OHSU Knight Cancer Institute

Knight Cancer Institute Leadership

The OHSU Knight Cancer Institute leadership team is responsible for establishing the institute's goals, guiding its strategic initiatives, and ensuring that basic, translational, and population science initiatives are in alignment.

    • Appointments and titles

      • Professor of Medicine, Division of Hematology/Medical Oncology, School of Medicine
      • Associate Dean, Oncology, Office of the Dean, School of Medicine
      • Director, OHSU Knight Cancer Institute, School of Medicine
      • JELD-WEN Chair of Leukemia Research
    • Additional associations

      • Cancer Biology Graduate Program, School of Medicine
      • Program in Molecular and Cellular Biosciences, School of Medicine
    • Appointments and titles

      • Professor of Medicine, Division of Hematology/Medical Oncology, School of Medicine
      • Grover C. Bagby Chair of Prostate Cancer Research
      • OHSU Knight Cancer Institute Deputy Director, OHSU Knight Cancer Institute, School of Medicine
      • Chief Medical Officer, CEDAR, OHSU Knight Cancer Institute, School of Medicine
    • Additional associations

      • Cancer Biology Graduate Program, School of Medicine
    • Appointments and titles

      • Chief of Operations, OHSU Knight Cancer Institute, School of Medicine
      • Senior Associate Dean, Finance and Administration, Office of the Dean, School of Medicine
      • Chief Financial Officer, OHSU Practice Plan, School of Medicine
    • Appointments and titles

      • Professor of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, School of Medicine
      • Vice Chair, Molecular Pathology
      • Chief Medical Officer, Knight Diagnostic Laboratories
    • Areas of interest

      • Role of oncogenic mutations in GI stromal tumors, melanomas, and other solid tumors
      • Development and application of new molecular diagnostic assays for use in research and clinical trials
    • Appointments and titles

      • Professor of Cell, Developmental and Cancer Biology, School of Medicine
      • Associate Director for Basic Research, OHSU Knight Cancer Institute, School of Medicine
      • Chair, Department of Cell, Developmental & Cancer Biology
    • Additional associations

      • Cell and Developmental Biology Graduate Program, School of Medicine
      • Cancer Biology Graduate Program, School of Medicine
      • Program in Molecular and Cellular Biosciences, School of Medicine
    • Areas of interest

      • cancer, inflammation, tumor immunology, preclinical mouse models
    • Appointments and titles

      • Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Hematology/Medical Oncology, School of Medicine
      • Co-Leader, Knight Cancer Institute Translational Oncology Program
      • Sarcoma Program Director
    • Appointments and titles

      • Professor of Medicine, School of Medicine
      • Director, CEDAR, OHSU Knight Cancer Institute, School of Medicine
      • Wendt Family Endowed Chair in Early Cancer Detection, Biomedical Engineering, School of Medicine
    • Additional associations

      • Program in Molecular and Cellular Biosciences, School of Medicine
      • Biomedical Engineering, School of Medicine
    • Areas of interest

      • Electrical and optical engineering
      • Nano-engineering
      • Material sciences for biomedical applications
    • Appointments and titles

      • Interim Codirector; Distinguished Scientist, CEDAR, OHSU Knight Cancer Institute, School of Medicine
    • Appointments and titles

      • Professor of Family Medicine, School of Medicine
    • Appointments and titles

      • Chief of Oncology Growth and Market Strategy, OHSU Knight Cancer Institute, School of Medicine
    • Appointments and titles

      • DeArmond Endowed Chair of Cancer Research Professor & Head, Medicine, Division of Hematology/Medical Oncology, School of Medicine
      • Co-Director, Center for Experimental Therapeutics Knight Cancer Institute, OHSU
    • Areas of interest

      • Developing new treatments for cancer
    • Appointments and titles

      • Professor of Biomedical Engineering, School of Medicine
      • Gordon Moore Endowed Chair, Biomedical Engineering, School of Medicine
      • Associate Director for Biophysical Oncology, OHSU Knight Cancer Institute, School of Medicine
      • Director, OHSU Center for Spatial Systems Biomedicine, School of Medicine
    • Additional associations

      • Program in Molecular and Cellular Biosciences, School of Medicine
      • Cancer Biology Graduate Program, School of Medicine
    • Appointments and titles

      • Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering, School of Medicine
      • Vice Chair, Biomedical Engineering, School of Medicine
      • OHSU Center for Spatial Systems Biomedicine
      • Program Co-Leader, Quantitative Oncology, OHSU Knight Cancer Institute, School of Medicine
    • Appointments and titles

      • Professor of Cell, Developmental and Cancer Biology, School of Medicine
      • Endowed Chair, Cancer Research, Cell, Developmental and Cancer Biology, School of Medicine
      • Director, Center for Experimental Therapeutics, OHSU Knight Cancer Institute, School of Medicine
    • Additional associations

