FACULTY OPPORTUNITY, DIVISION CHIEF HEMATOLOGY/ ONCOLOGY, HOUSTON, TEXAS

The Division of Hematology/Oncology, Baylor College of Medicine and the Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center, Houston, Texas is seeking an energetic and skilled leader at the Associate or Full Professor level to serve as Division Chief, Hematology/Oncology at the Michael E DeBakey VA Medical Center. The successful candidate will be a successful academic physician/physician-scientist with expertise in research, care of the patient with hematologic and/or oncologic disorders, administration, and education. The Michael E. DeBakey VAMC is affiliated with Dan L. Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center (DLDCCC) and faculty hold appointments within the Department of Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. DLDCCC faculty generate more than $150M annually in cancer related research funding including SPORE grants in breast cancer and lymphoma and more than $30M in CPRIT funding. The Center includes outstanding research programs in Cell and Gene Therapy, Breast Cancer, Nuclear Receptors, Pediatric Oncology, Prevention and Population Science, Cancer Biology and Cancer Evolvability. Innovative disease working groups in multiple cancer types bring together clinicians and investigators across all venues to translate scientific findings into coordinated patient care. The MEDVAMC Cancer Center sees more than 1,500 new cancer patients each year in a multidisciplinary environment. In addition to medical oncology and hematology, center physicians have expertise in colorectal, hepatobiliary, and pancreatic surgery, otorhinolaryngology, urologic, and thoracic surgery. The MEDVAMC radiation oncology department is a leader in stereotactic body radiation therapy within the VA system. The MEDVAMC boasts highly skilled interventional radiologists and interventional pulmonologists. Veterans who live in rural areas and other cities have access to the MEDVAMC Cancer Center via tele-health and virtual tumor boards. The successful candidate will be Oncology/Hematology board certified with five years of clinical practice, at least two years of experience in a leadership position is preferred. He or she will have directed a facility-level Cancer Committee, and participated in the accreditation of an Oncology program. The successful candidate should have supervised other physicians and/or mid-level providers (NPs, PAs). The applicant should have a strong academic background, including active research and track record of successful grant applications, evidence of consistent publications record, and an established record of excellence in education and mentorship activities for physicians-in-training. The applicant is expected to fulfill the clinical, academic, and research missions of our division, and should qualify for academic appointment at our affiliate, Baylor College of Medicine, at the Associate Professor or Professor level. Prior experience in research, section development and expansion, as well as the ability to build cohesive teams to provide best outcomes is critical. Excellent communication skills are essential. Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action, and Equal Access Employer. Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and the names of four references to: Martha P. Mims, MD, PhD, Chief, Section of Hematology/Medical Oncology, Baylor College of Medicine, One Baylor Plaza, BCM 187 Houston, Texas 77030, 713-798-4508.