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Leadership and Administration

The Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania is a world leader in cancer research, patient care, and education. Our leadership team brings together years of experience and expertise with the goal of eliminating cancer.

Leadership and Administration

  • Director; Vice President and Vice Dean for Cancer Programs: Robert H. Vonderheide, MD, DPhil
  • Deputy Director: Katherine L. Nathanson, MD
  • Deputy Director of Clinical Services: Lawrence N. Shulman, MD
  • Chief of Staff: Joseph R. Carver, MD
  • Chief Administrative Officer, Cancer Service Line: David B. Miller, MBA
  • Executive Director of Administration: Robert F. Wynne
  • Executive Director of Legal Affairs & Immunotherapy Collaborations: Mehrin ("Mir") Masud-Elias, JD, MBE
  • Executive Director of Strategy and Implementation: Pat J. Morin, PhD
  • Associate Director for Research Administration: Cecilia Scavelli
  • Associate Director for Basic Research: Lewis A. Chodosh, MD, PhD
  • Associate Director for Translational Research: Constantinos Koumenis, PhD
  • Associate Director for Clinical Research: Roger B. Cohen, MD
  • Associate Director for Population Science: Robert A. Schnoll, PhD
  • Associate Director for Pediatric Research: Stephen P. Hunger, MD
  • Associate Director for Shared Resources: M. Celeste Simon, PhD
  • Associate Director for Diversity and Outreach: Carmen E. Guerra, MD
  • Associate Director for Community Engaged Research: Karen Glanz, PhD, MPH
  • Associate Director for Education and Training: David A. Mankoff, MD, PhD
  • Associate Director for Clinical Informatics: Peter E. Gabriel, MD
  • Associate Director for Global Oncology: Erle S. Robertson, PhD

Research Program Leaders

Immunobiology Program

  • Warren S. Pear, MD, PhD
  • E. John Wherry, PhD

Tumor Biology Program

  • Shelley L. Berger, PhD

Breast Cancer Program

  • Angela M. DeMichele, MD, MSCE
  • Roger A. Greenberg, MD, PhD

Cancer Therapeutics Program

  • Ravi K. Amaravadi, MD
  • Naomi B. Haas, MD

Hematologic Malignancies Program

  • Nancy A. Speck, PhD
  • Edward A. Stadtmauer, MD

Pediatric Oncology Program

  • Stephan A. Grupp, MD, PhD
  • Kai Tan, PhD

Radiobiology and Imaging Program

  • Amit Maity, MD
  • Daniel A. Pryma, MD

Cancer Control Program

  • Karen Glanz, PhD, MPH
  • Steven Joffe, MD, MPH

Tobacco and Environmental Carcinogenesis Program

  • Trevor M. Penning, PhD
  • Andrew A. Strasser, PhD

Shared Resource/Core Facility Directors

ACC BioRepository

  • Michael D. Feldman, MD, PhD

Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Core

  • Qi Long, PhD (Director)
  • Rosemarie Mick, MS (Associate Director)
  • J. Richard Landis, PhD (Co-Director for Data Management) 

Comparative Pathology Core

  • Enrico Radaelli, DVM, PhD, DECVP

Flow Cytometry and Cell Sorting Facility

  • Jonni S. Moore, PhD

Genetically Altered Mouse Core

  • Douglas J. Epstein, PhD

Genomic Analysis Core

  • Tapan Ganguly, PhD

Human Immunology Core

  • Eline T. Luning-Prak, MD, PhD

Metabolomics Core

  • Daniel P. Kelly, MD

Small Animal Imaging Facility

  • Edward J. (Jim) Delikatny, PhD

Stem Cell and Xenograft Core

  • Martin P. Carroll, MD

Clinical Trials Scientific Review and Monitoring Committee

  • Sunita D. Nasta, MD, FACP (Co-Chair)
  • John P. Plastaras, MD, PhD (Co-Chair)

Data Safety and Monitoring Committee

  • Stephen J. Schuster, MD (Chair)

Abramson Cancer Center Director's Leadership Council

The Abramson Cancer Center Director's Leadership Council (ACCDLC) advises and supports the Abramson Cancer Center 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.