Medical Oncologist - Lake Nona, FL

Lake Nona, FL
Attractive Salary and Full Benefits Package
Jan 28, 2021
Feb 27, 2021
Medical Oncology
Full Time

Florida Cancer Specialists (FCS) is seeking a full-time medical oncologist to join a NEW phase one clinical trials unit in the beautiful Orlando, Florida area.

FCS in partnership with Sarah Cannon, the Cancer Institute of HCA Healthcare, known as the “Sarah Cannon Research Institute at Florida Cancer Specialists” will provide a robust menu of first-in-human and other early-phase clinical trials and will serve as the dedicated research program for all offered cancer services in the Lake Nona facility.  This Drug Development Unit (DDU) in Lake Nona Phase 1 will operate as part of the existing large Phase 1 program at SCRI/FCS.  

About Lake Nona Cancer Center - Opening 2021: Envisioned as a comprehensive destination cancer research and treatment center, developed through partnerships, the Lake Nona Cancer Center (LNCC) will utilize space within the 3 story 173,476 square-foot facility previously known as the Sanford Burnham Institute.

The LNCC allows HCA Healthcare/Sarah Cannon to establish a strong presence in a facility with national and regional media attention partnering and collaborating with FCS and the University of Central Florida College of Medicine (UCF) to enable patient-centered, integrated care addressing the complex needs of cancer patients driving a continuum of comprehensive cancer services in Central Florida.

Included in this facility are a Drug Development Unit, a standard of care medical oncology practice, a hospital-based radiation oncology department, oncology support services, oncology focused basic science research and HCA Healthcare’s Center for Clinical Advancement.

Qualified Candidates:

- Board eligible or board certified in medical oncology

- Strong background in clinical research

- Impeccable clinical judgment

- Outstanding interpersonal skills

- Principal investigator and sub-investigator on early phase trials

- Enrolling and caring for patients with advanced refractory cancers

- Participating on trial teleconferences

- Authoring abstracts and manuscripts

About Florida Cancer Specialists:

Founded in 1984, Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute (FCS) is the largest independent medical oncology/hematology practice in the United States. With more than 250 physicians, 220 advanced practice providers and nearly 100 locations in our network, we are committed to providing world-class cancer care in community-based settings close to home.

About Sarah Cannon

Sarah Cannon Research Institute is the research arm of HCA Healthcare’s global cancer institute, Sarah Cannon. Focused on advancing therapies for patients, it is one of the world’s leading clinical research organizations conducting community-based clinical trials throughout the United States and United Kingdom. Sarah Cannon’s network of strategic sites includes more than 275 physicians who engage in research. The organization has led more than 450+ first-in-man clinical trials since its inception in 1993, and has been a clinical trial leader in the majority of approved cancer therapies over the last 10 years.

About University of Central Florida College of Medicine

Established in 2006, the UCF College of Medicine is one of the first U.S. medical schools in decades to be built from the ground up. As a medical school, UCF’s program epitomizes innovation, high-tech learning tools and a pioneering spirit to educate young doctors and scientists in a new and better way for the 21st century. The college is unique nationally because of its large undergraduate and graduate programs in biomedicine through its Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences. The Burnett School has almost 3,000 undergraduate majors — making it the third most popular major at UCF. The medical school also offers joint degrees, including an M.D./Ph.D., an M.D./M.B.A. and an M.D./M.S. degree in hospitality.

About Lake Nona

Lake Nona is a 17-square-mile, master-planned community in Orlando, Fla., developed by Tavistock Development Company. Continually ranked among the fastest-growing communities in the country, Lake Nona is known for thoughtfully-designed neighborhoods, top-rated education facilities, the latest technology, thriving business and research clusters, vibrant retail and entertainment centers, and diverse work spaces encompassing the best Central Florida has to offer.

Prioritizing collaboration and innovation, Lake Nona’s mission is to create the ideal place that inspires human potential. From a growing health and life sciences campus to groundbreaking gigabit internet connectivity, engaging community events and dedicated investment in the arts, Lake Nona is an environment designed for people, institutions, and businesses to thrive.

COLLABORATIVE ECOSYSTEMS Believing that density accelerates innovation, Lake Nona has made a deliberate effort to create collaborative ecosystems by locating organizations and businesses in close proximity to spark creativity and innovation. Currently, Lake Nona is home to two ecosystems – one focused on health care and another on human performance.


Through a critical mass of clinical, academic, and research facilities, Lake Nona Medical City is providing the foundation to reinvent health care. In less than a decade, Lake Nona’s health and life sciences campus has become home to some of the nation’s top hospitals, universities, research institutions, and health and life science companies.

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Denise Zusack, MA
Executive & Physician Recruiter, Oncology Service Line- Sarah Cannon & HCA Healthcare