The Division of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology at the University of Mississippi Medical Center is seeking a Director of the Pediatric Sickle Cell Program. The program provides comprehensive care for approximately 950 patients with sickle cell disease across the entire state. The director is responsible for overseeing the clinical care of patients to ensure that clinical practices are in compliance with national guidelines. In addition, in conjunction with Children’s of Mississippi, he/she will seek to increase our outreach in the state to increase the number of children receiving comprehensive care from our program.
Currently, there are six open multi-center trials and two in-house trials. The director will oversee the research team as well as increase the number of available trials, both Pharma and NIH. As a large program with a long tradition in clinical research, our center is sought after for multi-center trials.
The Division of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology has seven faculty members, two fellows, and one sickle cell nurse practitioner. In addition, there is a sickle cell nurse coordinator, two full time and one part time sickle cell research nurses, a Hematology social worker, and two school teachers. We have a relatively new Adolescent Sickle Cell Program as well as a joint Sickle Cell/Asthma clinic. There is an active community based foundation that funds an annual summer camp, adolescent retreat, patient scholarships, and other educational activities.
The candidate must be board certified in Pediatric Hematology-Oncology, and have a track record in clinical care of and research in sickle cell disease. Interested applicants, please send a letter and CV to:
Anderson B. Collier III MD
Director, Pediatric Hematology-Oncology
The University of Mississippi Medical Center
2500 North State St
Jackson, MS 39216
phone: (601) 984-6899
fax: (601) 984-5279
MD/DO; board certified in Pediatric Hematology-Oncology; eligible for medical license in Mississippi
Internal Number: 1
About University of Mississippi Medical Center
Children’s of Mississippi serves as the only children’s hospital in the state of Mississippi. It is part of the University of Mississippi Medical Center, which is the only academic medical center in Mississippi. It is located in Jackson, which is the capital and the largest metropolitan area in Mississippi. A new expansion will open in fall 2020 and remodeling of all the existing facilities will begin after that. There are outreach clinics in cities across the state with more being planned.