Division Chief | Thoracic Medical Oncology | Duarte, CA

City of Hope

Duarte, CA

Job posting number: #7248812 (Ref:10026006)

Posted: May 29, 2024

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Division Chief of Thoracic Medical Oncology | City of Hope National Medical Center

City of Hope seeks an exceptional leader to serve as the Division Chief of Thoracic Medical Oncology, within the highly respected Department of Medical Oncology. City of Hope National Medical Center is a leading NCI Designated Comprehensive Cancer Center located east of Los Angeles. We serve more than 200,000 patient visits annually across more than 30 outpatient locations in Southern California, in addition to our 217-bed hospital. City of Hope is an equal opportunity employer, and we greatly value diversity. We highly encourage candidates of all backgrounds to apply.

The Division Chief will be a highly regarded physician and funded investigator with a collaborative, team-based leadership style, and the ability to leverage and grow our existing nationally recognized thoracic medical oncology program. He/she must also be operationally savvy, with the business acumen and cultural sensitivity to lead within a complex, matrixed environment having direct reporting to the Chair of Medical Oncology, but also collaborating across the disciplines of thoracic surgery, radiation oncology, pulmonary, pathology, supportive care, among others. The Leader must possess a breadth of skills, including demonstrated ability to drive research productivity; deep knowledge of clinical practice; a strong commitment to the training and career development of faculty and trainees; and demonstrated leadership and administrative ability in the clinical enterprise.

There are specific priorities that City of Hope seeks from the Leader to deliver with an overall objective of elevating the Thoracic Medical Oncology Program nationally. The following are of particular importance:

  • Provide vision and leadership in research and clinical care delivery throughout the enterprise that will further advance our reputation and delivery of care on the national stag
  • Expand and scale clinical trials and translational research to patients throughout City of Hope enterprise
  • Drive and standardize care pathways achieving superior quality delivering excellence in patient outcomes, patient experience, and utilization metrics
  • Integrate throughout the enterprise and expand our signature thoracic program by recruiting high caliberphysicians and physician scientists creating market differentiation and excellence
  • Integrate with the Cancer Center as potential Co-Lead of the Thoracic Disease Team, as well as possibly represent within the NCCN

Salary Range: $400K - $550K. The range listed is exclusively for base compensation for full-time employment and does not include incentive compensation or benefits. Actual compensation will be adjusted for experience, training, hospital/community need and other factors.

Position Highlights

  • As a faculty member, you will have access to our generous annual 401k and healthcare benefits, etc. Our current benefits are:
    • Medical, Dental, Vision, STD, LTD, AD&D, life, Malpractice, CME allowance,20 days paid vacation, 3 personal days, 18 sick days, 7 holidays, and 10 CME day
    • 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan: 20% of base salary not to exceed the plan (compensation limit of $305,000) and/or IRS annual compensation limit.
    • Annual academic improvement fund up to$5,000
  • Physicians working for City of Hope Medical Group are now eligible to apply for the Public Student Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program
  • Relocation offered on a case-by-case basis
  • O-1 or H-1B Visa sponsorship available

Who We Are:

City of Hope is dedicated to making a difference in the lives of people with cancer, diabetes, and other serious illnesses. Our mission is to transform the future of health care by turning science into a practical benefit, and hope into reality. We accomplish this by providing outstanding care, conducting innovative research and offering vital education programs focused on eliminating these diseases.

Founded in 1913, City of Hope is one of only 51 comprehensive cancer centers in the nation, as designated by the National Cancer Institute. City of Hope has been ranked among the nation’s “Best Hospitals” in cancer by U.S. News and World Report for 14 consecutive years. City of Hope (COH) is a leading research and treatment center for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases located in Duarte, California. Over the last 100 years, City of Hope has built a legacy in Duarte of being a world leader in cancer research, treatment, and prevention. Recently, the organization extended its reach beyond Duarte to include 37 community sites in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, and San Bernardino counties, steadily moving it to number one in Southern California for inpatient market share and pushing its capacity limits. In 2018, City of Hope began a transformational journey with ambitious goals in the areas of patient care, value-based care and precision medicine, hematology malignancies, stem cell transplants, and meaningful innovations and cures. Integral to the realization of these goals is the expansion of City of Hope to the Orange County market. Orange County has the ideal conditions for City of Hope to demonstrate its ability to expand its differentiated, niche services, including research, genetic capabilities and outstanding, subspecialty care.

