Medical Director, Precision Oncology and Genomics

Sparrow Health System | East Lansing, Michigan 48823

Salary Range: Call for details
Date Posted: November 17, 2023
Opportunity Code: 32422


The Opportunity
Sparrow Health System, member of The University of Michigan Health, based in Lansing Michigan, has partnered with AMN Executive Search to recruit an inaugural Medical Director of Precision Oncology and Genomics. The Medical Director will be based at the Sparrow Herbert-Herman Cancer Center, a leading-edge facility constructed in July 2017. This is an exceptional building opportunity for an ambitious physician scientist.

The Organization 
Sparrow Health System has grown to become the region's largest health system, and its diverse range of facilities offer some of the most advanced medical technology available in the world. Comprised of E.W. Sparrow Hospital, a Level 1 Trauma Center in Lansing and five Community Hospitals, Sparrow provides compassionate care to everyone, every time. E.W. Sparrow Hospital has been ranked among the 150 best hospitals in the country by Newsweek magazine and nationally recognized for patient safety by receiving an “A” grade from Leapfrog. 

E.W. Sparrow Hospital, is one of the first in the nation to attain the Quality Oncology Practice Initiative Certification and is nationally recognized by the Commission on Cancer Accreditation Program.With the launch of the state-of-the-art Herbert-Herman Cancer Center in 2017, Sparrow secured its reputation as the most comprehensive provider of cancer care in Mid-Michigan. At this flagship oncology center, patients can access top-of-the-line biomedical technology, renowned cancer experts, and pioneering clinical trials. 

A $5-million donation, the largest in Sparrow’s history, has been made to establish an endowment for the advancement of genomics and precision medicine. The donation to the Sparrow Foundation is earmarked to create The Genomics Endowment for Diagnosis and Treatment of Cancer and provides for a new Director of Precision Oncology and Genomics at Sparrow to oversee and grow the program. With the establishment of this program, the Medical Director will begin a path for collaboration with the Rogel Cancer Center at University of Michigan. 

The Position

The Medical Director, Precision Oncology and Genomics provides physician oversight of cancer genomic research and precision oncology services within the Herbert-Herman Cancer Center. The Medical Director promotes the concepts of genomics and precision oncology throughout the health system, region, and nation by educating patients and colleagues, publishing articles, and collaborating with national genomics leaders to increase the visibility of the Herbert-Herman Cancer Center. He or she will participate in medical oncology patient care, run the genomics clinic and taking referrals from internal and external referral sources. The Medical Director will develop and implement strategic plans, ensuring programs align with hospital and health system quality, growth and financial objectives. 

The Medical Director will report to Gordan Srkalovic, MD, Ph.D., Medical Director of Sparrow Herbert-Herman Cancer Center, and Chairman of Sparrow Health System’s Cancer Committee. Dr. Srkalovic is also the Director of the Clinical Trials Office and a Physician at Sparrow Herbert-Herman Cancer Center, practicing hematology and oncology.  
The Community
The Lansing region is experiencing historic levels of economic growth. There are $3.2 billion in current new investments, with hundreds of millions more and thousands of jobs expected. Lansing has successfully positioned the region on the national and global stage, competing for and attracting significant foreign investment and Fortune 500 companies. As the population grows, so does the region’s visibility as an attractive location for business and talent. 

The communities that comprise the four county Lansing region are vibrant and unique. The major cities of Lansing and East Lansing are surrounded by several townships and smaller rural communities. The Lansing region is home to diverse, top-ranked K-12 schools as well as higher education institutions. The Lansing region has many arts and culture, recreation, and entertainment attractions. 
EEOC Statement
Sparrow Health System is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.   




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