Executive Leadership

Director & Directors Group

P.Carroll Peter Carroll, MD, serves as Interim Director of the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center. 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.

E.SmallEric Small, MD serves as Deputy Director and Associate Director of Clinical Sciences.
Dr. Small is leader of the Prostate Cancer Program and also serves as a Clinical Professor in the Departments of Medicine and Urology and as Chief of Department of Medicine/Division of Hematology/Oncology, UCSF.

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

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.

S.NadafSorena Nadaf, MS, MMI, serves as Associate Director of Translational Bioinformatics as well as being the Chief Informatics Officer for the Cancer Center. He currently serves on the NCI's National Cancer Informatics Program Committee.


G.ShieldsGerrie Shields, MBA, serves as Associate Director of Clinical Services Administration.

K.ShumateKate Shumate, MPA, serves as Associate Director of Scientific Programs Administration.


Executive Committee & Advisory Groups

Assistant directors of the Executive Committee:

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


E.Perez-StableEliseo Pérez-Stable, MD, serves as Assistant Director, Health Care Disparities


M.McMahonMartin McMahon, PhD, serves as 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.

HDFCCC Governance BoardView the Organizational Chart of HDFCCC.  

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.