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Chief Genomics Officer

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Requisition # 142316

Join us at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center as Chief Genomics Officer!


The Chief Genomics Officer (CGO) will serve as the Medical Director of a new program at Cedars-Sinai, the Center for Genomic Medicine (CGM). CGM will organize, coordinate, and oversee Clinical Genetics and Genomics Services across the Cedars-Sinai health system affiliates. The CGO will seek to create and oversee a financially and administratively stable infrastructure providing a unified clinical genetics service including rare disease and cancer. As Medical Director of the CGM, the CGO will serve as the primary expert and advisor on the application of genetics and genomics to clinical care.

The CGO will support the development, implementation, and dissemination of genetic- and genomic-focused Precision Medicine. The CGO will be responsible for implementing best practices in clinical operations, quality/safety, service innovation and excellence in the delivery of clinical care. Strategy development for the genetics and genomics clinical services, prioritization of performance improvement, quality, outcomes, and the design and execution with key performance and process improvement programs and their partners will all be within the CGO’s purview. The CGO will have access to training, analytical support, performance data and intervention/improvement design support of these programs.

Ranked #1 in California* and on the “Best Hospitals” Honor Roll for eight years in a row, we are a nationalleaderin providing high-quality, patient-centered healthcare that encompasses primary care as well as specialized medicine and conducting research that leads to lifesaving discoveries and innovations.

*Tied in California

Key Metrics FY23:

1,048 Licensed Beds

2,847 Physicians on Medical Staff

526 Clinical Trials & 2,300 Peer-Reviewed Faculty Publications

$158 Million in Federal Awards, 386 Total Grants Received

$261 Million in Research Expenses, 2,200 Research Projects

249 Postdoctoral Scholars, 72 PhD and MS Students

$20 Million in Grants and Sponsorships Awarded to L.A. Non-profit Organizations

$179,779,098 Philanthropic Dollars Raised

Cedars-Sinai is one of the largest non-profit academic medical centers in the U.S., with 915 licensed beds, 2,993 physicians, 4,700 nurses and thousands of other healthcare professionals and staff. Cedars-Sinai Health System includes Cedars-Sinai Medical Center (our flagship hospital), the Academic Enterprise, Cedars-Sinai Marina del Rey Hospital, our ambulatory diagnostic and treatment centers, and our Medical Network. Recently, we have partnered with and added Torrance Memorial with its Medical Center and Medical Network as well as Huntington Hospital with its Medical Center and Medical Network to our system. The system comprises more than 2,300 beds and revenues exceeding $6 billion annually. It includes more than 50 outpatient venues spanning the entire region (e.g., Santa Monica and West Los Angeles, the South Bay, San Fernando Valley, and Pasadena).

Join us and take the next step of your career at Cedars-Sinai!

Our compensation philosophy

We offer competitive total compensation that includes pay, benefits, and other incentive programs for our employees.The total pay range shown considers the wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including knowledge/skills; relevant experience and training; education/certifications/licensure; and other business and organizational factors.This total pay range includes any incentive payments that may be applicable to this role. We also offer a comprehensive faculty benefits package.

Pay Range: $300,000 - $650,000 Total Cash Compensation.


Minimum Requirements

  • M.D. (or equivalent) with license to practice medicine in California or eligibility for California license.
  • Eligibly for CSMC Medical Staff Membership and credentialed to practice Clinical Genetics in the Cedars-Sinai Health System.A minimum of 10 years’ experience providing direct patient care within a clinical genetics service based in an academic medical center.
  • Residency in Clinical Genetics and active certification by the American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ABMGG) preferred but not required
  • A primary appointment as an Associate Professor or Full Professor in the relevant clinical department.
  • Demonstrated leadership abilities in an administrative position overseeing clinical genetics care delivery.
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to articulate a clear vision for the role of Genomics and other ‘Omics’ Medicine initiatives in realizing the goal of Precision Medicine within the Cedars-Sinai Health System.
  • Demonstrated ability for teamwork and collaborative problem-solving using analytical and systematic approaches.
  • Ability to serve as a role model for physicians and other health care professionals in delivering clinical care in genetics.
  • Demonstrated leadership abilities in an administrative position overseeing clinical genetics care delivery.
  • Knowledge of administrative issues in the delivery of genetics care, as demonstrated by relevant peer-reviewed publication record and/or leadership within national organizations that deal with clinical care delivery

Application Instructions

Qualified applicants should send a cover letter and CV to Ophir Klein, MD, PhD, Search Committee Chair

Diversity and Inclusion at Cedars-Sinai

We are caretakers and innovators committed to the pursuit of equitable healthcare. But health equity is not possible without representation. Our commitment to diversity goes beyond demographics or checking boxes. Our people must reflect the diverse identities, experiences and geographies of the communities and patients we serve – because that’s what our patients, colleagues and communities deserve. Quality Care and Research—For All, By All (opens in new window).

Cedars-Sinai is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.

Cedars-Sinai does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of the race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, physical or mental disability, legally protected medical condition (cancer-related or genetic characteristics or any genetic information), marital status, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age (40 or older), military and/or veteran status or any other basis protected by federal or state law. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by email at and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Requests for accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please note that only inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address.

Cedars-Sinai will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories, in accordance with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.

At Cedars-Sinai, we are dedicated to the safety, health and wellbeing of our patients and employees. This includes protecting our patients from communicable diseases, such as influenza (flu) and COVID-19. For this reason, we require that all new employees receive a flu vaccine based on the seasonal availability of flu vaccine (typically during September through April each year) as a condition of employment, and annually thereafter as a condition of continued employment, subject to medical exemption or religious accommodation. For the same reason, you may also be required to receive other vaccines such as COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Cedars-Sinai reserves the right to make modifications to its required list of vaccines as required by law and/or policy. Cedars-Sinai’s AA Policy Statement (PDF) (opens in new window)

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