Medical Director, Ochsner Cancer Institute

New Orleans, Louisiana
Dec 18, 2017
Position Type

Ochsner Health System in New Orleans, Louisiana, is recruiting a MEDICAL DIRECTOR for the OCHSNER CANCER INSTITUTE. The successful candidate must be board certified in Medical Oncology and/or Hematology, Radiation Oncology, or an Oncology surgery related field, with at least five years of administrative and physician leadership experience. We are seeking an individual with demonstrated excellence in clinical or translational research. This position will entail approximately 60% administrative responsibility and 40% clinical activity. Salary offered will be competitive and commensurate with experience and training.

Ochsner’s Cancer Institute 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, located on the campus of Ochsner Medical Center, and organized by disease specific programs in a matrix model. As a tertiary care, multi-disciplinary, academic cancer center, Ochsner has a robust cancer clinical trials program with more than 130 active trials enrolling over 400 patients per year. Within the Ochsner Health Network 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, multispecialty, healthcare delivery system with 29 owned, managed, and affiliated hospitals and more than 60 health centers. Ochsner employs more than 1,100 physicians in over 90 medical specialties and subspecialties, and conducts over 600 clinical research studies. Our medical school, the Ochsner Clinical School, in partnership with the University of Queensland in Australia, enrolls 130 medical students each year. We are also one of the largest non-university based physician training centers in the U.S. and the largest teaching hospital in Louisiana.

Ochsner is proud to be recognized among the top hospitals in the nation. Ochsner is the only hospital in Louisiana recognized by U.S. News & World Report as a “Best Hospital” in four specialty categories and received high performing ratings in six procedures and/or conditions. Additionally, CareChex®, a division of Comparison®, named four Ochsner campuses among the top 10% of hospitals in the nation in 13 specialties. Ochsner was also recognized by Becker’s Hospital Review as one of the “150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare".

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-MDOCI.

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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.