Associate/Professor Level Thoracic Medical Oncologist

City of Hope
Duarte, California
Closing date
May 28, 2022

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Life Sciences, Oncology, Health Sciences, Medicine
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Department of Medical Oncology & Therapeutics Research | City of Hope National Medical Center | Duarte, CA

City of Hope Medical Group Seeks a Medical Oncologist to Join Our Thoracic Cancer Program

The Department of Medical Oncology & Therapeutics Research at City of Hope National Medical Center is seeking a medical oncologist who, in addition to general oncology, specializes in thoracic and upper aerodigestive oncology.

This position is a rare opportunity to work in a 400+ member integrated, multidisciplinary Medical Group Practice serving an NCI designated comprehensive cancer center in highly desirable Southern California. City of Hope is an expanding institution in both numbers of patients per year as well as infrastructure investment in clinical, academic and research facilities

Who We Are:

City of Hope is dedicated to making a difference in the lives of people with cancer, diabetes, and other serious illnesses. Our mission is to transform the future of health care by turning science into a practical benefit, and hope into reality. We accomplish this by providing outstanding care, conducting innovative research and offering vital education programs focused on eliminating these diseases.

Founded in 1913, City of Hope is one of only 51 comprehensive cancer centers in the nation, as designated by the National Cancer Institute. City of Hope (COH) is a leading research and treatment center for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases located in Duarte, California. Over the last 100 years, City of Hope has built a legacy in Duarte of being a world leader in cancer research, treatment, and prevention. Recently, the organization extended its reach beyond Duarte to include 37 community sites in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, and San Bernardino counties, steadily moving it to number one in Southern California for inpatient market share and pushing its capacity limits. In 2018, City of Hope began a transformational journey with ambitious goals in the areas of patient care, value-based care and precision medicine, hematology malignancies, stem cell transplants, and meaningful innovations and cures. Integral to the realization of these goals is the expansion of City of Hope to the Orange County market. Orange County has the ideal conditions for City of Hope to demonstrate its ability to expand its differentiated, niche services, including research, genetic capabilities and outstanding, subspecialty care.

Our community includes research associates, scientists, doctors, nurses, allied health professionals, graduate students, fundraising specialists, marketing professionals, volunteers and an extensive support staff. We are united by our desire to find cures, save lives and transform the future of health. Every discovery we make and every new treatment we create gives people the chance to live longer, better and more fully.

City of Hope continues to be a pioneer of patient centered care and remains committed to its tradition of exceptional care for patients, families and communities. Each day, we live out our credo:

"There is no profit in curing the body, if, in the process, we destroy the soul."​

The City of Hope Environment:

We want our employees to enjoy all aspects of their professional and personal lives. Recognizing the value in diverse perspectives, we have programs that leverage engagement by bringing our professional community together. In the City of Hope environment, new employee partnerships thrive, with no barriers to freely sharing knowledge. And, in the same way we view patient care from a broad perspective, City of Hope encourages its employees, too, to enhance their view, by increasing their knowledge continually. Here at City of Hope, you will find great opportunities to provide fulfilling service, and to enjoy workplace satisfaction.

Sunny Southern California
  • Enjoy year-round professional sports including NFL, NBA, WNBA, NHL, MLB, and MLS
  • Unlimited housing options ranging from suburban to elegantneighborhoods in the heart of the city
  • Enjoy miles of pristine beaches in areas such as Huntington, Laguna, Newport, Redondo and Santa Monica
  • Home to UCSD, UCLA, UCI, USC, Cal Tech, and many other world class universities and colleges
  • Our locations enjoy endless dining venues, shopping, world-class museums, galleries, concerts, and theaters

City of Hope is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity, and candidates of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Full-time hours, working with a renowned thoracic and lung cancer group and dynamic medical oncology group
    • Primary clinical responsibility in the care of patients with lung cancer, mesothelioma, and other thoracic malignancies
    • Protected research/academic time in a highly translational research environment with extensive clinical trial infrastructure
  • Teaching responsibilities, training both fellows specializing in the broader area of medical oncology as well as fellows training for a career specifically in Thoracic Oncology

Position Highlights:
  • Clinical responsibilities to include outpatient and some inpatient treatment with a focus on the care of patients with thoracic, upper airway, and digestive malignancies, as well as mesothelioma
  • Provide optimal treatment outcomes with compassionate, patient-centered care
  • Relocation assistance available
  • Potential for incentive compensation and an excellent benefits package, including a generous retirement plan

  • Experience as an academic medical oncologist, specializing in thoracic and aerodigestive oncology, with excellent clinical skills:
    • Assistant level candidate s: up to 4 years of academic experience
    • Associate-Professor level candidates : 5-10 years of academic experience
  • Experience working in an academic medical center that delivers both clinical and translational research to patients diagnosed with cancer
  • Be well versed in the state of cancer care and the latest research and innovations
  • The ideal candidate must participate in clinical research relevant to thoracic and aerodigestive oncology and demonstrate a commitment to research as shown by submission of publications and presentations on international and national stages
  • Applicants must have an M.D. or M.D./Ph.D. or equivalent degree, fellowship trained, and Board certified/eligible in Medical Oncology
  • The selected candidate for the position must be eligible to obtain or already hold an active California medical license


City of Hope, an innovative biomedical research, treatment and educational institution with over 5,000 employees, is dedicated to the prevention and cure of cancer and other life-threatening diseases and guided by a compassionate, patient-centered philosophy.

Founded in 1913 and headquartered in Duarte, California, City of Hope is a remarkable non-profit institution, where compassion and advanced care go hand-in-hand with excellence in clinical and scientific research.  City of Hope is a National Cancer Institute designated Comprehensive Cancer Center and a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, an alliance of the nation’s 20 leading cancer centers that develops and institutes standards of care for cancer treatment.

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