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

Executive Committee

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 of Biomedical Sciences
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, 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