Associate Chief Medical Officer – Department of Surgery Section of Surgical Oncology Yale University, School of Medicine Yale New Haven Hospital

Location: Yale University, School of Medicine, New Haven CT

This senior level position will be responsible for serving as the surgical cancer specialty leader to all Yale Medicine surgical departments and all delivery network hospitals on behalf of Smilow Cancer Hospital. This includes surgical cancer services delivered at the 550K square-foot, 15-story, 128- bed, multidisciplinary Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale New Haven Hospital, home of the Yale Cancer Center. Also included are the 12 Smilow Cancer Hospital Care Centers throughout Connecticut, Rhode Island and soon, in Massachusetts imbedded in the five Yale New Haven Health System hospitals and St. Francis Hospital & Medical Center in Hartford (part of Trinity Health of New England). Since its opening in 2010, Smilow Cancer Hospital and its network have grown to become the largest provider of cancer care in Connecticut, capturing 45% of all new cancer cases annually. Approximately 80% of the state’s population lives within 30 minutes of a Smilow Care Center.

Reporting to the Smilow Cancer Hospital Chief Medical Officer and working closely with the other Associate CMOs, the Physician-in-Chief/Yale Cancer Center Director, the Senior Vice President Oncology Services and the Chair/Chief of Yale School of Medicine/ Yale New Haven Hospital, the Associate CMO of Surgical Specialties will help develop the strategy and shape the clinical enterprise to ensure meaningful integration of expert surgical cancer services across all of Smilow Cancer Hospital. This individual will lead clinical program development for surgical specialty services and will work to identify and execute on all clinical operational needs to support a world-class integrated surgical specialty presence for cancer services throughout Yale New Haven Health as well as be a key member of the senior team responsible for scaling the focus to meet the growing market demand for multidisciplinary, disease-based cancer services. As the overarching “go to” leader of surgical specialty services for Smilow Cancer Hospital, the Associate CMO of Surgical Specialties will work with colleagues in Smilow, within the Yale Medicine surgical departments and at the YNHHS hospitals to oversee all surgically related quality and patient safety initiatives, evaluate and optimize the multidisciplinary team structure, assist with facilities/space planning and interact and coordinate with Yale New Haven Health System’s clinical leadership structure. In addition, the incumbent will concurrently serve as the Assistant Cancer Center Director for Surgical Services for the Yale Cancer Center, serving a key leader to promote and develop research initiatives across the surgical subspecialties across the cancer enterprise.

This position will play a substantial role in shaping the entire clinical enterprise and will be charged.

with continuing an operation and culture that focuses on patient-centered, multidisciplinary care and enhancing a world class model for cancer care operationally and clinically. This position will be working with chairs and also in large departments with Chiefs of Divisions. This is an opportunity to serve as a senior physician leader and play an integral role in leading a major aspect of the system’s growth portfolio, leveraging the resources of an internationally respected, $6.0 billion health system.

New Haven is conveniently located between Boston and New York. It is a great place to live, work, do business and enjoy life. There are ample opportunities to live within 20 minutes on the coast or in surrounding villages with small town charm. The greater New Haven area offers some of the top public and private schools in the country.

Candidates should be board Certified in an Oncology Surgical Specialty. Have a current Connecticut state medical license or ability to gain and retain licensure in Connecticut. Also, a minimum of 10 years of progressive experience in oncology physician leadership, ideally, in a large academic setting or NCI designated Cancer Center along with significant operational responsibility; strong focus on full spectrum of oncology services is strongly desired. Academic rank will be commensurate with experience.

Interested candidates should submit curriculum vitae, letter of interest, and references to:

Applicants should send a cover letter, curriculum vita and three letters of reference. All application materials should be submitted electronically to:

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Should you have any questions, please reach out to:

Ronald Salem, MA, MBCHB, FACS
Professor and Section Chief

Phone: (203) 785-3577


Yale University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Yale values diversity among its students, staff, and faculty and strongly welcomes applications from women, persons with disabilities, protected veterans, and underrepresented minorities.


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