Our community includes research associates, scientists, doctors, nurses, allied health professionals, graduate students, fundraising specialists, marketing professionals, volunteers and an extensive support staff. We are united by our desire to find cures, save lives and transform the future of health. Every discovery we make and every new treatment we create gives people the chance to live longer, better and more fully.

City of Hope continues to be a pioneer of patient centered care and remains committed to its tradition of exceptional care for patients, families and communities. Each day, we live out our credo:

"There is no profit in curing the body, if, in the process, we destroy the soul."

The City of Hope Environment:

We want our employees to enjoy all aspects of their professional and personal lives. Recognizing the value in diverse perspectives, we have programs that leverage engagement by bringing our professional community together. In the City of Hope environment, new employee partnerships thrive, with no barriers to freely sharing knowledge. And, in the same way we view patient care from a broad perspective, City of Hope encourages its employees, too, to enhance their view, by increasing their knowledge continually. Here at City of Hope, you will find great opportunities to provide fulfilling service, and to enjoy workplace satisfaction.

Sunny Southern California

  • Enjoy year-round professional sports including NFL, NBA, WNBA, NHL, MLB, and MLS
  • Unlimited housing options ranging from suburban to elegant neighborhoods in the heart of the city
  • Enjoy miles of pristine beaches in areas such as Huntington, Laguna, Newport, Redondo and Santa Monica
  • Home to UCSD, UCLA, UCI, USC, Cal Tech, and many other world class universities and colleges
  • Our locations enjoy endless dining venues, shopping, world-class museums, galleries, concerts, and theaters

City of Hope is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.


  • Reputation as a physician and clinical or translational researcher in thoracic malignancies as evidenced by strong, funded research history and publications in H-Index journals
  • Preferably previous leadership experience in an academic setting, NCI and/or national academy/society
  • Possess scholarly accomplishments to qualify at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor with a minimum of 8+ years post-fellowship
  • Outstanding clinician with an impeccable reputation and successful track record of high-quality clinical outcomes
  • Experience in the development and conduct of clinical trials and proven ability to lead multi-disciplinary research teams
  • Understanding of quality and performance improvement, compliance with regulatory and accreditation guidelines, and utilization management, with the ability to design and implement improvement programs and experience serving on health system or academic medical center medical staff or departmental committees
  • Administrative/management experience, preferably in an academic medical center setting
  • Demonstrated ability leading highly trained physicians and multidisciplinary teams
  • Demonstrated ability to set and meet strategic goals
  • High levels of integrity and honesty
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Collaborative, adaptable, flexible to change and ability to lead teams through change
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills including relationship-building, communication, listening, and negotiation diplomacy

Education, Licensure and Certifications:

  • M.D. OR D.O. from an accredited educational institution and boarded in respective specialty of Medical Oncology
  • Possession of, or eligibility for, unrestricted medical license in the State of California

The estimated pay scale represents the typical [salary/hourly] range City of Hope reasonably expects to pay for this position, with offers determined based on several factors which may include, but not be limited to, the candidate’s experience, expertise, skills, education, job scope, training, internal equity, geography/market, etc. This pay scale is subject to change from time to time.

City of Hope is a community of people characterized by our diversity of thought, background and approach, but tied together by our commitment to care for and cure those with cancer and other life-threatening diseases. The innovation that our diversity produces in the areas of research, treatment, philanthropy and education has made us national leaders in this fight. Our unique and diverse workforce provides us the ability to understand our patients' needs, deliver compassionate care and continue the quest for a cure for life-threatening diseases. At City of Hope, diversity and inclusion is a core value at the heart of our mission. We strive to create an inclusive workplace environment that engages all of our employees and provides them with opportunities to develop and grow, both personally and professionally. Each day brings an opportunity to strengthen our work, leverage our different perspectives and improve our patients’ experiences by learning from others. Diversity and inclusion is about much more than policies and campaigns. It is an integral part of who we are as an institution, how we operate and how we see our future.

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Job posting number:#7248812 (Ref:10026006)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:City of Hope
United States
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