Meet the Team

SPARCC Faculty


Arthur Derse, MD, JD
Director – Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities; Julia & David Uihlein Chair – Medical Humanities; Professor – Bioethics and Emergency Medicine

Ryan Spellecy, PhD
Ursula von der Ruhr Professor – Bioethics and Medical Humanities

Cancer Center Clinical Trials

Betty Oleson, BSN, RN, CCRP
Administrative Director – Cancer Center Clinical Trials Office

Sukanya Skandaraja, CCRP
Research Manager – Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Rebecca Selle, CCRP
Education and Quality Assurance Manager – Cancer Center Clinical Trials Office

Community Engagement

Syed Ahmed, MD, MPH, DrPH, FAAFP
Associate Provost & Senior Associate Dean – Community Engagement; Professor – Family and Community Medicine

Curriculum and Instruction; Medical Education

Kristina Kaljo, PhD
Assistant Professor – Curriculum & Instruction; SPARCC Program Director

Diversity and Inclusion

Greer Jordan, MBA, PhD
Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer – Office of Diversity and Inclusion; Assistant Professor – Institute of Health and Equity

Gynecologic Oncology

Janet S. Rader, MD
Jack A. & Elaine D. Klieger Professor and Chair – Obstetrics & Gynecology, Division of Gynecologic Oncology; SPARCC Program Director

Denise Uyar, MD
Associate Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology – Chief, Division of Gynecologic Oncology


Jennifer Geurts, MS, CGC
Genetic Counseling Manager

Education Evaluation

Robert Treat, PhD
Director of Measurement and Evaluation – Office of Academic Affairs; Associate Professor – Emergency Medicine

Healthcare Interpretation

Jennifer Flamboe, MA
Alverno College; Associate Professor of Spanish, Director – Healthcare Interpretation & Spanish Language and Cultures

Health Psychology, Minority Cancer Survivorship

Melinda Stolley, PhD
Professor – Hematology/Oncology; Associate Director for Population Health – MCW Cancer Center

Hematology and Oncology, Adult

Mary Horowitz, MD
Robert A. Uihleing, Jr Chair in Hematologic Research, Chief Scientific Director for the CIBMTR; Chief – Division of Hematology and Oncology

Ehab Atallah, MD
Associate Professor – Medicine, Division of Hematology and Oncology; Section Head – Hematologic Malignancies / BMT

Lubna Chaudhary, MD, MS
Assistant Professor – Medicine, Hematology and Oncology

Anita D’Souza, MD, MS
Assistant Professor – Medicine; Scientific Director of the Plasma Cell Disorders and Adult Solid Tumors Committee – CIBMTR

Interventional Radiology

Sarah White, MD, MS, FSIR
Assistant Professor – Radiology, Division of Vascular and Interventional Radiology; Assistant Professor – Surgery, Surgical Oncology; Medical Student VIR Clerkship Director

Palliative Care

Wendy Peltier, MD
Director – MCW Palliative Care Center; Associate Professor of Neurology and of Medicine, Division of Hematology and Oncology

Mary Rhodes, MD
Assistant Professor – Medicine, Palliative Care Section of Hematology and Oncology


Angela Urmanski, PharmD
Investigational Drug/Oncology Pharmacist

Aaron Winn, PhD
Assistant Professor – Clinical Sciences for the School of Pharmacy

Kristina Teso, PharmD
Clinical Oncology Pharmacist


Abbey Kruper, PsyD
Assistant Professor – Obstetrics and Gynecology

Public Heath

Emmanuel Ngui, DrPH
Associate Professor – Community and Behavioral Health Promotion at UW-Milwaukee – Zilber School of Public Health

Radiation Oncology

Malika Siker, MD
Associate Professor – Department of Radiation Oncology


Kathleen Schmainda, PhD
Professor – Department of Biophysics

Surgical Oncology

Harveshp Mogal, MD
Assistant Professor – Surgery, Division of Surgical Oncology

Callisia Clarke, MD
Assistant Professor – Surgery, Division of Surgical Oncology