New Orleans
Oct 06, 2016
Position Type

The Department of Hematology and Oncology at Ochsner Medical Center in New Orleans, Louisiana is searching for an experienced physician leader to serve as the Associate Cancer Center Director for Translational/Clinical Research.

The Associate Director will lead all research activities for the cancer program. Candidates must have training/certification in Hematology Oncology, Radiation Oncology, Cancer Surgery, or other cancer-related fields (cancer immunology, cancer control, etc).  A minimum of 10 years of experience in Cancer Clinical/Translational research is required. Track record of leadership and accomplishments in Clinical/Translational Cancer research is highly desirable.

The Cancer Center holds the regional NCORP grant and has a rapidly growing Experimental Therapeutics/Phase 1 research program. Additionally, Ochsner Health System is expanding the Ochsner Cancer Research Network throughout a clinical network of partner hospitals. Ochsner has multiple translational cancer research partnerships (TGEN, LSU, and University of Queensland among others).

The position is based at The Gayle & Tom Benson Cancer Center on the campus of Ochsner Medical Center and organized by disease-specific programs on a matrix model. 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.

As part of its Centers of Excellence strategy, Ochsner embarked on a 10-year strategic initiative to double the size of its Cancer program. The plan calls for substantial investment in faculty, facilities, and research programs with a goal of becoming a top 50 cancer program nationally.

Ochsner Health System is Louisiana’s largest non-profit, academic, healthcare 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 # OACCD-1.

Sorry, no opportunities for J1- applications.

Ochsner is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.