
Jesse Rodriguez, M.S., M.H.A.
Assistant Vice President,
Medical Development and Alumni Relations

SITE DISEASE GROUP LEADERS

CUTANEOUS MALIGNANCIES

Lynn Feun, M.D.
Jose Lutzky, M.D.
Jennifer Tang, M.D.

THORACIC CANCERS

Gilberto Lopes, M.D., M.B.A.
Dao Nguyen, M.D.
Estelamari Rodriguez, M.D., M.P.H.
Raphael Yechieli, M.D.

MYELOMA

C. Ola Landgren, M.D., Ph.D.

LYMPHOMA

Izidore Lossos, M.D.

GYNECOLOGICAL

Marilyn Huang, M.D.
Aaron Wolfson, M.D.

GENITOURINARY

Matthew C. Abramowitz, M.D.
Jaime R. Merchan, M.D.
Sanoj Punnen, M.D.
Marijo Bilusic, M.D., Ph.D.

GI CANCER

Peter J. Hosein, M.D.
Nipun Merchant, M.D.
Lorraine Portelance, M.D.

NEURO-ONCOLOGY

Macarena Ines De La Fuente, M.D.
Michael E. Ivan, M.D.
Eric Mellon, M.D., Ph.D.

SARCOMA

Gina D’Amato, M.D.
Jonathan Trent, M.D., Ph.D.

PEDIATRIC

Julio Barredo, M.D.
Warren Alperstein, M.D.

ENDOCRINE

Josefina Farra, M.D.
Zeina Hannoush, M.D.

LEUKEMIA/HEMATOLOGY

Justin Watts, M.D.
Gerald Soff, M.D.

BREAST

Susan Kesmodel, M.D.
Cristiane Takita, M.D.

HEAD AND NECK CANCER

Stuart Samuels, M.D., Ph.D.
Donald Weed, M.D.

TRANSPLANT AND CELLULAR THERAPY

Krishna Komanduri, M.D.