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Division Head for Pediatric Hematology Oncology Portland, OR

The Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) invites applications and nominations for the position of Division Head for Pediatric Hematology and Oncology (PHO) and Director of the Doernbecher Blood and Cancer Program. The leader will provide overall leadership for pediatric hematology and oncology across OHSU and the Doernbecher Children’s Hospital, overseeing clinical excellence, faculty recruitment and development, research growth, and program development. The Division, home to 25 highly talented faculty at the University and hospital, delivers high-quality, complex care to a growing population in the surrounding community and throughout the state and Pacific Northwest with the mission to provide outstanding patient care to achieve the best possible outcomes and to advance the field of PHO through excellence in research, education, and advocacy. The Division has an ambitious agenda to enhance the level of excellence while expanding to serve more patients, providing more and better services, and increasing the impact of research to provide the highest quality of medical care to patients and their families.

Reporting to the Chair of the Department of Pediatrics, Dr. Dana Braner, M.D., F.A.A.P., the Division Head will plan, organize, and direct the academic, research, and clinical affairs of the PHO Division. To do so, the next Division Head will promote partnerships across the School of Medicine with other divisions, departments, centers, and hospitals and other external constituents. The Division Head will be directly involved in teaching and research, serving as an aspirational model for faculty within the division. The successful candidate will become a member of the NCI-designated comprehensive OHSU Knight Cancer Institute, providing collaborative research opportunities.

The next Division Head must share and demonstrate a personal commitment to the shared values of excellence, healthy equity, innovation, service, scholarship, collaboration, and accountability. Candidates should have strong clinical, research, and leadership/management experience in a children’s hospital or academic pediatric department affiliated with a university medical school, with progressive experience and an increasing scope of responsibility including faculty and trainee mentoring and program development. The successful candidate will have a commitment and track record of building a diverse community, nurturing a culture that is welcoming and supportive, and engaging diverse ideas for the provision of culturally competent education, discovery, and patient care.

Qualified candidates will have earned an MD/DO or MD/DO/PhD. (or equivalent), be board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics, and currently be eligible to obtain a medical license in the state of Oregon. Candidates must demonstrate a record of scholarly productivity, be eligible for appointment as an associate or full professor and should be actively involved in national academic societies.

Nominations, inquiries, and applications (including CV and cover letter) should be sent in confidence below. Electronic submission is strongly recommended.

Julie Filizetti is leading this search with Karen McPhedran.

OHSU provides equal opportunities to all individuals without regard to race, religion, national origin, disability, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, military service, or any other status protected by law. This policy applies to all employment, education, and patient care related activities. Applicants with disabilities can request reasonable accommodation by contacting the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity department at 503-494-5148.

Please see the following website for more information on OHSU’s commitment to diversity:

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