University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (UPCI)

Program Members

Jennifer Grandis Jennifer Grandis, MD, FACS (Leader)
Email: jgrandis@pitt.edu or grandisjr@upmc.edu
Research Interests / Keywords:
Head and neck squamous cell carcinoma; epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR); STAT proteins; G-protein-coupled receptors

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Carolyn Anderson Carolyn Anderson, PhD
Email: andersoncj@upmc.edu
Research Interests / Keywords:
Designing, synthesizing and evaluating novel molecular imaging agents for cancer and cancer therapy

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Julie Bauman Julie Bauman, MD, MPH
Email: baumanje@upmc.edu
Research Interests / Keywords:
Early phase clinical trials for head and neck cancer; medical oncology

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Barton Branstetter Barton Branstetter, MD
Email: bfb1@pitt.edu
Research Interests / Keywords:
PET/CT imaging of head and neck malignancies

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Simon Chiosea Simon Chiosea, MD
Email: chioseasi@upmc.edu
Research Interests / Keywords:
Salivary gland tumors; oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma; historic pathology archive; mutant allele-specific imbalance in solid tumors

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David Clump David Clump, MD, PhD
Email: clumpda2@upmc.edu
Research Interests / Keywords:
Radiation oncology; stereotactic ablative radiotherapy

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Uma Duvvuri Uma Duvvuri, MD, PhD
Email: duvvuriu@upmc.edu
Research Interests / Keywords:
Otolaryngology; translational science of head and neck cancer

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Ann Marie Egloff Ann Marie Egloff, PhD
Email: egloffam@upmc.edu
Research Interests / Keywords:
Otolaryngology

Robert L. Ferris Robert L. Ferris, MD, PhD, FACS
Email: ferrisrl@upmc.edu
Research Interests / Keywords:
Antigen presentation; cancer vaccines; CXC chemokines; immunotherapy; squamous cell carcinoma; head and neck neoplasms

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William Gooding William Gooding, MS
Email: weg@pitt.edu
Research Interests / Keywords:
Biostatistics; clinical trials

Dwight Heron Dwight Heron, MD, FACRO
Email: herond2@upmc.edu
Research Interests / Keywords:
Radiation oncology

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Daniel Johnson Daniel Johnson, PhD
Email: johnsond@pitt.edu
Research Interests / Keywords:
Apoptosis; head and neck neoplasms; myeloid and acute leukemia; myeloid differentiation; proteasome inhibitors; autophagy; signal transduction

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Jonas Johnson Jonas Johnson, MD, FACS
Email: johnsonjt@upmc.edu
Research Interests / Keywords:
Squamous cell carcinoma; head and neck neoplasms

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Seungwon (Steve) Kim Seungwon (Steve) Kim, PhD
Email: kimsw2@upmc.edu
Research Interests / Keywords:
Squamous cell carcinoma; head and neck neoplasms

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Eugene Myers Eugene Myers, MD
Email: myersen@upmc.edu
Research Interests / Keywords:
Otorhinolaryngologic neoplasms; lymphatic metastasis; surgery; squamous cell carcinoma

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Yuri Nikiforov Yuri Nikiforov, MD, PhD
Email: nikiforovye@upmc.edu
Research Interests / Keywords:
Molecular mechanisms of radiation-induced carcinogenesis and chromosomal rearrangements in human cells; molecular basis of thyroid cancer

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James Ohr James Ohr, DO
Email: ohrj@upmc.edu
Research Interests / Keywords:
Medical oncology

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Anil Parwani Anil Parwani, MD, PhD
Email: parwaniav@upmc.edu
Research Interests / Keywords:
Urological pathology; anatomical pathology informatics; digital imaging; clinical applications of whole slide imaging

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Tanya Rath Tanya Rath, MD
Email: rathtj@upmc.edu
Research Interests / Keywords:
Head and neck cancer imaging

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William Saunders William Saunders, PhD
Email: wsaund@pitt.edu
Research Interests / Keywords:
Cancer cell division

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Raja Seethala Raja Seethala, MD, FASCP
Email: seethalarr@upmc.edu
Research Interests / Keywords:
Head and neck pathology; biomarker validation in head and neck cancer; tissue banking

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Alexander Sorkin Alexander Sorkin, PhD
Email: sorkin@pitt.edu
Research Interests / Keywords:
Endocytosis of growth factor receptors; trafficking processes in the regulation of dopaminergic neurotransmission

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Mitchell Tublin Mitchell Tublin, MD
Email: tublinme@upmc.edu
Research Interests / Keywords:
Endocrine imaging; computed tomography (CT); ultrasound contrast agents; novel techniques for thyroid nodule characterization

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Flordeliza Villanueva Flordeliza Villanueva, MD
Email: villanuevafs@upmc.edu
Research Interests / Keywords:
Molecular imaging; ultrasound contrast agents; gene and drug delivery

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Linwah Yip Linwah Yip, MD
Email: yipl@upmc.edu
Research Interests / Keywords:
Surgical oncology

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Theresa Whiteside Theresa Whiteside, PhD
Email: whitesidetl@upmc.edu
Research Interests / Keywords:
Tumor immunology and immunotherapy

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