Director of Brain Tumor Program

Atlanta, GA
Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Sep 28, 2017
Oct 28, 2017
Full Time



The Winship Cancer Institute in collaboration with the Brain Health Center of Emory University and the Emory University School of Medicine seeks outstanding candidates with national and international stature in brain tumor research and care to become the director of its Brain Tumor Program. Exceptional physician/physician-scientist having a strong clinical/translational emphasis in brain tumor research are encouraged to apply. Successful candidates will be expected to maintain an independent, funded research program and to build a highly effective Brain Tumor program in alignment with Winship Cancer Institute’s strategic priorities. Faculty appointment will be in the appropriate department within the Emory University School of Medicine. An MD or MD/PhD is required for consideration and interested candidates should have experience delivering high quality brain tumor care, overseeing clinical operations, and have a track record of conducting clinical research with preferred experience in collaborating with basic science researchers.

As part of the Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Brain Health Center, the Winship Brain Tumor Program encompasses the research, academic effort and clinical care dedicated to brain tumors in the disciplines of neurosurgery, neuro-oncology, radiation oncology, oncologic psychiatry, and oncologic rehabilitation. Members of the program have a long and successful history at Emory and are a critical component of the cancer care provided to patients at Winship, Emory Healthcare and affiliated hospitals including Grady Memorial Hospital, and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta’s Aflac Cancer Center. The Winship Brain Tumor Program at Emory is nationally and internationally known for its cutting edge treatment of brain tumor patients, leading clinical trials, and outstanding basic/translational research. The prevalence of brain tumors and the volume of neuro-oncology patients in the Atlanta area are anticipated to increase as the Atlanta population continues to grow. Numerous opportunities exist to strengthen Winship’s Brain Tumor Program.

As Georgia’s first and only National Cancer Institute Designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, the Winship Cancer Institute serves as the coordinating center for a vast array of resources in medical, surgical, radiation oncology, diagnostic imaging, and the subspecialties of cancer care and prevention, basic and translational research throughout Emory University. To learn more about the Winship Cancer Institute, its research, outreach, clinical trials, and faculty and staff, visit

Emory School of Medicine is renowned as a premier research institution, having received $400 million in sponsored research funding in fiscal year 2016 and now ranks 16th among all US medical schools in total NIH research support. Among Emory’s other research facilities are Woodruff Memorial Research Building, Rollins Research Center, Biomedical/Dental Building, the vaccine research center, and the Whitehead Memorial

Research Building. Recently, Winship’s clinical program at Emory University Hospital was recognized as a top cancer center in the United States by U.S. News and World Report and number one cancer hospital in Georgia. Winship has 393 clinical and research members with academic appointments in over 38 departments across the Schools of Medicine, Nursing, and Public Health at Emory University. In total Winship members hold over $110 million in peer-reviewed research funding.

Successful candidates should have a strong record of peer-reviewed research and publications with a particular focus in cancer-relevant research. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter describing their background and experience, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references to:

Walter J. Curran, Jr., MD

Executive Director

Winship Cancer Institute

1365 Clifton Road, N.E.

Atlanta, GA 30322


c/o Tiffany Norman

Fax: (404) 778-5048


Emory University is an EEO/AA employer