Director, Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center

Banner Health is one of the leading non-profit integrated health systems in the country. Headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, Banner Health operates 28 hospitals, including three academic medical centers, two large multi-specialty medical groups, one large physician network and other related health entities, services and insurance products. The System is one of the leading providers of healthcare services in Arizona and Northern Colorado and has revenues of $8bn and nearly 50,000 FTEs. Banner Health is a leader in population health management with over 400,000 members in value-based commercial, Medicare Advantage and Medicaid plans.


Banner Health’s mission is: “Making healthcare easier, so life can be better.” The mission recognizes the need to take access and care delivery from complex to easy, from costly to affordable and from unpredictable to reliable.


Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center (BMDACC), formed in 2011, has already become Arizona’s largest cancer center with over 150,000 annual patient visits, 7000 new patients annually and over 150 providers. The Center did 75 stem-cell transplants and performed the first adult Car-T procedure in Arizona. BMDACC employs approximately 100 physicians representing over 20 specialties, and nearly 60 advanced practice providers. The Center has a growing and productive research program, with more than 80 active clinical trials, over 400 patients accrued and over 40 research staff. In a recent survey, BMDACC was ranked as the number one choice for cancer care in the region.


BMDACC is increasingly recognized for its multidisciplinary disease-site teams and expertise, exceptional patient experience, and the extent of its treatment, diagnostic and support services. Today the program provides services at eight Banner Hospital campuses in Arizona and Northern Colorado. A major expansion at the Banner University Medical Center in downtown Phoenix is underway, as is expansion at other hospital campuses. The goal is to have a fully functional integrated service line across all Banner Health locations.


This is a transformational position that will play a critical role in shaping the future of the Center. S/he will be responsible for directing and overseeing the Center system-wide in both Arizona and Colorado. The Director reports to Banner Health’s Chief Clinical Officer and works closely with a dyad business executive partner.


The ideal candidate will be a visionary leader with the skill and vision to direct an integrated, high-performing, and interdisciplinary cancer center operating in multiple sites across multiple states. S/he will be driven by a relentless focus on clinical quality, outcomes and ease of use for customers; possess the ability to inspire physicians, providers and employees; execute strategically and tactically across a large, complex system; and possess clarity and vision about the rapid evolution of cancer care and how to prepare for the challenges and opportunities those changes will bring.


The successful candidate will possess a minimum of 10 years clinical experience post-fellowship including leadership experience in a high-quality academic cancer environment. S/he will possess a reputation as a skilled and accomplished leader, clinician, and researcher, with demonstrated ability to recruit outstanding faculty, mentor colleagues and foster research. S/he will have successful experience in effective clinical operations and administrative leadership and participating in the development and execution of strategic plans.  Candidates must be board certified and fellowship-trained in oncology (hematology/oncology, surgical, or radiation) and eligible for unrestricted medical licensure in the state of Arizona.


Meyer Consulting has been retained to conduct this search. Applications, referrals, and requests for additional information can be sent in confidence to BMDACC’s search consultants, Mike Meyer and Ryan Hubbs, via email at We can be reached via phone at 509/415.5209 (Hubbs) and 602/321.0753 (Meyer).