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Research Leadership

Stephen D. Nimer, M.D.
Oscar de la Renta Endowed Chair in Cancer Research
Professor of Medicine, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Nipun Merchant, M.D.
Associate Director, Translational Research
Professor and Chief of the Division of Surgical Oncology

J. William Harbour, M.D.
Associate Director, Basic Science
Director of Ocular Oncology
Vice Chair for Translational Research, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute
Professor of Ophthalmology

Kerry L. Burnstein, Ph.D.
Associate Director, Education and Training
Professor and Chair of the Department of Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology

Jonathan Trent, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Director, Clinical Research
Co-Director, Musculoskeletal Center, Sarcoma Medical Research Program
Professor of Medicine

Erin Kobetz, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Co-Leader, Cancer Control Program
Associate Director, Population Science and Cancer Disparity, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center
Chief, Population Health, Oncology Service Line
Vice Provost for Research + Scholarship, University of Miami

Ramin Shiekhattar, Ph.D.
Co-Leader, Cancer Epigenetics
Professor of Human Genetics

Maria E. Figueroa, M.D.
Co-Leader, Cancer Epigenetics
Associate Professor, Department of Human Genetics

Wael El-Rifai, M.D., Ph.D.
Co-Leader, Tumor Biology Program
Associate Director, Program Development
Professor and Associate Vice
Chair, Academic Advancement, Department of Surgery

Craig H. Moskowitz, M.D.

Physician-in-Chief, Oncology Service Line

Barbara A. Vance, Ph.D., CRA
Assistant Vice President and Associate Director, Administration

Frank J. Penedo, Ph.D.
Co-Leader, Cancer Control Program
Associate Director, Cancer Survivorship and Translational
Behavioral Sciences 

George Grills
Associate Director, Shared Resources

C. Ola Langren, M.D., Ph.D.
Co-Leader, Tumor Biology Program
Chief of Myeloma Program
Leader of Experimental Therapeutics Program
Professor of Medicine

Hospital Leadership

Kymberlee J. Manni, Ph.D., RCIS
Chief Executive Officer, University of Miami Hospital and Clinics

Tanira B. Ferreira, M.D.
Chief Medical Officer, UMHC

Alvaro J. Alencar, M.D.
Chief Medical Officer, Oncology

Lazara Pagan
Chief Ambulatory Officer and Associate Vice President,
Oncology Services

Javier Milian
Assistant Vice President, Oncology Satellite Operations and Recruitment

Lauren Gjolaj, M.B.A., B.S.N., R.N.
Assistant Vice President, Oncology Services

Elizabeth Smith, D.N.P., R.N.
Chief Nursing Officer, University of Miami Hospital and Clinics (Bascom Palmer Eye Institute/Sylvester
Comprehensive Cancer Center/UHealth Tower)

Ancillary Services

Sarah Christensen
Vice President, Medical Development and Alumni Relations

Mary Lanham
Chief Marketing and Communications Officer,
University of Miami Health System