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Cancer Care Equity Program Staff Profiles

  • Christopher Lathan, MD, MS, MPH

    Christopher Lathan, MD, MS, MPH

    Chief Clinical Access and Equity Officer, Dana-Farber
    Christopher & Constance Hadley Family Chair, Dana-Farber
    Associate Medical Director, Dana-Farber Network
    Faculty Director, Cancer Care Equity Program
    Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

    Dr. Christopher Lathan grew up in Springfield, MA. While in college at the University of Massachusetts/Amherst, Dr. Lathan quickly realized he didn't want to be a PhD scientist. He transitioned to medicine at Tufts Medical School, and has been focused ever since on social justice, historically marginalized communities, and health equity. Dr. Lathan's clinical specialty is lung cancer treatment and screening.


    Ludmila Svoboda, RN, BSN, MA, OCN

    Ludmila Svoboda, RN, BSN, MA, OCN

    Nurse Director, Cancer Care Equity Program

    Ludmila Svoboda has many years of experience in the field of oncology nursing. She is passionate about bringing access to oncology care to historically underserved communities, and has been working with the Cancer Care Equity program since its inception. Ludmila educates patients and helps them navigate the complex health care system.

    Administrative Team

    Emma Green, MSW
    Program Manager

    Alexis Tice
    Executive Support Specialist

    Clinical Team

    Laura Garber, PA-C
    Physician Assistant

    Enid Harding, BSN
    Patient Navigator

    Fabia Federico
    Patient Navigator

    Marlene Escobar
    Patient Navigator

    Physician Team

    Najust Florez, MD
    Associate Director, Cancer Care Equity Program
    Physician, Thoracic Oncology

    Shail Maingi, MD
    Network Liaison, Cancer Care Equity Program
    Physician, Dana-Farber Brigham Cancer Center in clinical affiliation with South Shore Hospital

    Research Team

    Sarah Pohl, MPH
    Research Assistant

    Cancer Care Equity Program Collaborators

    CCEP collaborates with many faculty and staff across Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center (DF/HCC), including: