Houston, Texas (US)
Competitive salary and benefits
May 03, 2019
Jun 02, 2019

The Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center (DLDCCC), an NCI designated comprehensive cancer center, is recruiting a senior medical oncologist (associate professor or professor) specializing in breast cancer to serve as Medical Director of Breast Medical Oncology, and join the multidisciplinary clinical leadership team at its Lester and Sue Smith Breast Center (LSSBC).

The LSSBC, an integral part of the DLDCCC, is a comprehensive multidisciplinary clinical care and research center for patients with wide range of breast health concerns including risk assessment, family history, genetic counseling, screening, benign breast conditions, prevention, and treatment of all stages of breast cancer. With a dedicated team of breast medical oncologists, breast surgeons, breast imagers, genetic counselors, nurse practitioners, a dietitian, a social worker, we offer cutting-edge diagnosis and treatment services. LSSBC clinical research infrastructure is robust and conducts clinical trials of all phases and complexities. Our Breast Cancer Program has over $16 million in funding annually from the NCI, DOD, and other agencies. Our Breast Cancer SPORE is the first and longest funded SPORE grant in the country. Baylor is also one of the three co-sponsors of the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, the largest breast cancer meeting in the world. Members of our Breast Cancer Program help plan and lead the symposium.

The DLDCCC recently moved to its new 65,000 sq. ft state-of-the-art clinical facility featuring a 24 chair infusion center, breast imaging facility, 54 exam rooms, and adjacent admin space for physicians, clinical staff, and clinical research staff.  

The ideal candidate would have the following key responsibilities:

  • Lead, enhance, and expand multidisciplinary breast cancer care and the clinical footprint of the LSSBC in collaboration with leaders from other specialties.
  • Provide breast cancer care to patients at the LSSBC at Baylor and Harris Health’s Smith Clinic.
  • Play a leadership role in clinical research by helping expand our clinical trial portfolio.
  • Collaborate with laboratory scientists at the LSSBC to translate their discoveries into the clinic.
  • Participate in the education of trainees, and mentoring junior faculty, in collaboration with colleagues at the Section of Hematology and Oncology.

Leaders of clinical programs at the DLDCCC report operationally to the Executive Medical Director who reports to the DLDCCC director (Dr. Kent Osborne). The successful candidate would also get an academic appointment commensurate with stage of career (subject to approval by the Tenure and Promotion Committee) at the Department of Medicine’s section of Hematology and Oncology as well as membership of the Lester and Sue Smith Breast Center.

Interested applicants should send their CV’s with a cover letter to:

Mothaffar F. Rimawi, M.D
Professor, Hematology-Oncology Section/Dept of Medicine
Executive Medical Director
Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center
Baylor College of Medicine
7200 Cambridge St, A7.321
Houston, TX 77030
(713) 798-1311