Medical Director, Hematology and Oncology

The Cancer Institute at Dignity Health St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center
The Dignity Health Cancer Institute is a dedicated, comprehensive, outpatient cancer care center
We are offering a competitive salary and generous benefits package
Sep 03, 2020
Nov 02, 2020
Medical Director
Full Time

Section Leader, Malignant Hematology
Phoenix, AZ

Dignity Health St. Joseph’s Hospital & Medical Center (SJHMC) in Phoenix, AZ is an academic specialty medical center with a growing and expanding comprehensive oncology program.  We are seeking a Malignant Hematology - Section Leader to join our young hematology program.

We desire to employ physicians who are interested in continuing to build the malignant hematology section of our cancer service line.  In our 5-year old, outpatient cancer center building we have comprehensive diagnostic and treatment services including: 6 multidisciplinary disease-site programs - Breast, GYN, GU, GI, Thoracic and Head & Neck, with a Melanoma/Sarcoma service starting this fall.  Additionally we have a Supportive Care & Survivorship Program, a large Infusion Center, a specialty pharmacy, Radiation Medicine, Diagnostic Imaging, Interventional Radiology and Endoscopy, a Pleural Effusion Clinic, Genetic counselors, Social Work, Clinical Dieticians and Nurse Navigators.  Our inpatient unit is at SJHMC, approximately 2 miles away.  St. Joseph’s is aligned with Creighton University and the medical students and medical/surgical residents from the Creighton Alliance rotate through the cancer center and participate on the inpatient oncology and hematology consult services.  Building a robust clinical practice, providing direct patient care, participating on the inpatient hematology consult team, developing a clinical trial program and facilitating a Tumor Board are key components of these roles. 

The Section Leader will work with Cancer Program and Hospital leadership to ensure an exceptional patient experience, good outcomes for patients, high quality service delivery, safety and state-of-the art care are key responsibilities.  


  • M.D. or D.O.
  • Arizona Medical License (or ability to obtain)
  • Section Leader should be Board certified in Hematology
  • Clinical trial experience
  • Section Leader should have 5 years of management, service or clinical leadership responsibilities.
  • Teaching experience
  • Acceptable references from supervisor, peer, and subordinate; from a registered nurse; and potentially from a research mentor
  • Willing to abide by and promote the Mission, Vision and Values of CommonSpirit Health

Located conveniently in the heart of Phoenix, Arizona, St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center is a 571-bed, not-for-profit hospital that provides a wide range of health, social and support services.  Founded in 1895 by the Sisters of Mercy, St. Joseph's is the flagship hospital of Dignity Health, and a member of CommonSpirit Health, the largest not-for-profit health system in the US.   The Dignity Health Cancer Institute is a new, 220,000 s.f. dedicated, comprehensive, outpatient cancer center on the Phoenix Biomedical Campus, approximately 2 miles from St. Joseph’s campus. 

We are extremely proud to be a nationally recognized center for quality quaternary care, medical education and research. St. Joseph's includes the internationally renowned Barrow Neurological Institute, Norton Thoracic Institute, Cancer Center at St. Joseph's, Ivy Brain Tumor Center, and St. Joseph's Level I Trauma Center (which is verified by the American College of Surgeons). The hospital is also a respected center for high-risk obstetrics, neuro-rehabilitation, orthopedics, and other medical services. St. Joseph’s is considered a sought-after destination hospital for treating the most complex cases from throughout the world. Every day, approximately 20 percent of the hospital’s patients have traveled from outside of Arizona and the United States to seek treatment at St. Joseph’s.


U.S News & World Report routinely ranks St. Joseph's among the top hospitals in the United States for neurology and neurosurgery.  In addition, St. Joseph's boasts the Creighton University School of Medicine at St. Joseph's, and a strategic alliance with Phoenix Children's Hospital.


We are offering a competitive salary and generous benefits package that includes premium-free insurance options, a matched 403b, employer-funded pension plan, relocation allowance for eligible physicians, CME benefit, and malpractice insurance.

St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center is consistently named an outstanding place to work and one of Arizona's healthiest employers.  Come grow your career with one of Arizona's Most Admired Companies.



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