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Division Chair, Hematology, Oncology, and Palliative Care

VCU Massey Cancer Center

August 17, 2021
Division Chair, Hematology, Oncology, and Palliative Care

Virginia Commonwealth University Health

Richmond, Virginia – The Department of Internal Medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University Health (VCU) seeks a visionary national leader to serve as the Division Chair, Hematology, Oncology, and Palliative Care (the Division). The Chair will have the opportunity to grow and develop the Division in order to meet their aspiration of being a leading program in the nation as well as assist VCU's Massey Cancer Center in pursuit of their NCI comprehensive status. This is a unique opportunity to join a division in the midst of innovation and transformation within a growing academic health system.

The Division provides cutting-edge treatment to a diverse patient population throughout Central Virginia. Comprised of ~ 50 physicians and scientists, the Division is home to a broad range of multidisciplinary programs serving as a foundation of the VCU Massey Cancer Center. The Chair will have the opportunity to grow and develop the Division while fostering an ambitious agenda that includes supporting the pursuit of NCI comprehensive status, continued development of clinical trials and clinical trials accrual, and advancing immunotherapy research programs. Keys to the success of the Division and Cancer Center will be expanded community engagement and broader geographical reach of VCU's clinical footprint in the region.

Reporting to the Chair of the Department of Internal Medicine, Patricia J. Sime, MD, the Division Chair will have a crucial role in defining the Division's future, its educational programs, and research and clinical capabilities. Contingent upon the Chair's research interests and expertise, the Division Chair will also have a unique opportunity for collaboration with Massey Cancer Center, one of two NCI-designated cancer centers in Virginia. The Division Chair will serve as a member of the Massey Cancer Center and will play an influential role in Massey's clinical, research, and education program strategic initiatives.

The successful candidate will be an experienced leader with a demonstrated record in research, education, and a history of innovative scientific accomplishments in a cancer-related field. Politically astute with high emotional intelligence, the incoming Chair will engage faculty in clinical program development, and foster a collaborative environment conducive to innovation, academic research, and world-class clinical care. The next Division Chair will most importantly model the VCU mission and represent the Division across VCU and the broader Virginia community.

Qualified candidates must hold a terminal degree in medicine and meet VCU criteria for appointment as an associate professor. Board Certification in Medical Oncology or Hematology is required.


Confidential inquiries, nominations, and applications, including a CV and letter of interest, should be submitted to the WittKieffer consultants supporting this search, Kimberly Smith, Walter Ettinger, M.D., and Tiffany Johnson, preferably via e-mail, VCUHemOnc@wittkieffer.com or by phone at 916-536-6888.

Virginia Commonwealth University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution providing access to education and employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, political affiliation, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or disability.