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Leadership

The Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center is led by a director, a deputy director, a chief executive officer and team of associate center directors representing all aspects of the Center. A Cancer Clinical Enterprise Committee oversees strategy and decision-making for the clinical operations of the center. Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center is also guided by a volunteer community Board of Overseers and external scientific advisory board.

Executive Leadership Team

  • Je​​nnifer A. Pietenpol, Ph.D.
    Director, Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center
    Benjamin F. Byrd, Jr. Professor of Oncology
    Professor of Biochemistry, Cancer Biology and Otolaryngology
  • Dan Beauchamp, M.D.
    Deputy Director, Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center
    Co-Leader, Gastrointestinal Cancer Research Program
    John Clinton Foshee Distinguished Professor of Surgery (Surgical Oncology)
    Chairman, Section of Surgical Sciences; Surgeon-in-Chief, Vanderbilt University Hospital
  • Michael N. Neuss, M.D.
    Chief Medical Officer
    Professor of Medicine
  • Carol Eck, R.N., M.B.A.​
    Chief Nursing Officer
  • Lauren Hackett, M.P.A.
    Executive Director for Administration
    Chief Business Officer, Oncology, Imaging and Quantitative Sciences Administration​

Associate Center Directors​

  • Carlos Arteaga, M.D.
    Associate Director for Clinical Research
    Leader, Breast Cancer Research Program
    Director, Center for Cancer Targeted Therapies
    Donna S. Hall Chair in Breast Cancer Professor of Cancer Biology and Medicine (Hematology/Oncology)
  • Bill Blot, Ph.D. Associate Director for Population-Based Research
    Professor of Medicine (Epidemiology)
  • Scott Hiebert, Ph.D.
    Associate Director for Basic Science and Shared Resources
    Hortense B. Ingram Professor of Cancer Research
    Professor of Biochemistry
    Associate Professor of Medicine
  • Beth Jones, M.A.
    Executive Director of Development
  • Susan Mills​
    Associate Director for Grants Administration
  • Ann Richmond, Ph.D.
    Associate Director for Research Education
    Ingram Professor of Cancer Research
    Professor of Cancer Biology
    Vice Chair, Department of Cancer Biology
  • Xiao-Ou Shu, M.D., Ph.D.
    Associate Director of Global Health
    Co-Leader, Cancer Epidemiology Research Program
    Ingram Professor of Cancer Research
    Professor of Medicine (Epidemiology)
  • Yu Shyr, Ph.D.
    Associate Director for Quantitative Sciences
    Harold L. Moses Professor of Cancer Research
    Director, Vanderbilt Center for Quantitative Sciences
    Director, Vanderbilt Technologies for Advanced Genomics Analysis and Research Design
    Professor of Biostatistics, Biomedical Informatics, and Cancer Biology
  • Anne Washburn, M.P.H.
    Associate Director for Community Outreach, Education, and Affiliations

Research Program Leaders

Breast Cancer Research Program

  • Carlos Arteaga, M.D.
    Associate Director for Clinical Research
    Leader, Breast Cancer Research Program
    Director, Center for Cancer Targeted Therapies
    Donna S. Hall Chair in Breast Cancer
    Professor of Cancer Biology and Medicine (Hematology/Oncology)
  • Ingrid A. Mayer, M.D., M.S.C.I.
    Co-Leader and Clinical Director, Breast Cancer Research Program
    Chair, Data and Safety Monitoring Committee
    Associate Professor of Medicine (Hematology/Oncology)

Cancer Epidemiology Research Program

  • Xiao-Ou Shu, M.D., Ph.D.
    Associate Director of Global Health
    Co-Leader, Cancer Epidemiology Research Program
    Ingram Professor of Cancer Research
    Professor of Medicine (Epidemiology)
  • Wei Zheng, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H.
    Co-Leader, Cancer Epidemiology Research Program
    Ingram Professor of Cancer Research
    Anne Potter Wilson Professor of Medicine
    Director, Vanderbilt Epidemiology Center and Chief, Division of Epidemiology

Cancer Health Outcomes and Control Research Program

  • Debra L. Friedman, M.D.
    Co-Leader, Cancer Health Outcomes and Control Research Program
    E. Bronson Ingram Professor of Pediatric Oncology
    Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Pediatric Hematology and Oncology)
    Director, Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
  • David F. Penson, M.D., M.P.H.
    Co-Leader, Cancer Health Outcomes and Control Research Program
    Paul V. Hamilton, MD and Virginia E. Howd Professor of Urologic Oncology
    Professor and Chair of Urologic Surgery
    Director, Center for Surgical Quality and Outcomes Research

