This is an outstanding opportunity to join a collegial academic environment and work in Primary Children’s Hospital with a childhood cancer program that U.S. News ranks among the top 25 in the nation. The Division of Pediatric Hematology Oncology in the Department of Pediatrics, University of Utah School of Medicine is recruiting board certified/eligible Pediatric Hematology Oncology physicians at the Assistant, Associate or Full Professor level who will join the Division. The physicians will provide clinical patient care services to patients with cancer and blood disorders; and will engage in a multidisciplinary pediatric oncology program and manage care of patients in the outpatient clinic and inpatient unit. In addition to clinical service, there is an expectation for academic work with opportunities in education, investigation, administration as well as advocacy.
The Division is made up of 15 pediatric hematologists/oncologists and 3 PhD investigators who focus in one of 4 areas – Oncology, Hematology, Stem Cell Therapy or Pediatric Cancer Genetics. The program sees over 200 newly diagnosed children annually between the ages of 0 and 21 years of age. Within Oncology, there are 10 physicians with varying levels of clinical, research, and programmatic leadership responsibility within the areas of leukemia/lymphoma, neurooncology, blastomas, and sarcomas. The inpatient unit has 33 private patient rooms where all Hem/Onc patients are admitted. Inpatients are overseen by 3 Hem/Onc services – an inpatient attending/resident/fellow H/O service, a chemotherapy attending/advanced practitioner service, and a BMT service. All medical, pathology, radiologic and surgical subspecialties are represented in the children’s hospital, which serves Utah and the 6 surrounding Intermountain West States. Clinical, translational and basic laboratory research programs and opportunities are available in the Department of Pediatrics and the Huntsman Cancer Institute, a NCI designated comprehensive cancer center connected to PCH. The Division currently supports ongoing projects in value based care, supportive oncology/palliative care, clinical trials, cancer genetics, discovery laboratory research, outcomes, late effects and AYA programs.
Position Summary: The faculty members will be part of the clinical team in the Division of Pediatric Hematology Oncology-BMT in the Department of Pediatrics, University of Utah School of Medicine. The providers will provide clinical patient care services to patients with cancer and blood disorders focusing on either hematology, leukemia/lymphoma or sarcomas. The providers will engage in a multidisciplinary tumor boards including pediatric sarcoma and solid tumor clinic, benign hematology and bleeding disorder clinic, or leukemia/lymphoma clinic and manage care of patients in the outpatient clinic and inpatient unit. There is an opportunity to participate in clinical and translational research projects and to implement multi-phase clinical trials. Clinical activities will be carried out at Primary Children’s Hospital, Pediatric Hematology-Oncology Service Line outpatient and inpatient units. In addition to clinical service, there is an expectation for academic work, including teaching, scholarly activity/research, and administration.
This oncologist will collaborate and interact with an outstanding group of pediatric musculoskeletal, neurosurgical and general pediatric surgeons as well as with oncologists, endocrinologists, radiation oncologists, physical therapists, neuropsychologists, advanced practitioners and basic, clinical and translational scientists.
Clinical Practice Advancement – Provides care to pediatric sarcoma, leukemia, or hematology patients. Clinical activities will be carried out at Primary Children’s Hospital.
Investigation – Opportunities exist to conduct research in a variety of areas including clinical and translational research, education, AYA, outcomes/quality improvement, value based care, health economics, late effects and life course assessment, cancer genetics and to implement early phase and investigator-initiated clinical trial as well as collaborations with the immunotherapy and cell therapy programs.
Education – Teaching will consist largely of supervising and training fellows, residents and medical students during inpatient service and clinics, as well as occasional lectures to trainees.
Administration/Service - Administrative responsibilities will be commensurate with experience and rank
Qualified candidates must be Board Qualified/Board Certified in Pediatrics and in Pediatric Hematology-Oncology with focused training in pediatric hematology oncology. Qualified candidates may also pursue a clinical and research (laboratory, translational, or clinical) focus in pediatric hematology oncology, and/or opportunities exist for close collaboration with scientists in a specified area of research interest. The selected candidate will receive a faculty appointment in the Department of Pediatrics on the Clinical or Tenure track at the academic level commensurate with experience and qualifications.
The University offers a competitive salary and an unmatched benefits program, including non-contributory retirement contributions of 20.2% of annual salary that vest immediately. The Department offers an education loan repayment program, in addition to a faculty development and mentoring program designed to help faculty succeed in translational or basic research.
Salt Lake City offers an incredible quality of life with a growing economy, rich cultural scene with ballet, theatre, symphony, opera and museums, outstanding restaurants, and a moderate cost of living. The city is a well-known ski destination and a gateway to the state’s renowned landscapes. In addition to its 14 ski resorts, Utah boasts five scenic national parks (with five more within a day’s drive), a variety of golf courses allowing for year-round play, hundreds of miles of hiking and biking trails, a picturesque Lake Powell, Shakespeare festival, and numerous other outdoor activities.
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