Cancer Center Jobs

Division Director, Gynecological Oncology

Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

February 1, 2019
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, one of the nation’s premier healthcare institutions, is conducting a national search for a Division Director, Gynecological Oncology and Co-Director, Women’s Cancer Program. Our Gyn-Onc team ranks #5 nationally and #1 in Southern California as the busiest Gyn-Onc surgical service. 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. The Cedars-Sinai Cancer program sees over 4500 new cases of cancer per year and is part of Cedars-Sinai Health a rapidly expanding vertically integrated health system with multiple practices located in Southern California.

Our search will identify an accomplished academic gynecologic oncology leader with demonstrated successful leadership experience in division, program or institute (of an NCI designated cancer center) and demonstrated successful research program.   The dual role has a reporting relationship to the Chair, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and to the Director of the Cancer Center.


Position Summary: Primary responsibilities will be ensuring excellence (clinical, research, educational) of the Gynecological Oncology program including but not limited to the following: integration and coordination of pertinent services throughout the Medical Center including growth of clinical volume with focus on quality and safety; provision of vision, oversight and mentoring for the GYN-Oncology Program; continuing productive research program which supports the Department’s and Cancer Institute strategic plans; increase divisional research funding; and Maintenance of fully accredited gynecologic  oncology fellowship program.


Position Summary: The Women’s cancer program at Cedars-Sinai Cancer Institute will be Co-Directed by the Director of the Gynecologic Oncology Division and a faculty member from the Breast Cancer Program.  The goal of this position is to bring together faculty, with clinical and research programs focused on women’s cancers to provide the best collaborative care and facilitate multidisciplinary research in women’s cancers across the Cedar-Sinai Health System. The Co-Directors will jointly oversee and collaborate to develop the academic and programmatic aspects of the Women’s Cancer’s Programs including GYN Cancers and Breast Cancer in all areas including detection, treatment, prevention, survivorship, healthcare disparities and health policy issues.

 As a member of the Cancer Institute and Department of OBGYN leadership teams, the co-director will be committed to designing and building world class research and clinical programs in GYN Oncology and Breast Cancer consistent with the goal to obtain cancer center NCI designation. This includes expanding clinical programs, strategic planning, fiscal responsibility and developing philanthropy. 

 Required Qualifications:
  • MD or equivalent degree from an accredited professional school
  • Board certified in Gynecological Oncology, current or eligible for California medical license
  • Associate or Professor academic rank
  • Five or more years as a leader of clinical operations with a successful track record demonstrating increased strategic responsibility in a complex, academic healthcare organization
  • Leadership roles in professional organizations
  • Strong communication, organization and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated experience working with and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as a faculty member
  • Peer reviewed research program (basic and translational grants, clinical trials etc) funding in GYN Oncology.
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.

Interested candidates should send their CVs as well as names of three references to
Dr. Margaret Pisarska c/o