Lisa Kiehne

Senior Vice President, Clinical Operations

About Lisa

Lisa is the Senior Vice President for Clinical Operations at The START Center for Cancer Research. By way of background, Lisa holds a Masters in Healthcare Administration from Trinity University, with a 16 year career in cancer service line leadership and research operations.

Prior to her role at START, Lisa worked for Houston Methodist and HCA/ Sarah Cannon, leading the cancer service line in strategy, operations, and program-building for comprehensive cancer programs including early-phase research programs, preclinical research programs, and hematological malignancy research programs. Lisa has led the development and implementation of essential systems, such as an ERP system in the Research Institute and an EMR and CTMS system in the Cancer Center. Additionally, Lisa spearheaded a significant recruitment and development plan to deepen research infrastructure and expand clinical capabilities towards NCI designation.

She has a proven track record of fostering growth and global partnerships, representing the organization by opening new START sites and building collaborative relationships with pharmaceutical and biotech companies.