Executive Leadership

President & Directors Group

A.Ashworth Alan Ashworth, PhD, FRS serves as President of the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center and Senior Vice President for Cancer Services, UCSF Health.  Dr. Ashworth also serves as Professor of Medicine in the Division of Hematology/Oncology, Department of Medicine and holds the E. Dixon Heise Distinguished Professorship in Oncology.

E.SmallEric Small, MD serves as Deputy Director.
Dr. Small is leader of the Prostate Cancer Program and also serves as Chief of the Department of Medicine/Division of Hematology/Oncology, UCSF.  He holds the Stanford W. Ascherman and Norman R. Ascherman Endowed Chair as well as the Doris and Donald Fisher Distinguished Professorship in Clinical Cancer Research.

P.Carroll Peter Carroll, MD, serves as Associate Director of Strategic Planning and Clinical Services. Dr. Carroll is currently Associate Dean of UCSF School of Medicine and Chair of the Department of Urology and holds the Ken and Donna Derr-Chevron Texaco Distinguished Professorship in Prostate Cancer.

L.van'tVeerLaura J. van 't Veer, PhD, serves as Associate Director of Applied Genomics.
Dr. van 't Veer is Leader of the Breast Oncology Program, and holds the Angela and Shu Kai Chan Endowed Chair in Cancer Research.

R.Hiatt Robert A. Hiatt, MD, PhD, serves as Associate Director for Population Sciences.
Additionally Dr. Hiatt is Professor and Chair of the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, UCSF.

A.Venook Alan P. Venook, MD, serves as Shorenstein Associate Director for Program Development. Additionally Dr. Venook is Professor of Clinical Medicine in the Division of Hematology and Oncology in the Department of Medicine, and holds the Madden Family Distinguished Professorship in Medical Oncology and Translational Research, UCSF.

Z.WerbZena Werb, PhD serves as Associate Director for Basic Sciences.

C.RyanCharles Ryan, MD serves as Associate Director for Clinical Sciences.

E.BergslandEmily Bergsland, MD serves as Associate Director for Education.

B.BraunBenjamin Braun, MD, PhD serves as Associate Director for Shared Resources.

L.FongLawrence Fong, MD serves as Associate Director for Immunotherapy.

P.MunsterPamela Munster, MD serves as Associate Director for Developmental Therapeutics.


K.ShumateKate Shumate, MPA, serves as Chief of Staff; Director, Administration and Planning.

T.CunninghamThomas Cunningham, PhD, serves as Director of Finance and Operations.

V.Agnew Vicky Agnew, serves as Director of Integrated Marketing and Communications


Executive Committee & Advisory Groups

Assistant directors of the Executive Committee:

R.PasickRena J. Pasick, DrPH, serves as Assistant Director, Community Education and Outreach

Assistant Director, Health Care Disparities

TBD: Assistant Director, Professional Education


Guiding the executive committee's work are advisory groups, including an Institutional Advisory Board, External Advisory Board, and Community Advisory Board.

Clinical Operations

The Clinical Cancer Center Governing Board, chaired by Peter Carroll, MD, comprises departmental chairs of clinical oncology programs at UCSF/Mount Zion, as well as representatives from the UCSF Medical Center, School of Medicine, and Medical Group. A Clinical Cancer Center Operations Group, which reports to the Governing Board, is responsible for day-to-day clinical operations.

Multidisciplinary Programs

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Programmatically, the Cancer Center's work is concentrated among highly multidisciplinary areas, each of which includes lab scientists, clinical investigators, epidemiologists, and providers of patient care. Collaboration across disciplines ensures that insights gained in the lab can move quickly and effectively to cancer patients' bedsides. More about the Cancer Center's program areas can be found in our Research section.