Gastrointestinal Cancer Research Program

  • Dan Beauchamp, M.D.
    Deputy Director, Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center
    Co-Leader, Gastrointestinal Cancer Research Program
    John Clinton Foshee Distinguished Professor of Surgery (Surgical Oncology)
    Chairman, Section of Surgical Sciences
    Surgeon-in-Chief, Vanderbilt University Hospital
  • Jordan Berlin, M.D.
    Co-Leader, Gastrointestinal Cancer Research Program
    Ingram Professor of Cancer Research
    Professor of Medicine (Hematology/Oncology)
    Director, Phase I Program

Genome Maintenance Research Program

  • David K. Cortez, Ph.D.
    Co-Leader, Genome Maintenance Research Program
    Ingram Professor of Cancer Research
    Professor of Biochemistry
  • William P. Tansey, Ph.D.
    Co-Leader, Genome Maintenance Research Program
    Ingram Professor of Cancer Research
    Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology

Host-Tumor Interactions Research Program

  • Thomas Yankeelov, Ph.D.
    Co-leader, Host-Tumor Interactions Research Program
    Ingram Professor of Cancer Research
    Professor of Radiology and Radiological Sciences, Biomedical Engineering, Physics, and Cancer Biology
    Director of Cancer Imaging Research: Vanderbilt University Institute of Imaging Science and Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center
  • Mary M. Zutter, M.D.
    Co-Leader, Host-Tumor Interactions Research Program
    Louise B. McGavock Professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology
    Professor of Cancer Biology
    Assistant Vice Chancellor for Integrative Diagnostics

Signal Transduction and Chemical Biology Research Program

  • Stephen W. Fesik, Ph.D.
    Co-Leader, Signal Transduction and Chemical Biology Research Program
    Orrin H. Ingram, II Professor of Cancer Research
    Professor of Biochemistry, Pharmacology and Chemistry
  • Ian Macara, Ph.D.
    Co-Leader, Signal Transduction and Chemical Biology Research Program
    Louise B. McGavock Professor and Chair of Cell and Developmental Biology

Translational Research and Interventional Oncology Research Program

  • Madan Jagasia, M.B.B.S., M.S.
    Co-Leader, Translational Research and Interventional Oncology Research Program
    Professor of Medicine (Hematology/Oncology)
    Director, Outpatient Transplant Program
    Section Chief, Hematology and Stem Cell Transplant
  • Pierre Massion, M.D.
    Co-Leader, Translational Research and Interventional Oncology Research Program
    Ingram Professor of Cancer Research
    Professor of Medicine (Allergy, Pulmonary, and Critical Care) and Cancer Biology
    Director, Thoracic Program
  • Jeffrey A. Sosman, M.D.
    Co-Leader, Translational Research and Interventional Oncology Research Program
    Professor of Medicine (Hematology/Oncology)
    Director, Melanoma and Tumor Immunotherapy Program

Other Key Leaders

  • Mia Levy, M.D., Ph.D.
    Director, Cancer Clinical Informatics
    Ingram Assistant Professor of Cancer Research
    Assistant Professor of Biomedical Informatics and Medicine
  • Daniel C. Liebler, Ph.D.
    Director, Jim Ayers Institute for Precancer Detection and Diagnosis
    Ingram Professor of Cancer Research
    Professor of Biochemistry, Pharmacology, and Biomedical Informatics
    Director, Center in Molecular Toxicology
  • Joe B. Putnam, Jr., M.D.
    Ingram Professor of Cancer Research
    Professor and Chair of Thoracic Surgery
    Professor of Biomedical Informatics
    Program Director, Resident Education in Thoracic Surgery
  • Georgia Wiesner, M.D., M.S.
    Director, Clinical and Translational Hereditary Cancer Program
    Ingram Professor of Cancer Research
    Professor of Medicine
  • Zhongming Zhao, Ph.D., M.S.
    Chief Bioinformatics Officer
    Ingram Associate Professor of Cancer Research
    Professor of Biomedical Informatics, Cancer Biology and Psychiatry
    Director, Bioinformatics Resource Center