Cancer Center Jobs

Division Director, Gynecological Oncology

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 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. 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 gynecological 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, education) of the Gynecological Oncology division including but not limited to the following:
Clinical: Work with the Chair to actively participate in integration and coordination of pertinent services throughout the Medical Center including growth of clinical volume with focus on quality and safety. Provide vision, oversight and mentoring for the Gyn-Onc division including development of mentoring programs for faculty. Provide Gyn-Onc care with shared coverage with other faculty members.
Research: Engage in productive peer-reviewed funded research either basic, translational, population, health services areas and/or clinical trials which support the Department’s and Cancer Center’s strategic plans. Work to increase divisional research funding from external sponsors including federal, industry and foundation. Provide mentorship and guidance for researchers in the division.
Education: Maintain fully accredited fellowship program in Gyn-Onc. Work with residency and fellowship directors regarding Gyn-Onc education for trainees.


Position Summary: The Women’s Cancer Program at Cedars-Sinai Cancer will be co-directed by the Division Director of Gyn-Onc and a faculty member from the Breast Cancer Program. The goals of this position are to bring together faculty with clinical and research programs focused on women’s cancers, 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 Program including but not limited to the following:
Programmatic: Provide guidance and oversight to all aspects of Gyn-Onc and Breast Cancer including detection, treatment, prevention, survivorship, healthcare disparities and health policy.Work collaboratively with cancer physicians across the Cedars-Sinai Health System in the development of research and clinical programs.
Research: Work to increase number of Gyn-Onc and Breast Cancer clinical trials available to patients and to increase enrollment in these trials across all appropriate Cedars-Sinai clinical sites. Promote and increase academic productivity to ensure increased NIH funding within the Women’s Cancer Program.
Education: Work with the Associate Director for Education and Training in the Cancer Center to develop strategy for academic excellence in women’s cancers education including multi-disciplinary programs for graduate students, medical students, faculty, attending and staff.

As a member of the Cancer Center and the Department of OBGYN leadership teams, the co-directors will be committed to designing and building world class research and clinical programs in Gyn-Onc and Breast Cancer. 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 Gyn-Onc, current California medical license
  • California medical license (or eligible for licensure)
  • Associate or Professor academic rank
  • Five or more years as an established 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 ability to build strong, sustainable partnering relationships
  • Demonstrated experience working with and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as a faculty member
  • Knowledge and understanding of the trends and forces influencing health care delivery, the provision of care and other emerging issues in today’s healthcare environment
  • Peer-reviewed research program funding in Gyn-Onc
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. Margaret Pisarska c/o
Cedars-Sinai encourages and welcomes diversity in the workplace AA/EOE