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Academic Surgical Oncologist Position in Illinois

Carle Physician Group
Champaign-Urbana, Illinois
Commensurate with experience
Closing date
Feb 25, 2023

Job Details

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in collaboration with Carle Health is seeking an academic Surgical Oncologist to be a faculty member of the Carle Illinois College of Medicine and to help grow the surgical oncology programs at Carle Health and the Carle Cancer Institute in Urbana, Illinois. This position will be 50% clinical and 50% academic/research with paid protected time for research.

The candidate will be supported to develop relationships and collaborate with the existing researchers at Carle and at the University of Illinois, to attract intramural and extramural funding, and develop hypothesis driven research protocols. The candidate would practice at Carle Foundation Hospital in a multi-disciplinary setting with a weekly Upper GI Tumor Board, outpatient clinics at Carle Cancer Institute in Urbana and strong support from Medical Oncology, Radiation Oncology, Advanced GI Endoscopy and Interventional Radiology with an opportunity for multidisciplinary collaboration for management of liver cancers. The position would also be supported for call coverage from Carle General Surgery Service at Carle Foundation Hospital.

Carle Foundation Hospital was ranked in the top 1% of all hospitals for clinical outcomes and has been recognized as One of America’s 50 Best Hospitals™ by Healthgrades®. Carle Foundation Hospital has been recognized by NSQIP and the American College of Surgeons as one of the top hospitals for meritorious outcomes for surgical patient care and is ranked in the top decile by U.S. News and World Report for Gastroenterology and GI Surgery care. The Carle Cancer Institute has a strong clinical cancer research profile with a National Community Oncology Research Program (NCORP) Grant continuously funded by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) since 1983 with and more than 100 open clinical trials for cancer patients in East Central Illinois. The Carle Cancer Institute is a pillar of Carle Health’s Stephens Family Clinical Research Institute, which provides existing opportunities to support investigator-initiated studies.

The Champaign-Urbana campus includes Carle Foundation Hospital, the Cancer Center of Illinois (the largest basic-science focused cancer center in the U.S.), the Carle Cancer Institute, and the Carle Illinois College of Medicine. The Grainger College of Engineering at the University of Illinois is one of the top-ten ranked engineering schools in the country. The Carle Illinois College of Medicine integrates engineering design and innovation throughout medical education, training physician-innovators who are uniquely prepared to revolutionize medicine through exceptional clinical skills and scalable groundbreaking solutions to complex health problems.


  • Candidates must be an MD/DO, be BC in Surgery and be fellowship-trained in surgical oncology. Training/interest in minimally invasive surgery preferred.
  • Record of experience and accomplishment should be at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor and have a clinical focus on the surgical management of patients with upper GI malignancies (pancreas, liver, biliary tract, stomach) and soft tissue sarcomas.
  • Candidates must have a track record of federally funded research and leading research teams.

Application Procedures:

Applications should be received by March 3, 2023.

To ensure full consideration, please email the following information to Katie Schroeder, Faculty Recruiter for Carle Health (

  • Cover letter that also addresses academic, research and clinical philosophy
  • Complete curriculum vitae

University of Illinois System is an equal opportunity employer, including but not limited to disability and/or veteran status, and complies with all applicable state and federal employment


With 500+ physicians comprising 80 specialties/sub-specialties and a service area of 1.3 million residents, Carle Physician Group is locally owned and physician led. Our physician group is part of a not-for-profit integrated network of healthcare services that includes Carle Foundation Hospital, a 413-bed Level I Trauma Center with Level III perinatal services. Carle Cancer Center is a nationally recognized cancer center providing the most current cancer treatments to communities throughout East Central Illinois. The center has board-certified, locally-based physicians on staff specializing in medical oncology, hematology, breast surgery, mammography, surgical oncology, head and neck surgical oncology, and radiation oncology, as well as a complete support staff of certified nurses, patient care coordinators, and volunteers.

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