Pediatric Hematologist Oncologist

Danville, PA
Aug 28, 2021
Position Type
Job Summary

The Division of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology is seeking a full time BC/BE Pediatric Hematologist Oncologist. The successful candidate will be an energetic and collaborative individual who is committed to exemplary patient care, quality and safety, patient experience and educational excellence. Our Pediatric Hematology and Oncology Division includes three experienced pediatric hematologist oncologists and a dedicated nurse specialist. Our pediatric hematology oncology practice includes very active outpatient and inpatient services. The physician will collaborate with our multidisciplinary team which includes specialized nursing, pediatric surgery, pediatric neurosurgery, radiation oncology, pediatric neurology, pediatric psychology, interventional radiology, pediatric procedural sedation, pediatric anesthesiology, and child life specialists. We have clinical data research associates that are dedicated to quality improvement and collaboration with the Children's Oncology Group. While we will consider junior faculty, mid-career physicians with an interest in or additional training in neuro-oncology are preferred.

Job Duties

  • Hematology services include diagnosis and management of all primary hematological disorders including sickle cell disease, bleeding disorders, anemia, and thrombotic disorders.

  • Oncology services includes expertise in treating leukemia, lymphoma, solid tumors and an expanding neuro-oncology service. Our program includes good standing membership in the Children’s Oncology Group and offers clinical trials for majority of the pediatric cancers. We are part of NCI funded National Community Oncology research program through our adult oncology program and we provide access to treatment for adolescents and young adults.

  • Geisinger Janet Weis Children’s Hospital has developed a bidirectional and multidimensional affiliation with Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. This highly collaborative and productive relationship allows us to care for complex pediatric oncology patients here at our children’s hospital - keeping families close to home during very difficult times. In addition, the affiliation allows our Division rapid access to CHOP’s world-renowned quaternary capabilities such as Blood and Marrow Transplant, Proton Therapy and CAR T-Cell Therapy.

Janet Weis Children’s Hospital (JWCH) is, located on Geisinger’s Danville campus and is the region’s only dedicated 5-floor, 91 bed children's hospital with a highly successful hospitalist service and a 14 bed pediatric intensive care unit staffed with 24/7 in-house attending coverage. Children requiring non-PICU admission for hematologic or oncologic disorders are admitted to the pediatric hematology-oncology service. JWCH’s team of medical and surgical specialists provide care in over 30 pediatric specialties, including a 41 bed Level IV NICU and 14 bed Level I PICU.

The Department of Pediatrics provides the full range of inpatient medical and surgical subspecialty services, including pediatric hospitalists, critical care, neurology, nephrology, gastroenterology, cardiology, genetics, infectious disease, and the full spectrum of pediatric surgical subspecialties. We have active outpatient services including outreach clinics in general and subspecialty pediatrics. The successful applicant will participate in, and contribute to, the department’s established clinical and scholarly activities.

Teaching and mentorship responsibilities include medical students from several affiliated institutions, and residents in our fully accredited categorical Pediatric and Internal Medicine/Pediatric residency programs. An academic teaching appointment is available through Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine and Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Many resources and opportunities exist to conduct clinical and translational research and in particular within the Genomic Medicine Institute.

The position requires board eligibility/certification in Pediatrics and Pediatric Hematology and Oncology.

About our region

Geisinger fosters an atmosphere of clinical excellence in an area offering a high quality of life – complete with good schools, safe neighborhoods, affordable housing and a wealth of cultural and recreational activities. The surrounding natural beauty provides opportunities for fishing, skiing, canoeing, hiking and mountain biking. Urban life is easily accessible, with New York, Baltimore, Philadelphia or Washington D.C. just a short drive away. For more information, please visit or contact: Frank A. Maffei, Chair of Pediatrics, Dr. Jagadeesh Ramdas, Director of Pediatric Hematology Oncology, c/o Betsy Kelchner, Senior Provider Recruiter at

Position Details


Doctor of Medicine or Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine- (Required)


Certification(s) and License(s)

Licensed Medical Doctor - State of Pennsylvania

OUR PURPOSE & VALUES: Everything we do is about caring for our patients, our members, our students, our Geisinger family and our communities. KINDNESS: We strive to treat everyone as we would hope to be treated ourselves. EXCELLENCE: We treasure colleagues who humbly strive for excellence. LEARNING: We share our knowledge with the best and brightest to better prepare the caregivers for tomorrow. INNOVATION: We constantly seek new and better ways to care for our patients, our members, our community, and the nation. SAFETY: We provide a safe environment for our patients and members and the Geisinger family We offer healthcare benefits for full time and part time positions from day one, including vision, dental and domestic partners.* Perhaps just as important, from senior management on down, we encourage an atmosphere of collaboration, cooperation and collegiality. We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer Women and Minorities are Encouraged to Apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or their protected veteran status.

We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and Minorities are Encouraged to Apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or their protected veteran status.


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