Meet Our Leadership


Dr. Michael Teitell
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Michael Teitell

Director, JCCC

Following an extensive national search, Michael Teitell, M.D., Ph.D. was appointed as the director of the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center on August 8, 2017.

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Dennis Slamon

Director, Clinical/Translational Research

In addition to his role as director of Clinical/Translational Research, Dennis J. Slamon, M.D., Ph.D., serves as director of the Revlon/UCLA Women's Cancer Research Program at the Jonsson Cancer Center.

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Patricia Ganz

Director, Prevention and Control Research

Patricia A. Ganz, M.D., is a medical oncologist who has spent the past 20 years doing systematic research on the health-related quality of life impact of cancer and its treatment.

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Robert DuWors

Deputy Director, Administration and Planning

Robert DuWors comes to JCCC from the University of California, San Francisco, Cancer Center and Research Institute, where he served as associate director of administration and finance for five years.

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Roshan Bastani

Director, Disparities and Community Engagement, and Co-Director, Prevention and Control Research

Roshan Bastani, Ph.D., is a professor in the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health and Director of the UCLA Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Equity.

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Heather Christofk

Director, Basic and Translational Research

Heather Christofk, Ph.D., is a renowned biochemist, and associate professor in the departments of Biological Chemistry and Molecular & Medical Pharmacology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.

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Meghan Brennan

Senior Director, Oncology Clinical Research

Meghan Brennan, R.N., O.N.P., Ph.D., is an oncology nurse practitioner whose professional career has spanned clinical, industry and academic based research programs and practices.

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Zoran Galic

Director, Shared Resources

Zoran Galic, Ph.D., is a molecular biologist and associate professor in the departments of Medicine and Hematology/Oncology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.

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Maie St. John

Director, Cancer Research Career Enhancement

Maie St. John, M.D., Ph.D., is a renowned otolaryngologist, and professor and Samuel and Della Pearlman Chair in the Department of Head and Neck Surgery at the David Geffen School of Medicine.

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Michael Steinberg

Director, Clinical Affairs

Michael Steinberg, M.D., is professor and chair of the Department of Radiation Oncology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. His professional career spans private, corporate and academic practice and he is known for the development of multi-site oncology care networks.

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Arash Naeim

Director, Informatics

Arash Naeim, M.D., Ph.D., is a health professional whose career has spanned a combination of health services, informatics and policy and care issues. He currently serves as Associate Professor of Medicine in the divisions of Hematology-Oncology.

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Margaret Steele

Executive Director, Jonsson Cancer Center Foundation

Margaret Steele is a senior management executive with nearly 30 years of experience in management and fundraising for non-profit organizations.