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Leadership

Director



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


Deputy Director



Antonio Iavarone, M.D.
Deputy Director, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer
Professor, Department of Neurology


Oncology Services



Craig Moskowitz, M.D. Craig Moskowitz, M.D.
Physician in Chief, Oncology Service Line of the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center
Professor, Department of Medicine

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

Research Administration



Dorothy Graves, Ph.D. Dorothy Graves, Ph.D.
Assistant Vice President, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center
Associate Director for Administration, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center

Associate Directors



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

Dorothy Graves, Ph.D. Dorothy Graves, Ph.D.
Assistant Vice President, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center
Associate Director for Administration, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center

George GrillsGeorge Grills
Associate Director, Shared Resources

Erin Kobetz, Ph.D., MPHErin Kobetz, Ph.D., MPH
Associate Director, Population Science and Cancer Disparity
Professor, Department of Medicine
Professor, Department of Public Health Sciences

Nipun Merchant, M.D.Nipun Merchant, M.D.
Associate Director, Translational Research
Professor, Department of Surgery
Division Chief, Department of Surgery

Jonathan Trent, M.D., Ph.D.Jonathan Trent, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Director, Clinical Research
Professor, Department of Medicine

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

Program Leaders



Tracy Crane, Ph.D.Tracy Crane, Ph.D.
Co-Leader, Cancer Control Program
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine

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

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

C. Ola Landgren M.D., Ph.D. 
Co-Leader, Translational and Clinical Oncology
Professor, Department of Medicine
Chief, Myeloma Program

David Benner Lombard, M.D. Ph.D.
Co-Leader, Cancer Epigenetics Program
Associate Professor, Department of Pathology

Jaimie Merchan, M.D.
Co-Leader, Translational and Clinical Oncology Program
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine

Frank J. Penedo, Ph.D.Frank J. Penedo, Ph.D.
Co-Leader, Cancer Control Program
Professor, Department of Psychology
Professor, Department of Medicine

Priyamvada Rai, Ph.D.
Co-Leader, Tumor Biology Program
Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology

Ramin Shiekhattar, Ph.D.Ramin Shiekhattar, Ph.D.
Co-Leader, Cancer Epigenetics Program
Professor, Department of Human Genetics
Division Chief, Department of Human Genetics

Scott Welford, Ph.D.Scott Welford, Ph.D.
Co-Leader, Tumor Biology Program
Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology
Biology Division Chief, Department of Radiation Oncology