University of Southern California
USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center


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Christopher Loertscher, M.A.
Chief Administrative Officer

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Christopher Loertscher serves as the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) and Associate Director for Administration of the USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center.

In his role as CAO, Mr. Loertscher serves as the senior administrative staff member for the Cancer Center and sits on the Cancer Center Executive Committee. He provides leadership and oversight of administration, operations, finance and business, space and facilities planning, IT, program and shared resource development, patient education, and community outreach functions.

Mr. Loertscher also serves as a key liaison between the Cancer Center and the National Cancer Institute (NCI), other NCI-designated cancer centers, Keck School of Medicine leadership, University of Southern California officials, and USC Keck Medicine administrators.

Mr. Loertscher, who joined USC in 2018, has over 17 years of senior academic administration experience with positions at Northwestern University, MD Anderson Cancer Center, and UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in history from the University of Utah and a Master of Arts in public policy and administration from Northwestern University. 

Contact Information
USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center
1441 Eastlake Avenue, Suite 8302K
Los Angeles, CA 90089-9181
Tel: (323) 865-0814
Email: Christopher.Loertscher@med.usc.edu