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Physician - Radiation Medicine

Employer
WMCHealth Network
Location
Valhalla, NY
Start date
Feb 10, 2024
Reference
36569

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Specialty
Internal Medicine
Position Type
Permanent

Job Details

Job Details:
Physician / Radiation Medicine / Valhalla, NY

Job Summary:

Westchester Medical Center Health Network and New York Medical College are seeking two new faculty radiation oncologists committed to providing and defining state-of-the-art care. The successful candidates will lead growth of new and expanding clinical and research programs. Areas of focus include CNS where there is opportunity to lead implementation of a new Zap-X program working with the Section-Chief of Neurosurgical Oncology and a newly hired neuro-oncologist. Other areas for growth include head and neck, gynecologic and pediatric oncology and brachytherapy where new faculty will has the opportunity to collaborate with world class colleagues in a multi-disciplinary setting. In particular, for junior faculty there are opportunities for mentorship by internationally renowned senior faculty in the Department.

Facility Info:

The Department of Radiation Medicine at Westchester Medical Center is a full-service radiation oncology department dedicated to offering the highest level of care to our patients. The Department of Radiation Medicine offers a comprehensive range of therapies including 3DCRT, IMRT, VMAT, IGRT, SRS, SRT, SBRT, as well as HDR and LDR brachytherapy including a Gamma Tile program for GBM and radionuclide therapies. The department is equipped with state-of-the-art treatment planning and delivery platforms including a wide bore Phillips CT simulator and True Beam linear accelerator. A Zap-X, one of the first in the United States, is due for installation in early 2024. A Varian 600c is also housed on site with plans moving forward for replacement with a leading-edge treatment modality. The Department is currently equipped with a Varian VeriSource IX HDR treatment system. LDR brachytherapy is also performed for prostate cancer, brain tumors and other malignancies. We serve as a referral center across our region for complex brachytherapy procedures. We are equipped in the department to plan and treat with radiation therapy for patients under anesthesia including pediatric patients cared for at the Maria Fareri Children's Hospital onsite at our main campus. The department is located within the main hospital in Valhalla New York and routinely coordinates assessment and treatment of both inpatients and outpatients. The department also has a Pyrexar 500 available for superficial and interstitial hyperthermia treatments. In addition to the main campus, radiation therapy is provided at three of our network hospitals across the Hudson Valley that serve as a referral base to WMC for complex treatments not available in the community. Teaching opportunities are provided through rotation of senior medical students, medical oncology fellows and pediatric oncology fellows through the Department with a long-term goal of re-establishing a medical residency program. The Department is currently staffed by 5 physician faculty members with subspecialty expertise. With planned physical and programmatic expansion of the department this presents an outstanding opportunity for junior and mid-career faculty to define and build robust research focused clinical programs at the forefront of the field of radiation medicine. Salary and appointment to the full-time medical school faculty is anticipated at rank level commensurate with training and experience.

Training/License:

In addition to board certification or eligibility, candidates must have or be able to obtain a New York State medical license. A minimum of 3 years of faculty experience post-training and successful academic track record are preferred.

About Us:

New York Medical College (NYMC) School of Medicine (SOM) is one of the oldest and largest medical schools in the United States, dating back to its founding in 1860. Today, NYMC is part of Touro University, and is located on a 55-acre campus in Valhalla NY adjacent to its primary academic affiliate, Westchester Medical Center. The medical school enrolls more than 800 students, supports a faculty of nearly 2,000, and offers four degree programs: MD, MD/MPH, MD/MS, and MD/PhD. The school of dentistry (DDS) and the College's schools of health professions (MPH, DPH, DPT, MS in Speech Language Pathology, MS in Biostatistics), graduate studies (MS, PhD), and nursing (BSN) contribute to a vibrant and collaborative academic campus community. WMCHealth is a 1,900-bed healthcare system headquartered in Valhalla, New York, with 10 hospitals on seven campuses spanning 6,200 square miles of the Hudson Valley. WMCHealth employs more than 12,000 people and has nearly 3,000 attending physicians. From Level 1, Level 2 and Pediatric Trauma Centers, the region's only acute care children's hospital, an academic medical center, several community hospitals, dozens of specialized institutes and centers, a state-of-the-art Telemedicine program, skilled nursing, assisted living facilities, homecare services and one of the largest mental health systems in New York State, today WMCHealth is the pre-eminent provider of integrated healthcare in the Hudson Valley. For more information, visit WMCHealth.org

Other:

Please send a cover letter and CV to Mark Hurwitz MD, FASTRO, FACRO Professor and Chair/Director, Department of Radiation Medicine mark.hurwitz@wmchealth.org c/o Jasmine Campos, Manager of Advanced Clinical Recruitment by email Jasmine.Campos@wmchealth.org

About Us:

WMC Advanced Physician Services PC

Benefits:
We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits package which includes:
  • Health Insurance
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Retirement Savings Plan
  • Flexible Saving Account
  • Paid Time Off
  • Holidays
  • Tuition Reimbursement

Company

About Westchester Medical Center Health Network
The Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) is a 1,700-bed healthcare system headquartered in Valhalla, NY, with 10 hospitals on eight campuses spanning 6,200 square miles of the Hudson Valley. WMCHealth employs more than 12,000 and has nearly 3,000 attending physicians. With Level 1, Level 2 and pediatric trauma centers, the region’s only acute-care children’s hospital, an academic medical center, several community hospitals, dozens of specialized institutes and centers, skilled nursing, assisted-living facilities, homecare services and one of the largest mental-health systems in New York State, WMCHealth is the pre-eminent provider of integrated healthcare in the Hudson Valley. For more information, visit WMCHealth.org.

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