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Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center

January 7, 2024
Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center is America’s first cancer center focused exclusively on cancer research, founded in 1898 by Dr. Roswell Park. His revolutionary model of a “multidisciplinary approach” to cancer — with scientists and clinicians working in concert and collaboratively — has become the standard by which all modern-day comprehensive cancer centers are measured. Roswell Park was among the first centers to receive National Cancer Institute (NCI) designation in 1974 and is the only upstate New York facility to hold the NCI designation of “comprehensive cancer center.” Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center was a founding member of the prestigious National Comprehensive Cancer Network. Many Roswell Park faculty serve on the NCCN panels that developed the Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology™ – the internationally recognized standards for clinical policy in oncology, and the most comprehensive, most frequently updated clinical practice guidelines available in any area of medicine. Over its long history, Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center has made fundamental contributions to reducing the cancer burden and has successfully maintained an exemplary leadership role in setting the national standards for cancer care, research, and education. Learn more about Roswell Park’s role in setting the model — and leading the way into the future — of comprehensive cancer care.

The Opportunity

The Physician-In-Chief serves as an integral member of the executive leadership team and is responsible for driving both the culture and performance of the physician services supporting patient care, safety, and quality to becoming a high reliability organization.  The Physician-In-Chief coordinates and plans with other leaders the strategic and tactical aspects of the organization’s clinical services and serves as an advisor to the President and CEO and other key staff on clinical and administrative issues related to medical practice. 

The role directs and manages the organization’s medical affairs strategy including clinical quality and risk management, monitoring clinical practice, medical staff policy development, and medical staff credentialing.  All clinical chiefs will report to this position, and they play a central role in recruitment of all physicians and advanced practice providers.

The position also provides strategic and operational and management of Roswell Park’s quality strategy, encompassing responsibilities in the areas of clinical performance improvement and patient safety, medical staff affairs, and development of Roswell Park policies designed to improve the overall quality of the organization's facilities and patient care services. This role oversees initiatives involving organizational performance improvement, infection control, occupational and environmental safety, radiation safety, ongoing professional practice evaluation, and development of clinical pathways and guidelines.

Candidate Qualities

The candidate should have substantial full-time training and experience in oncology with    progressively greater administrative responsibility for clinical programs and/or departments including extensive experience in an executive capacity. Record of success leading major clinical programs and/or departments in a nationally recognized academic medical center or NCI designated cancer center and a broad knowledge and thorough understanding of the trends and forces shaping the healthcare, patient care, quality, and reimbursement is a must have. A M.D. license to practice in the State of New York and a minimum of 5-years of experience in a senior administrative role (Medical Director or higher) is needed.

Roswell Park offers an excellent benefit package and salary commensurate with experience and qualifications.  Candidates are invited to apply via our website or click here.

About Roswell Park

Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center was founded in 1898 and was the first institution in the world dedicated exclusively to cancer research. Today the center is among a select few comprehensive cancer centers in the nation designated by the National Cancer Institute, and focuses on translational research, high-quality patient care, and education. Roswell Park employs nearly 4,000 people, including 359 faculty, who care for nearly 50,000 patients under active care.

Our Region, Our Town

Roswell Park is in the heart of the thriving medical corridor in Buffalo, NY. Buffalo has undergone a major transformation in the past few years, building on its marvelous waterfront on the shores of Lake Erie, its historic architecture, its affordable, charming, tree-lined neighborhoods, and its diverse downtown cultural district.  Known as the city of good neighbors, Buffalo and its neighboring suburbs provide an ideal place for families with many excellent school systems.  Buffalo is a short drive to Canada and the Toronto metropolitan area which offers its world-renowned symphony, art gallery, dozens of universities and colleges, and major international airport.

Roswell Park believes that all persons are entitled to equal employment opportunities, and we do not discriminate against our employees, applicants, or job seekers because of their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, creed, age, disability, pregnancy-related condition, military or veteran status, marital or familial status, domestic violence victim status, citizenship status, genetic information, individual’s relationship or association with a member of a protected category or any other protected group status as defined by law.

Additionally, Roswell Park is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities.  If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please send an e-mail to [email protected] or call (716) 845-4700 and let us know the nature of your request and contact information.