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Leadership

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Annika Andrews

Annika Andrews

President and CEO of the Center

Annika Andrews is the President and CEO of Seattle Cancer Care Alliance Proton Therapy Center. Andrews oversees operations at the Center. Prior to joining SCCA Proton Therapy, Andrews was the senior vice president and chief operating officer of UW Medicine’s Northwest Hospital & Medical Center where she was responsible for hospital and physician clinic operations and led the organization through its integration with UW Medicine. She served on the boards of North Seattle Surgery Center, LLC, Via Radiology, LLC, and she currently serves on the board of the National Association for Proton Therapy (NAPT). From 2002 to 2006, she served as an independent director of Shurgard Storage Centers, Inc., when the publicly traded company was sold to Public Storage for $5.5 billion. Andrews earned her bachelor’s degree in economics from Princeton University.

Ramesh Rengan, M.D., Ph.D.

Ramesh Rengan, M.D., Ph.D.

Medical Director of the Center

Dr. Rengan is the Medical Director at the SCCA Proton Therapy Center, Professor and Chair of the Department of Radiation Oncology at UW Medicine, and a Professor of the Clinical Research Division at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, as well as a faculty member of the Immunotherapy Integrated Research Center. He is a board-certified radiation oncologist who specializes in radiation treatment for lung, melanoma, and prostate cancer.

Dr. Rengan was previously the Chief of Thoracic Service and Assistant Director of Clinical Operations for the Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of Pennsylvania, where he worked extensively with proton therapy. He completed his residency in radiation oncology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in 2006 and earned his medical degree and Ph.D. in biological chemistry from University of Michigan Medical School and Rackham School of Graduate Studies in 2001.

Dr. Rengan’s philosophy of “patients come first” fits well with his areas of research, which involve the development of clinical and translational (bench-to-bedside) initiatives designed to improve clinical outcomes in cancer. His research interests also include understanding the biology of cancer in order to make radiation treatment more effective and using radiation as a tool to stimulate the immune system to target the cancer. 

AccomplishmentsDr. Rengan serves on many national and international organizations including, the Scientific Advisory Board of the Cancer Terminator Foundation, Particle Therapy Cooperative Oncology Group, American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO), and Cancer Immunotherapy Trials Network Working Group. In 2019, Dr. Rengan was named fellow of ASTRO.

Jing Zeng, M.D.

Jing Zeng, M.D.

Associate Medical Director

Dr. Zeng is the Associate Medical Director at SCCA Proton Therapy Center, and a board-certified radiation oncologist who leads the prostate cancer program at the Center. She also specializes in treating lung cancer and other thoracic malignancies and has helped build the thoracic radiation oncology program at UW Medicine. Dr. Zeng is an Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology at the University of Washington and helps develop clinical and research initiatives exploring the application of proton therapy in cancer therapy.

Dr. Zeng earned her medical degree at Duke University, completed her residency in radiation oncology at Johns Hopkins Hospital, and was involved in clinical research and translational lab research throughout.

Dr. Zeng’s research involves finding different medicines that minimize side effects of radiation treatment. She is also studying new technologies to make radiation delivery safer and more accurate, and is helping the Genitourinary (prostate) Proton Therapy Program in their community outreach, clinical, and research efforts.

SCCA Proton Center

SCCA Proton Center

Board of Directors

Annika Andrews, Vice Chair
President & CEO, SCCA Proton Therapy Center

Suzanne Beitel 
Senior VP & CFO, Seattle Children's Hospital

Lisa Brandenburg, Director
Chief Health System Officer, UW Medicine

David H. Browdy, Director
Vice President and CFO, Fred Hutch

Aaron Crane, Director
Executive Vice President, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance

Jeff Sconyers, Director
Senior Lecturer, UW Department of Health Services