Chief Health Officer, AncestryHealth

Job Location
San Francisco, CA 94107
Based on Experience
Job Description

AncestryHealth ( is seeking a visionary, motivated and accomplished Medical Doctor (MD) with experience in leading medical and regulatory affairs, including experience interacting with the FDA and other foreign regulatory bodies. This newly created position is a senior, visible, and influential position within Ancestry. The position is both technical and strategic in nature. The Chief Health Officer will work closely with a team of VP-level executives with expertise in areas such as Product Development, Genomics, Bioinformatics, Operations and Engineering to lead the further development and execution of a consumer health-focused strategy.  The strategy will leverage the company’s assets (Ancestry and AncestryDNA) and will integrate regulated diagnostics, consumer genomics, family health history, population health, and healthcare IT platforms to create a compelling, valuable, and actionable customer health experience. 


  • The successful candidate for the position will be an MD with a minimum of ten years of successful experience.  
  • The candidate must have a passion for strategically using genomic data to further advance healthcare, population health, and wellness.
  • Knowledge in the areas of personalized medicine, diagnostics, molecular biology, biomarkers, genetics, and/or sequencing is important. 
  • This candidate will be highly regarded in the medical/healthcare community for his/her technical and medical/clinical skills.
  • He/she must have demonstrated success in attracting highly qualified professionals because of his/her reputation and/or accomplishments and a proven ability to build effective teams, systems, and processes.
  • The candidate will be well versed in regulated diagnostic, as well as the emerging trends in personalized medicine.
How to Apply

Begin your online application by submitting your CV/resume to  Please reference CHIEF HEALTH OFFICER in the subject field of your e-mail.


About Our Organization

Ancestry ( is a private equity owned company with large US offices in Provo, Utah, and San Francisco, as well as several international offices including London, Dublin, Munich, Toronto, and Sydney. Ancestry is the world's largest online resource for family history with an extensive collection of over 13 billion historical records that have been digitized, indexed, and made available online over the past 15 years. These digital records and documents enabled Ancestry’s 2.7 million plus paying subscribers and over 12 million registrants to create nearly 60 million family trees. While most of Ancestry’s subscribers are in the US, the company has a strong presence in the UK, Canada, and Australia, and is in the process of a large international expansion into Eastern Europe and Mexico.  In 2014, Ancestry had non-GAAP revenue of $619.5 million (up 10.3% YOY) and adjusted EBITDA of $214.8 million.

AncestryDNA ( )has become the fastest growing direct-to-consumer genomic company by providing consumers insights into their ancestral origins. A team of scientists leverages pedigrees, documents, demographics, and genomes to conduct innovative research in population genetics and create innovative new consumer products.  Since launching in May of 2012, AncestryDNA has grown rapidly and amassed a database of about 800,000 genomes.

Ancestry is an Equal Opportunity Employer that makes employment decisions without regard to race, color, religious creed (including religious dress and grooming practices), national origin, ancestry, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, and medical conditions related thereto), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, age (40 and older), mental or physical disability (including HIV and AIDS), medical condition (cancer and genetic characteristics), veteran status, citizenship, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis that is prohibited by applicable law.   The Company also makes reasonable accommodations to applicants or employees with qualifying disabilities who request them and who otherwise meet the requirements of applicable law.  If you would like to request an accommodation during the application process, please contact our Director of Recruiting.  

All job offers are contingent on a background check screen that complies with applicable law.  For San Francisco office candidates, Ancestry will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of San Francisco's Fair Chance Ordinance.

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