OHSU Knight Cancer Institute

Knight Cancer Institute Leaders

Sadik Esener at the Knight Cancer Institute
Sadik Esener, Ph.D., leads the Cancer Early Detection Advanced Research Center.

OHSU Knight Cancer Institute leaders include some of the most distinguished doctors and scientists in the world. Together they have built a strong record of discovery, innovation and care.

Their mission is clear: To give patients excellent care. To find better ways to treat patients. To find better ways to detect cancer. And to train and inspire the next generation of doctors and scientists.

Senior leaders


Director of CEDAR

Director of precision oncology and SMMART

Division head of medical oncology

Division head of radiation medicine

Division head of surgical oncology

OHSU vice president of oncology services

Chief of oncology growth and market strategy