      • Cancer Biology Graduate Program, School of Medicine
    • Areas of interest

      • Chemical Biology
      • Hematology/Oncology Kinase Signaling
      • Targeted Therapies
    • Appointments and titles

      • Vice President of Oncology Services, OHSU Knight Cancer Institute, School of Medicine
    • Appointments and titles

      • Professor of Medicine, School of Medicine
      • Associate Director, Computational Biomedicine, OHSU Knight Cancer Institute, School of Medicine
      • Division Head, Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, Medical Informatics and Clinical Epidemiology, School of Medicine
      • Director, Translational Bioinformatics Program, Oregon Clinical and Translational Research Institute
    • Additional associations

      • Biomedical Informatics Graduate Program, School of Medicine
    • Appointments and titles

      • Professor of Cell, Developmental and Cancer Biology, School of Medicine
      • Director of Precision Oncology, Knight Cancer Institute, OHSU
      • Director of SMMART Trials
      • Wayne and Julie Drinkward Endowed Chair in Precision Oncology
    • Appointments and titles

      • Director, Knight Research Administration, OHSU Knight Cancer Institute, School of Medicine
    • Appointments and titles

      • Associate Professor of Surgery, Division of Surgical Oncology, School of Medicine
      • Hedinger Chair and Division Head, Surgery, Division of Surgical Oncology, School of Medicine
    • Areas of interest

      • Clinical research and translational studies in cholangiocarcinoma
      • Clinical trial development in cholangiocarcinoma
      • Cancer of the upper gastrointestinal tract (including liver, bile ducts, pancreas, stomach, small bowel and sarcoma)
    • Appointments and titles

      • Professor, OHSU-PSU School of Public Health
      • Associate Director, Community Outreach and Engagement, OHSU Knight Cancer Institute, School of Medicine
      • Associate Director, Oregon Clinical and Translational Research Institute
    • Additional associations

      • Graduate Programs in Human Nutrition, School of Medicine
    • Appointments and titles

      • Associate Professor of Cell, Developmental and Cancer Biology, School of Medicine
      • Co-leader, Cancer Biology Program, OHSU Knight Cancer Institute, School of Medicine
    • Additional associations

      • Cell and Developmental Biology Graduate Program, School of Medicine
      • Cancer Biology Graduate Program, School of Medicine
      • Program in Molecular and Cellular Biosciences, School of Medicine
    • Areas of interest

      • pancreatic cancer, tumor microenvironment, cancer metabolism, epigenetics
    • Appointments and titles

      • Professor of Molecular and Medical Genetics, School of Medicine
      • Co-Director, CEDAR, OHSU Knight Cancer Institute, School of Medicine
      • Co-leader, Quantitative Oncology Program, OHSU Knight Cancer Institute, School of Medicine
    • Additional associations

      • Molecular and Medical Genetics Graduate Program, School of Medicine
      • Cancer Biology Graduate Program, School of Medicine
      • Program in Molecular and Cellular Biosciences, School of Medicine
      • M.D./Ph.D. Program Committee, School of Medicine
    • Areas of interest

      • Genetics
      • Geonomics
    • Appointments and titles

      • Professor of Medicine, School of Medicine
      • Co-leader, Translational Oncology Program, OHSU Knight Cancer Institute, School of Medicine
    • Additional associations

      • Cell and Developmental Biology Graduate Program, School of Medicine
      • Cancer Biology Graduate Program, School of Medicine
      • Program in Molecular and Cellular Biosciences, School of Medicine
    • Areas of interest

      • Hematology/Oncology Kinase Signaling Genetics of Kinase Dysregulation Targeted Therapies
      • Personalized Medicine
    • Appointments and titles

      • Research Professor, School of Nursing
      • Co-leader, Cancer Prevention and Control Program, OHSU Knight Cancer Institute, School of Medicine
      • Co-Director, Community Partnership Program, OHSU Knight Cancer Institute, School of Medicine
    • Additional associations

      • OHSU Knight Cancer Institute, School of Medicine
    • Areas of interest

      • Cancer Prevention and Control Program, OHSU Knight Cancer Institute
      • Programmatic Themes: Screening, Early Detection and Survivorship, OHSU Knight Cancer Institute
      • Developing and testing exercise interventions that will rehabilitate patients from cancer-treatment related toxicities and improve survival and quality of life in cancer survivors.
    • Appointments and titles

      • Associate Professor of Cell, Developmental and Cancer Biology, School of Medicine
      • Co-leader, Cancer Biology Program, OHSU Knight Cancer Institute, School of Medicine
    • Additional associations

      • Cell and Developmental Biology Graduate Program, School of Medicine
      • Cancer Biology Graduate Program, School of Medicine
      • Program in Molecular and Cellular Biosciences, School of Medicine
      • M.D./Ph.D. Program Committee, School of Medicine