Medical Director, Hematology and Medical Oncology in Phoenix, AZ

The Dignity Health Cancer Institute - St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center
The Dignity Health Cancer Institute -St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center
We are offering a competitive salary and generous benefits package to include company-paid pension.
Feb 04, 2021
Apr 05, 2021
Full Time

Medical Director, Hematology and Oncology

Phoenix, AZ

The Dignity Health Cancer Institute at St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center (DHCI) is seeking a board certified medical oncologist or hematologist for the newly established Hematology and Medical Oncology Medical Director role.  Our 5+year old comprehensive, multidisciplinary cancer program continues to grow in stature and reputation as our clinical and diagnostic services expand, clinical volumes grow, and satellite locations are developed.  Our academic involvement with the Creighton University Alliance residency programs and other local universities also continues to grow.  Last year we became members of NCORP with access to NCI/Cooperative Group trials.  We also have pharma and investigator initiated clinical trials underway. 

The Medical Director for Hematology and Oncology will be the physician leader for the employed medical oncologists and hematologists.  They will be a member of the Cancer Center Clinical Operations Committee, foster the growth of clinical trials, participate in recruitment/hiring of physicians, mentor cancer center physicians, assist with new physician orientation, and facilitate the achievement of the Cancer Institute, SJHMC, and CommonSpirit Health goals and quality initiatives.  This individual will ensure medical oncologist/hematologist participation in quality and performance improvement projects, and other local and national efforts as requested.  The Medical Director will participate in business development activities, including assessing growth opportunities through our Destination Medicine Program.  The Medical Director will increase the Oncology programs' visibility and develop effective relationships with Dignity Health AZ providers, community providers, academic institutions, and industry partners. The Medical Director will have a clinical practice and rotate on the inpatient oncology consult service.  This individual will report to the Associate Chief Medical Officer for Oncology Physician Services (ACMO) for all employment, professional and quality-related responsibilities, and the VP, Oncology Services, for all clinical operations.  The Medical Director will work closely with the ACMO, VP Oncology Services, and Medical Directors for Radiation, Infusion and Supportive Care & Survivorship, Director of Nursing, Director of Physicians' Practice and Business, SJHMC leaders, and the Clinical Trial Office Leadership. 

The successful candidate will be/have:   

  • Fellowship-trained  and American Board Certified in Medical Oncology and Hematology
  • A minimum of 3-5 years of successful leadership/management experience
  • Clinical trial experience
  • Teaching experience
  • A passion for providing excellent clinical care
  • Must have or be eligible for Arizona State medical licensure
  • Ability to achieve full and unrestricted hospital privileges at Dignity Health Arizona hospitals
  • Acceptable references from a 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


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

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 was the first hospital in the Phoenix area, is the flagship hospital of Dignity Health, and a member of CommonSpirit Health, the largest not-for-profit health system in the US.  More than 125 years later, St. Joseph's remains dedicated to its mission of caring for the poor and underserved.

We are incredibly 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, Dignity Health Cancer Institute, 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% of 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.  Also, St. Joseph's boasts the Creighton University School of Medicine at St. Joseph's and a strategic alliance with Phoenix Children's Hospital.

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



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For further details or questions, please contact:

Dr. Ronald Gagliano, Chair, Department of Surgery, Dignity Health Medical Group Arizona, Associate Chief Medical Officer for Oncology Physician Services, Dignity Health St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center
(602) 406-8323


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