publication date: Jul. 17, 2020

In Brief

ASCO opens search for chief medical officer

The American Society of Clinical Oncology is conducting an open search for the position of chief medical officer and executive vice president.

The professional society’s current CMO, Richard L. Schilsky, is scheduled to retire in February 2021. 

According to the society’s job description, “ASCO’s CMO applies their 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 their role as a senior executive, the CMO helps to oversee strategic planning, resource allocation, and decision-making for the entire organization. 

“The CMO leads ASCO’s research enterprise and team of researchers, serves as a key public spokesperson and expert commentator for ASCO, provides medical and scientific guidance for ASCO and the Association for Clinical Oncology’s public policy initiatives, and serves as an advocate, leader, and ambassador to ASCO members and cancer organizations across the world. The CMO serves on ASCO’s Executive Leadership Team and reports to the CEO, Clifford Hudis.” 

ASCO said it 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 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 CMO, to be located in its Alexandria, VA, headquarters. Interested candidates … Continue reading ASCO opens search for chief medical officer

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