Leadership and Administration


Chi Van Dang, MD, PhD is the Director of the Abramson Cancer Center after having served as a professor at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in the departments of Medicine, Cell Biology, Oncology, Pathology, and Molecular Biology & Genetics. He also served as Vice Dean for Research and Executive Director of The Johns Hopkins Institute for Cell Engineering. Dr. Dang also serves as the Director of the Abramson Family Cancer Research Institute.

Caryn Lerman, PhD is the Deputy Director of the Abramson Cancer Center.

Joseph R. Carver, MD is the Chief of Staff at the Abramson Cancer Center.

Douglas L. Fraker, MD is the Deputy Director of Clinical Services and Programs at the Abramson Cancer Center.

Robert F. Wynne is the Executive Director for Administration at the Abramson Cancer Center.

Mehrin (Mir) Masud Elias, Esq is the Director of Legal Affairs at the Abramson Cancer Center.


Associate Directors of the Abramson Cancer Center

James C. Alwine, PhD is the Associate Director for Shared Facilities.

Garrett M. Brodeur, MD is the Associate Director for Pediatric Research.

Lewis A. Chodosh, MD, PhD is the Associate Director for Basic Science.

Roger B. Cohen, MD is the Associate Director for Clinical Research and the Chief Clinical Research Officer.

Carmen E. Guerra, MD is the Associate Director for Diversity and Outreach and the Associate Chief of Staff.

Timothy R. Rebbeck, PhD is the Associate Director for Population Science.

Cecilia Scavelli is the Associate Director for Research Administration.

Robert H. Vonderheide, MD, DPhil is the Associate Director for Translational Research.


Abramson Cancer Center Director's Leadership Council

The Abramson Cancer Center Director's Leadership Council (ACCDLC) advises and supports the Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania leadership in programmatic direction, community interactions, long-range finance and development strategies, outreach, and public relations. The Honorary Chair, Madlyn Abramson, and her family have committed $100 million to support cancer research and patient care. View the other members of the ACCDLC.


Program Leaders

Ravi K. Amaravadi, MD
Cancer Therapeutics Research Program

Frank M. Balis, MD
Pediatric Oncology Research Program

Angela DeMichele, MD, MSCE
Breast Cancer Research Program

J. Alan Diehl, PhD
Tumor Biology Research Program

Roger A. Greenberg, MD, PhD
Breast Cancer Research Program

Stephen M. Hahn, MD
Radiobiology and Imaging Research Program

Naomi B. Haas, MD
Cancer Therapeutics Research Program

Constantinos Koumenis, PhD
Radiobiology and Imaging Research Program

John M. Maris, MD
Pediatric Oncology Research Program

Katherine L. Nathanson, MD
Cancer Control Research Program

Warren S. Pear, MD, PhD
Immunobiology Research Program

Trevor M. Penning, PhD
Tobacco and Environmental Carcinogenesis Research Program

Erle S. Robertson, PhD
Tumor Virology Research Program

Anil K. Rustgi, MD
Tumor Biology Research Program

Marilyn M. Schapira, MD, MPH
Cancer Control Research Program

Robert A. Schnoll, PhD
Tobacco and Environmental Carcinogenesis Research Program

Lynn M. Schuchter, MD
Melanoma and Cutaneous Malignancies Research Program

Nancy A. Speck, PhD
Hematologic Malignancies Research Program

Edward A. Stadtmauer, MD
Hematologic Malignancies Research Program

Robert H. Vonderheide, MD, DPhil
Immunobiology Research Program

David B. Weiner, PhD
Tumor Virology Research Program


Shared Resource/Core Facilities Directors

Ian A. Blair, PhD
Proteomics Core

Tapan Ganguly, PhD
DNA Sequencing Facility

Karen Glanz, PhD, MPH
Recruitment, Outcomes, and Assessment Resource

Daniel F. Heitjan, PhD
Biostatistics Unit

J. Richard Landis
Biomedical Data Coordination Core

Bruce L. Levine, PhD
Clinical Cell and Vaccine Production Facility

Stephen A. Liebhaber, MD
Transgenic and Chimeric Mouse Facility

Eline T. Luning-Prak, PhD
Human Immunology Core

David A. Mankoff, MD, PhD
Clinical Imaging Core

Jonni S. Moore, PhD
Flow Cytometry and Cell Sorting Facility

Mark A. Rosen, MD, PhD
Clinical Imaging Core

Mitchell D. Schnall, MD, PhD
Small Animal Imaging Core

Vivianna M. Van Deerlin, MD, PhD
Genomics Facility

David J. Vaughn, MD
Clinical Research Unit


Clinical Trials Scientific Review and Monitoring Committee

Sunita D. Nasta, MD, FACP
Chair


Data Safety and Monitoring Committee

Stephen J. Schuster, MD
Chair