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Chief - Division of Surgical Oncology

Loma Linda University Faculty Medical Group
Loma Linda, California
Closing date
Jul 18, 2024

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Full Time
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Academic Surgical Oncologist Opportunity in Southern California

Division Chief, Associate/Full Professor of Surgery, Division of Surgical Oncology

Loma Linda University Faculty Medical Group

Position Overview:

The Department of Surgery at Loma Linda University School of Medicine is seeking a highly skilled and visionary leader to serve as the Chief of the Division of Surgical Oncology. The Chief of Surgical Oncology will be responsible for overseeing and advancing the surgical oncology program within the department and affiliated sites. This position is a critical leadership role that will involve guiding and coordinating the division's strategic, clinical, educational, and research activities. The successful candidate will have a proven track record of excellence in surgical oncology, strong leadership abilities, and a passion for advancing patient care, education, and research in the field of surgical oncology.

The Division of Surgical Oncology includes Complex General Surgical Oncology, Breast Surgery, and Endocrine Surgery faculty in a Commission on Cancer accredited academic cancer program. The Chief will oversee a variety of practice settings, including a tertiary academic medical center moving toward NCI designation, a safety net hospital, and a community cancer program. Across all settings, surgeons have access to nine robotic platforms, which have enabled development of advanced minimally invasive approaches, including robotic Whipple procedures. With a focus on education, the division offers one of five ACGME accredited Complex General Surgical Oncology Fellowships in California and is one of only four institutions west of the Mississippi River with ACGME training programs in the “big three” of cancer—surgical oncology, medical oncology, and radiation oncology.

The Division Chief will work in alignment with the Department’s Commitment to Surgery to enable surgical faculty and trainees to reach their highest professional and academic potential while serving the Loma Linda University mission to make people whole. Our vision is to create global surgical leaders in whole person care, education, and research. Faculty with interests in global surgery can participate in the Loma Linda University Health Center for Global Surgery.

Loma Linda University Faculty Medical Group is affiliated with Loma Linda University Health and School of Medicine, with the mission to deliver whole-person care at a world-class level of clinical excellence. The brand new, state of the art Troesh Medical Campus serves as the largest tertiary referral source in both Riverside and San Bernardino counties with a surrounding population approaching 4 million. Loma Linda University Health has over 1,000 licensed beds, treats more than 1.5 million outpatients every year, and serves as a Level I trauma center for a region covering more than 25% of California.

Loma Linda University Health continues to lead in integrating a faith-based approach to whole person health care. As a Seventh-day Adventist organization, our mission is to follow the healing and teaching ministry of Jesus Christ 'to make man whole.' We are an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran, or disability status.

About the area

Loma Linda, recognized as a Blue Zone, is a family-friendly community known for its strong sense of community and commitment to health and wellness. Loma Linda University is located in Southern California between Los Angeles and Palm Springs in an area known as the Inland Empire. Nestled at the foot of the San Bernardino mountains, we have convenient access to beaches, skiing, hiking, and a variety of other outdoor activities. This growing region has a low cost of living and excellent private and public school systems. Faculty members are eligible for federal student loan forgiveness programs.

Benefits & Compensation

The compensation range listed is for starting base compensation only and is adjusted based upon years of experience and/or faculty rank: $310,000 - $330,000. This amount does not include variable compensation or extra productivity and is subject to the individual department compensation plans. More information on compensation is discussed with the departments during the recruitment process.

Our benefits include:

  • Generous Retirement Contribution
  • Comprehensive Medical/Dental Coverage
  • Competitive Vacation & Sick Days 
  • CME Days and Funds
  • Relocation Assistance (if applicable)
  • Paid Malpractice Insurance
  • Paid Life Insurance
  • Loan Repayment/State & Federal (If eligible)

For more information on Loan Forgiveness, please click on the links below:

Physicians for a Healthy California

Public Service Loan Forgiveness 


This opportunity is not eligible for a J1 Waiver. 

We are a California Employer - Please note that a California residency is required upon start date.


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