Chair, Department of Medicine

Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center
Buffalo, New York
Sep 02, 2020
Oct 02, 2020
Full Time

The Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, Western New York’s only NCI designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, has initiated a search for a Chair, Department of Medicine. The Roswell Park Department of Medicine is focused totally in oncology and is made up of physicians, scientists, and allied health personnel organized into two main divisions of Hematologic Malignancies and Solid tumor Malignancies.  We are seeking a board-certified Medical Oncologist/Hematologist to provide leadership to the department that consists of 158 employees including 42 Faculty members. Subspecialties include: Early Phase Clinical Trials, GU, Thoracic, GI, Melanoma, Sarcoma, Transplant and Cellular Therapy (TCT), Lymphoma, Myeloma, Leukemia, Breast and Survivorship.

Candidates should have a strong and well established clinical and research program in their field of interest.   Responsibilities for this senior leadership position include overseeing all clinical aspects of the Department to include the delivery of high quality, safe, and efficient patient care and includes teaching and supporting research within the Institute and managing the overall operations (strategic planning, faculty recruitment, financial operations, and capital equipment recommendations). Successful candidates will help build upon the Department’s existing strengths, and work to provide the vision and academic leadership that will bring the Department to the next level of excellence.

Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center is a leader in transplant and cellular therapies, personalized medicine, cancer vaccines, immunotherapy and robotic surgery training programs; as well as a leader in cancer research where the latest therapies are available to patients through our robust clinical trials program.  Named a Best Hospital by U.S. News & World Report, ranked 14th among nearly 900 cancer centers in the country,  and rated High Performing in two specialty areas: colon and lung cancer surgery, Roswell Park is a member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN), a prestigious alliance of leading cancer centers that seeks continuous quality improvement and creates evidence-based practice guidelines.

At Roswell Park, we set the bar higher for quality, safety and effectiveness of care, comparing ourselves to top cancer centers across the nation. We continually track and publish our latest outcomes data on numerous safety and quality indicators — survival, length of stay, readmission and infection rates, and high volumes for specialized treatments like robotic and video-assisted surgery, Gamma Knife radiosurgery, and transplant and cellular therapies — benchmarking our data against national measures. We seek and maintain professional memberships, accreditations and certifications that demand ongoing quality review and a demonstrated commitment to excellence.

Applicants are required to be BC/BE in hematology or medical oncology and be eligible for a NY State Medical License.  Salary and total package are competitive a commensurate with experience and qualifications, and excellent fringe benefits are offered. 

Interested candidates should forward CV and a cover letter to:

Angela Gunther, MBA, AASPR

Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center

Elm & Carlton Streets, Buffalo, NY 14263