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Joseph A. Califano III, MD, has been named director of Moores Cancer Center at UC San Diego Health as of November 16, 2022.

Califano is a clinician researcher who specializes in head and neck surgical oncology and the integration of basic, molecular and biological research in that practice. He succeeds Scott Lippman, MD, who stepped down as director to lead the PreCancer Genome Atlas at UC San Diego.

Califano is currently physician-in-chief at Moores Cancer Center, director of the Hanna and Mark Gleiberman Head and Neck Cancer Center  and co-leader of the Structural and Functional Genomics Program.


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