Director of Lung Cancer Research and Co-Director, Thoracic Cancer Program

  • Inova Schar Cancer Institute
  • Fairfax, VA

This position has been filled.

Inova Schar Cancer Institute is seeking a Director of Lung Cancer Research to serve in the Northern Virginia, Washington, D.C. area. Apply within!

Inova Health System is a five-hospital system with more than 1,900 beds, serving the fast-growing Northern Virginia and Washington, DC metropolitan area.  U.S. News & World Report, has named flagship facility Inova Fairfax Medical Campus the #1 hospital in the Washington, DC region. Inova Fairfax Medical Center is an independent academic medical center offering a range of graduate medical education programs including both residency programs and fellowships. In addition to six independent Inova training programs, Inova also partners with Georgetown, GWU, The National Capital Consortium (military program), VCU, Howard and NIH to provide training in a total of 19 specialty training areas. Inova Fairfax is site of the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine Inova Campus.

In May 2019, Inova Health System opened the Inova Schar Cancer Institute, a cancer center comprising more than 420,000 square feet of clinical and research space, situated on the 117-acre Inova Center for Personalized Health campus. The Inova Schar Cancer Institute has announced plans to open a new cancer screening and prevention center on the campus of the Inova Center for Personalized Health. The new 24,000 square-foot center, slated to open in Fall 2021, is being made possible by the generous donation of $20 million from Paul and Linda Saville. The center will be the first of its kind in Northern Virginia, and will utilize a variety of preventative resources to help inform and educate patients who may be at high risk for developing cancer. These resources include education on nutrition, exercise, genetic testing, and opportunities for clinical trials.

Each of Inova Health System’s five hospitals holds a 5-star rating from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), distinguishing Inova as the highest-rated large health system in the U.S., and the only system to have all hospitals receive five stars.  Inova Fairfax Medical Campus was named to the Fortune/IBM Watson Health 100 Top Hospitals list, ranking in the top 10 nationwide among Major Teaching Hospitals.

Position Overview

Inova Schar Cancer Institute seeks the Director of Lung Cancer Research and Co-Director, Thoracic Cancer Program to join the Inova Medical Group’s oncology team.  Inova Schar Cancer Institute, with access points at all five Inova hospitals, is at the forefront of cancer diagnosis and treatment. Inova’s new lung cancer program offers care for patients in a multidisciplinary clinic. Inova physicians are actively involved in cancer research, helping develop new treatments to improve patient care.

The Director of Lung Cancer Research/Co-Director of the Thoracic Cancer Program at the Inova Schar Cancer Institute will conduct an active program of independent and collaborative research pertinent to the mission of the Institute, work with a multi-disciplinary group of investigators at Inova and develop vibrant research collaborations aimed at having a local, national and international impact on cancer prevention and control. S/he will partner with the Co-Director from Thoracic Surgery to develop a nationally recognized lung cancer program.  The successful candidate will be an outstanding clinical/translational physician investigator with expertise in the care of lung malignancies, with the ability and personal characteristics to direct the development of an outstanding interdisciplinary clinical lung cancer program. The successful candidate will build, maintain, and continually improve an outstanding academic program for the care of patients with lung cancer, and for those who work and learn within the program


  • Board certification in Medical Oncology, with a specialized expertise in lung oncology.
  • Eligibility for Virginia licensure as a medical doctor.
  • Eligible for the academic rank of associate or full professor.
  • Prior experience in a tertiary regional hospital or academic institution with a comprehensive cancer clinical and research program. Evidence of past participation in publication of articles on basic, translational, and/or clinical cancer care.
  • Experience and expertise in research and demonstrated success in clinical trials.
  • Strong leadership skills with the ability to advance and develop a superior clinical service.
  • Effective supervisory skills, including clinical mentoring and coaching expertise.
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