Knight Cancer Institute Leaders

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

Their mission is 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

Chief Executive Officer


Deputy Directors

Director, Cancer Early Detection Advanced Research (CEDAR)

Director, Precision Oncology

Chief of Operations

Chief of Oncology Growth and Market Strategy

Science Council

The science council provides input about research operations at the Knight. The group reports to the lead research officer. 

Program Leaders

Program leaders are responsible for the broad operations of the program areas at the Knight Cancer Institute. 

Associate Directors

Associate Director of Shared Resources

Associate Director of CCSG Administration

Associate Director of Pediatric Oncology

Associate Director of Community Outreach and Engagement

Associate Directors of Cancer Research Training

Associate Director of Population Science

Associate Director of Clinical Research

    • Eneida R. Nemecek, M.D., M.S., M.B.A.
    • Director of Pediatric Bone Marrow Transplantation Program; Co-director of the Northwest Marrow Transplant Program, Nancy Jaggar Blount Professor of Pediatric Oncology

Cancer Business Unit

The Cancer Business Unit is responsible for all financial operations of the cancer service line.