Academic/Faculty, Medical - Clinical, Medical - Research
Chief, UCSF Health Division of Hematology and Oncology
Position Description The Department of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco is seeking an outstanding physician of unique vision, enthusiasm, and experience to serve as Chief of the Division of Hematology and Oncology at its UCSF Health campuses. The division chief provides leadership for approximately 70 faculty members working at three sites (Parnassus, Mt. Zion, and Mission Bay) in order to support the department’s mission in patient care, research, education, and public service. Candidates must have a distinguished record of scholarly achievement, strong commitment to patient care, and dedication to graduate medical education. Because the chief will be the leader of a very large academic and clinical enterprise, a candidate’s experience in leading significant programs is critically important.
The division oversees outstanding programs in all organ-based cancers, as well as specialized programs in early phase treatments, genetic oncology, and cancer immunotherapy. Clinically, US News & World Report ranks the program in the top 10 in the nation, and the division’s fellowship programs are widely recognized as among the very best in the country. The division is affiliated with the Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy, and benefits from a close collaboration with other UCSF-affiliated institutes, including the Chan-Zuckerberg Biohub and the Gladstone Institute. The division also plays a central role in SF CAN, a city-wide cancer consortium, and the UC Cancer Consortium, which brings together cancer-related activities at all five health systems within the University of California. UCSF’s NCI-Designated comprehensive cancer center provides important support for academic activities. In fiscal year 2020, the division’s budget was approximately $98 million, half from research activities (including $20 million of clinical trials activity); the division submitted 72 research proposals (excluding clinical trials) and received 32 new awards in excess of $15 million total. Currently, the division sponsors 479 active clinical trials supported by 171 research staff, and faculty and trainees were authors of 334 peer-reviewed publications.
Key Responsibilities of the Division Chief • Direct and develop the clinical and research activities of the division. • Implement plans to grow the clinical practice as formulated by the department chair and UCSF leadership, and in coordination with the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center. Candidates with appropriate qualifications will also be considered for the position of Physician-in-Chief of the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center. • Build the presence of hematology and oncology in the increasingly expansive UCSF Health network, including recruitment and retention of community physicians, and building bridges (including those involving teaching and research) back to the division faculty. • Be responsible for the oversight and growth of the division’s research portfolio; provide mentoring and coaching for junior faculty to assist them in developing independent research careers; ensure adequate space is available for research projects; and foster collaborative research involving faculty of other divisions/departments related to the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center. • Oversee all divisional educational activities, including the specialty specific education of the internal medicine residents and medical students, and the divisional fellowship program. • Lead and ensure the commitment to building a broadly diverse community, nurturing a culture that is welcoming and supportive, and engaging diverse ideas for the provision of culturally competent education, discovery, and patient care. • Promote health equity for patients across all categories of race, ethnicity, language, gender, sexual orientation, and ability status; and play a key role in ensuring that patients have equitable access to quality care in an inclusive environment and consistently monitor progress toward this goal. • Provide mentoring and guidance to faculty to include education and professionalism, as well as department/division’s expectations in terms of clinical care, quality, education, academic productivity, and promotion. • Ensure the quality, safety, and cost-effective care of UCSF patients with cancer and non-malignant hematologic disorders. • Expand clinical, translational, and basic research activities of the division’s faculty and staff, including greater clinical trial accruals. • Oversee financial management of the division, including budgeting and resource allocation. • Recruit faculty and assume shared responsibility, along with administrative executives, for hiring other professional and support staff for the division. • Serve as a member of the senior academic leadership team of UCSF.
The division chief will work closely with the chiefs and faculty of UCSF’s affiliated academic institutions (Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and San Francisco VA Medical Center) to ensure continued success and support for its joint fellowship programs in hematology-oncology and to promote faculty recruitment and career growth across all divisions.
Requirements The successful candidate must be board certified in hematology, oncology or both, and eligible for a California medical license. This position is available at the rank of associate professor or full professor in either the In Residence, Ladder or Clinical X series, depending on qualifications. The ideal candidate should have a strong track record of scholarship, publication, teaching, and clinical excellence; and have demonstrated leadership and mentorship skills and success.
The division chief must exhibit the qualities required to be a successful leader in a complex, matrixed environment, including the ability to work collaboratively across the various organizations, and effectively promote the division with community providers and leaders, donors, and hospital executives. A demonstrated ability to maintain an externally funded research program is preferred.
UCSF seeks candidates whose experience, teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.
Nominations and applications, including a CV, statement of contributions to diversity, and letter of interest, can be sent in confidence to Spencer Stuart.
The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) is a leading university dedicated to promoting health worldwide through advanced biomedical research, graduate-level education in the life sciences and health professions, and high-quality patient care. It is the only UC campus in the 10-campus system dedicated exclusively to the health sciences.