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

Adam L. Cohen, MD, MS

Adam Cohen, MD, is an Assistant Professor in the University of Utah's Division of Oncology in the Department of Medicine. He is a Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) investigator and a member of the Experimental Therapeutics program. His specialties are neuro-oncology, breast oncology and gynecologic cancers. Dr. Cohen's research focuses on clinical t... Read More

Specialties: Brain Tumors, Breast Cancer, Neuro-Oncology, Oncology, Spinal Cord Tumors

Faculty

Randy L. Jensen, MD, PhD

Dr Randy Jensen is a neurosurgeon with a clinical practice focused on treating patients with brain tumors. He has extensive experience utilizing novel surgical methods to maximize tumor removal and minimize surgical complications. He is an expert on the use of preoperative planning and imaging to remove tumors from eloquent areas of the brain. He r... Read More

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

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Cheryl Ann Palmer, MD

Dr. Palmer is the Director of Neuropathology at ARUP as well as a Professor of Pathology and the 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 University of... Read More

Specialties: Neuropathology, Pathology

Karen L. Salzman, MD

Dr. Salzman is an Professor of Radiology; Director of the Neuroradiology Fellowship Program and Chief of Neuroradiology. She has written over 40 peer reviewed journal articles and has been a major contributor to the PocketRadiologist™ series; Diagnostic Imaging: Head & Neck; Diagnostic Imaging: Brain; Diagnostic and Surgical Imaging Anatomy; E... Read More

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

Dennis C. Shrieve, MD, PhD

Chair, Department of Radiation Oncology

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.Shri... Read More

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

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 define critical ... Read More

Specialties: Melanoma and Cutaneous Oncology, Neuro-Oncology

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Daniel Webster Fults, III, MD

Dr. Fults is Professor of Neurosurgery and Oncological Sciences at the University of Utah and holder of the M. Peter and Robyn Heilbrun endowed chair in neurosurgery. His is a board-certified neurosurgeon and a member of the brain tumor program at the Huntsman Cancer Institute. He is also an HCI investigator and member of the Cell Response and Re... Read More

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

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

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Anna C. Beck, MD

Anna Beck, MD, is director of Supportive Oncology and Survivorship and an investigator at Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI). She is also an associate professor of medical oncology at the University of Utah School of Medicine. Beck’s areas of interest are end-of-life care and geriatric oncology. As director of Supportive Oncology and Survivorship, he... Read More

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

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