Cancer Center Members

Rima A. Afifi, PhD, MPH

  • Professor

Bryan G. Allen, MD, PhD

  • Associate Professor

Carryn Anderson, MD

  • Clinical Associate Professor

Michael G. Anderson, PhD

  • Professor
  • Department: Molecular Physiology and Biophysics, Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
  • Program: Program 1: Cancer Genes and Pathways (CGP)
  • Membership Status: Affiliate Member
  • Holden Leadership Role: Not Applicable

Natoshia M. Askelson, MPH, PhD

  • Assistant Professor

Vladimir Badovinac, PhD

  • Professor

Zuhair K. Ballas, MD

  • Professor

Melissa L. Bates, PhD

  • Assistant Professor

Girish Bathla, MBBS, MMeD (DR), FRCR, DMRD

  • Clinical Assistant Professor
  • Clinical Neuroradiology Research Director

Reinhard R. Beichel, PhD, MS

  • Professor

Andrew M. Bellizzi, MD

  • Clinical Professor

Daniel J. Berg, MD

  • Co-Leader Gastrointestinal Neuroendocrine MOG
  • Associate Professor

Gail A. Bishop, PhD

  • Associate Director of Basic Research for Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • Professor

Nicholas C. Borcherding

  • Graduate Research Assistant

Aaron D. Bossler, MD, PhD

  • Clinical Professor

Terry Braun, PhD

  • Professor

James A. Brown, MD

  • Professor

John M. Buatti, MD

  • Department Chair
  • Professor

Marisa R. Buchakjian, MD, PhD

  • Assistant Professor

Garry R. Buettner, PhD

  • Professor

David L. Bushnell, Jr., MD

  • Professor

Noah Butler, PhD

  • Associate Professor

Kevin P. Campbell, PhD

  • Professor of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
  • Roy J. Carver Biomedical Research Chair

Guadalupe M. Canahuate, PhD

  • Associate Professor

Lucas J. Carr, PhD

  • Associate Professor

Thomas Casavant, PhD

  • Professor
  • Department: Electrical and Computer Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
  • Program: Program 1: Cancer Genes and Pathways (CGP)
  • Membership Status: Full Member
  • Holden Leadership Role: Not Applicable

Joseph M. Caster, MD, PhD

  • Assistant Professor

James Cerhan, MD, PhD

  • Professor and Chair

Carlos H.F. Chan, MD, PhD

  • Assistant Professor

Mary Charlton, PhD, BSN

  • Associate Professor

Anil K. Chauhan, MTech

  • Professor

Songhai Chen, MD, PhD

  • Associate Professor

Catherine H. Cherwin, PhD, MSN, RN

  • Assistant Professor

Elizabeth Chrischilles, PhD

  • Associate Director for Population Science and Community Engagement
  • Department of Epidemiology Chair
  • Pomerantz Chair in Public Health
  • Health Effectiveness Research Center Director
  • Professor

Gary E. Christensen, DSc, MS

  • Professor

Gerald H. Clamon, MD

  • Professor Emeritus

Mitchell C. Coleman, PhD

  • Assistant Professor

John D. Colgan, PhD

  • Associate Professor

Robert A. Cornell, PhD

  • Professor

Joseph Cullen, MD

  • Professor
  • VA Medical Center Chief of Surgical Services

Susan J. Curry, PhD

  • Professor
  • Executive Vice President and Provost

Dao-Fu Dai, MD, PhD

  • Assistant Professor

Donghai Dai, MD, PhD

  • Visiting Associate Professor

Benjamin Darbro, MD, PhD

  • Associate Professor
  • Department: Pediatrics, Director, Shivanand R. Patil Cytogenetics and Molecular Laboratory
  • Program: Program 1: Cancer Genes and Pathways (CGP)
  • Membership Status: Associate Member
  • Holden Leadership Role: Not Applicable

