Director, Division of Hematology and Medical Oncology

Director, Division of Hematology and Medical Oncology | Academic Medicine Careers

Position: Director, Division of Hematology, Oncology, BMT and Cellular Therapies
Location: Saint Louis, MO
Status: Full-time
Company: Saint Louis University School of Medicine 
Specialty: Hematology/Oncology; Medical Oncology; Cancer Services
Salary + Benefits: Competitive Salary; Generous Benefits Package; Relocation Assistance

Director, Division of Hematology and Medical Oncology Description

Saint Louis University (SLU) School of Medicine (SOM) is seeking a leader in hematology and medical oncology to serve as the Director, Division of Hematology, Oncology, Bone Marrow Transplantation (BMT) and Cellular Therapies. This will be a full-time appointment at the Associate/Full Profession level within the Division of Hematology and Oncology, Department of Internal Medicine at one of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious Catholic universities, which includes a brand new $550 million academic medical center, SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital and outpatient care facility. The new 802,000-square-foot hospital opened its doors on September 1, 2020.

The Division Director will play a prominent role in developing a compelling vision for clinical services within the Division that is focused on growth and embraces the SLU SOM’s teaching (medical students, interns, and residents), research, and clinical missions. This is an opportunity to develop an infrastructure to support the Division that will be recognized regionally and nationally as an innovative market leader for providing comprehensive and high-quality hematology, medical oncology, and cellular therapy clinical services, and cutting-edge clinical research.

The new Division Director will be a transformational physician scientist and an executive who can lead change in a highly-productive clinical Division. We seek a strong leader in hematology and medical oncology with a powerful combination of vision, energy, and leadership who will embrace the patient-centric culture within SLU SOM. This Division Director must have a passion for developing state-of-the-art services and research activities, along with a strong business sense and ability to responsibly manage the human, material, and financial resources. Additionally, this division leader will align the resources of the Division with cancer care services across SLU SOM and its clinical partners, SSM Health and Saint Louis Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

Individuals with an MD or MD/PhD degree and a record of outstanding achievement and leadership in the fields of hematology and oncology with a strong commitment to research, innovation, interdisciplinary collaboration, and education are encouraged to apply.  


The Division at SLU SOM currently employees six (6) medical oncologists, five (5) malignant hematologists/bone marrow transplant clinicians, and three (3) nurse practitioners. In addition, SLU SOM also employs two (2) radiation oncologists, multiple surgeons, including oncology fellowship-trained surgeons, encompassing all relevant surgical oncology disciplines. SLU’s cancer program generates approximately $29 million in revenue annually and sees approximately 1,300 new cancer cases each year. Annual patient visits in significant cancer categories include in >4,000 BMT, ~2,000 each in OB oncology for skin and breast, and ~1,000 in each melanoma, head & neck, lung prostate, lymphoma, and colorectal, with a total of >20,000 patient visits. SLU performed 85 adult BMT in 2019 and just opened its CAR-T program in May 2020.  Additionally, the SLU Cancer Center has the only Outpatient Bone Marrow Transplant and Cellular Therapy Clinic in the region.


The successful applicant should be:

  • M.D. or M.D./Ph.D. required.
  • Board-certified/eligible in Internal Medicine and at a minimum board eligible in a Hematology or Medical Oncology related specialty.
  • Eligible for licensure in the State of Missouri.
  • Academic credentials which merit appointment as Associate Professor or Professor at Saint Louis University.
  • Scholarly activity is required.


Founded in 1818, Saint Louis University is one of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious Catholic universities. SLU, which also has a campus in Madrid, Spain, is recognized for world-class academics, life-changing research, compassionate health care, and a strong commitment to faith and service. SLU School of Medicine has a long tradition of excellence in teaching, research, and patient care. Established in 1836, the SLU SOM has the distinction of awarding the first medical degree west of the Mississippi River.

Saint Louis University Awards & Recognition:

  • SLUCare Physicians recognized on Louis Magazine’s Best Doctors 2019 List.
  • SLU has been selected as a top place in St. Louis for women to work in 2020 by the Women’s Foundation of Greater St. Louis.
  • Rated among the nation’s top universities, SLU boasts 17 graduate and undergraduate programs ranked among the top 50 in the country in 2019 by S. News & World Report.
  • SLU was the first Jesuit university to receive the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award.
  • SLU ranks No. 7 on the Niche 2020 “Best Catholic Colleges in America”
  • SLU is ranked the No. 7 Catholic university in the U.S. in the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education 2020 college rankings. In the overall rankings, SLU was ranked No. 121 among 801 U.S. colleges and universities ranked this year.
  • SLU is one of only nine Catholic universities to receive a Carnegie Classification of “higher” or “highest” research activity.
  • SLU named one of the “America’s Top Colleges” by Forbes.
  • SLU was named to Princeton Review’s 2019 “Best Value Colleges”
  • SLU ranked No. 63 on the S. News & World Report 2020 “Best Colleges for Veterans” list.

Salary and academic rank for this position will be commensurate with the applicant’s experience and academic background. SLU offers an excellent benefits and compensation package including competitive salary base with productivity incentive, dedicated professional development funds, retirement matching and investment options, etc.

Discover Saint Louis, MO

On the banks of the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers, St. Louis is known for its baseball, home of the world’s largest brewer, Anheuser-Busch, and the Gateway Arch. St. Louis offers a host of must-see attractions and activities that keep locals busy. Residents can often be found jogging, bicycling, and inline skating through picturesque Forest Park, home to the World’s Fair almost a century ago. A love of sports is palpable here, with residents often attending Cardinals baseball or Blues hockey games.

Influenced by Westward expansion and blues music, fans of the arts can check out the blues music scene in the Soulard neighborhood, take in a performance by the St. Louis Symphony and enjoy live theater at The Muny (an amphitheater) and the Fox Theatre. The city offers plenty for the whole family. Children will enjoy the Saint Louis Zoo and the Magic House, while family members will also want to unwind at Forest Park. There’s nothing like St. Louis— experience St. Louis like a local!

Application Instructions:

For confidential consideration, along with additional details about this opportunity, those interested must email a CV to:

Mark Foutz
Senior Search Consultant-Academic Hematology/Oncology
Kaye/Bassman International Corp.
Email: or 
Phone: (972) 265-5369 – Direct

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. A comprehensive benefits package is included.

Saint Louis University is a premier employer in the St. Louis region that attracts faculty and staff from around the world. We recruit people of all faiths who share our mission to pursue truth for the greater glory of God and the service of others. Kaye/Bassman has partnered with Saint Louis University to provide executive search services for the Department of Internal Medicine. Saint Louis University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for the position applied for without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military/veteran status, gender identity, or other non-merit factors. We welcome and encourage applications from minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities (including disabled veterans).