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ASCO Opens Search for Chief Medical Officer: Express Interest by August 21, 2020


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ASCO is conducting an open search for the position of Chief Medical Officer and Executive Vice President, as current Chief Medical Officer, Richard L. Schilsky, MD, FACP, FSCT, FASCO, prepares to retire in February 2021.

Richard L. Schilsky, MD, FACP, FSCT, FASCO

Richard L. Schilsky, MD, FACP, FSCT, FASCO

ASCO’s Chief Medical Officer applies his/her medical and scientific knowledge and experience to lead and shape ASCO’s research, public policy, and care-delivery activities and to further the missions of all ASCO affiliates. In this role as a senior executive, the Chief Medical Officer helps to oversee strategic planning, resource allocation, and decision-making for the entire organization. The wide-ranging responsibilities of this position include leading ASCO’s own research enterprise and team of researchers; serving as a key public spokesperson and expert commentator for ASCO; providing medical and scientific guidance for ASCO and the Association for Clinical Oncology’s public policy initiatives; and serving as an advocate, leader, and ambassador to ASCO members and cancer organizations across the United States and worldwide. The Chief Medical Officer serves on ASCO’s Executive Leadership Team and reports to the Chief Executive Officer.

ASCO will consider a diverse pool of candidates for the role. The organization is seeking a highly accomplished physician leader with a deep passion for, commitment to, and track record of achievements in cancer medicine and research. Board certification in an oncologic specialty is expected. Candidates should have an in-depth understanding of the current trends and issues affecting oncology clinical practice, as well as a vision for the future of oncology, including future states for education, research, and clinical care delivery.

ASCO has exclusively retained Bridge Partners to conduct a search for a Chief Medical Officer, to be located in its headquarters in Alexandria, Virginia. Interested candidates should submit their CV and cover letter to: Debbie Tang (debbie.tang@bridgepartnersllc.com) and Toya Lawson (toya.lawson@bridgepartnersllc.com) by August 21, 2020. ASCO is an equal opportunity employer. 


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