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Cancer Center

Center Leadership, Co-Directors

RuiThomasHiResThe MCW Cancer Center's interim co-directors are Hallgeir Rui, MD, PhD and Jim Thomas, MD, PhD.

Dr. Rui is the Associate Director for Basic Science and Shared Resources and holds the WBCS endowed chair and Dr. Thomas is the Medical Director of the cancer Clinical Trials Office and the Associate Director of Translational Research.

Helping to direct the science at the MCWCC are seven Associate Directors (the Directors' Council), an Executive Committee, thirteen Faculty Research Committees that focus on disease-specific clinical research and external, internal, philanthropic leadership and community advisory boards. This structure effectively promotes collaborative scientific interactions within the institution, with external partners and throughout the community.

Three times a year, Drs. Rui and Thomas host an event and publish a newsletter titled Cancer Collaborative to recognize and appreciate the work of MCW Cancer Center faculty, staff and partners.

Cancer Collaborative Newsletter


Associate Directors


Feb 1 2019UpdateADsDirectors Council

Rayna Andrews 
MCWCC Community Advisory Board Co-Chair 
Senior Director of Community Engagement 
Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin 

William B. Campbell, PhD 
Chair and Professor, Pharmacology & Toxicology 

Tina Curtis 
Executive Director, Cancer Services 
Froedtert Hospital 

Leonard E. Egede, MD* 
Professor, Medicine 
Center Director, General Internal Medicine 

Douglas B. Evans, MD 
Donald C. Ausman Family Foundation Professor of Surgery 
Chair, Surgery 

J. Douglas Rizzo, MD, MS 
Associate Director of Clinical Operations 
Senior Scientific Director, CIBMTR 
Professor, Medicine/Hematology and Oncology 
Project Director Stem Cell Therapeutic Outcomes Database 

Hallgeir Rui, MD, PhD* 
Associate Director of Basic Sciences and Shared Resources 
WBCS Endowed Professor of Basic Breast Cancer Research 
Professor, Pathology 

Christopher J. Schultz, MD, FACR, FASTRO 
Chair and Professor, Radiation Oncology 

Reza Shaker, MD 
Joseph E. Geenen Professor and Chief 
Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology 
Director, Digestive Disease Center 
Senior Associate Dean and Director 
Clinical and Translational Science Institute 
Mary M. Horowitz, MD *
Robert A. Uihlein, Jr. Chair in Hematologic Research 
Chief, Hematology and Oncology 
Professor, Medicine 
Chief Scientific Director - CIBMTR 

Marilyn Larson, MBA* 
Associate Director of Administration 

John R. Meurer, MD, MBA 
Director and Professor, Institute for Health & Equity 
MCWCC Community Advisory Board Co-Chair 

Ravindra P. Misra, PhD 
Director of Campus Research Resources 
Dean, Graduate School 
Professor, Biochemistry 

Marja Nevalainen, MD, PhD* 
Associate Director of Cancer Training and Education 
Professor, Pathology 

Janet S. Rader, MD 
Jack A. & Elaine D. Klieger Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology 
Chair and Professor, Gynecology 

Roy L. Silverstein, MD* 
Associate Director of Clinical Research 
John and Linda Mellowes Professor and Chair 
Chair and Professor, Medicine 
Senior Investigator, Versiti Blood Research Institute 

Melinda Stolley, PhD* 
Associate Director of Population Health 
Professor, Medicine 

James P. Thomas, MD, PhD* 
Associate Director of Translational Research 
Professor, Medicine/Hematology and Oncology 
Section Head, Solid Tumor Oncology 
Medical Director, Clinical Trials Office 


*Member of Directors' Council