USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center

An NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center

Christopher Loertscher, MA

Associate Director for Administration & Chief Administrative Officer

Christopher Loertscher serves as the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) and Associate Director for Administration of USC Norris. Mr. Loertscher, who joined USC in 2018, has over 19 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.

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, and community outreach functions. Loertscher also serves as a key liaison between USC Norris 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.