Director of Lung Cancer Research and Co-Director, Thoracic Cancer Program, Inova Schar Cancer Center

Fairfax, Virginia
Commensurate with experience
Jan 05, 2021
Apr 05, 2021
Medical Oncology
Full Time

The Inova Schar Cancer Institute (ISCI) is looking for a leader of its thoracic oncology program.  The leader will build and run an active program of independent and collaborative research, work with a multi-disciplinary group of investigators at Inova and develop vibrant research collaborations aimed at having a local, national and international impact on cancer treatments and outcomes. This position will partner with the Co-Director from Thoracic Surgery to develop a nationally recognized lung cancer program.  The successful candidate will be an outstanding clinical/translational physician investigator with expertise in the care of lung malignancies, with the ability and personal characteristics to direct the development of an outstanding interdisciplinary clinical lung cancer program.  S/he will also be active in education, including with the ISCI fellowship in hematology/medical oncology, with the Inova Fairfax Hospital’s Internal Medicine Residency program, as well as part of the University of Virginia Medical School’s Inova regional campus for third-and fourth-year medical students.

The Inova Schar Cancer Institute, established with $400M of funding, including a single $50M philanthropic grant, is a state-of-the-art 340,000-square-foot cancer research and treatment institute that combines a strong commitment to personalized patient care with the research and clinical strengths of a highly regarded academic medical center.  This includes a 60-chair infusion unit, a radiation oncology department with all modalities of care including proton radiation, as well as a national-recognized comprehensive psycho-social support program for patients and families. ISCI is located on an 110-acre campus across the street from the Inova Fairfax Medical Campus (833 beds), and is less than 10 miles outside of Washington, D.C., in Falls Church, VA.  

Inova Health System is comprised of five hospitals with more than 1,800 licensed beds and 16,000 employees. This $3.3 billion system has been recognized for its success and commitment to quality care:

  • Inova hospitals have been the first and only hospitals in the DC to receive 5 out of 5 stars for quality by CMS
  • Inova Fairfax Medical Center is ranked by US News & World report as the best hospital in the Washington, DC area
  • Financial analysts awarded Inova a “AA+” S&P rating



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