Meet Our Team

Learn more about the people working every day to advance care together. Find credentials, contact information and research interests for our faculty members below.

Senior Leadership

Yi Zheng, PhD Director, Division of Experimental Hematology and Cancer Biology; Co-Executive Director, Cancer and Blood Diseases Institute; Marjory Johnson Endowed Chair of Drug Discovery

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Yi Zheng, PhD

Director, Division of Experimental Hematology and Cancer Biology; Co-Executive Director, Cancer and Blood Diseases Institute; Marjory Johnson Endowed Chair of Drug Discovery 513-636-0595 yi.zheng@cchmc.org
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Stella Davies, MBBS, PhD, MRCP Director, Division of Bone Marrow Transplantation and Immune Deficiency; Co-Executive Director, Cancer and Blood Diseases Institute; Jacob G. Schmidlapp Endowed Chair

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Stella Davies, MBBS, PhD, MRCP

Director, Division of Bone Marrow Transplantation and Immune Deficiency; Co-Executive Director, Cancer and Blood Diseases Institute; Jacob G. Schmidlapp Endowed Chair 513-636-1371 stella.davies@cchmc.org
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Russell Ware, MD, PhD Director, Division of Hematology; Co-Executive Director, Cancer and Blood Diseases Institute; Director, Global Health Center; Director, Residency Research and Global Health Pathways; Marjory J. Johnson Chair of Hematology Translational Research

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Russell Ware, MD, PhD

Director, Division of Hematology; Co-Executive Director, Cancer and Blood Diseases Institute; Director, Global Health Center; Director, Residency Research and Global Health Pathways; Marjory J. Johnson Chair of Hematology Translational Research 513-517-2344 russell.ware@cchmc.org
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John Perentesis, MD, FAAP Director, Division of Oncology and Cancer Programs; Co-Executive Director, Cancer and Blood Diseases Institute; Deb Kleisinger Endowed Chair

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John Perentesis, MD, FAAP

Director, Division of Oncology and Cancer Programs; Co-Executive Director, Cancer and Blood Diseases Institute; Deb Kleisinger Endowed Chair 513-636-8241 john.perentesis@cchmc.org
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Experimental Hematology & Cancer Biology

Mohammad Azam, PhD Member, Division of Experimental Hematology and Cancer Biology; Member, Division of Pathology

Mohammad Azam, PhD

Member, Division of Experimental Hematology and Cancer Biology; Member, Division of Pathology 513-803-1413 mohammad.azam@cchmc.org
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Jose Cancelas, MD, PhD Beatrice C. Lampkin Endowed Chair for Stem Cell and Hematotherapy Research; Stem Cell Program Leader, Cancer and Blood Diseases Institute; Director, Hoxworth Blood Center; Research Director, Hoxworth Blood Center; Medical Director Cellular Therapies, Hoxworth Blood Center

Jose Cancelas, MD, PhD

Beatrice C. Lampkin Endowed Chair for Stem Cell and Hematotherapy Research; Stem Cell Program Leader, Cancer and Blood Diseases Institute; Director, Hoxworth Blood Center; Research Director, Hoxworth Blood Center; Medical Director Cellular Therapies, Hoxworth Blood Center 513-558-1324 jose.cancelas@uc.edu
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Qing Richard Lu, PhD Beatrice C. Lampkin endowed Chair in Cancer Epigenetics; Scientific Director, Brain Tumor Center

Qing Richard Lu, PhD

Beatrice C. Lampkin endowed Chair in Cancer Epigenetics; Scientific Director, Brain Tumor Center 513-636-7684 richard.lu@cchmc.org
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Carolyn Lutzko, PhD Director, Cell Manipulation Laboratory and Translational Research Development, Translational Core Laboratory; Director, Regenerative Medicine and Cellular Therapies, Hoxworth Blood Center

Carolyn Lutzko, PhD

Director, Cell Manipulation Laboratory and Translational Research Development, Translational Core Laboratory; Director, Regenerative Medicine and Cellular Therapies, Hoxworth Blood Center 513-803-2420 carolyn.lutzko@cchmc.org
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Punam Malik, MD Leader, Hematology and Gene Therapy Program; Marjory J. Johnson Chair of Gene and Cell Therapy

Punam Malik, MD

Leader, Hematology and Gene Therapy Program; Marjory J. Johnson Chair of Gene and Cell Therapy 513-636-1333 punam.malik@cchmc.org
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Nancy Ratner, PhD Co-Director, Rasopathy Program; Leader, Cancer Biology and Neural Tumors Program; Beatrice C. Lampkin Chair, Cancer Biology

Nancy Ratner, PhD

Co-Director, Rasopathy Program; Leader, Cancer Biology and Neural Tumors Program; Beatrice C. Lampkin Chair, Cancer Biology 513-636-9469 nancy.ratner@cchmc.org
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Daniel Starczynowski, PhD Co-Leader, Program in Hematologic Malignancies; Co-Chief Scientific Officer, Innovation Ventures; Katherine Stewart Waters Endowed Chair of Hematologic Malignancies

