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Jeff Azarva

Director, Physician Recruitment


Professional Background

Jeff joined KHI in 2015 and has become an integral member of our growing physician recruitment team, where he heads the group’s Oncology practice.  The physician team has a specific focus within clinical development and medical affairs, conducting Director through CMO-level searches.  In addition to Oncology, KHI’s physician recruitment team specializes in other therapeutic disciplines, including Immunology, CNS, and Infectious Disease, along with a broader-based general medicine division.

In his tenure with KHI, Jeff has successfully partnered with numerous emerging biotech and global pharma organizations seeking the most sought-after physician talent in the oncology marketplace. 

Prior to KHI, Jeff was an attorney at one of the Philadelphia area's leading corporate immigration law firms, where he helped countless U.S. and multinational corporations, foreign investors, and individual employees achieve complex immigration solutions.  Previously, Jeff was a research fellow at a prominent Washington, D.C. think tank, where he researched and published on politics and reform movements in the Middle East.  In 2008, he spent four months in Baghdad as a speechwriter and adviser to the commander of U.S. detainee operations in Iraq. 

Jeff attributes his background as an attorney to his desire and ability to be a trusted advocate for both his candidates and client companies.  He holds a B.A. in International Affairs from George Washington University and a J.D. from Temple University. 

Jeff Azarva


Personal Snapshot:

  • Lives in downtown Philadelphia with his wife, Celine
  • Enjoys traveling to places off the beaten path
  • Philadelphia sports enthusiast

Recent Placements

  • President of R&D
  • Chief Medical Officer
  • VP, Clinical Development
  • VP, Medical Affairs
  • Executive Medical Director, Clinical Development
  • Head of Translational Medicine
  • Senior Medical Director, Clinical Development
  • Medical Director, Translational Immuno-Oncology