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Lurie Cancer Center Leadership

Leonidas Platanias, MD, PhD

Director

Leonidas Platanias, MD, PhD

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



Deputy Directors

William Gradishar, MD

Deputy Director, Clinical Network

William Gradishar, MD

Francis Giles, MD

Deputy Director

Francis Giles, MD




Associate Directors

Al Benson III, MD

Associate Director, Cooperative Groups

Al Benson III, MD

David Cella, PhD

Associate Director, Prevention and Control Research

David Cella, PhD

John Crispino, PhD, MBA

Associate Director, Education and Training

John Crispino, PhD

Massimo Cristofanilli, MD

Associate Director, Translational Research and Precision Medicine

Massimo Cristofanilli, MD

Kathleen J. Green, PhD

Associate Director, Basic Sciences Research

Kathleen J. Green, PhD

Milan Mrksich, PhD

Associate Director, Research Technology and Infrastructure

Milan Mrksich, PhD

Alexis Thompson, MD

Associate Director, Equity and Minority Health

Alexis Thompson, MD

Jeffrey Wayne, MD, FACS

Associate Director, Clinical Affairs

Jeffrey Wayne, MD

Aleksandar Zafirovski, MBA

Associate Director, Administration

Aleksandar Zafirovski, MBA




Other Senior Leaders

Co-Director, Global Health

Sarki A. Abdulkadir, MD, PhD

Head, Pediatric Hematology, Oncology and Stem Cell Transplantation

Stewart Goldman, MD

Director, Global Health

Lifang Hou, MD, PhD

Head, Neuro-Oncology

Maciej Lesniak, MD

Director, Cancer Survivorship

Frank Penedo, PhD

Head, Gynecologic Oncology

Shohreh Shahabi, MD