Daniel Starczynowski, PhD

Co-Leader, Program in Hematologic Malignancies; Co-Chief Scientific Officer, Innovation Ventures; Katherine Stewart Waters Endowed Chair of Hematologic Malignancies 513-803-5317 daniel.starczynowski@cchmc.org
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Bone Marrow Transplantation and Immune Deficiency

Jacob Bleesing, MD, PhD Co-Director, Diagnostic Immunology Laboratories; Associate Director, Immunodeficiency and Histiocytosis Program

Jacob Bleesing, MD, PhD

Co-Director, Diagnostic Immunology Laboratories; Associate Director, Immunodeficiency and Histiocytosis Program 513-517-2234 jack.bleesing@cchmc.org
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Michael Jordan, MD Member, Division of Bone Marrow Transplantation and Immune Deficiency; Member, Division of Immunobiology

Michael Jordan, MD

Member, Division of Bone Marrow Transplantation and Immune Deficiency; Member, Division of Immunobiology 513-636-1773 michael.jordan@cchmc.org
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Rebecca Marsh, MD Clinical Director, Primary Immune Deficiency Program; Clinical Director, HLH Center of Excellence; Director, Clinical Immunodeficiency Fellowship Program; Co-Director, Diagnostic Immunology Laboratories

Rebecca Marsh, MD

Clinical Director, Primary Immune Deficiency Program; Clinical Director, HLH Center of Excellence; Director, Clinical Immunodeficiency Fellowship Program; Co-Director, Diagnostic Immunology Laboratories 513-636-3549 hlh@cchmc.org
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Hematology

Adrienne Hammill, MD, PhD Research Director, Hemangioma and Vascular Malformation Center; Director, HHT Center of Excellence; Director, Sturge-Weber Center/Clinical Care Network

Adrienne Hammill, MD, PhD

Research Director, Hemangioma and Vascular Malformation Center; Director, HHT Center of Excellence; Director, Sturge-Weber Center/Clinical Care Network 513-636-7742 adrienne.hammill@cchmc.org
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Lori Luchtman-Jones, MD Director, Thrombosis Research; Medical Director, Hemostasis and Thrombosis Laboratory; Clinical Director, Hematology Program

Lori Luchtman-Jones, MD

Director, Thrombosis Research; Medical Director, Hemostasis and Thrombosis Laboratory; Clinical Director, Hematology Program 513-517-2234 lori.luchtman-jones@cchmc.org
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Joseph Palumbo, MD Medical Co-Director, Hemostasis Thrombosis Laboratory; Clinical Director, Comprehensive Thrombophilia Center

Joseph Palumbo, MD

Medical Co-Director, Hemostasis Thrombosis Laboratory; Clinical Director, Comprehensive Thrombophilia Center 513-517-2234 joe.palumbo@cchmc.org
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Charles Quinn, MD, MS Director, Erythrocyte Diagnostic Laboratory; Medical Director, Pediatric Sickle Cell Program

Charles Quinn, MD, MS

Director, Erythrocyte Diagnostic Laboratory; Medical Director, Pediatric Sickle Cell Program 513-517-2234 charles.quinn@cchmc.org
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Oncology

Karen Burns, MD, MS Co-Director, Comprehensive Fertility Care and Preservation Program; Co-Clinical Director, Cancer Survivorship Center

Karen Burns, MD, MS

Co-Director, Comprehensive Fertility Care and Preservation Program; Co-Clinical Director, Cancer Survivorship Center 513-517-2234 karen.burns@cchmc.org
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James Geller, MD, FAAP Medical Director, Kidney and Liver Tumors Program; Co-Medical Director, Retinoblastoma Program; Co-Director, Research Solid Tumor Program

James Geller, MD, FAAP

Medical Director, Kidney and Liver Tumors Program; Co-Medical Director, Retinoblastoma Program; Co-Director, Research Solid Tumor Program 513-636-6332 james.geller@cchmc.org
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Robin Norris, MD, MS, MPH Director, Clinical Research for Oncology; Co-Director, Young Adult Oncology Program

Robin Norris, MD, MS, MPH

Director, Clinical Research for Oncology; Co-Director, Young Adult Oncology Program 513-517-2067 robin.norris@cchmc.org
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Joseph Pressey, MD Director, Musculoskeletal Tumor Center; Co-Director, Young Adult Oncology Program; Co-Director, Research Solid Tumor Program

Joseph Pressey, MD

Director, Musculoskeletal Tumor Center; Co-Director, Young Adult Oncology Program; Co-Director, Research Solid Tumor Program 513-636-0670 joseph.pressey@cchmc.org
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Brian Weiss, MD Medical Director, Solid Tumor Program; Associate Director, Oncology Clinical Research; Associate Director, Safety and Compliance

Brian Weiss, MD

Medical Director, Solid Tumor Program; Associate Director, Oncology Clinical Research; Associate Director, Safety and Compliance 513-636-9863 brian.weiss@cchmc.org
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