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Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine® Staff

Sara Jo Grethlein, MD, MBA, FACP: Associate Director, Executive Leadership in Health Care Program

Sara Jo Grethlein, MD, MBA, FACP

Assocate Director, Executive Leadership in Health Care

Sara Jo Grethlein, MD, MBA, FACP, is associate director of the Executive Leadership in Health Care program. She also serves as executive medical director of the Paul G. Allen Research Center at Swedish Cancer Institute.

In her role with the Swedish Cancer Institute, Dr. Grethlein oversees cancer care across the multiple Providence-Swedish hospitals, clinics, and facilities in the Puget Sound. She leads a robust research enterprise, which includes the Paul G. Allen Research Center. Dr. Grethlein joined Swedish in 2021, coming from Indiana University, where she held numerous positions, including medical director of Cancer Services at the Simon Cancer Center — a National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center — and the Joe and Shelly Schwarz Cancer Center. Dr. Grethlein previously served as associate dean for graduate medical education at SUNY Upstate Medical University and associate dean for undergraduate medical education at Indiana University. She has decades of experience as a medical oncologist, researcher and organizational leader.

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ELAM is a core program of the Institute for Women's Health and Leadership at Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pa. The Institute continues the legacy of advancing women in medicine that began in 1850 with the founding of the Female Medical College of Pennsylvania, the nation's first women's medical school and a predecessor of today's Drexel University College of Medicine.