Leadership

Senior Leaders

  • Gary Schwartz headshot

    Gary Schwartz, MD

    Director
    Case Comprehensive Cancer Center
    Vice Dean for Oncology
    School of Medicine
    Gertrude Donnelly Hess MD Professor in Oncology Research

    Email: gks37@case.edu

    Phone: 216.368.1994

  • Alan Diehl Headshot

    J. Alan Diehl, PhD

    Chair
    Department of Biochemistry
    School of Medicine
    Professor
    Department of Biochemistry
    School of Medicine
    Deputy Director for Case Western Reserve University
    Case Comprehensive Cancer Center
    Member
    Molecular Oncology Program
    Case Comprehensive Cancer Center

    Email: jad283@case.edu

    Phone: 216.368.0268

  • Ted Teknos headshot

    Theodoros N. Teknos, MD

    Clinical Professor
    Department of Otolaryngology
    School of Medicine
    President
    University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center
    Deputy Director for University Hospitals
    Case Comprehensive Cancer Center
    Member
    Developmental Therapeutics Program
    Case Comprehensive Cancer Center

    Email: theodoros.teknos@uhhospitals.org

  • headshot of Alex Adjei

    Alex A. Adjei, MD, PhD

    Professor
    Department of Pharmacology
    Department of Oncology
    School of Medicine
    Chair
    Taussig Cancer Institute
    Cleveland Clinic
    Deputy Director for Cleveland Clinic
    Case Comprehensive Cancer Center
    Member
    Developmental Therapeutics Program
    Case Comprehensive Cancer Center

    Email: adjeia2@ccf.org

    Phone: 216.444.0840

  • Afshin Dowlati, MD

    Afshin Dowlati, MD

    Professor
    Department of Medicine
    Division of Hematology and Oncology
    School of Medicine
    Associate Director for Clinical Research
    Case Comprehensive Cancer Center
    Member
    Developmental Therapeutics Program
    Case Comprehensive Cancer Center

    Email: axd44@case.edu

    Phone: 216.844.1228

  • Dr. Mark Jackson

    Mark Jackson, PhD

    Professor
    Department of Pathology
    School of Medicine
    Associate Director for Training and Education
    Case Comprehensive Cancer Center
    Director, Cancer Biology Training Program
    Member
    Molecular Oncology Program
    Case Comprehensive Cancer Center

    Email: mark.w.jackson@case.edu

    Phone: 216.368.1276

  • Image of headshot of Ruth Keri

    Ruth Keri, PhD

    Professor
    Department of Molecular Medicine
    School of Medicine
    Associate Director for Basic Research
    Case Comprehensive Cancer Center
    Member
    Molecular Oncology Program
    Case Comprehensive Cancer Center

    Email: kerir@ccf.org

    Phone: 216.445.1323

  • Portrait of Jaroslaw Maciejewski

    Jaroslaw P. Maciejewski, MD, PhD

    Professor
    Department of Medicine
    School of Medicine
    Professor
    Department of Pathology
    School of Medicine
    Associate Director for Translational Research
    Case Comprehensive Cancer Center
    Member
    Cancer Genomics and Epigenomics Program
    Case Comprehensive Cancer Center

    Email: maciejj@ccf.org

    Phone: 216.445.5962

  • Cynthia Owusu Headshot

    Cynthia Owusu, MD, MS

    Associate Professor
    Hematology and Oncology
    School of Medicine
    Associate Director
    Diversity
    Equity
    and Inclusion
    Case Comprehensive Cancer Center
    Member
    Population and Cancer Prevention Program
    Case Comprehensive Cancer Center

    Email: cynthia.owusu@case.edu

    Phone: 216.844.7670

  • John Pounardjian

    John Pounardjian, MBA

    Associate Vice President
    Associate Director for Administration
    Case Comprehensive Cancer Center

    Email: hxp125@case.edu

    Phone: 216.368.0846

  • Stephanie Schmit

    Stephanie Schmit, PhD, MPH

    Associate Staff and Vice Chair
    Genomic Medicine Institute
    Cleveland Clinic
    Associate Director for Cancer Population Sciences
    Case Comprehensive Cancer Center
    Co-Leader
    Population and Cancer Prevention Program
    Case Comprehensive Cancer Center

    Email: schmits3@ccf.org

    Phone: 216.444.3173

  • Jacob Scott headshot

    Jacob Scott (he/him), MD, DPhil

    Associate Professor
    Department of Molecular Medicine
    School of Medicine
    Adjunct Associate Professor
    Department of Physics
    School of Medicine
    Associate Director for Data Sciences
    Case Comprehensive Cancer Center
    Member
    Developmental Therapeutics Program
    Case Comprehensive Cancer Center

    Email: jgs25@case.edu

  • Derek Taylor headshot

    Derek J. Taylor, PhD

    Professor
    Department of Biochemistry and Department of Pharmacology
    School of Medicine
    Associate Director for Shared Resources
    Case Comprehensive Cancer Center
    Member
    Developmental Therapeutics Program
    Case Comprehensive Cancer Center

    Email: djt36@case.edu

    Phone: 216.368.0684

  • Erika Trapl headshot

    Erika S. Trapl, PhD

    Associate Professor
    Department of Population and Quantitative Health Sciences
    School of Medicine
    Director
    Prevention Research Center for Healthy Neighborhoods
    School of Medicine
    Associate Director for Community Outreach and Engagement
    Case Comprehensive Cancer Center
    Member
    Population and Cancer Prevention Program

    Email: erika.trapl@case.edu

    Phone: 216.368.0098

Executive Committee

  • Portrait of Nathan Pennell

    Nathan A. Pennell, MD, PhD

    Professor
    Department of Medicine
    School of Medicine
    Deputy Associate Director for Clinical Research
    Case Comprehensive Cancer Center
    Member
    Immune Oncology Program
    Case Comprehensive Cancer Center

    Email: penneln@ccf.org

    Phone: 216.445.9282

  • William Schiemann

    William P. Schiemann, PhD

    Vice Dean for Research
    School of Medicine
    Goodman-Blum Professor in Cancer Research
    School of Medicine
    Professor
    Department of Biochemistry
    Special Advisor to the Director
    Case Comprehensive Cancer Center
    Director
    Pilot Funding & Scientific Investments
    Case Comprehensive Cancer Center
    Member
    Molecular Oncology Program
    Case Comprehensive Cancer Center

    Email: William.Schiemann@case.edu

    Phone: 216.368.5763