Chief Medical Officer

America’s Blood Centers
Washington, DC

Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) is responsible for implementing strategies and tactics, consistent with the best scientific and medical evidence and regulatory requirements, that support America’s Blood Centers’ (ABC) mission, maintain our values, and realize our vision. The CMO works as part of the ABC Senior Executive Team (SET) to communicate ABC’s issues to members, regulators, legislators, and external groups and mobilizes ABC members and professional staff to achieve the strategic goals of the organization. The CMO serves as a public advocate for ABC, maximizing the organization’s public presence as a national leader in shaping the future of blood banking, transfusion medicine, and cell therapies. Responsibilities: Represent independent non-profit community blood centers on scientific, medical, and technical matters as well as donor and patient safety concerns before federal agencies, industry and other business partners, allied domestic and international organizations, scientific societies, the media, and the public. Advise the CEO, ABC Board of Directors, and ABC member centers on medical, scientific, technical, safety, and policy issues germane to blood banking. Stay appraised of pertinent regulatory developments and develop effective strategies to achieve success on regulatory issues affecting ABC members. Education & Experience: Medical Degree required. U.S. medical license required with board certification in a medical specialty. Board certification in pathology, transfusion medicine, hematology, or infectious disease preferred. Ten or more years’ experience related to blood banking or transfusion medicine. Three or more years’ experience with healthcare and/or blood banking issues at a national level via committee work, offices held, or other appropriate experience. Administrative experience in a leadership role preferred. Please click here to view the full job description. To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter to Kate Fry.