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Associate Vice President, Cancer Programs

Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center, UT Southwestern Medical Center

May 27, 2020
UT Southwestern Medical Center seeks a dynamic executive to serve as its next Associate Vice President, Cancer Programs. This is a unique opportunity at one of the most rapidly growing, forward looking NCI designated cancer centers in the U.S.

Nationally recognized for the quality of clinical care and world renowned for its research, UT Southwestern is an academic medical center regarded among the best in the country. Its mission, "promoting health and a healthy society that enables achievement of full human potential," integrates daily in how UT Southwestern educates, discovers and heals to ensure quality outcomes for its students, faculty and patients.

Embedded within the UT Southwestern Medical Center is the Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center, one of only 51 Comprehensive Cancer Centers in the country designated by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and home to many of the nation's top cancer specialists. Treating over 24,000 patients per year, across four sites, Simmons Cancer Center has more than 345 researchers and physicians from 34 departments of UT Southwestern. Each year UT Southwestern receives more than $100 million in cancer research funding with at least 30% coming from the NCI.

Reporting to the Associate Director for Clinical Affairs of the Cancer Center, the Associate Vice President will oversee the administrative programs that integrate hospital and ambulatory cancer care programs, including authority for and oversight of all ambulatory cancer treatment sites. The Associate Vice President will partner with physician colleagues in advancing the operational excellence of the Cancer Center, ensuring not only efficiency, but working to design the best possible experience and care delivery for patients. In addition, the Associate Vice President will have responsibility for all aspects of administration and finance and will work with Health System leaders to develop and implement marketing and outreach programs to enhance patient referrals to the Cancer Center.

The successful candidate will have a Master's in business, healthcare or other relevant field, a minimum of eight years of experience in an academic medical center or similarly complex environment and a track record of leading cancer services. The Associate Vice President will have a collaborative style and can effectively manage in a highly matrixed system. She/he will understand the administration and operations for leading strategy, financial and business development. In addition, she/he will understand the operations for leading clinical and basic research and delivery of patient care. This position provides an outstanding opportunity for an experienced executive in academic medicine who desires the complexity and the challenge of working in a world-class institution.

To find out more, contact Kim Smith, through the office of Ashley Rittgers, preferably via email, to or via the WittKieffer Candidate Portal here. The Candidate Portal is a secure, easy way to nominate a colleague, express interest, or apply for a position. Either means of application is acceptable.
UT Southwestern Medical Center values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity for all persons regardless of age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status protected by law.