University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (UPCI)

Program Members

Jennifer R. Grandis, MD, FACS Jennifer R. Grandis, MD, FACS (Leader)
Email: jgrandis@pitt.edu
Research Keywords:
Head and neck squamous cell carcinoma; head and neck cancer; epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR); STAT proteins; G-protein-coupled receptors; clinical trials

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Carolyn Anderson, PhD Carolyn Anderson, PhD
Email: andersoncj@upmc.edu
Research Keywords:
Radiopharmaceuticals; metal radionuclides; diagnostic imaging; cancer imaging; radiotherapy; molecular imaging; positron emission tomography (PET); cancer metastasis

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

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Barton Branstetter, MD Barton Branstetter, MD
Email: bfb1@pitt.edu
Research Keywords:
PET/CT; head and neck cancer; squamous cell carcinoma; imaging utilization; cancer imaging; imaging informatics

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

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

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

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

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

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William Gooding, MS William Gooding, MS
Email: gooding@upci.pitt.edu
Research Keywords:
Biostatistics; clinical trials

Dwight E. Heron, MD, FACRO, FACR Dwight E. Heron, MD, FACRO, FACR
Email: deh5@pitt.edu
Research Keywords:
Radiation oncology; stereotactic radiosurgery; SRS; intensity-modulated radiation therapy; IMRT; stereotactic body radiation therapy; SBRT; cancer; radiation therapy; image-guided radiation therapy; IGRT; head and neck cancer; lung cancer; cancer disparities; stereotactic ablative radiotherapy; SABR; high-dose rate brachytherapy; HDR

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

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

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

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

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Yuri Nikiforov, MD, PhD Yuri Nikiforov, MD, PhD
Email: nikiforovye@upmc.edu
Research Keywords:
Thyroid cancer genetics; chromosomal rearrangements; radiation-induced carcinogenesis; novel mutations in thyroid cancer; next-generation sequencing; thyroid fine-needle aspiration (FNA)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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