Clinical Protocol & Data Management (CPDM) Office

The CPDM is a centralized office composed of well-trained regulatory, financial, clinical, study management, and compliance personnel who promote uniformity and consistency in clinical research by providing support for principal investigators and patients

We work closely with patients, physicians, hospital staff, the Protocol Review and Monitoring Committee (PRMC), the Data and Safety Monitoring Committee (DSMC) and the Institutional Review Board (IRB), to ensure clinical trials are run safely and effectively.


  • Medical Director: Andrew Lassman, MD
  • Executive Director of Clinical Research Operations: Moshe Kelsen, MBA
  • Associate Director of Clinical Operations: Frances Brogan MSN, RN, OCN, CCRP
  • Associate Director of Regulatory Affairs: Dan Otap, CCRP
  • Clinical Research Managers
    • BMT/Hematologic Malignancies/Myeloma: Ryan Shelton
    • Breast/Cooperative Groups: Sara Marcus
    • Phase I: Fawzia Ibrahim
    • Neurologic Malignancies/Thoracic: Natalie Busby
    • GI/GU/Urology/Melanoma/Sarcoma: Sarah DeNoble
    • Multi-Center Trials: Tiffany Negri
  • Finance Manager: Nataliya Samodov

Contact Information:

Moshe Kelsen, MBA
Executive Director, Clinical Protocol & Data Management Office
Columbia University Medical Center
Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center
161 Fort Washington Ave.
Herbert Irving Pavilion
Mezzanine Level, M-207
New York, NY 10032

(212) 304-5605