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Chief of Surgical Oncology

Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson Health

December 21, 2020
The NCI-designated Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center – Jefferson Health (SKCC) is seeking a chief of surgical oncology. The SKCC chief of surgical oncology has a charge to develop and execute the enterprise strategy for surgical cancer care throughout the health system. The Chief will also work toward enhanced accruals to institutional, pharmaceutical, and cooperative group trials, and contribute to strategic planning, implementation, and evaluation of SKCC policies that enhance surgical oncology associated clinical research, and increase SKCC influence across the Delaware Valley. The SKCC Chief of Surgical Oncology will assist in efforts to identify potential partners and build collaborative relationships centered on cancer with community oncology practices, hospitals, and systems. This individual will work with SKCC leadership as well as the appropriate Thomas Jefferson University pillars to ensure the timely adoption, coordination, and monitoring of surgical oncology care delivery and robust patient referrals for both clinical trials and clinical care.

Primary Responsibilities:

·         Provides strategic leadership with regard to SKCC for surgical oncology operations.  Sets goals for growth, referrals, and increased volume

·         Assists Network leaders in development of SKCC’s multi-state clinical trials network in coordination with the Clinical and Administrative Directors of the SKCCN

·         Contributes to annual budgeting process as well as strategic planning, goal implementation, and evaluation as part of the SKCC Executive Committee.

·         Advises the SKCC Enterprise Director regarding Network growth, opportunities, referral patterns, and joint venturing partnerships.


A minimum of 7 years’ experience in academic surgical oncology
MD/DO and board certification in surgery
Demonstration of clinical and academic excellence
Demonstration of leadership qualities essential to effectively inspire their team and promote accountability and collaboration across the institution
Ability to function effectively in a matrix organization characterized by complex intra- and inter-disciplinary relationships
Exceptional collaborative, leadership, multi-tasking and problem-solving skills
Proven track record in clinical and/or laboratory research
Eligible for unrestricted Pennsylvania medical licensure
Fellowship training in Surgical Oncology is strongly preferred

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