Director, Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplantation
Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Nationwide Children’s Hospital (Nationwide Children’s) and The Ohio State University (Ohio State or OSU) seek applications and nominations for the position of director, Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplantation (BMT) within the Hematology, Oncology, & Blood and Marrow Transplant division of the Department of Pediatrics. The BMT program is embedded within the larger division comprised of 55+ hematology/oncology providers. The director will join a highly dedicated and forward-thinking team focused on providing excellence in care based on discovery that readily translates research from the bench to initiatives at the bedside. The next director will play a crucial role in expanding the reach of Nationwide Children’s innovative clinical care and state-of-the-art research to improve care and treatment for patients both nationally and internationally.
Nationwide Children’s has a state-of-the-art, 42-bed, inpatient pediatric hematology/oncology unit – with 12 beds dedicated to BMT – that enables the BMT team to provide holistic, cutting-edge, and personalized treatment approaches for each patient. The underpinning of the program is to utilize hematopoietic cell transplantation as the definitive cure for pediatric and young adults with malignant and non-malignant disorders, while reducing transplant-associated morbidity and mortality through novel therapies and approaches in patient care.
The next director will join a strong, 22-person BMT team at a pivotal moment. As Nationwide Children’s aims to position itself as a national and international leader in blood and marrow transplantation in clinical care and research, the director will serve as the face of the program regionally, nationally, and internationally. While fostering breakthrough scientific discoveries in pediatric blood and marrow transplants and advancing foundational knowledge in the field, the director will recognize the high emotional toll and personal commitment required in this work, and will proactively support the team by providing strategic vision and advocacy to unite around common goals. The director will view all members of the BMT team as vital to the success of the program, equally valuing and championing physicians, nurse practitioners, patient coordinators, psychosocial supportive care, and pharmacy providers.
Leading the day-to-day operations of the program, the director will report to the Division (academic) and Section (quality and safety) Chiefs of the Division of Hematology, Oncology, and Blood & Marrow Transplantation. The director’s overarching goal is to ensure the delivery of elite and personalized clinical care through the expansion of collaborative, world-class research. To achieve these aims, the director will: inspire, unite, support, and energize the BMT team; recruit, retain, and develop talent; embrace and strengthen a culture of inclusivity and commitment to diversity; expand innovative clinical services; support and elevate pathbreaking research; and facilitate collaborations across the enterprise.
Nationwide Children’s Hospital has engaged Isaacson, Miller, a national executive search firm, to assist in the search. All nominations and applications should be sent in confidence to: Patricia Hastie, Berkley Burke, and Stephanie Simon through https://www.imsearch.com/search-detail/S8-459. Nationwide Children’s Hospital is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity. Candidates of diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.