Deputy Physician-in-Chief/Director of Surgical Oncology

Staten Island, New York
Competitive salary and benefits
May 30, 2018
Jul 24, 2018
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Deputy Physician-in-Chief/Director of Surgical Oncology
Northwell Health Cancer Institute

Northwell Health Cancer Institute seeks a board certified Deputy Physician-in-Chief, Director of Surgical Oncology to join our growing multidisciplinary program. Under the leadership of our newly appointed leader, Dr. Richard Barakat, the Deputy Physician in Chief, Director of Surgical Oncology will have a unique opportunity to identify and build a disease-centric programmatic team that spans all levels and functions of the organization.

As a visionary leader, you will work collaboratively with the Physician-in-Chief to implement the vision for surgical oncology services at the Northwell Health Cancer Institute. The Deputy Physician in Chief, Director of Surgical Oncology will play a key role in physician recruitment efforts and business planning for growth and expansion. You will work closely with service line leadership, including Medical Oncology, Radiation Oncology, and the full complement of medical and surgical specialties who are involved in the care of cancer patients. In addition, you will work collaboratively with your peers to develop a process for establishing clinical standards and adhering to evidence-based guidelines.

As a research leader, the ideal candidate will serve a critical role in directing the expansion of clinical trials across Northwell Health. By establishing relationships with researchers at the Feinstein Institute and Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, the position will help increase access to oncology clinical trials to patients in the communities we serve.

As an educator, the ideal candidate will collaborate with medical school leadership on the design and implementation of educational curriculums and train the next generation of physicians at the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell.

The Deputy Physician in Chief, Director of Medical Oncology reports to the Physician-in-Chief & Director of the Northwell Health Cancer Institute, and will have responsibility for building and managing of team that includes system chiefs of service, regional leaders, and hospital/site leaders within Northwell Health’s matrixed organizational structure.

Northwell Health treats more than 16,000 patients with cancer annually, and offers patients access to the services of more than 200 Cancer Institute physicians in more than 25 sub-specialties throughout the greater New York metropolitan region. The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research is home to Northwell Health’s research and is an epicenter for scientific discovery and innovation, including basic science and clinical research.  Northwell Health and Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory have created a strategic partnership to accelerate translational cancer research, diagnosis and treatment. This collaboration also enhances the potential to bring early phase clinical trials to our patients, in addition to existing offerings of cancer clinical trials to patients throughout the region.

Northwell Health includes 23 award-winning hospitals and more than 550 community based practice locations throughout Long Island, Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, Staten Island, and Westchester. All candidates will receive competitive compensation, a comprehensive benefits package, and eligibility for tuition reimbursement. Academic appointment with The Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell is commensurate with credentials and experience. 

Please send CV and cover letter to Judith Heller at the Office of Physician Recruitment at

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