The UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center's senior leadership is composed of the director, the deputy director and several associate directors of various programs.

Michael Birrer, M.D., Ph.D.

Ravi Bhatia, M.D.
Deputy Director

Richard Myers, Ph.D.
President and CEO, HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology

Etty Benveniste, Ph.D.

Associate Director for Basic Research

Mary-Ann Bjornsti, Ph.D.

Associate Director for Translational Research

Wendy Demark-Wahnefried, Ph.D., R.D.
Associate Director for Cancer Prevention and Control

Smita Bhatia, M.D., MPH

Associate Director for Cancer Outcomes and Survivorship

Monica L. Baskin, Ph.D.
Associate Director for Community Outreach and Engagement

Martin J. Heslin, M.D.

Associate Director for Clinical Programs

Isabel Scarinci, Ph.D., MPH

Associate Director for Globalization and Cancer

Richard J. Whitley, M.D.

Associate Director for Drug Discovery and Development

Michael Bertram, Ph.D., MBA

Associate Director for Administration

Kirby Bland, M.D.

Senior Advisor to the Director

James Bonner, M.D.
Senior Advisor to the Director

Herbert Chen, M.D.

Senior Advisor to the Director

Mona Fouad, M.D., MPH

Senior Advisor to the Director


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