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Leadership

The Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center (CFCCC) is led by an experienced team of clinical and administrative experts who represent all aspects of the center.
Richard  Van Etten, MD, PhD
Richard Van Etten, MD, PhD

Director

Senior Associate Dean & Associate Vice Chancellor for Cancer

Marian Waterman, PhD
Marian Waterman, PhD

Deputy Director

Director, Cancer Research Institute

David Fruman, PhD
David Fruman, PhD

Associate Director for Basic Science

Acting Director, Cancer Research Institute

Susan O'Brien, MD
Susan O'Brien, MD

Associate Director for Clinical Science

Medical Director, Sue & Ralph Stern Center for Clinical Trials & Research

Sora Park Tanjasiri,  DrPH, MPH
Sora Park Tanjasiri, DrPH, MPH

Associate Director, Cancer Health Disparities & Community Engagement

Professor, Epidemiology

Karen Edwards, PhD
Karen Edwards, PhD

Associate Director, Population Science & Cancer Control

Chair, Department of Epidemiology

Edward Nelson, MD
Edward Nelson, MD

Associate Director, Cancer Research Training & Education Coordination

Chief, Division of Hematology/Oncology

Christine Hui, MPH
Christine Hui, MPH

Associate Director, Administration & Finance

Chief Administrative Officer

Emad Elquza, MD, MBA
Emad Elquza, MD, MBA

Medical Director of Oncology Services

Allen Chen, MD
Allen Chen, MD

Professor and Chair, Department of Radiation Oncology

Maheswari “Magi” Senthil, MD
Maheswari “Magi” Senthil, MD

Director of Peritoneal Surface Malignancy Program, Division of Surgical Oncology

Dan Cooper, MD
Dan Cooper, MD

Associate Vice Chancellor, Clinical and Translational Science

Director, Institute for Clinical and Translational Sciences

Hung Fan, PhD
Hung Fan, PhD

Senior Advisor

Associate Vice Chancellor, Strategic Initiatives, Office of Research

Frank Meyskens, MD
Frank Meyskens, MD

Director Emeritus, Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center

Professor of Medicine, Biological Chemistry and Public Health

Geofferey Abbott, PhD
Geofferey Abbott, PhD

School of Medicine Vice Dean for Basic Science

Daniela Bota, MD, PhD
Daniela Bota, MD, PhD

School of Medicine Vice Dean for Clinical Science

Caroline Pereira, MBA
Caroline Pereira, MBA

Executive Director of Development, Cancer Programs

Ashley Tydon
Ashley Tydon

Administrative Director for Clinical Research Operations

Advisory Boards

CFCCC brings together the expertise of external advisors who are leaders and content experts in their respective scientific, business and lay communities. Together, these boards guide the Cancer Center on their mission and vision.

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