Genomic Cancer Risk Assessment Faculty

Course Director

Kathleen R. Blazer, Ed.D., M.S., LCGC

Clinical Assistant Professor, Division of Clinical Cancer Genetics

City of Hope Faculty

Kathleen R. Blazer, Ed.D., M.S., LCGC
Assistant Clinical Professor, Division of Clinical Cancer Genomics
Director, Cancer Genomics Education Program
Danielle Castillo, B.S.
Senior Research Associate
Sandra Dreike, M.S., CGC
Genetic Counselor
Lauren Gima, M.S., CGC
Genetic Counselor
Stacy W. Gray, M.D.
Associate Professor and Chief, Division of Clinical Cancer Genomics
Stephen Gruber, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H.
Professor, Division of Molecular Pharmacology
Heather Hampel, M.S., CGC
Clinical Professor and Associate Director, Division of Clinical Cancer Genomics
Josef Herzog
Staff Scientist
Gregory Idos, M.D., M.S.
Associate Professor, Division of Gastroenterology
Elisabeth King, R.N., FNP
Senior Manager, Genomic Cancer Risk Counseling
Rachelle Manookian, M.S., CGC
Genetic Counselor
Bita Nehoray, M.S., CGC
Senior Genetic Counselor
Wai Park, D.O.
Assistant Professor and Clinical Geneticist, Division of Clinical Cancer Genomics
Susan Shehayeb, M.S., CGC
Genetic Counselor
Elise Sobotka, M.S., M.P.H.
Genetic Counselor
Ilana Solomon, Sc.M., M.A., CGC
Manager, Precision Medicine Program
Elyssa Zukin, M.S., CGC
Genetic Counselor

Guest Faculty

Kelly Bolton, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine
Institution: Washington University in St. Louis, Division of Oncology

Jane Churpek, M.D.
Assistant Professor, Section of Hematology/Oncology and Center for Clinical Cancer Genetics
Institution: University of Wisconsin-Madison

Julie Culver, M.S., LGC
Genetic Counselor
Institution: USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center

Tobias Else, M.D.
Section Head, Neuro-Oncology; Physician, Division of Medical Oncology & Therapeutics Research
Institution: University of Michigan

Carol Fabian, M.D.
Director, Breast Cancer Prevention & Survivorship Centers
Institution: KU Breast Cancer Prevention Center

Judy Garber, M.D., M.P.H.
Director, Center for Cancer Genetics and Prevention
Institution: Dana Farber Cancer Institute

Veda Giri, M.D.
Associate Professor in Medical Oncology and Cancer Biology at Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center
Institution: Thomas Jefferson University

Teresa Heckel, M.B.A.
Project Director, Clinical Programs
Institution: Sarah Cannon Research Institute

Karen Hurley, Ph.D.
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Institution: Cleveland Clinic

Junne Kamihara, M.D., Ph.D.
Instructor in Pediatrics
Institution: Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Sonia S. Kupfer, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Institution: University of Chicago Medical Center

Allison W. Kurian, M.D., MSc.
Professor of Medicine and of Epidemiology and Population Health
Institution: Stanford University School of Medicine

Patrick Lynch, M.D.
Professor, Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, & Nutrition
Institution: The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center

Lisa Madlensky, MS, CGC
Director, Family Cancer Genetics Program; Professor, Department of Medicine
Institution: University of California San Diego

Brian Shuch, M.D.
Director, Kidney Cancer Program; Alvin & Carrie Meinhardt Endowed Chair in Kidney Cancer Research
Institution: University of California Los Angeles

Colin Pritchard, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Institution: University of Washington

Padma Sheila Rajagopal, M.D., M.P.H.
Physician-Scientist Early Investigator
Institution: Cancer Data Science Laboratory and Women's Malignancies Branch at the National Cancer Institute

Charite Ricker, M.S., CGC
Cancer Genetic Counselor and Genetic Services Coordinator
Institution: University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine of USC

Elective and Emeritus Faculty

Patricia Ashton-Prolla, M.D., Ph.D.
Institution: Hospital de Clinicas de Porto Alegre

Randall W. Burt, M.D.
Senior Director for Prevention and Outreach
Institution: Huntsman Cancer Institute

Stephanie Cohen, M.S., LCGC
Director, Genomic Medicine Institute
Institution: St. Vincent Hospital

Fergus J. Couch, Ph.D.
Institution: Mayo Clinic

Kevin Davies, Ph.D.
Vice President, Business Development & Publisher
Institution: C&EN American Chemical Society

Lucy Langer, M.D., M.S.H.S.
Co-Medical Director, Cancer Genetics
Institution: Compass Oncology

Katrina Lowstuter, M.S., CGC
Institution: USC Norris Cancer Hospital

Therese M. Mulvey, M.D.
Physician in Chief and Medical Oncologist
Institution: Massachusetts General Hospital

Kenneth Offit, M.D., M.P.H.
Chief, Clinical Genetics Service
Institution: Memorial Sloane-Kettering Cancer Center

Mark E. Robson, M.D.
Clinic Director, Clinical Cancer Genetics Services
Institution: Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

Patricia Rodriguez, M.D.
Cancer Genetics Specialist
Institution: Virginia Cancer Specialists

Christina Rybak, M.S., LCGC
Institution: Human Longevity

Thomas Slavin, M.D., DABM.D.
Senior Vice President, Medical Affairs for Oncology
Institution: Myriad Genetics

Louise C. Strong, M.D.
Professor, Cancer Genetics
Institution: The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center

Karen Tedesco, M.D.
Chief, Clinical Genetics Service
Institution: New York Oncology Hematology

Jeffrey N. Weitzel, M.D.
Professor of Oncology and Population Sciences

Sharon Wilczynski, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor, Division of Anatomic Pathology
Institution: City of Hope

Janet L. Williams, M.S., LGC
Director, Research Genetic Counselors
Institution: Genomic Medicine Institute, Geisinger Health System

Marc S. Williams, M.D.
Director, Genomic Medicine Institute
Institution: Genomic Medicine Institute of the Geisinger Health System