Senior Leadership & Administration

Senior Leadership

Benjamin G. Neel, MD, PhD, Director

(212) 263-3276

Barbara A. Vance, PhD, Executive Director for Administration

(212) 263-3551



Deborah Axelrod, MD, Medical Director of Community Outreach & Education

(212) 263-6342

Novella L. Jones, Assistant Director Administration (Human Resources)

(212) 263-3514

Thomas Walsh, Assistant Director Business and Finance

(212) 263-9219


Administration for Patient Care Locations

Kevin Kirchen, Vice President of Operations, NYU Langone Medical Center

(212) 263-5806

Abraham Chachoua, MD, Associate Director of Cancer Services (Medical Director)

(212) 731-5134

Michael J. Zeller, Senior Administrative Director (Operations, Business & Finance)

(212) 731-5120

James Loos, Administrative Director (Operations, Business & Finance)

(212) 731-5126

Joan Scagliola, RN, Senior Director of Nursing, Ambulatory Oncology

(212) 731-5195


Clinical Trials Office

Lisa Gaynes, Administrative Director Clinical Trials Office

(212) 263-4432


Division of Hematology and Medical Oncology

Shereen Mohammed, Division Administrator

(212) 263-9015


Office of Communications and Marketing

Jim Mandler, Senior Director for Media Relations, NYU Langone Medical Center

(212) 404-3525

Steven A. Gogel, Associate Director, Marketing, NYU Langone Medical Center

(212) 404-3565


Office of Development

Margo Bloom, Senior Development Division Director, NYU Langone Medical Center

(212) 404-3638

Linda Smith-Shearer, Director of Development, NYU Langone Medical Center

(212) 404-3652