University of Southern California
USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center


If you are a patient, please contact Keck Medical Center of USC at 800-USC-CARE.

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Senior Leadership

The USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center leadership is made up of five Associate Directors who report to the Director, as well as program leaders in each of the seven areas of organized research.


USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center Director:
Caryn Lerman, Ph.D.

Associate Director, Clinical Sciences:
Heinz-Josef Lenz, M.D., FACP

Associate Director, Pediatric Oncology:
Alan S. Wayne, M.D.

Associate Director, Basic Sciences:
Peggy Farnham, Ph.D.

Associate Director, Community Outreach & Engagement:
Lourdes Baezconde-Garbanati, Ph.D.

Associate Director, Data Science:
David Conti, Ph.D.

Associate Director, Population Sciences:
Mariana Stern, Ph.D.

Associate Director, Training & Education:
Yves DeClerck, M.D.

Associate Director, Translational Sciences:
Amir Goldkorn, M.D.

Director, Clinical Investigations Support Office:
Anthony B. El-Khoueiry, M.D.

Chief Administrative Officer:
Christopher Loertscher, M.A.