The University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health System and the Department of Surgery of the University of Maryland School of Medicine are seeking a breast surgical oncologist to lead their multidisciplinary breast program in Belair, Maryland. This individual will serve as Medical Director of the Breast Center of the Kaufman Cancer Center, an affiliate of the Greenebaum Cancer Center (a NCI Comprehensive Cancer Center). The Kaufman Cancer Center is accredited by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer and its service offerings include medical oncology, cancer surgery, radiation oncology, infusion services, genetic counseling, palliative care, and integrative health services. The center is a founding member of the University of Maryland Cancer Network (UMCN) which includes 6 breast surgeons who care for nearly 1500 new breast cancer patients annually.
This full-time faculty position is designed for a fellowship-trained breast surgeon whose goal is to develop clinical, quality improvement, and clinical research programs in breast surgical oncology in a sophisticated community setting. The Medical Director will assure quality care, efficient resource management, service excellence, and maintenance of accreditation of the Breast Center (NAPBC and NQMBC). Collaboration with imaging, oncology, and integrative providers and supportive staff (nurse navigators, registry, etc.) and development and maintenance of strong referral relationships with community providers expected. A premium is placed on the Medical Director's ability to facilitate teamwork with academic and community stakeholders. The successful applicant will hold an appointment in the University of Maryland Department of Surgery in the Section of Surgical Oncology within the Division of General and Oncologic Surgery. This individual will participate in the research and quality improvement activities of the Department of Surgery and of the University of Maryland Cancer Network (UMCN).
This role will require significant interaction with a multidisciplinary team of individuals, including breast medical and radiation oncology faculty of both the Kaufman Cancer Center and The University of Maryland Marlene and Stuart Greenebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center. Metrics for success will include clinical program development as well as clinical trials accrual in the field of breast surgery and oncology.
Founded in 1807, the University of Maryland School of Medicine is the oldest public medical school in the United States. The Greenebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center is a NCI Comprehensive Cancer Center ranked among the top cancer programs in the United States. The Greenebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center has a robust basic and clinical research effort in breast cancer and was responsible for the development of aromatase inhibitors, now in worldwide use. The University of Maryland Cancer Network is the state-wide cancer network of the University of Maryland Medical System that cares for more than one in four of the 24,000 Marylanders diagnosed with cancer each year.
This position offers a competitive salary and benefits package. Harford County, Maryland is a desirable suburban community offering strong schools, safe neighborhoods, and diverse recreational activities with easy access (30-60-minute drive) to larger metropolitan areas such as Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington D.C.
UMB is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law or policy.
Board certified in General Surgery or currently in training in accredited General Surgery residency program. Clear plan for academic development and scholarly activity.
Organization: School of Medicine - Clinical Departments
Job Posting: Oct 18, 2019
Internal Number: 136761
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