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
 
Lauren Gima, M.S., G.C.
Cancer Risk Counselor
 
Stacy Gray, M.D.
Clinical Associate Professor

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

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
 
Susan Shehayeb, M.S., G.C.
Cancer Risk Counselor

Lucille Leong, M.D.
Associate Director, Clinical Affairs
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
 
Jane Churpek, M.D.
Co-Director of Hereditary Hematologic Malignancies Cancer Risk Clinic and Associate Director of Cancer Risk Clinic for Clinical Cancer Genetics
The University of Chicago Medical Center
Chicago, IL
 
Stephanie Cohen, M.S., L.C.G.C
Genetic Counselor
St. Vincent Hospital
Indianapolis, IN

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
 
Tobias Else, M.D.
Assistant Professor
University of Michigan,
Ann Arbor, MI

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
Los Angeles, CA

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

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
 
Christina Rybak, M.S., L.C.G.C.
Cancer Risk Counselor
Human Longevity, Inc.
San Diego, CA

Patricia Rodriguez, M.D.
Medical Oncologist
Virginia Cancer Specialist
Arlington, VA

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

Louise Strong, M.D.
Sue and Radcliffe Killam Chair
Professor of Cancer Genetics
Department of Genetics
U.T. MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, Texas
 
Karen Tedesco, M.D.
Director, NYOH Hereditary Cancer Risk Assessment Program
New York Oncology Hematology
Albany, NY

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
  • Stacy W. Gray, M.D., Clinical Assistant Professor
  • 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
  • Kevin Tsang, Clinical Research and Education Assistant
  • Jeffrey N. Weitzel, M.D., Course Co-director; Chief