Kris A. DeMali, PhD

  • Professor

Natalie Denburg, PhD, MA

  • Associate Professor

Anjali Deshpande, PhD, MPH

  • Master of Public Health (MPH) Program Director
  • Clinical Associate Professor

Eric Devor, PhD

  • Research Assistant Professor

David W. Dick, PhD

  • Clinical Associate Professor

David Dickens, MD, FAAP

  • Clinical Professor
  • UI Dance Marathon Chair in Pediatric Oncology

Joseph S. Dillon, MD

  • Associate Professor

Rebecca D. Dodd, PhD

  • Assistant Professor

Frederick E. Domann, PhD

  • Professor

Michael W. Duffel, PhD

  • Professor
  • College of Pharmacy Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Programs

Adam J. Dupuy, PhD

  • Associate Professor

Po Hien Ear, PhD

  • Research Assistant Professor

John F. Engelhardt, PhD

  • Professor
  • Chair

Umar Farooq, MD

  • Clinical Associate Professor

Melissa A. Fath, PhD

  • Associate Research Scientist

R. William Field, PhD

  • Professor

Edward J. Filardo, PhD

  • Research Professor

Rory A. Fisher, PhD

  • Professor

Ryan T. Flynn, PhD

  • Clinical Professor

Ernesto J. Fuentes, PhD

  • Associate Professor

Laurence J. Fuortes, MD

  • Professor Emeritus

Muhammad Furqan, MD

  • Clinical Associate Professor

Sukirth M. Ganesan, PhD, BDS

  • Assistant Professor

Sue E. Gardner, PhD, RN

  • Professor

Rohan Garje, MBBS

  • Clinical Assistant Professor

Paul Gellhaus, MD

  • Clinical Assistant Professor

Fredric E. Gerr, MD

  • Professor
  • Occupational and Environmental Medicine Residency Training Program Director
  • Great Plains Center for Agricultural Health Director

Pamela K. Geyer, PhD

  • Professor

Stephanie H. Gilbertson-White, PhD, APRN-C

  • Associate Professor

Jesus Gonzalez Bosquet, MD, PhD

  • Assistant Professor

Michael J. Goodheart, MD

  • Clinical Associate Professor

David J. Gordon, MD, PhD

  • Associate Professor

Prabhat Goswami, PhD

  • Professor

Michael M. Graham, MD, PhD

  • Professor

Stephen A. Graves, PhD

  • Assistant Professor

Irena Gribovskaja-Rupp, MD

  • Clinical Assistant Professor

Corinne E. Griguer, PhD

  • Associate Professor

Isabella Grumbach, MD, PhD, FAHA

  • Professor
  • Vice Chair for Research

Wade R. Gutierrez

  • Medical Scientist Training Program (MD/PhD) Trainee

Hasem Habelhah, PhD

  • Associate Professor

Donna L. Hammond, PhD

  • Professor
  • Professor and Vice Chair of Research

Emily M. Hammond

  • Graduate Research Assistant

Marlan Hansen, MD

  • Professor

John T. Harty, PhD

  • Professor

Bin Z. He, PhD

  • Assistant Professor

Taher Abu Hejleh, MBBS, MS

  • Clinical Associate Professor

Marta J. Hemmingson-Van Beek, MD, MPH, FAAD

  • Medical Chief of Staff
  • Clinical Professor

Michael D. Henry, PhD

  • Deputy Director for Research for Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • Professor

Keela Herr, PhD, RN, FAAN, AGSF

  • Professor
  • College of Nursing Associate Dean for Faculty
  • Co-Director of the Csomay Center for Gerontological Excellence

Richard D. Hichwa, PhD

  • Senior Associate Vice President for Research
  • Professor

Eric A. Hoffman, PhD

  • Professor
  • Advanced Pulmonary Physiomic Imaging Laboratory (APPIL) Director

Henry T. Hoffman, MD

  • Professor

Richard M. Hoffman, MD, MPH

  • Professor

Carol J. Holman, MD, PhD

  • Clinical Professor

Hisakazu Hoshi, MD

  • Co-Leader Melanoma MOG
  • Associate Deputy Director for Clinical Cancer Services for Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • Clinical Professor

