The Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology at the Penn State Children’s Hospital and the Penn State University College of Medicine is recruiting a Director of the Pediatric Neuro-oncology Program. Pediatric Hematologist/Oncologists with expertise in treatment of pediatric brain tumors and an established record of accomplishment in patient care, clinical research, and/or teaching are encouraged to apply. Candidates must be board certified or eligible in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology. Rank is at the Assistant to Full Professor level, commensurate with experience, accomplishments and leadership. Opportunities for program development and support of research are significant.
The Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology currently has 13 full-time and 1 part-time Pediatric Hematologists/Oncologists, and 12 Ph.D. faculty. Over 100 new oncology patients are seen annually, and in addition to neuro-oncology, there are dedicated programs in pediatric stem cell transplantation, experimental therapeutics, survivorship, AYA oncology, hemophilia, and sickle cell disease. The division has an accredited Pediatric Hem/Onc fellowship program and is an active member of COG, PBMTC, POETIC, and the NMTRC. Patient care and research in pediatric oncology at Penn State are well supported by Four Diamonds and the Four Diamonds Pediatric Cancer Research Center. Opportunities to participate in clinical and translational research are outstanding. Clinical investigation is supported by the Four Diamonds Fund of the Penn State College of Medicine, an NIH-funded CTSI, Pediatric Clinical Trials Office, the Penn State Cancer Institute and the Institute for Personalized Medicine. A new Children’s Hospital which opened in 2013 provides an excellent environment for patient care and clinical research.
Pediatric Hematologist/Oncologists with expertise in treatment of pediatric brain tumors and an established record of accomplishment in patient care, clinical research, and/or teaching are encouraged to apply. Candidates must be board certified or eligible in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Additional Salary Information: Salary is commensurate with experience.
About Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital, Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine
The Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and Health System is the only academic medical center in Central Pennsylvania with a population of 4.5 million and located 12 miles east of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Basic statistics include: •26,906 Annual Inpatient Admissions•2,272 Annual Admissions-Pennsylvania Psychiatric Institute•555 Annual Admissions-Penn State Hershey Rehabilitation Hospital...•61,083 Annual Emergency Department Visits •27,131 Annual OR Cases (Inpatient/Outpatient)•882,716 Annual Outpatient Visits (Hospital based and free standing) The 9,000-employee Penn State Hershey Medical Center includes the university hospital, Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital; the over 900 provider Penn State Hershey Medical Group with 58 clinical sites; and Penn State Hershey Health System that includes the Penn State Hershey Rehabilitation Hospital and Pennsylvania Psychiatric Institute, outpatient surgery and endoscopy centers, home health, along with 18 hospital affiliates and a regional campus in University Park, PA. In addition to 24 academic departments, major institutes include the Penn State Hershey Cancer Institute, the Penn State Hershey Heart and Vascular Institute, the Penn State Hershey Neuroscience Institute, and the Penn State Clinical and Translational Science Institute.With more than 993 full-time faculty the Penn State College of Medicine receives over 7,000 applications each year for 145 slots in the entering medical class. A new regional medical campus located at Penn State's University Park campus offers a cohort of students the opportunity to complete their clinical education in State College, with options for dual degree programs and a focus on primary care and rural medicine. In addition to a medical student enrollment of approximately 580 students, the College of Medicine enrolls students in a number of graduate degree programs, including M.S., Ph.D., and MPH programs. A new masters-level program for physician assistants will matriculate students beginning in 2014. Graduate medical education at PSHMC comprises more than 50 programs training approximately 550 residents and fellows.The Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology has 11 full-time Pediatric Hematologists/Oncologists and 6 Ph.D. faculty. Over 100 new oncology patients are seen annually, and there are programs in pediatric stem cell transplantation, neuro-oncology, experimental therapeutics, survivorship, hemophilia, and sickle cell disease. The Division has an accredited Pediatric Heme/Onc fellowship program and is an active member of COG and POETIC. The Four Diamonds Pediatric Cancer Research Center includes NIH-funded basic science and translational research in leukemia and solid tumors. The Four Diamonds Fund, an NIH-supported CTSA, the Penn State Cancer Institute, the Penn State Hershey Institute for Personalized Medicine, and Pediatric Clinical Trials Office all support clinical investigation. The inpatient and outpatient facilities in the new Children’s Hospital provide an excellent environment for patient care and clinical research.