Program Directors & Faculty

Program Directors

Howard Colman, MD, PhD

Howard Colman, MD, PhD, has multiple clinical interests including the treatment of primary and metastatic brain tumors, and the diagnosis and management of neurologic complications of cancer. His clinical research is focused on the development and testing of new therapies for brain tumors. His laboratory interests include the identification of mole... Read More

Specialties: Brain Tumors, General Neurology, Neuro-Oncology, Neurosurgery, Spinal Cord Tumors

Fellowship: University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center

Residency: Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Washington University School of Medicine

Medical School: Washington University School of Medicine

Faculty

Randy L. Jensen, MD, PhD

Dr. Randy Jensen specializes in Neurosurgery, Brain Tumors, Skull Base Surgery, Neuro Trauma and Neurocritical Care. He has a particular emphasis using preoperative imaging, intraoperative navigation, intraoperative cortical mapping and intraoperative MRI to maximize tumor resection and minimize surgical complications. He treats patients with mali... Read More

Specialties: Brain Tumors, Neurosurgery, Radiosurgery, Trauma - Neuro Critical Care

Fellowship: University of Utah Healthcare, Academy of Health Science Educators

Residency: Loyola University of Chicago

Medical School: University of Utah Hospital School of Medicine

Lab: Lab Website

Cheryl Ann Palmer, MD

Dr. Palmer is the Director of Neuropathology at ARUP as well as a Professor of Pathology and the Associate Program Director of the Pathology Residency Program at the University Of Utah School Of Medicine. Dr. Palmer received her MD at West Virginia University and served as a resident in neurology and postdoctoral fellow in neuropathology at the Uni... Read More

Specialties: Neuropathology, Pathology

Fellowship: University of Utah

Residency: University of Utah

Medical School: West Virginia University

Karen L. Salzman, MD

Dr. Salzman serves as the Chief of the Neuroradiology section in the Department of Radiology and Imaging Sciences.  Dr. Salzman is a Professor of Radiology; Director of the Neuroradiology Fellowship Program.  She has written over 40 peer reviewed journal articles and has been a major contributor to the PocketRadiologist™ series; Dia... Read More

Specialties: Computed Tomography - CT, Magnetic Resonance Imaging - MRI, Neuroradiology, Radiology, X-Ray

Fellowship: University of Utah School of Medicine

Residency: University of Texas Health Science Center

Residency: University of Florida

Medical School: University of Florida

Dennis C. Shrieve, MD, PhD, FACR

Dennis C. Shrieve, MD, PhD, is the Huntsman Cancer Institute Chair in Cancer Research and chair of the Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of Utah School of Medicine. He is a member of the Experimental Therapeutics Program at the Huntsman Cancer Institute and co-director of the Stereotactic Radiosurgery Program at the University... Read More

Specialties: Brain Tumors, Gastrointestinal Cancers, Genitourinary Cancers, Lung Cancer, Pediatric Radiation Therapy, Prostate Cancer, Radiation Oncology, Soft Tissue Sarcomas

Residency: University of California - San Francisco

Medical School: University of Miami School of Medicine

Sheri L. Holmen, PhD

Sheri Holmen, PhD, is a Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) investigator and Co-Director of the Melanoma Disease Oriented Research Team (MDOT). She is a Professor in the Department of Surgery at the University of Utah School of Medicine, as well as an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Oncological Sciences. Dr. Holmen’s Lab aims to defin... Read More

Specialties: Melanoma and Cutaneous Oncology, Neuro-Oncology

Lab: Lab Website

Daniel Webster Fults, III, MD

Daniel W. Fults III, MD is Professor of Neurosurgery at the University of Utah and is a member of Huntsman Cancer Institute’s Brain Tumor Program. As a physician-researcher, Dr. Fults’s clinical practice is centered on brain tumor treatment. Malignant brain tumors found in children is the primary focus of his laboratory research.... Read More

Specialties: Brain Tumors, Lateral Skull Base Surgery, Neurosurgery, Trauma - Neuro Critical Care

Fellowship: University of North Carolina

Residency: Wake Forest University School of Medicine

Medical School: University of Texas Southwestern Medical School

Michael E. Engel, MD, PhD, FAAP

Michael Engel, MD, PhD, attended the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in Nashville, TN. He completed his Pediatric residency training and subspecialty training in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt. He recently joined the faculty of the University of Utah School of Medicine and Primar... Read More

Specialties: Pediatric Hematology & Oncology

Fellowship: Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Residency: Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Medical School: Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

Lab: Lab Website

Anna C. Beck, MD

Anna Beck, MD, is director of Supportive Oncology and Survivorship and an investigator at Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI). She is a professor, and Director of the University Supportive and Palliative Care Program at the University of Utah School of Medicine.medical oncologyBeck’s areas of interest are end-of-life care, communication skil... Read More

Specialties: Breast Cancer, Gynecologic Oncology, Medical Oncology, Pain Medicine & Palliative Care

Fellowship: University of Utah School of Medicine

Fellowship: University of Utah School of Medicine

Residency: University of Utah School of Medicine

Medical School: Baylor College of Medicine

Contact Us

Program Director
Adam Cohen, MD
Email: Adam.cohen@hci.utah.edu
Huntsman Cancer Institute
2000 Circle of Hope, ste 2100
Salt Lake City, UT 84112

Assistant Program Director/Curriculum Director
Howard Colman, MD, PhD
Email: Howard.colman@hci.utah.edu
Department of Neurosurgery
175 North Medical Drive East
Salt Lake City, UT 84132

Program Administrator
Calee Hulet
Email: Calee.hulet@hci.utah.edu
Phone: 801-587-4024
2000 Circle of Hope Salt Lake City, UT 84112