Bruce S. Hostager, PhD

  • Associate Research Scientist

Jon C. Houtman, PhD

  • Associate Director of Career Enhancement at Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • Associate Professor

James Howe, MD

  • Co-Leader Gastrointestinal Neuroendocrine MOG
  • Professor

Jennifer Hrabe, MD

  • Clinical Assistant Professor

Jian Huang, PhD

  • Professor

M. Nedim N. Ince, MD

  • Clinical Associate Professor

Kaikobad Irani, MD

  • Professor

Marina Ivanovic, MD

  • Clinical Professor
  • Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center Director of Thoracic Pathology

Ali Jabbari, MD, PhD

  • Associate Professor

Mathews Jacob, PhD

  • Professor

Zhendong Jin, PhD

  • Professor

Daniel Kahn, MD

  • Professor Emeritus

Simon C. S. Kao, MBBS, DMRD, FRCR, FACR

  • Professor

Nitin J. Karandikar, MD, PhD

  • Professor
  • Chair

Mark W. Karwal, MD

  • Clinical Professor

Pashtoon M. Kasi, MBBS, MS

  • Clinical Assistant Professor

Daniel Katz, MD

  • Associate Professor

David Katz, MD

  • Associate Professor

Robert J. Kerns, PhD

  • Professor
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences and Experimental Therapeutics Department Chair

Yusung Kim, PhD

  • Clinical Professor

Aloysius J. Klingelhutz, PhD

  • Professor

C. Michael Knudson, MD, PhD

  • Clinical Professor

Amnon Kohen, DSc

  • Professor Emeritus

Mikhail V. Kulak, PhD

  • Research Assistant Professor

Geeta Lal, MD

  • Associate Professor

Douglas E. Laux, MD, MS

  • Co-Leader of the Head and Neck Cancer MOG
  • Clinical Associate Professor

Gloria Lee, PhD

  • Professor Emeritus

Kevin L. Legge, PhD

  • Professor

Hans-Joachim Lehmler, PhD

  • Professor

Caitlin D. Lemke-Miltner, PhD

  • Assistant Research Scientist

Steven R. Lentz, MD, PhD

  • Professor
  • Division of Hematology, Oncology, and Blood and Marrow Transplantation Director

Kimberly K. Leslie, MD

  • Professor

Barcey T. Levy, MD, PhD

  • Professor

Fang Lin, MD, PhD

  • Associate Professor

Brian K. Link, MD

  • Professor

Vincent Liu, MD, FAAD

  • Clinical Professor

Ingrid Lizarraga, MBBS

  • Clinical Associate Professor

Barry London, MD, PhD

  • Professor

David M. Lubaroff, PhD

  • Professor Emeritus

Gabriele Ludewig, MS, PhD

  • Professor

Yi Luo, MD, PhD

  • Professor

Susan K. Lutgendorf, PhD

  • Professor

Laurel J. Lyckholm, MD

  • Clinical Professor

Charles F. Lynch, MD, PhD

  • Professor

Deqin Ma, MD, PhD

  • Clinical Associate Professor

Mark T. Madsen, PhD

  • Professor Emeritus

Margarida Magalhaes-Silverman, MD

  • Clinical Professor
  • Director of the Blood and Marrow Transplant Program

Vincent A. Magnotta, PhD

  • Professor

Kate Magsamen-Conrad, PhD

  • Associate Professor

Anna Malkova, PhD

  • Professor

John Manak, PhD

  • Associate Professor

Ashutosh K. Mangalam, PhD

  • Associate Professor

Thorsten Maretzky, PhD

  • Assistant Professor

Wendy J. Maury, PhD

  • Professor

Bradley D. McDowell, PhD

  • Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center Population Research Core Director

