Meet Our Leadership


Dr. Michael Teitell
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Michael Teitell

Director, JCCC

Following an extensive national search, Dr. Michael Teitell was appointed as director of the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer on August 8, 2017. [Read bio]

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Roshan Bastani

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

Roshan Bastani is a professor in the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health and director of the UCLA Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Equity. [Read bio]

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Paul Boutros

Director, Cancer Data Science

Paul Boutros is a renowned data scientist and professor in the departments of human genetics and urology at the David Geffen School of Medicine. [Read bio]

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Liying Zhang

Director, Cancer Molecular Diagnostics

Dr. Liying Zhang is a professor in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and Director of Advanced Molecular Diagnostics Service in the UCLA Health System. [Read bio]

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Heather Christofk

Director, Basic and Translational Research

Heather Christofk is a renowned biochemist, and associate professor in the departments of Biological Chemistry and Molecular & Medical Pharmacology at the David Geffen School of Medicine. [Read more]

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Melissa Fitzmaurice Neligan

Chief Administrative Officer

Melissa Fitzmaurice Neligan serves as the Chief Administrative Officer at the JCCC. She has devoted the last 10 years to administration of NCI-designated cancer centers. [Read bio]

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Amy L. Cummings

Director of Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (JEDI)

Amy L. Cummings, MD, PhD(c) is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Department of Medicine, Hematology/Oncology at the David Geffen School of Medicine. [Read bio]

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Zoran Galic

Director, Shared Resources

Zoran Galic is a molecular biologist and associate professor in the departments of Medicine and Hematology/Oncology at the David Geffen School of Medicine. [Read bio]

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Patricia Ganz

Director, Prevention and Control Research

Dr. Patricia A. Ganz 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. [Read bio]

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Beth Karlan

Director, Cancer Population Genetics

Dr. Beth Karlan is an internationally recognized expert in ovarian cancer and other heritable cancers with a 30-year career as a physician and scientist. [Read bio]

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Arash Naeim

Director, Informatics

Dr. Arash Naeim is a health professional whose career has spanned a combination of health services, informatics and policy and care issues. [Read bio]

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Dennis Slamon

Director, Clinical/Translational Research

In addition to his role as director of Clinical/Translational Research, Dr. Dennis J. Slamon serves as director of the Revlon/UCLA Women's Cancer Research Program. [Read bio]

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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. [Read bio]

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Michael Steinberg

Director, Clinical Affairs

Dr. Michael Steinberg is professor and chair of the Department of Radiation Oncology at the David Geffen School of Medicine, and whose professional career spans private, corporate and academic practice. [Read bio]

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Maie St. John

Director, Cancer Research Career Enhancement

Dr. Maie St. John 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. [Read bio]