Executive Director – Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University

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Job Type
Regular Full-Time
Exec.V.P. for Health Affairs
EVP Health Affairs
Location : Name
Emory Clinic Bldg C
This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues:
Working with human blood, body fluids, tissues, or other potentially infectious materials.
Required Documents
Leadership Participation

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Emory University is a leading research university that fosters excellence and attracts world-class talent to innovate today and prepare leaders for the future. We welcome candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community.


Emory University Health Affairs invites applications and nominations for an outstanding academic, visionary leader to serve as the next Executive Director of the Winship Cancer Institute.


The successful candidate should be a dynamic and respected clinician and/or scientist with special expertise in cancer, who will serve in this critical leadership role to build upon the strengths and longstanding reputation for world class cancer care and innovative population sciences, clinical, translational and basic research related to cancer and the search for effective treatments and cures.  The Executive Director will be expected to work collaboratively with the University’s / Emory Healthcare’s senior leadership and community partners to advance cancer care in Atlanta, across the State of Georgia, nationally and internationally.

As the only National Cancer Institute (NCI)–Designated Comprehensive Cancer Center in Georgia and one of only 51 in the country, Winship Cancer Institute discovers and develops novel and highly effective approaches to cancer prevention, detection, diagnosis, and care. Winship has more than 500 faculty members, who received $107M in cancer research funding in 2020 (up from $96M in 2019), with $35M from the NCI. The Executive Director will be expected to serve as Principal Investigator of the Institute’s NCI Cancer Center Support Grant and will be expected to continue the strong tradition of research excellence within the Institute, while expanding basic, population health, clinical, and translational research in collaboration with university departmental and healthcare leadership as well as community stakeholders.  It is expected that the Director will be a nationally recognized research scientist or  clinician scientist with a proven track record of NCI funded research and preferably experienced in the administration of an NCI-designated comprehensive Cancer center.


Jonathan S. Lewin, MD, FACR and the Search Advisory Committee invite inquiries, nominations, and applications for the position of Executive Director of the Winship Cancer Institute. Interested, qualified individuals should provide an electronic version of their curriculum vitae along with a bullet point summary of key accomplishments in each leadership role held. Emory University has retained Ilene H. Nagel, Neal Cohen, and Charles E. Kaler of Education Executives to assist with this search. Confidential inquiries, nominations, and applications should be sent via e-mail to:

Ilene H. Nagel, Dr. Neal Cohen & Charles E. Kaler
Education Executives, LLC


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