Yusuf Menda, MD

  • Professor

Xiangbing Meng, PhD

  • Research Associate Professor

Mohammed M. Milhem, MBBS

  • Holden Chair of Experimental Therapeutics
  • Associate Director of Clinical Research at Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • Director of the Melanoma Program
  • Chief Section of Oncology, Department of Internal Medicine
  • Clinical Professor

Benjamin J. Miller, MD, MS

  • Co-Leader of the Sarcoma MOG
  • Associate Professor

Arunkumar J. Modi, MBBS, MPH

  • Clinical Assistant Professor

Joseph M. Modrick, PhD

  • Clinical Assistant Professor

Varun Monga, MBBS

  • Clinical Assistant Professor
  • Co-Director of the Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Program
  • Co-Leader of the Sarcoma and Neuro Oncology MOG

Craig Morita, MD, PhD

  • Professor

Scott Moye-Rowley, PhD

  • Professor

Kenneth G. Nepple, MD

  • Clinical Associate Professor

Michael O'Donnell, MD

  • Professor

M. Sue O'Dorisio, MD, PhD

  • Professor Emeritus

Thomas O'Dorisio, MD

  • Co-Leader Gastrointestinal Neuroendocrine MOG
  • Professor Emeritus

Michael A. O'Rorke, PhD

  • Assistant Professor

Jacob J. Oleson, PhD

  • Professor

Claudia R. Oliva, PhD

  • Research Assistant Professor

Nitin A. Pagedar, MD, MPH

  • Co-Leader of the Head and Neck Cancer MOG
  • Associate Professor

Jinha M. Park, MD, PhD

  • Clinical Associate Professor
  • Body Imaging Division Director

Edith A. Parker, MPH, DrPH

  • Professor
  • College of Public Health Dean
  • Prevention Research Center Director

Stanley Perlman, MD, PhD

  • Professor

Sneha Phadke, DO, MPH

  • Clinical Assistant Professor

Bryan T. Phillips, PhD

  • Associate Professor

Robert C. Piper, PhD

  • Professor

Laura Ponto, PhD

  • Professor

Jennifer G. Powers, MD

  • Clinical Associate Professor

Sarv Priya, MD

  • Resident

Miles A. Pufall, PhD

  • Associate Professor

Dawn E. Quelle, PhD

  • Professor

Alan Reed, MD, MBA

  • Professor

Kevin G. Rice, PhD

  • Professor

Larry W. Robertson, PhD, MPH

  • Professor Emeritus

Robert A. Robinson, MD, PhD

  • Professor

William M. Rockey, MD, PhD

  • Clinical Associate Professor

Richard J. Roller, PhD

  • Professor

David L. Roman, PhD

  • Professor

Paul Romitti, PhD

  • Professor

Linda M. Rubenstein, PhD

  • Statistician

Thomas Rutkowski, PhD

  • Associate Professor

Shakoora Sabree

  • Graduate Research Assistant

Audrey Saftlas, MPH, PhD

  • Professor Emeritus

Aliasger K. Salem, PhD

  • Professor

Mariko Sato, MD, PhD

  • Clinical Associate Professor

Todd Scheetz, PhD

  • Professor

Aaron Scherer, PhD

  • Associate of Internal Medicine

Annette J. Schlueter, MD, PhD

  • Clinical Professor

Michael J. Schnieders, PhD

  • Associate Professor

Mary C. Schroeder, PhD

  • Associate Professor

Michael K. Schultz, PhD

  • Associate Professor

Aaron Seaman, PhD

  • Assistant Professor

Saima Sharif, MD, MS

  • Clinical Associate Professor

Joel Shilyansky, MD

  • Professor
  • Robert and Hélène Soper Chair of Pediatric Surgery
  • Surgeon-in-Chief

