Cancer Therapeutics (CT) Research Program Members

Montefiore Einstein Comprehensive Cancer Center’s CT program is comprised of multidisciplinary cancer scientists and clinicians focused on identifying new treatment targets and novel cancer therapeutics. Members collaborate closely with Montefiore Einstein Comprehensive Cancer Center and other scientists, as well as with Bronx patient advocates, other onsite programs and, building on the innovative cancer research taking place here, conduct many clinical therapeutic trials at the Cancer Center.

CT Program Leaders

Get to know the scientists who lead our CT Program. These experts guide our efforts to turn the latest scientific discoveries into powerful cancer treatments with the potential to transform lives.

Steven C. Almo, PhD

Co-Leader, Cancer Therapeutics, Montefiore Einstein Comprehensive Cancer Center

Evripidis Gavathiotis, PhD

Co-Leader, Cancer Therapeutics, Montefiore Einstein Comprehensive Cancer Center

Yvonne Saenger, MD

Co-Leader, Cancer Therapeutics, Montefiore Einstein Comprehensive Cancer Center

CT Program Members

Our highly collaborative group includes specialists with expertise in multiple areas of cancer research and treatment.

Jesus D. Anampa Mesias, MD

Attending Physician, Medical Oncology, Montefiore

Michael D. Brenowitz, PhD

Professor, Department of Biochemistry

Edward Chu, MD, MMS

Director, Montefiore Einstein Comprehensive Cancer Center and Vice-President of Cancer Medicine

Dennis L. Cooper, MD

Director, Transplant and Cell Therapy

David Cowburn, PhD

Professor, Department of Biochemistry

Eugen Dhimolea, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Molecular Pharmacology

Tim Q. Duong, PhD

Professor, Department of Radiology

Sheldon M. Feldman, MD

Chief, Division of Breast Surgery & Breast Surgical Oncology Director, Breast Cancer Services Professor, Department of Surgery

Andras Fiser, PhD

Professor, Department of Systems & Computational Biology

Madhur K. Garg, MD, MBA

Clinical Director, Radiation Oncology

Evripidis Gavathiotis, PhD

Co-Leader, Cancer Therapeutics, Montefiore Einstein Comprehensive Cancer Center

David S. Geller, MD

Vice-Chairman, Strategy and Innovation

Lisa M. Gennarini, MD

Director of Hematologic Malignancies

I. David Goldman, MD

Professor, Department of Oncology (Medical Oncology)

Claudia Gravekamp, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology & Immunology

Chandan Guha, MD, PhD

Associate Director, Innovation/Tech Transfer, Montefiore Einstein Comprehensive Cancer Center

Balazs Halmos, MD, MS

Associate Director, Clinical Science, Montefiore Einstein Comprehensive Cancer Center

Bang H. Hoang, MD

Co-Director, Orthopedic Oncology

Adilia Hormigo, MD, PhD

Professor, Department of Oncology (Medical Oncology)

Rafi Kabarriti, MD

Attending Physician, Radiation Oncology, Montefiore Medical Center

Shalom Kalnicki, MD

Associate Director, Clinical Affairs, Montefiore Einstein Comprehensive Cancer Center

Ganjam V. Kalpana, PhD

Professor, Department of Genetics

Seiya Kitamura, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry

Richard N. Kitsis, MD

Attending Cardiologist, Montefiore

Marina Konopleva, MD, PhD

Director, Leukemia Program

Jonathan R. Lai, PhD

Professor, Department of Biochemistry

Gregoire Lauvau, PhD

Professor, Department of Microbiology & Immunology

Rebecca Levine, MD

Colorectal Surgeon, Surgical Oncologist, Department of Surgery

Adam S. Levy, MD

Professor of Pediatrics

Juan Maianti, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry

Hayley M. McDaid, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Oncology (Medical Oncology)

Mark F. Mehler, MD

Chair, The Saul R. Korey Department of Neurology

Nitin Ohri, MD

Associate Professor, Radiation Oncology

Thomas J. Ow, MD

Associate Professor, Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and Pathology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Steven A. Porcelli, MD

Professor, Department of Microbiology & Immunology

Mark P. Schoenberg, MD

University Professor & Chairman

Vern L. Schramm, PhD

Professor, Department of Biochemistry

Edward L. Schwartz, PhD

Professor, Department of Oncology (Medical Oncology)

Simone Sidoli, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry

Richard V. Smith, MD, Fellow American College of Surgeons

Chair, Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery

Wolfgang A. Tome, PhD

Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology

Yinghao Wu, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Systems & Computational Biology

Xingxing Zang, PhD

Professor, Department of Microbiology & Immunology