Division Chief, Hematology and Oncology

Memphis, Tennessee
Nov 30, 2018
Jan 29, 2019
D. Neil Hayes, MD, MPH
Hematology, Oncology
Full Time

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The College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) is seeking a dynamic and collaborative leader as Chief of the Division of Hematology and Oncology in the Department of Internal Medicine. The chief will lead the clinical practice and academic enterprise, and fosters the research programs of the division. This is a unique opportunity for a clinically superb academic oncology specialist to join as a leader as we begin a historic and major expansion in multidisciplinary comprehensive cancer care in collaboration with our partner Methodist Healthcare.

The ideal candidate should be a clinician or clinician scientist with excellent communication and leadership skills along with experience in the core missions of the college of medicine namely clinical care, teaching, research and community service. The candidate must be American Board of Internal Medicine board certified in Medical Oncology. Appointment will be at associate or full professor rank depending on the qualification and experience.

The Division of Hematology and Oncology is currently comprised of 14 faculty members. The Division has an Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)-approved subspecialty training program in Hematology and Oncology and currently has 15 fellows.

The Department of Internal Medicine has 150 full-time and 300-affiliated faculty across 11 divisions, and over 230 residents and fellows. Department faculty and trainees provide care in concert with multiple clinical partners, including Methodist University Hospital, Regional One Health, and the Memphis VA Medical Center. Research in the department spans basic, translational and clinical studies totaling $3.7 million in extramural funding. 

The UTHSC College of Medicine is the state's largest with 656 medical students and over 1,200 residents and fellows in 90 GME training programs, and has a rapidly increasing research portfolio that exceeds $70 million in research revenues. Multiple physician practice groups make up the College of Medicine faculty practice arm.  In addition, the college benefits from close partnerships with major research institutions including St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

UTHSC is Tennessee’s only public, statewide, academic health system, dedicated to delivering groundbreaking discoveries with global impact and training the next generation of health science leaders. It is an exciting time for UTHSC as the main Memphis campus has invested significantly in renovation and construction, including a new Translational Science Research Building and a dedicated Multi-Disciplinary Simulation Building. UTHSC has launched an aggressive campaign to double extramural research funding over the next ten years.

Methodist Healthcare is our partner hospital in this endeavor with the UT-Methodist Cancer Center located within Methodist University Hospital (MUH).  MUH is the largest, most comprehensive hospital in the Methodist Healthcare system. It is a 617-bed facility located in the heart of the Memphis Medical Center.  The UT-Methodist Cancer Center is a modern facility with infusion center and radiation, an on-site lab, and comfortable patient areas. Medical, surgical, radiation oncologists and mid-level providers are backed by strong clinical support. Emphasis is on teamwork, integrated care, and a collegial approach to patient care. We are proud to be the region’s comprehensive leader in adult cancer care and research, delivering care to more than 30,000 patients each year. 

Memphis is famous for the influential strains of blues, soul, and rock 'n' roll. Whether its the music of iconic Beale Street, the Memphis Zoo, the National Civil Rights Museum, or the Peabody Hotel, Memphis never runs out of ways to entertain and enlighten. We are known for affordable housing - the cost of living in Memphis is 14% lower than the national average - a myriad of dining, shopping, entertainment options, and fantastic private and public schools. Memphis is a wonderful place to call home.

If you are interested in learning more or wish to apply (CV and letter of interest) email: 

D. Neil Hayes, MD, MPH, Professor and Scientific Director of the UT Institute for Cancer Research, and the Van Vleet Endowed Professor of Medical Oncology at Neil.Hayes@uthsc.edu and/or David Shibata, MD, Professor and Chair of Surgery and the Scheinberg Endowed Chair in Surgery at dshibata@uthsc.edu.


All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and admissions without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status. The University of Tennessee is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA/V institution in the provision of its education and employment programs and services.