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Medical Director - Oncology

Sutter East Bay Medical Group
Oakland, California
Closing date
Apr 7, 2025

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Executive Medical Director, Oncology, Sutter East Bay Medical Group

Sutter East Bay Medical Group is seeking an experienced, innovative, and collaborative oncologist to lead our Comprehensive Cancer program. The Sutter Health East Bay Market is one of six market areas for Sutter Health, an integrated healthcare network headquartered in Sacramento, CA. Sutter plans to open a brand-new state of the art comprehensive cancer center in Oakland in the spring of 2026 which will be co-branded with an NCI designated academic medical center. In advance of the 2026 Oakland cancer center opening, other key East Bay oncology locations will be opened as premier oncology centers.

We are seeking an Executive Medical Director for Oncology. This Executive Medical Director will report to the SEBMG CMO and will collaborate with the operational Oncology Service Line Executive in a dyad partnership to build oncology clinical teams and programs.

Sutter Health provides equitable care to our communities, including cancer care, regardless of race, gender, socioeconomic status, or insurance coverage. Our integrated network collectively detects seventeen thousand new cancer cases annually and cares for patients at twenty integrated cancer centers. Our physician network is comprised of more than two hundred medical and radiation oncology clinicians working together to create programs of distinction in many clinical areas. As we expand cancer care in the east bay, we plan to expand the clinical trials available to our patients which currently number more than 150 across our network. While Sutter Health already has centers of excellence in neuro-oncology, hematologic malignancy, and cellular therapies, the Executive Medical Director will guide in the development of additional programs of distinction in the east bay.

Founded in 2005, Sutter East Bay Medical Group (SEBMG) is a rapidly growing multi-specialty medical group whose more than 400 clinicians provide care in clinics and hospitals in the San Francisco East Bay Area. SEBMG is affiliated with the Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF), a not-for-profit health care organization providing operational and administrative support to the group.

The ideal candidate for Executive Medical Director is an innovative leader in the field of cancer care. We are specifically seeking someone who has demonstrated clinical expertise combined with proven research qualifications. The Executive Medical Director will partner with medical group, hospital, and system leaders and will also function as a dyad partner to the Sutter Health operational oncology service line executive to implement our cancer care strategy. Because the Executive Medical Director will be shaping and overseeing strategy, quality, and programmatic development, they must be a visionary physician who is able to optimize patient access and quality while leveraging best practices and technology. A candidate who possesses expertise in change management is ideal. The position requires an individual who is highly relational, confident in their abilities, and able to build new programs and services. We are seeking individuals who have experience running oncology services, ideally in a community setting, with some background in academic medicine. This individual will lead the strategic growth planning and determine what future resources are needed to support growth in the next 10 years. The Executive Medical Director will be expected to spend one half of their time providing clinical care and one half of their time as a leader for the oncology service line at SEBMG.


  • MD, MD/PhD, DO or equivalent degree(s) are required with fellowship training in medical oncology
  • Must be board certified and eligible for a California medical license
  • Must have record of achievement in both leadership and clinical care

Location: Berkeley/Oakland

Position Details:

  • 1.0 FTE is 0.5 admin/0.5 clinical
  • Supports staff includes other clinicians, MA support, LVN, RN, advice nurses, Dyad partner in Executive Service Line, social work, nutrition, acupuncture, scheduler, genetic counselor. In clinic, there is 1:1 RN for patients and 1:1 MA and nurse navigation for each cancer patient
  • Shared call amongst 6 oncologists and Alta Bates and Summit

Benefits Include:

  • Health, life, vision, dental and disability insurance
  • 401 K- Profit Sharing Pension Plan with an employer funded Safe Harbor contribution
  • CME, Dues, and Subscriptions stipend
  • 2-year shareholder track
  • Professional liability insurance, including tail fully covered

Reimbursement for mandatory license(s) and hospital credentialing fees

*Benefits are prorated to full-time status and employees in other types of employment classifications may be eligible for some of these benefits.

It is the policy of the Sutter East Bay Medical Group (SEBMG) to provide equal employment for all qualified individuals; to prohibit discrimination in employment because of race, color, creed, religion, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, ancestry, national origin, age, medical condition, disability or status as a veteran or a disabled veteran. We promote the full realization of equal employment opportunities through a positive continuing program within our service area. Equal employment opportunities apply to every aspect of SEBMG’s employment policies and practices.

Community Information


Oakland's landscape is a picturesque mix of lovely hillside neighborhoods; exciting and diverse architecture; a bustling waterfront; two shimmering lakes; 19 miles of shoreline along the San Francisco Bay; unparalleled Bay views; and more parks and open space per capita than any other city in the Bay Area. Everyone loves our year round vacation weather with temperatures in the gentle 50's and 60's in the winter and spring, and 70's throughout summer and fall. A city on the move, Oakland has emerged as a major economic force in the region. Long a center for international trade, the Port of Oakland is the nation's fourth busiest container port in the Bay Area. The Oakland International Airport is served by 12 major domestic and international airlines. Getting around is easy by train, automobile, BART, bus and ferry. The arts are alive in Oakland. Oakland has one of the largest visual and performing arts communities on the West Coast, and the arts are celebrated on every level here, from acclaimed symphony and ballet to museums, galleries, and small arts organizations. Oakland is just 3 hours from the Sierra Nevada Mountains, and hours drive to the Napa Valley wine country. The BART metro system makes it easy to get around without a car. For sports fans, Oakland is home to professional sports team, Oakland A's.

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