Chief Medical Officer - US Oncology Network

The Woodlands, Texas
Market competitive salary, bonus, equity and benefits will be provided to the successful candidate.
Apr 09, 2018
May 09, 2018
Full Time

Chief Medical Officer – US Oncology Network

The Company:

McKesson, a Fortune-5 multinational company, is in the business of delivering better health as we touch the lives of healthcare providers and patients in virtually every aspect of healthcare.

The Role:

The US Oncology Network is a collection of approximately 40 physician corporations consisting of 1400 cancer physicians including over 900 medical oncologists, 250 radiation oncologists, and over 200 surgeons who care for approximately 10% of the patients diagnosed with cancer in the United States each year. The Network is managed by a management team at McKesson Specialty Health, a division of the McKesson corporation.

The US Oncology Network has unique data assets as the vast majority of practices are on the McKesson owned and supported Ikm electronic health record. The Network also uses a singular drug inventory system, patient and physician portals, and a practice analytics program and soon a singular practice management system. This provides enormous data assets on close to 1 million active patients with blood and cancer disorders.

Most of the sites within the US Oncology Network participate in US Oncology Research. The clinical research program will accrue approximately 7000 individuals to clinical trials this year. To date over 70,000 patients have entered onto a clinical trial the US Oncology Research. Over the last dozen years, the program has participated in the registration studies that have anchored the approval of 59 unique agents

The Chief Medical Officer (CMO) serves as the senior clinical leader responsible for the coordinating, and collaborating with a variety of physicians, physician led groups, and US Oncology and McKesson leadership in ensuring that the US Oncology Network supports a broad range of clinical initiatives in a national network of cancer physicians, nurses, pharmacists, and other care team members.

The CMO position will work in a matrixed organization with many roles. S/He will lead:

  • Strategy regarding key clinical initiatives such as the incorporation of new technologies into clinical practices where appropriate.
  • Work with physician leaders in the Network to coordinate the activity of the National Policy Executive Committee and the National Policy Board including their quarterly meetings.
  • Working with the learning and development team to lead the Physician Leadership Academy
  • Serve as the key leaders responsible for understanding the clinical landscape in cancer care and how the evolution of science, technology, workforce demographics, payer models, or public policy might impact the ability of US Oncology physicians to meet their mission of delivering high quality and high value care.
  • Serve as the senior clinical leader representing The US Oncology Network at organizations such as ASCO, AACR, ACCC, COA, the Oncology Business Roundtable, SGO, ASTRO, and NRG.
  • Direct and supervise the activity of the Associate Chief Medical Officers and coordinate, appoint, and manage the 80+ medical directors with The US Oncology Network.
  • Lead, advise and participate in all major operations involving the evolution of transformation of clinical care across The Network.
  • Lead efforts to build a stronger culture of research across The Network.
  • Serve as the key spokesperson and ombudsman for the physicians in The Network to leadership at McKesson.

The CMO will collaborate with US Oncology Executive Leadership including:

  • The Chief Operating Officer in ensuring the appropriate amount of operational support is provided to launch and sustain clinical initiatives.
  • The Chief of Network Strategy to develop forward looking initiatives to strengthen the US Oncology Network including considering gaps in the Network that might be addressed through strategic acquisitions.
  • The McKesson Ventures team to evaluate small and potentially disruptive companies that might be key strategic investments for McKesson.
  • The Chief of Business Development in recruitment of additional practices to The US Oncology Network
  • The Head of Public Policy on a variety of issues at the national level including visiting with members of congress or HHS on matters pertaining to cancer care.
  • The Head of Payer Solutions and national payers on key issues that pertain to the reimbursement of clinical care in oncology
  • The Head of Marketing and Communication to evolve and refine the value proposition for US Oncology to the various stakeholders.
  • The leaders of Manufacture Services and the various manufacturers and technology vendors in the complex ecosystem of cancer care.


Board certified physician with boards in either medical oncology, hematology or both.

Minimum of 10 years of experience as a physician and at least 7 years of experience in leadership with demonstrated abilities in leading teams and managing complex projects.

Experience working with a broad group of stakeholders such as payers, manufacturers, leading for profit and not-for profit organizations, and government officials and or agencies.

Experience managing a P & L is highly desirable.

Experience or expertise in precision medicine is highly desirable.

Must have ability to travel up to 70% of the time


Must be willing to relocate to the Houston, TX area