Norton Children's Cancer Institute, affiliated with the UofL School of Medicine, is seeking a chief of pediatric hematology/oncology. The selected candidate will have demonstrated leadership experience in both academic research and clinical innovation. The chief will have the opportunity to grow the specialty through recruitment and to support faculty in developing innovative programs. The opportunity is both a clinical and faculty position, with responsibility for supervising research, teaching excellence and cutting-edge clinical care.
The chief will collaborate with university and hospital partners to create a strategic plan that garners research funding and philanthropic support. This leader will help make the hematology/ oncology program a destination of choice for patients, clinicians and scientists in the region.
Additionally, the selected candidate will be skilled at engaging with community stakeholders, creating a team environment where all team members feel engaged with the mission of the program, and building a highly motivated and engaged physician workforce. As an integrated entity since 2020, Norton Children’s Medical Group, affiliated with the UofL School of Medicine, has recruited well over 100 providers; added four new accredited fellowships; increased outreach throughout Kentucky; and increased National Institutes of Health grants, industry-sponsored grants, and registry and trial drug network funding through Norton Children’s Research Institute, affiliated with the UofL School of Medicine.
About the Position
Board certification in pediatric hematology/oncology preferred
Experience with leading studies and publishing original scholarship in pediatric hematology/oncology
Academic credentials that merit appointment at the associate professor or professor level
Executive and strategic leadership for the program, in partnership with the chair of pediatrics
Responsibility to develop and implement a research plan integrating clinical, translational, basic science and health services research opportunities
Opportunity to recruit faculty whose clinical expertise and research interests are consistent with the goals and direction of the program
Supervision of clinical training and education for medical students, residents and fellows
Management of clinical services while carrying an appropriate clinical load within the specialty
Ongoing commitment to building a culture of engagement, team collaboration, and excellence in scholarship, teaching and service
Norton Children’s has cared for Kentucky and Southern Indiana children without regard to their families’ ability to pay for more than a century. As the need for expert pediatric care has grown, so has the specialized care we provide. Our medical facilities currently serve more than 185,000 patients each year.