Hematology/Oncology Division Director – Loyola University Medical Center

Maywood, Illinois
Jul 14, 2019
Sep 12, 2019
Hematology, Oncology
Full Time
Position Type


The Division of Hematology/Oncology at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine  is searching for a nationally-renowned physician-scientist for the position of Division Director. The Division Director provides leadership for all aspects of the Hematology/Oncology Division including clinical service, teaching and research.  The incumbent will be responsible for recruitment and retention of faculty and will serve as a mentor to all division faculty. The Division Director will work closely with the Department of Medicine, Department of Cancer Biology  and Cancer Center leadership to develop and implement strategic plans for an outstanding basic, translational and clinical research enterprise. The Division Director will create efficient clinical services that deliver compassionate and evidence-based care for patients requiring Hematology/Oncology consultation.  The Division Director will build a management culture based on teamwork, open communication, prudent risk taking, innovation and accountability.

The Division Director will take a leadership role in the clinical and translational research program, encouraging faculty to increase patient enrollment in clinical trials and develop innovative investigator initiated trials. He/she is also expected to maintain a robust funded research portfolio and will  assure that these missions are fulfilled in an environment that fosters continuing medical education and training of Hematology/Oncology fellows.

The Division Director will assure that clinical faculty within the Division provide:

  • Inpatient and outpatient care at Loyola University Medical Center and Edward Hines VA Hospital for patients with medical oncologic and hematologic malignancies, benign hematology and related medical conditions
  • Active participation in basic, translational and clinical research.
  • Contribution to a robust menu of clinical treatment options, optimally on a clinical trial.
  • Training and mentorship of house staff and students

In the area of quality, the Division Director will work collaboratively with the Department of Medicine and Cancer Center Leadership  to take an active role in quality improvement and assurance activities and projects of high quality cost-effective care. This would include development and review of quality improvement plans, leading regular multi-disciplinary meetings to review and analyze outcomes, and continuous quality improvements for operations.

From an operations perspective, the Division Director will work closely with his/her administrator to:

  • Provide for meaningful faculty and academic staff development.
  • Coordinate special projects that could address administrative, academic, clinical and training initiatives.
  • Participate in the development of division strategic plans, both short and long term as well as working with the Chairman's office on financial and workload strategies.
  • Assess and provide annual RVU projections by physician as well as outpatient visits by location.

Minimum requirements for consideration include:

  • Board certification in Hematology and/or Medical Oncology from the American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Academic and scholarly accomplishments to qualify for the rank of Associate Professor or Professor in the Tenure Track at Loyola University School of Medicine
  • A national reputation in research, supported by a portfolio of extramural funding, participation on NIH Study Sections, editorial board appointments or other national and international honors
  • A track record of training medical students, residents and fellows
  • Mentorship of postgraduate fellows and junior faculty toward career success in academic medicine
  • A minimum of 5 years of administrative experience with clinical and/or research programs
  • Experience as a consulting Hematology/Oncology specialist in a tertiary care academic medical center

Based in the western suburbs of Chicago, Loyola University Health System is a quaternary care system with a 61 acre main medical center campus and 22 primary and specialty care facilities in Cook, Will and DuPage counties. The medical center campus is conveniently located in Maywood, 13 miles west of the Chicago Loop and 8 miles east of Oak Brook, Ill. The heart of the medical center campus, Loyola University Hospital, is a 570 licensed bed facility currently undergoing a significant expansion project. It houses a Level 1 Trauma Center, a Burn Center and the Ronald McDonald® Children’s Hospital of Loyola University Medical Center. Also on campus are the Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, Loyola Outpatient Center, Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine and Loyola Oral Health Center as well as the LUC Stritch School of Medicine, the LUC Niehoff School of Nursing and the Loyola Center for Health & Fitness.

For decades, Loyola University Medical Center has had a close partnership with Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital. Loyola's campus in Maywood, Il. lies immediately east of Hines' campus. Most faculty members of Loyola's Stritch School of Medicine have joint appointments at Hines, and Loyola students and resident physicians rotate through Hines as part of their training. Researchers from Loyola and Hines have collaborated closely on many federally funded studies

Interested candidates should address cover letter and CV to Dr. Ravi Durvasula and email to Colleen Chenevey, Physician Recruitment Office, at colleen.chenevey@lumc.edu.

Ravi Durvasula, MD

Chairman, Department of Medicine
Loyola University Medical Center
2160 S. First Avenue
Maywood, IL  60153