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Lurie Cancer Center Leadership

Leonidas Platanias, MD, PhD


Leonidas Platanias, MD, PhD

Jesse, Sara, Andrew, Abigail, Benjamin and Elizabeth Lurie
Professor of Oncology
Feinberg School of Medicine

Deputy Directors

William Gradishar, MD

Deputy Director, Clinical Network

William Gradishar, MD
Betsy Bramsen Professor of Breast Oncology

Francis Giles, MD

Deputy Director

Francis Giles, MD
Johanna Dobe Professor of Hematology/Oncology
Chief, Division of Hematology/Oncology

Associate Directors

Al Benson III, MD

Associate Director, Cooperative Groups

Al Benson III, MD
Professor in Hematology/Oncology

David Cella, PhD

Associate Director, Prevention and Control Research

David Cella, PhD
Chair, Department of Medical Social Sciences

John Crispino, PhD, MBA

Associate Director, Education and Training

John Crispino, PhD
Robert I. Lurie, MD and Lora S. Lurie Professor

Massimo Cristofanilli, MD

Associate Director, Translational Research and Precision Medicine

Massimo Cristofanilli, MD
Professor in Hematology/Oncology

Kathleen J. Green, PhD

Associate Director, Basic Sciences Research

Kathleen J. Green, PhD
Joseph L. Mayberry, Sr., Professor of Pathology and Toxicology

Milan Mrksich, PhD

Associate Director, Research Technology and Infrastructure

Milan Mrksich, PhD
Director, Center for Synthetic Biology

Alexis Thompson, MD

Associate Director, Equity and Minority Health

Alexis Thompson, MD
Professor of Pediatrics - Hematology, Oncology and Stem Cell Transplantation

Jeffrey Wayne, MD, FACS

Associate Director, Clinical Affairs

Jeffrey Wayne, MD
Professor in Surgical Oncology and Dermatology

Aleksandar Zafirovski, MBA

Associate Director, Administration

Aleksandar Zafirovski, MBA

Other Senior Leaders

Co-Director, Global Health

Sarki A. Abdulkadir, MD, PhD
John T. Grayhack, MD, Professor of Urological Research

Head, Pediatric Hematology, Oncology and Stem Cell Transplantation

Stewart Goldman, MD
Professor in Pediatrics-Hematology, Oncology and Stem Cell Transplantation

Director, Global Health

Lifang Hou, MD, PhD
Division Director, Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention

Head, Neuro-Oncology

Maciej Lesniak, MD
Michael J. Marchese Professor in Neurosurgery
Chair, Department of Neurological Surgery

Director, Cancer Survivorship

Frank Penedo, PhD
Roswell Park Professor of Medical Social Sciences, Psychology and Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Head, Gynecologic Oncology

Shohreh Shahabi, MD
John and Ruth Brewer Professor of Gynecology and Cancer Research
Chief, Division of Gynecologic Oncology