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Leonard P. Zakim Center for Integrative Therapies and Healthy Living

Medical Director, Medical Oncologist


The Leonard. P. Zakim Center for Integrative Therapies and Healthy Living (Zakim Center) at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is searching for the new Medical Director. This physician medical director will work directly with the overall director of the Center, other clinical leaders and clinicians across Dana-Farber, including solid tumor and hematologic malignancies groups, Survivorship, and Psychosocial Oncology and Palliative Care. The medical director will be expected to develop and implement initiatives to address the supportive care needs of cancer patients and survivors. The medical director will supervise the clinical providers in the Zakim Center and oversee Zakim Center clinical programs, including both in-person appointments and virtual group programming. In addition, the new medical director of the Zakim Center will see patients for Integrative Medicine Consultations 3-4 sessions per week, with the possibility of also providing clinical care and/or research in one of our disease-oriented or palliative care programs. Ideally, applicants should have a minimum of three years’ experience as a physician; experience working with patients with cancer is preferred. Strong clinical skills and an appreciation of evidence-based medicine are critical. In addition, they must have formal training or experience in integrative medicine and/or clinical nutrition or exercise. The successful candidate will also engage in educational programming for patients, staff, and faculty and will have the opportunity to participate in and/or lead clinical research projects focused on integrative therapies and lifestyle interventions in cancer patients and survivors. The chosen candidate will be teaching Harvard-trained fellows and students for a minimum of 50 hours per year. 

Appointment at the Instructor, Assistant or Associate Professor levels at Harvard Medical School will be commensurate to academic accomplishment. Salary and benefits will be competitive with other institutions. Candidates should have an MD or MD/PhD degree and must be board-certified or board-eligible in Internal Medicine and/or Medical Oncology.


Please send cover letter, curriculum vitae, names and email of three references to:


Jennifer Ligibel, MD

c/o Taylor Haggerty

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Department of Medical Oncology

450 Brookline Avenue, Suite YC1233

Boston, MA 02215


We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions or any other characteristic protected by law. Women and minority candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.