Chief of Hematology and Oncology

The University of Vermont Cancer Center

The Department of Medicine in The Robert Larner, MD College of Medicine at the University of Vermont and the University of Vermont Medical Center (UVMMC) seek an outstanding physician/scientist with a record of significant contributions in academic hematology-oncology to serve as Division Chief for Hematology and Oncology. Reporting to the Chair of Medicine and working in collaboration with the division chiefs of the Departmentís 12 other subspecialties, the new Chief will oversee and further develop the Divisionís outstanding clinical service, educational, and research programs. Over time, there will be opportunity for an expanded leadership role in the University of Vermont Cancer Center (UVMMC).

The Chief will lead a division of 17 faculty, 5 advanced practice providers, and 6 fellows, all committed to excellence in clinical care. Serving more than one million patients in Vermont and northern New York, this team of dedicated professionals provides comprehensive, multidisciplinary care to people affected by cancer and blood disorders in collaboration with radiation therapy, surgery, pathology and laboratory medicine, radiology, and a range of cancer support services.

Research is an important part of the Divisionís work, with faculty conducting clinical, translational, epidemiological, and basic science research. Strong collaborative research opportunities exist with rapidly growing and established programs in Health Services Research, Environmental Pathology, Genomics, Cardiovascular Disease, Thrombosis and Pulmonary Medicine. The high quality of the research already happening at UVM has just been recognized by NIH with the awarding of a five-year, $20 million CTR grant to the University in collaboration with Maine Medical Center in Portland, Maine. The CTR will be focus on developing and sustaining a clinical and translational research infrastructure that will improve rural and community health for residents of Northern New England, and cancer is one of the priority areas for the grant.

Together, the UVM College of Medicine and UVMMC comprise the only tertiary/quaternary academic medical center in Vermont and offer state-of-the-art clinical, research, and educational facilities. UVMMC is part of the University of Vermont Health Network Central Vermont Medical Center in Berlin, VT; Porter Medical Center in Middlebury, VT; Champlain Valley Physiciansí Hospital in Plattsburgh, NY; Alice Hyde Medical Center in Malone, NY; and Elizabethtown Hospital in Elizabethtown, NY.

The ideal candidate will be a physician board certified or eligible in hematology and/or oncology with a proven commitment to clinical care, medical education, training subspecialty fellows and research. S/he will be a seasoned clinician with an established research program who brings a strong track record for the mentoring of faculty at all stages of career development. Experience in leading cancer clinical trials will be an asset. Evidence of leadership skills and experience, and a desire to assume expanded responsibilities over time will be important. It is expected that candidates will have credentials appropriate for an appointment at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor (tenure pathway) at the University of Vermont and to be eligible for Vermont State medical licensure.

Isaacson, Miller, a national executive search firm, has been retained by the University of Vermont to assist in this important search. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching, and/or service. Applicants are requested to include in their cover letter information about how they will further this goal. Inquiries, nominations, referrals, and CVs with cover letters should be sent in confidence to: Sarah Herman and Phillip Petree, Isaacson, Miller, 263 Summer Street, Boston, MA 02210; Electronic submission of materials is strongly encouraged.