Section Head, Malignant Hematology – Stem Cell Transplant

New Orleans, Louisiana
Nov 14, 2017
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The Department of Hematology Oncology at Ochsner Medical Center in New Orleans, Louisiana, is searching for an experienced physician leader to serve as the Section Head for its Hematology/Marrow/Stem Cell Section of Hematology Oncology at our academic, multispecialty group practice.

The successful candidate will lead a team of five physicians and four advanced practice providers who divide their time between direct patient care, teaching, clinical, and translational research. Candidates that are board certified in Hematology Oncology are preferred.

The Section Head will lead the Malignant Hematology Transplant disease-specific program with the responsibility for both clinical and research activities as well as the oversight of the FACT accredited BMT program.

The program is based at The Gayle & Tom Benson Cancer Center on the campus of Ochsner Medical Center and organized by disease-specific programs in the matrix model. As part of our Center of Excellence strategy, Ochsner embarked on a 10-year strategic initiative in 2016 to double the size of its Cancer program. The plan calls for substantial investments in faculty, facilities, and research programs with a goal of becoming a top 50 cancer program nationally.

Ochsner has a FACT accredited joint adult and pediatric transplant program performing autologous and allogeneic (related, unrelated donors, haploidentical, and cord blood) transplants. Ochsner is also the tertiary leukemia referral center for 28 hospitals in the Ochsner health system and network.

Ochsner Health System is Louisiana’s largest non profit, academic, healthcare delivery system with 29 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 four specialty categories caring for patients from all 50 states and more than 80 countries worldwide each year. Ochsner employs more than 1,100 physicians in over 90 medical specialties and subspecialties. For more information, please visit us at:

Furhan Yunus, MD, FACP, Chairman, Department of Hematology/Oncology is attending the ASCO Annual Meeting and would welcome the opportunity to meet with you to discuss this opportunity.

 Interested physicians should e-mail their CV and availability to:; or call: 800-488-2240. Reference # NEJM-SHMH.

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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.