Pediatric Hem/Onc Program Director- Clinical Investigator in Stem Cell Transplantation
The division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology and Stem Cell Transplantation at the Children’s Hospital of Richmond (CHoR) is undergoing a major expansion in clinical and research programs, coinciding with the opening of our 15-story 650,000 sq ft Outpatient Pavilion. We are seeking an exceptional pediatric hematologist/oncologist to direct the Cancer Immunotherapy in the Stem Cell Transplantation Program. Responsibilities include clinical care, teaching, and leadership in clinical and translational research. A state-of-the art ASK Foundation Pediatric Hematology & Oncology Clinic with adjoining clinical laboratory and pharmacy opens in March 2016. Integrated into the adult stem cell transplantation section, we are a FAHCT-accredited transplantation center. More than 200 transplants are performed yearly. The division has a dedicated team of nurses, psychologist, chaplain, social worker, and child life staff.
The successful applicant will be a clinical investigator with academic accomplishments in the areas of cellular immunotherapy, cytokine storm, or checkpoint inhibitor therapy. Applicants should have strong clinical skills and the ability to work in a multidisciplinary environment. Rank, salary, and research support will be commensurate with experience.
- Successful applicant will be a clinical investigator with academic accomplishments in the areas of cellular immunotherapy, cytokine storm, or checkpoint inhibitor therapy. Applicants should have strong clinical skills and the ability to work in a multidisciplinary environment. Rank, salary, and research support will be commensurate with experience
- Faculty member will serve on departmental, College, and/or University committees as necessary, as well as in a professional capacity in their field
- MD degree with current Board Certification in pediatrics
- Eligible for appointment at open rank
- Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU
CHoR is a 167-bed facility that provides comprehensive tertiary and quaternary care, serving patients from the Mid-Atlantic/Southeast regions. The division and CHoR are part of the NCI-designated Massey Cancer Center. The division offers a pediatric hematology-oncology fellowship with support for a 4th year. The division is the only one providing pediatric stem cell transplantation in Virginia. Richmond is close to Virginia’s famous wineries, hiking trails in the Shenandoah Mountains, the Atlantic Ocean beaches, and Washington, DC.
Virginia Commonwealth University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. This position will remain open until filled.
The Virginia Commonwealth University Department of Pediatrics is dedicated to providing comprehensive, compassionate, state-of-the-art pediatric health care, research and education at Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU, a full-service children’s hospital within the VCU Medical Center. CHoR offers a robust continuum of pediatric services, research and education, and is the region’s only full-service children’s hospital. CHoR provides emergency, primary, secondary, advanced, tertiary and long-term care. CHoR has 11 locations across Central Virginia and provides more than 42 pediatric medical/surgical services.
There is energy and momentum around advancing children’s health in Richmond, and we have marked a new milestone. Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU recently opened a multi-story, high-tech ambulatory pavilion for pediatric services. The new facility will meet the growing need for outpatient services for children in our community.
CHoR's outpatient pavilion is the largest, most advanced outpatient facility dedicated to children in the region. The new pavilion includes diagnostic and treatment services for children, bringing together the majority of outpatient pediatric services currently on the MCV campus to one location. It is designed to meet the unique health care needs of children, and to provide Richmond the most advanced and coordinated care possible:
- The facility is a 640,000 square foot, multi-story building and includes a 7-story parking deck with more than 600 spaces.
- The new pavilion houses 72 exam rooms arranged in clinic pods to optimize a multidisciplinary care model. Each pod includes 12 exam rooms, a treatment room, support space and a centralized clinical team.
- The new pavilion features pediatric-dedicated imaging, surgical and endoscopy procedure rooms, as well as pediatric faculty offices.
The pavilion is designed with future expansion in mind. It can accommodate additional clinic pods and operating rooms, as demand for these services increases.
When we break ground on a new facility, it’s about more than bricks and mortar. It’s just like we tell our children— it’s what’s on the inside that counts. Over the past three years, Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU has increased pediatric faculty to more than 130 clinicians focused on 42 specialty areas and providing access to children’s health care from more than 11 locations throughout the region. It’s these dedicated physicians and an extensive network of pediatric-trained nurses, child-life specialists, therapists, social workers and ancillary medical staff, who will continue providing health care designed especially for children.