The Department of Pediatrics is seeking an experienced Pediatric Hematologist/Oncologist to serve as Director of the Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology at SUNY Downstate Medical Center. The successful applicant will be expected to oversee the Division’s educational, research and clinical programs and engage in scholarly academic activities resulting in acquisition of research grants and contracts and publications in peer-reviewed journals, individually and in collaboration with other faculty.
The incoming Director will be expected to grow the clinical service by promoting both inpatient and outpatient referrals from local and regional primary care practitioners and, in addition, attract children to expand care of those requiring transfusion or chemotherapy in our ambulatory infusion/transfusion/chemotherapy suite. The Director will also supervise and participate in education and training of SUNY Downstate medical students, residents-in-training and professional staff at SUNY.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
-Participate in rotation as a consultant and as the attending physician for both inpatient and ambulatory care and consultation at all locations to which the Division provides services.
-Participate in on-call coverage during weeknights and on weekends in rotation with other Divisional faculty for Pediatric Hematology/Oncology inpatients and consultations for all locations. Coverage for general pediatric services may sometimes be expected.
- Supervise (in rotation) the infusion/transfusion/chemotherapy program at University Hospital.
-Engage in clinical practice and participate in the SUNY Downstate Clinical Practice Management Plan, with submission of appropriate bills for all billable services.
-Participate actively in Departmental and Divisional didactic activities, including but not limited to Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Rounds, Journal Club, Morning Report, Grand Rounds, Morbidity and Mortality Conferences, and others as appropriate. Teach and supervise medical students during preceptorships, electives and other College of Medicine activities.
-Participate in Departmental, Divisional, institutional and hospital committees as requested or assigned.
-Be actively involved in teaching and supervising of subspecialty residents, pediatric residents, medical students, physician extenders, and technical and support staff. Accept assignments as student preceptor and/or inpatient ward attending as requested.
Eligible candidates must be Board certified in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology. The candidate must possess a valid New York State Medical License.
Internal Number: 002
About State University of New York-Downstate Medical Center, Department of Pediatrics
Downstate Medical Center and its Teaching Hospitals (additional information at http://www.downstate.edu)
Formally known as The State University of New York Health Science Center at Brooklyn—but better known to our patients and Brooklyn neighbors as SUNY Downstate Medical Center—we are older than the Brooklyn Bridge. We trace our roots back to 1860, when a school of medicine was founded at the Long Island College Hospital. The new college’s faculty revolutionized medical education in this country by bringing the teaching of medicine to the hospital bedside, thus rejecting the idea that physicians should be trained exclusively in university lecture halls.
Today, SUNY Downstate is one of the nation’s leading urban medical centers. SUNY Downstate comprises a College of Medicine, College of Health Related Professions, College of Nursing, School of Graduate Studies, School of Public Health, and University Hospital of Brooklyn. As the only academic medical center in Brooklyn, we serve a large population–over 2.6 million people–and one that is among the most diverse in the world. We are also an engine of opportunity for students interested in pursuing careers in health care. Many of our ...students are the first in their families to attend college. More physicians who practice medicine in New York City received their training at our College of Medicine than any other medical center in the country. Nationally, our medical school ranks seventh in the number of graduates who are now engaged in academic medicine. Here in Brooklyn, our impact is even greater. We have trained nearly half of all doctors practicing in a number of specialty areas.
University Hospital of Brooklyn is the borough’s only hospital located at an academic medical center. As such, it offers the most advanced and comprehensive care in Brooklyn. Many of its physicians are regularly rated among the best in New York City; some are known throughout the world. Opened in 1966, University Hospital of Brooklyn is an 8 story, 376-bed facility in central Brooklyn. The Hospital has 8 intensive care and step-down units, 12 operating rooms, an emergency services department, a diagnostic and ambulatory surgery facility, an ambulatory care center with some 75 clinics, plus 3 satellite Health Centers and a nearby Dialysis Center.
The SUNY Downstate Department of Pediatrics has education as its primary mission. Our faculty is active in the education of medical students and allied health professionals. Annually, nearly 200 students experience a 6 week clerkship in pediatrics, half having their clinical rotation on the Downstate campus. A large number of students rotate through our services during their Ambulatory Care experiences. Additionally, nearly 40 students each year choose to do a Pediatric Subinternship here. Many more take advantage of elective rotations in pediatric subspecialties, ambulatory care and research.
The Department has been a very successful, active and competitive graduate medical education program. The residency training program of the College of Medicine of the State University of New York Downstate Medical Center (the Health Science Center at Brooklyn), one of the largest programs in the US, is notable for receiving continuing accreditation with commendation by the ACGME. The program integrates its own University hospital and a large renowned municipal hospital (Kings County Hospital Center). The important elements of this training program include the richness and variety of the patient population, the academic strength of the clinical faculty, and the dedication of that faculty to the educational program of the residents. The Children's Hospital at Downstate at the University Hospital of Brooklyn (UHB) is a referral center for a broad range of pediatric subspecialty services, a transfer referral center, a designated Regional Perinatal Center, a sub-site for the NIH Pediatric Pharmacology Research Unit (PPRU) and a NYS Endocrine Center.
UHB also provides general pediatric care to the community of patients in the East Flatbush area. Kings County Hospital Center (KCHC) acts as the primary care facility for roughly 2O% of the borough of Brooklyn, a city of over 2.6 million inhabitants within the City of New York. In addition, KCHC, as one of few Level I trauma centers in Brooklyn, receives acute care referrals from other Brooklyn institutions. KCHC also serves as an international referral center for families who have connections with immigrant groups in Brooklyn, such as Caribbean Islanders. Our residents' training is further enriched by experiences at our internationally renowned affiliate the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.
The Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology has a long history of care and research in sickle cell disease, having participated in several collaborative trials (CSSCD, STOP trials 1 and 2, SWiTCH and BABY HUG) and local projects re: acute chest syndrome, stroke, transfusion and others. A major portion of clinical activity is related to clinical care of these patients, as well as a variety of other hematologic conditions and a modest number of oncology patients; again, our residents do spend time at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and share in care of a variety of oncology and transplant patients.
Currently there are two full-time members of the Division and one part-time; we anticipate adding a Division Director and an additional junior faculty member. There is a full-time Physicians Assistant at University Hospital; she also serves as data coordinator. There are two infusion/transfusion nurses and administrative support at University Hospital, and a full-time pediatric nurse practitioner at Kings County that assists the Division.