Cancer Center Leadership

Steven T. Rosen, M.D.
Medical Oncologist and Hematologist; Provost and Chief Scientific Officer; Irell & Manella Cancer Center Director's Distinguished Chair; Morgan & Helen Chu Director's Chair of the Beckman Research Institute
Duarte - Main Campus

Steven T. Rosen, M.D., provost and chief scientific officer, and director of the comprehensive cancer center and Beckman Research Institute of City of Hope, sets the scientific direction of City of Hope, shaping its vision as a cancer research, treatment and educational institution.

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Kimlin Tam Ashing, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Population Sciences, Beckman Research Institute of City of Hope
Duarte - Main Campus

Kimlin Tam Ashing, Ph.D., is a professor and directs the Center of Community Alliance for Research & Education at City of Hope. She is a notable leader in examining cancer disparities and quality of life. Her life's work is to increase the voice and representation of underrepresented groups in

Marwan G. Fakih, M.D.
Medical Oncologist
Duarte - Main Campus

Marwan G. Fakih, M.D., is a medical oncologist specializing in gastrointestinal cancers at City of Hope's Duarte and Newport Beach locations.

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Ajay Goel, Ph.D., AGAF
Professor and Chair, Department of Molecular Diagnostics and Experimental Therapeutics
Duarte - Main Campus; Biomedical Research Institute

Ajay Goel, Ph.D., AGAF, associate director of basic Science, Comprehensive Cancer Center; professor and chair, Department of Molecular Diagnostics and Experimental Therapeutics, researches molecular pathogenesis of human gastrointestinal cancers and its relationship to early detection of cancer

Larry W. Kwak, M.D., Ph.D.
Hematologist-Oncologist; Dr. Michael Friedman Professor in Translational Medicine
Duarte - Main Campus

Larry Kwak M.D., Ph.D., is the director of the Toni Stephenson Lymphoma Center at City of Hope.

Ashley Baker Lee
Ashley Baker Lee
Associate Director for Administration, Comprehensive Cancer Center
Duarte - Main Campus

Ashley Baker Lee is Senior Vice President of Research Operations at City of Hope, overseeing clinical and basic research operations and providing administrative leadership for Beckman Research Institute.

Joanne Mortimer, M.D., F.A.C.P., F.A.S.C.O.
Medical Oncologist; Baum Family Professor in Women's Cancers
Duarte - Main Campus

Listed numerous times as one of America’s “Top Doctors” by Castle Connolly, Joanne Mortimer, M.D. is the Baum Family Professor in Women’s Cancers. She takes a special interest in examining how hormones affect normal and tumor cells. 

Victoria Seewaldt
Victoria L. Seewaldt, M.D.
Ruth Ziegler Chair in Population Sciences
Duarte - Main Campus; South Pasadena

City of Hope's Victoria Seewaldt, M.D., is the Ruth Ziegler Chair in Population Sciences and chair and professor of the Department of Population Sciences, with a clinical specialty in breast cancer.

John Termini, Ph.D.
John Termini, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Cancer Biology and Molecular Medicine
Duarte - Main Campus

John Termini, Ph.D., is Associate Director of Shared Resources at City of Hope's comprehensive cancer center. He is also a professor of molecular medicine.

Nagarajan Vaidehi
Nagarajan Vaidehi, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair, Department of Computational and Quantitative Medicine
Duarte - Main Campus

Nagarajan Vaidehi, Ph.D., is a scientist, educator and leader with a career-long commitment to developing computational methods to simulate dynamics of proteins involved in signal transduction pathways and using them for the discovery of next generation drugs with lower side effects. Dr. Vaidehi is