New Orleans
Oct 06, 2016
Position Type

The Department of Hematology Oncology at Ochsner Medical Center in New Orleans, Louisiana is searching for an experienced physician leader to serve as the Medical Director for the Experimental Therapeutics Phase One Program.

The preferred candidate will be board certified in Medical Oncology and have leadership experience in Experimental Therapeutics program. For the appropriate candidate, recruitment package could include Research Labs and access to Research Core Facilities in an NCI CCC.

Ochsner, in Partnership with TGEN (Translational Genomics Research Institute:, launched an Experimental Therapeutics Phase 1 Program in 2016. This new program is part of Ochsner Health System’s 10-year cancer program expansion plan which includes investments in faculty, facilities, and research programs with a goal of becoming a top 50 cancer program nationally.

The unique partnership between Ochsner and TGEN, under the direction of Dr. Daniel von Hoff (Chief Scientific Officer of TGEN), is the region’s only Experimental Therapeutics Program. In addition to offering novel, early therapies in cancer, Ochsner will lead the region in use of novel genomic-based approaches in screening, early detection, and prevention interventions.

The position is based at The Gayle & Tom Benson Cancer Center on the campus of Ochsner Medical Center. As a tertiary care multidisciplinary academic cancer center, Ochsner has a robust cancer clinical trials program with more than 130 active trials occurring and over 400 patients on studies per year. Within the Ochsner Health Network, which includes 28 owned, managed, and affiliated hospitals in Louisiana and Mississippi, physicians treat over 7,000 new analytic cancer cases per year.

Ochsner Health System is Louisiana’s largest non-profit, academic, healthcare delivery system with 28 owned, managed, and affiliated hospitals and more than 60 health centers. Ochsner is the only Louisiana hospital recognized by U.S. News & World Report as a “Best Hospital” across three specialty categories caring for patients from all 50 states and more than 80 countries worldwide each year. Ochsner employs more than 1,000 physicians in over 90 medical specialties and subspecialties and conducts more than 1,000 clinical research studies. For more information, please visit us at

Interested physicians should e-mail their CV to: for review by Furhan Yunus, MD, FACP, Chairman, Department of Hematology/Oncology or call: 800-488-2240.

Reference #: OMDET-1.  

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