Director, Saint Louis University Cancer Center

Saint Louis University Cancer Center
Saint Louis, Missouri (US)
Sep 11, 2018
Oct 01, 2018
Full Time

Saint Louis University School of Medicine seeks a leader in oncology as Director, Saint Louis University Cancer Center.  Established in 2002, the Saint Louis University Cancer Center is accredited by the American College of Surgeons through its Commission on Cancer.  Example strengths of the Center include its designation by the National Pancreas Foundation as a Pancreatic Cancer Center, an outpatient bone marrow transplant unit and excellence in genetic counseling.

The new Director will play a prominent role in developing a compelling vision for cancer services that is focused on growth and embraces Saint Louis University School of Medicine’s teaching, research, and clinical missions.  This is an opportunity to develop an infrastructure to support a Cancer Center that will be recognized regionally and nationally as an innovative market leader for providing comprehensive and high-quality cancer services and conducting research.  The Director will be responsible for working with our principal hospital partner, SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital, in developing enduring cancer treatment and research partnerships with regional hospitals.

Candidates must be board certified in a cancer related specialty and eligible for licensure in Missouri.  We seek candidates who have held a leadership position in oncology, ideally within an academic medical center or major teaching hospital.  Excellent strategic skills are required, as is the ability to cultivate strong working relationships with faculty as well as with community physicians.  The ideal candidate will possess documented independent research activities and demonstrated knowledge of the infrastructure required to support strong research programs, and a history of extramurally funded research.  Strong communication skills and the desire to foster programmatic growth and excellence are essential. 

Inquiries, nominations, and applications are invited.  Recruitment of applications will continue until the position is filled.  Candidates should provide a curriculum vitae and a letter of application.  Documents should be submitted electronically to Saint Louis University’s search consultants, Anthony L. Barbato, M.D., Claudia Teschky, and Megan Welch at  The consultants can be reached by phone through the office of Megan Welch at (630) 575-6904.

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