Intensive Course Faculty

Course Co-directors
Chief, Division of Clinical Cancer Genetics
 
Kathleen R. Blazer, Ed.D., M.S., L.C.G.C.
Clinical Assistant Professor, Division of Clinical Cancer Genetics
 
City of Hope Faculty
Danielle Castillo, B.S.
Research Associate II

Josef Herzog, B.S.
Staff Scientist
 
Lili Kuzmich, M.S., L.C.G.C.
Cancer Risk Counselor

Bita Nehoray, M.S., L.C.G.C.
Cancer Risk Counselor

Christina Rybak, M.S., L.C.G.C.
Cancer Risk Counselor

Sharon Sand, C.C.R.P.
Clinical Research Administrator

Ilana Solomon, Sc.M., M.A., C.G.C.
Cancer Risk Counselor

Thomas Slavin, M.D., D.A.B.M.D.
Clinical Assistant Professor

Lucille Leong, M.D.
Associate Director, Clinical Affairs
Medical Oncology & Therapeutics Research

Robert Morgan Jr., M.D.
Section Head, Neuro-Oncology
Medical Oncology & Therapeutics Research

Sharon Wilczynski, M.D., Ph.D.
Director, Cytology
Department of Anatomic Pathology
 
Guest Faculty
Patricia Ashton-Prolla, M.D.
Clinical Geneticist and Professor
Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

Randall Burt, M.D.
University of Utah: Emeritus Professor of Medicine
Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI): Emeritus Director of Prevention and Outreach

Fergus Couch, Ph.D.
Professor
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN

Julie Culver, M.S., L.C.G.C.
Genetic Counselor
USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center
Los Angeles, CA

Kevin A. Davies, Ph.D.
Editor-in-Chief
Bio-IT World
Needham MA

Charis Eng, M.D., Ph.D.
Sondra J and Stephen R Hardis Chair of Cancer Genomic Medicine;
Chair, Genomic Medicine Institute; Director, Center for Personalized Genetic Healthcare
Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH

Carol Fabian, M.D.
Director
Breast Cancer Prevention & Survivorship Centers
University of Kansas Hospital and Medical Pavilion

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

Heather Hampel, M.S., C.G.C.
Associate Director, Division of Human Genetics
The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center

Karen Hurley, Ph.D.
Adjunct Assistant Faculty
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
New York, NY

Sonia Kupfer, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Section of Gastroenterology
University of Chicago Medical Center

Lucy R. Langer, M.D.
Medical Oncologist, Co-Medical Director
Genetic Risk Evaluation & Testing Program
US Oncology
Portland, OR
 
Katrina Lowstuter, M.S., C.G.C.
Genetic Counselor
USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center

Patrick Lynch, M.D.
Professor, Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, & Nutrition
U.T. M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, TX

Lindsay Middelton, R.N., G.C.
Urologic Oncology Branch
National Cancer Institute
National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, MD

Therese Mulvey, M.D.
Director of Breast Medical Oncology
Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center/ North Shore
Danvers, MA

Rebecca Nagy, M.S., C.G.C.
Assistant Professor
Clinical Division of Human Genetics
The Ohio State University

Kenneth Offit, M.D.
Service Chief
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
New York, NY

Colin Pritchard, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Laboratory Medicine
Associate Director, Clinical Molecular
University of Washington

Charité Ricker, M.S., C.G.C.
Genetic Counselor
Clinical Instructor of Medicine
Cancer Genetics Program
LAC+USC Medical Center
Los Angeles, CA

Mark Robson, M.D.
Clinical Director, Clinical Genetics Service
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
New York, NY

Juan-Sebastian Saldivar, M.D.
Chief Medical Officer
AltheaDx
San Diego, CA

April Sorrell, M.D.
Cancer Genetics Specialist
Children’s Hospital of San Antonio/
Baylor College of Medicine Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
San Antonio, TX

Louise Strong, M.D.
Sue and Radcliffe Killam Chair
Professor of Cancer Genetics
Department of Genetics
U.T. MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, Texas

Janet Williams, M.S., L.C.G.C.
Director, Research Genetic Counselors
Genomic Medicine Institute
Geisinger Health System
Danville, Pa 17822

Marc Williams, M.D.
Director, Genomic Medicine Institute
Geisinger Health System
Danville, PA
 
City of Hope Planning Committee
  • Kathleen R. Blazer, Ed.D., M.S., L.C.G.C., Course Co-director; Associate Director, CGEP
  • Lili Kuzmich, M.S., L.C.G.C., Cancer Risk Counselor
  • Bita Nehoray, M.S., L.C.G.C., Cancer Risk Counselor
  • Gloria Nuñez, M.P.H.,  Administrative Program Coordinator
  • Sharon Sand, C.C.R.P., Clinical Research Administrator
  • Thomas Slavin Jr., M.D., Clinical Assistant Professor
  • Ilana Solomon, Sc.M., M.A., L.C.G.C., Cancer Risk Counselor
  • Lily VanTongeren, Clinical Research and Education Assistant
  • Jeffrey N. Weitzel, M.D., Course Co-director; Chief