New Faculty

Dr. Jason Saliba joins the Department of Medicine

Jason Saliba, PhD

Dr. Jason Saliba joined the Department of Medicine in the Division of Oncology as an instructor as of July 2023. He was the first full-time editor of the Clinical Interpretation of Variants in Cancer (CIViC) knowledgebase (, which is an open access, open source, community-driven web resource for the curation of somatic variant evidence. Dr. Saliba founded and chairs the Pediatric Cancer Curation Advancement Subcommittee (PCCAS), which is a collaboration between CIViC, the ClinGen Pediatric Cancer Taskforce, and Disease Ontology, with the goal of enhancing pediatric cancer curation and the public dissemination of high-quality childhood focused interpretations.

He is the Coordinator of the ClinGen Somatic Cancer Clinical Domain Working Group, its Taskforces, and Somatic Cancer Variant Curation Expert Panels. Dr. Saliba serves as a Project Leader for the ClinGen Somatic Cancer and Variant Interpretation for Cancer Consortium (VICC) Virtual Molecular Tumor Board Case Series. His key interests are cancer genetics, Pediatric cancer, Precision medicine, Clinical interpretation of somatic cancer variants and his research areas are developing and improving protocols, classification guidelines, and training methods related to the curation and interpretation of clinically significant data and evidence to advance precision medicine in cancer.