Disease-Oriented Teams (DOTs)

The standard of care for cancer patients at the UW Carbone Cancer Center (UWCCC) optimally involves a multidisciplinary team approach. The translation of laboratory discovery to clinical application is facilitated by multidisciplinary Disease Oriented Teams (DOTs).


DOTs are embedded in specific UWCCC Scientific Programs and provide a multidisciplinary translational infrastructure which fosters inter- and intra-programmatic interactions that address programmatic goals and also disease specific interests. Each DOT has a designated leader and participants include UWCCC Scientific Program members, research staff and other UW faculty.

DOTs meet regularly and interested laboratory research faculty are encouraged to actively participate. In this manner, the multidisciplinary patient care activities and their associated clinical trials research are integrated into the Scientific Programs in several meaningful and functional ways through UWCCC faculty participation and UWCCC administrative support.

DOTs review and prioritize their respective clinical research activity and provide ongoing planning for new investigator-initiated studies. Proposed studies must have the support of the DOT prior to submission to the Protocol Review and Monitoring Committee (PRMC).

Contact the DOT leader or program manager for more information, or view the DOT standing meeting schedule (NetID login required, link opens in new tab).

Disease Oriented Team Leadership Program Manager
1 S. Park Saurabh Rajguru, MD Jen Collins
Lyndsey Deverman
(phase II disease agnostic)
Mark Burkard, MD, PhD
Nataliya Uboha, MD, PhD
Jen Collins
Lyndsey Deverman
Biospecimen Joshua Lang, MD Jen Collins
Lyndsey Deverman
Brain and CNS Ian Robins MD, PhD
Steve Howard MD, PhD
Diana Trask
Breast Kari Wisinski, MD
Lee G. Wilke, MD
Tammy Koehn
Renae Quale
CTD2 TBD Jen Heideman
Kara Mattox
Chemoprevention Howard Bailey, MD Katina DeShong
Gastrointestinal Dan Abbott, MD
Dan Mulkerin, MD
Renae Quale
Genitourinary E. Jason Abel, MD, FACS
Glenn Liu, MD
Mary Jane Brennan
Jane Straus, RN
Gynecologic Ellen Hartenbach, MD Claire Kostechka
Head & Neck Paul Harari, MD Heather Geye
Hematologic & BMT TBD Carolyn Serpe
Whitney Walters
Melanoma Mark Albertini, MD Tammy Koehn
Renae Quale
‘OMA (Lymphoma & Myeloma) Natalie Callander, MD Carolyn Serpe
Mitch Howard
Palliative Medicine Kris Kwekkeboom, RN, PhD Claire Kostechka
Pediatric Oncology Kenneth DeSantes, MD Jenny Weiland
Radiotherapy Paul Harari, MD Diana Trask
Skin Non-Melanoma Gary Wood, MD Heather Neils
Thoracic Ticiana Leal, MD Claire Kostechka
Kasey Schneider
VA Justine Bruce, MD
Christopher Fletcher, MD
Jen Collins
Lyndsey Deverman

Other Research Groups

Investigators and staff that are not part of an established UWCCC Research Group are known as “Other Research Groups” (ORGs). ORG data is managed by the CT Reporting Coordinator, who works with the research group to submit records to the Protocol Review and Monitoring Committee (PRMC) for review.

Contact the CT Reporting Coordinator: ctreporting@uwcarbone.wisc.edu