Jessica C. Sieren, PhD

  • Associate Professor

Andrean L. Simons-Burnett, PhD

  • Associate Professor

Kelly W. Sittig

  • Iowa Cancer Consortium Executive Director

Diane Slusarski, PhD

  • Professor

Brian J. Smith, PhD

  • Professor

Mark C. Smith, MD

  • Clinical Professor

Linda G. Snetselaar, PhD

  • Professor

David R. Soll, PhD

  • Professor

Milan Sonka, PhD

  • Professor

Maria Spies, PhD

  • Professor

Douglas R. Spitz, Jr., PhD

  • Professor

Mark Stamnes, PhD

  • Associate Professor

Jack T. Stapleton, MD

  • Professor

Christopher S. Stipp, PhD

  • Associate Professor

Sonia Sugg, MD

  • Clinical Professor
  • Medical Director of the Breast Health Center
  • Co-Leader of the Breast MOG

Wenqing Sun, MD, PhD

  • Clinical Associate Professor

John Sunderland, PhD

  • Associate Professor

Erin E. Talbert, PhD

  • Assistant Professor

Munir R. Tanas, MD

  • Associate Professor

Eric B. Taylor, PhD

  • Associate Professor

William W. Terry, MD, MPH

  • Clinical Associate Professor
  • Co-Director of the Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Program

Peter S. Thorne, PhD

  • Professor and Director

Michael H. Tomasson, MD

  • Professor

Fatima Toor, PhD

  • Associate Professor

Tina Tootle, PhD

  • Associate Professor

Chad Tracy, MD

  • Clinical Professor
  • Director of Minimally Invasive Surgery and Kidney Stone Treatment

Aliye Uc, MD

  • Professor

Johanna M. Uthoff

  • Assistant Research Scientist

Ellen van der Plas, PhD

  • Research Assistant Professor

Mark W. Vander Weg, PhD

  • Professor
  • Head of Community and Behavioral Health

Steven M. Varga, PhD

  • Professor
  • Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and Graduate Student Development

Mary S. Vaughan-Sarrazin, PhD

  • Associate Professor

Ajaykumar Vishwakarma

  • Graduate Research Assistant

Yatin M. Vyas, MD, MBBS

  • Professor

Thaddeus J. Wadas, PhD

  • Associate Professor
  • Small Animal Imaging Core Facility Director

Thomas J. Waldschmidt, PhD

  • Professor

Robert B. Wallace, MD

  • Professor Emeritus

Lori Wallrath, PhD

  • Professor

Kai Wang, PhD

  • Professor

M. Todd Washington, PhD

  • Professor

Shannon Lea Watkins, PhD

  • Assistant Professor

Michelle Weckmann, MD, MS

  • Clinical Associate Professor

Kristin S. Weeks

  • Graduate Research Assistant
  • MSTP Student

Ronald Weigel, MD, PhD, MBA

  • Professor
  • Department Chair

George J. Weiner, MD

  • Director for Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • Professor
  • Department: Internal Medicine, Pharmaceutical Sciences and Experimental Therapeutics
  • Program: Program 2: Experimental Therapeutics (ET)
  • Membership Status: Full Member
  • Holden Leadership Role: Cancer Center Director

Michele M. West, PhD

  • Associate Research Scientist

Amy L. Whillock

  • Graduate Student

David F. Wiemer, PhD

  • Professor

Marc S. Wold, PhD

  • Professor

Meng Wu, PhD

  • Adjunct Assistant Professor

Xiaodong Wu, PhD

  • Professor

Shujie Yang, PhD

  • Assistant Professor

Charles Yeaman, PhD

  • Associate Professor

Yousef Zakharia, MD

  • Clinical Associate Professor

Gideon K. D. Zamba, PhD

  • Professor

Erliang Zeng, PhD

  • Associate Professor

Fenghuang Zhan, MD, PhD

  • Professor of Internal Medicine
  • Research Director of the Myeloma Center

Jian Zhang, MD

  • Professor

Kang Zhao, PhD

  • Associate Professor

Eliot Y. Zhu, MS

  • Graduate Research Assistant

Xi Zhu, PhD

  • Adjunct Associate Professor

Jessica A.O. Zimmerman, MD

  • Associate