Cancer Center Jobs

Director, Liver Cancer Program

Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

February 26, 2019
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, one of the nation’s premier healthcare institutions, is conducting a national search for a Director, Liver Cancer Program. This is an exciting and transformational time for the cancer enterprise at Cedars-Sinai with its renewed plans and aspirational goals to be a top tier nationally recognized cancer center. Cedars-Sinai Cancer sees over 4800 new cases of cancer per year and is part of Cedars-Sinai Health System, a rapidly expanding vertically integrated health enterprise with practices located in Southern California, including Tower Hematology-Oncology, The Angeles Clinic and Research Institute, Cedars-Sinai Valley Oncology Medical Group, the Marina Del Rey Hospital, Hunt Cancer Institute at Torrance Memorial, and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.

Our search will identify an accomplished academic liver oncology leader with demonstrated successful leadership experience in division, program or institute (of an NCI designated cancer center) and demonstrated successful research program. The Director will work with medical oncologists, hepatologists, hepatobiliary and GI oncology surgeons, interventional radiologists, radiation oncologists and pathologists to establish a first-rate multidisciplinary liver cancer program. Importantly, this position will lead a systemwide Liver Cancer Program that brings together physicians and researchers across the Cedars Sinai enterprise including all system facilities.


Position Summary: The objective of the position is to develop and lead a comprehensive translational research (bench to bedside) and clinical program to study the pathophysiology of and to prevent, detect or treat primary and metastatic liver cancers. Of note is our specific interest in Asian and Hispanic populations in our catchment area and their higher rates of liver cancer. The candidate will work collaboratively with cancer physicians across the Cedars-Sinai Health System in the development of research, clinical, and educational programs. The candidate must create the scientific culture and environment that promote the submission of research grants by Liver Cancer Program members. The candidate is responsible for identifying, promoting and mentoring young investigators in liver cancer research as well as participating with the Director of the Cancer Center in securing philanthropic support for the program. Primary responsibilities will be ensuring excellence (clinical, research, education) of the Liver Cancer Program including but not limited to the following:

Clinical: Provide professional and consultative expertise in liver cancer therapy, if applicable.

Research: Develop a vision for a comprehensive research program to conduct basic, translational clinical and prevention research in liver cancer. Promote the success for obtaining external support through NIH, foundations, biotech/pharma and other extramural agencies for research. Advise and foster participation by interested and qualified attending staff physicians and trainees in relevant research areas.

Education: Develop and/or contribute to the development of training programs in liver cancer related sciences with institutional educational leaders. Identify and promote the mentoring of young investigators in liver cancer research. Train clinical and research fellows and laboratory staff in both translational and basic sciences in liver cancer.

Programmatic: Establish a leadership team composed of the Liver Cancer Program leaders in Hepatology, Medical Oncology, Hepatobiliary-Surgical Oncology and Radiation Oncology. Work and coordinate with members of the Liver Cancer Program leadership team to maintain high quality standards and quality assurance programs. Assist the medical and surgical directors of the Liver Cancer Program to organize, implement and direct fiscally responsible research, clinical and educational programs in Liver Cancer. Recruit faculty focused on prevention, translational or clinical liver cancer research. Work with the Director of the Cancer Center in securing philanthropic support for the program and marketing the program throughout the loco-regional and national/international communities. Participate in appropriate divisional, departmental and institutional committees and programs.

Required Qualifications:
  • Ten or more years’ experience in liver diseases research (basic, translational, prevention or clinical).
  • MD, PhD or MD/PhD or equivalent from an accredited university.
  • For MD or MD/PhD, Board Certification in Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology, Hematology/Oncology, Radiation Oncology or Pathology by the corresponding American Board or the equivalent.
  • National or international prominence in liver cancer research, with outstanding peer-reviewed publications, proven abilities as Principal Investigator and mentor.
  • Demonstrated ability to obtain and sustain federal funding (NIH, NSF, DOD, etc.)
  • For MD or MD/PhD or equivalent, ability to obtain an unrestricted California medical license as Physician.
We are among the nation’s leading providers of healthcare services, medical education and medical research, with total annual revenues of $3.7 billion. Cedars-Sinai is one of the largest non-profit academic medical centers in the U.S. with 886 licensed beds, 2,100 physicians, 3,000 nurses and thousands of other healthcare professionals and staff. Clinical programs range from primary care for preventing, diagnosing and treating common conditions to specialized treatments for rare, complex and advanced illnesses.
Interested candidates should send their CVs as well as names of three references to
Dr. Dan Theodorescu c/o
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