Faculty

Course Co-directors
Jeffrey Weitzel, M.D.
Chief, Division of Clinical Cancer Genetics

Kathleen R. Blazer, Ed.D., M.S., L.C.G.C.
Clinical Assistant Professor, Division of Clinical Cancer Genetics

City of Hope Faculty
Danielle Castillo, BS
Research Associate II
 
Josef Herzog, BS
Staff Scientist
 
Bita Nehoray, MS, LCGC
Cancer Risk Counselor
 
Lacolle Robinson, BA, CCRP
Pedigree Project Specialist
 
Christina Rybak, MS, LCGC
Cancer Risk Counselor
 
Sharon Sand, BA, CCRP
Clinical Research Associate II
 
Ilana Solomon, ScM, MA, CGC
Cancer Risk Counselor
 
Mariana Niell-Swiller, MS, LCGC
Assistant Director, CSPPN
Cancer Risk Counselor
 
Thomas Slavin, MD, FACMG, DABMD
Clinical Assistant Professor
 
Lucille Leong, MD
Associate Director, Clinical Affairs
Medical Oncology & Therapeutics Research
 
Robert Morgan, Jr., MD, FACP
Section Head, Neuro-Oncology
Medical Oncology & Therapeutics Research
 
Sharon Wilczynski, MD, PhD
Director, Cytology
Department of Anatomic Pathology

Guest Faculty
Patricia Ashton-Prolla, MD
Clinical Geneticist and Professor
Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
 
Randall Burt, MD
University of Utah: Emeritus Professor of Medicine
Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI): Emeritus Director of Prevention and Outreach
 
Fergus Couch, PhD
Professor
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN
 
Julie Culver, MS, LCGC
Genetic Counselor
USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center
Los Angeles, CA
 
Kevin A. Davies, PhD
Editor-in-Chief
Bio-IT World
Needham MA
 
Charis Eng, MD, PhD, FACP
Sondra J and Stephen R Hardis Chair of Cancer Genomic Medicine;
Chair, Genomic Medicine Institute; Director, Center for Personalized Genetic Healthcare
Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH
 
Carol Fabian, MD
Director
Breast Cancer Prevention & Survivorship Centers
University of Kansas Hospital and Medical Pavilion
 
Judy Garber, MD, MPH
Director, Center for Cancer Genetics and Prevention
Dana Farber Cancer Institute
Boston, MA
 
Heather Hampel, MS, CGC
Associate Director, Division of Human Genetics
The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center
 
Karen Hurley, PhD
Adjunct Assistant Faculty
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
New York, NY
 
Sonia Kupfer, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Section of Gastroenterology
University of Chicago Medical Center
 
Lucy R.  Langer, MD
Medical Oncologist, Co-Medical Director
Genetic Risk Evaluation & Testing Program
US Oncology
Portland, OR

Katrina Lowstuter, MS, CGC
Genetic Counselor
USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center
 
Patrick Lynch, MD
Professor, Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, & Nutrition
U.T. M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, TX
 
Lindsay Middelton, RN, GC
Urologic Oncology Branch
National Cancer Institute
National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, MD
 
Therese Mulvey, MD
Physician-in-Chief, Medical Oncologist
Southcoast Center for Cancer Care
Fairhaven, MA
 
Rebecca Nagy, MS, CGC
Assistant Professor
Clinical Division of Human Genetics
The Ohio State University
 
Kenneth Offit, MD
Service Chief
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
New York, NY
 
Colin Pritchard, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Laboratory Medicine
Associate Director, Clinical Molecular
University of Washington
 
Charité Ricker, MS, CGC
Genetic Counselor
Clinical Instructor of Medicine
Cancer Genetics Program
LAC+USC Medical Center
Los Angeles, CA
 
Mark Robson, MD
Clinical Director, Clinical Genetics Service
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
New York, NY
 
Juan-Sebastian Saldivar, MD, FACMG
Vice President, Clinical Services and Medical Affairs
Sequenom CMM, Center for Molecular Medicine
San Diego, CA
 
April Sorrell, MD
Cancer Genetics Specialist
Children’s Hospital of San Antonio/
Baylor College of Medicine Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
San Antonio, TX
 
Louise Strong, MD
Sue and Radcliffe Killam Chair
Professor of Cancer Genetics
Department of Genetics
U.T. MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, Texas
 
Janet Williams, MS, LCGC
Director, Research Genetic Counselors
Genomic Medicine Institute
Geisinger Health System
Danville, Pa 17822
 
Marc Williams, MD, FAAP, FACMG
Director, Genomic Medicine Institute
Geisinger Health System
Danville, PA


City of Hope Planning Committee
  • Kathleen R. Blazer, EdD, MS, LCGC, Course Co-Director; Associate Director, CGEP
  • Bita Nehoray, MS, LCGC, Cancer Risk Counselor
  • Mariana Niell-Swiller, MS, LCGC, Assistant Director, CSPPN; Cancer Risk Counselor
  • Gloria Nuñez, MPH, BA,  Administrative Program Coordinator
  • Lacolle Robinson, BA, CCRP, Pedigree Project Specialist
  • Christina Rybak, MS, LCGC, Cancer Risk Counselor
  • Sharon Sand, CCRP, Clinical Research Associate III
  • Thomas Slavin, Jr., MD, FACMG, Clinical Assistant Professor
  • Ilana Solomon, ScM, MA, LCGC, Cancer Risk Counselor
  • Lily VanTongeren, BA, Clinical Research and Education Assistant
  • Jeffrey N. Weitzel, MD, Course Co-Director; Chief