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System Head, Classical Hematology

Employer
Northwell Health
Location
Manhasset, New York
Salary
Full-time clinical base compensation at Northwell Health ranges from $125K to $750K.
Closing date
Apr 13, 2024

 

The Northwell Health Cancer Institute, with the support of Northwell Health Executive Leadership, invites applications and nominations for the System Head, Classical Hematology at the Northwell Health Cancer Institute. Working closely with the System Chief Hematologic Malignancies and the Deputy Physician in Chief of Medical Oncology, this leader will advance the clinical, research, and teaching mission of classical hematology to ensure an integrated and unified approach to patient care throughout an expansive network spanning New York City, Long Island and Westchester County. In this fashion, the System Head of Classical Hematology will support best in class, comprehensive care through standardization, program development and the advancement of innovation through research.

Our Health System

Northwell Health

As New York State’s largest private employer and health care provider and one of the nation’s largest health care systems, Northwell Health includes a network of collaborators, research pioneers, entrepreneurs, and educators – 85,000 strong – caring for millions of patients each year. Northwell Health delivers world-class clinical care throughout the New York metropolitan area, pioneering research at the Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research, and training the next generation of medical professionals through the visionary Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell. Six Northwell hospitals achieve top-50 national rankings from U.S. News & World Report in 32 medical specialties.
Northwell Health’s focus is on prevention, wellness, and providing the full continuum of diagnosis, treatment, and after-care services to all those that the health system serves. Recognized as an established leader in public health and community outreach, Northwell Health serves a socioeconomically and ethnically diverse patient population across the state of New York, the tri-state area and around the world. Northwell Health was named to Fortune’s Best Places to Work list in 2020, and one of Fortune’s 100 Best Places to Work for Diversity, and Best Workplaces in Health Care and Biopharma. Northwell provides seamless, coordinated care for over two million patients annually through 14,200+ credentialed physicians, including about 4,900 employed doctors including members of Northwell Physician Partners; 18,000+ nurses; and 5,000+ volunteers. Northwell Health generates $13.5 billion in annual revenues.

About the Northwell Health Cancer Institute

Northwell Health is one of the largest cancer care providers in the New York metropolitan area, diagnosing 19,000 cases and treating over 16,000 patients annually. The mission of the Northwell Health Cancer Institute is to provide high-quality, comprehensive cancer care in a coordinated, multidisciplinary, and compassionate environment. The Cancer Institute is continuing its transformational growth and evolution, from a sophisticated community setting into a “hybrid cancer center,” combining the best of academic and community cancer care, consolidating previously existing cancer care services with a significant expansion of such services.   

Under the leadership of Dr. Richard R. Barakat, Physician-in-Chief and Executive Director of the Northwell Health Cancer Institute, Senior Vice President of the health system’s Cancer Service Line, and Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine, the Cancer Institute has recruited world renowned clinicians to provide quaternary services and highly complex care. This, combined with cutting-edge cancer clinical trials, the Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research, and Northwell’s partnership with Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, has uniquely positioned Northwell to bring medical excellence and talent together to provide unmatched comprehensive cancer care.

The Division of Hematology is part of the Northwell Health Cancer Institute, giving patients access to the services of more than 200 Cancer Institute physicians in more than 25 sub-specialties. The Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research is home to Northwell Health’s research and is an epicenter for scientific discovery and innovation, including basic science and clinical research in molecular medicine, genetics, immunotherapy, oncology, brain research, mental health, autoimmunity, and bioelectronic medicine. In 2015, Northwell Health and Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, named the top academic research institution worldwide by Nature, began a strategic affiliation to accelerate cancer research, diagnosis, and treatment.

For more information about Northwell Health Cancer Institute, please visit https://www.northwell.edu/cancer-institute.

 

Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell

Established in 2008, the Zucker School of Medicine was founded by two equal partners: Hofstra University and Northwell Health. The Zucker School of Medicine was built upon the strong clinical and graduate medical education programs of Northwell Health, as well as the robust research and academic programs of both Hofstra University and Northwell’s Feinstein Institute for Medical Research.

The School of Medicine aims to establish itself as a revered institution of higher medical education by means of accomplishing the following visionary objectives:

To be a premier “Millennial Medical School” To be a major contributor to the redefining of medical education To effect positive change for Hofstra University, Northwell Health, and the community To improve the health of the region  

The School welcomed its inaugural class in August 2011. Just two years following the graduation of its first class of medical students, The Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell was ranked among the top medical schools in the country for primary care, according to the 2018 U.S. News & World Report’s Best Graduate Schools. The Zucker School of Medicine currently ranks among the top medical schools nationwide for research according to the 2019 U.S. News & World Report’s Best Graduate Schools rankings. The School has enjoyed impressive growth in size and status in just ten years of existence, including an expanding community of more than 3,100 faculty and 100 staff. The School’s sense of collaboration and camaraderie has inspired new ways to educate and shape successful professionals in medicine.

For more information about Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine, please visit https://medicine.hofstra.edu/.

Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research

The Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research, led by President and CEO Kevin J. Tracey, MD, is Northwell Health’s research enterprise. Home to 50 research labs, 3,000 clinical research studies, 5,000 researchers and staff, the Feinstein Institutes are raising the standard of medical innovation through its five institutes led by top researchers:

  1. Institute of Behavioral Science
  2. Institute of Bioelectronic Medicine
  3. Institute of Cancer Research
  4. Institute of Health Innovation & Outcome Research
  5. Institute of Molecular Medicine

Each institute has an impressive track record of producing knowledge that cures disease and improves patients’ lives. Their work is transforming the treatment of conditions like Crohn’s disease, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, sepsis, cancer, acute psychiatric illness and Alzheimer’s disease. They are the world’s scientific headquarters for bioelectronic medicine, an emerging field born in their laboratories that combines neuroscience, molecular medicine and bioengineering to tap into the nervous system to treat disease and injury without pharmaceuticals.

In the last three years, the Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research increased its faculty from 186 to 313. A total of $62 million extramural research funding and $7.5 million infrastructure funding were received in 2019. The Feinstein Institutes’ 2019 NIH funding more than doubled from the three previous years’ average of $20.3 million. The organization published more than 1,300 papers, including major publications in Nature and Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

For more information about Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research, please visit https://feinstein.northwell.edu/.

The Division of Medical Oncology and The Division of Hematology

The Divisions of Medical Oncology and Hematology are home to academic clinicians as well as clinical and translational researchers who are committed to the tripartite mission of excellence in research, clinical care, and education. The Divisions’ full-time oncologists and hematologists collaborate with cancer specialists in surgery, radiation oncology, pathology, radiology, as well as supportive and palliative care, to provide appropriate, personalized cancer treatment plans. The clinical program continues to grow through the work of extremely productive physicians who are recognized leaders in their fields. Their commitment to patient-centered care is demonstrated by consistently achieving high Press Ganey scores from their patients.

The physicians of the Divisions of Medical Oncology and Hematology are organized in multidisciplinary disease management teams. There are currently ten active practice sites including:

  • Northwell Health Cancer Institute Zuckerberg Cancer Center at Center for Advanced Medicine (Lake Success) – 37 Hematologists and Medical Oncologists
  • Northwell Health Cancer Institute Florina Cancer Center at Staten Island University Hospital – 8 Hematologists and Medical Oncologists
  • Northwell Health Cancer Institute at Imbert Cancer Center (Bay Shore) – 4 Hematologists and Medical Oncologists
  • Northwell Health Cancer Institute at Huntington (Greenlawn) – 2 Hematologists and Medical Oncologists
  • Northwell Health Cancer Institute at Riverhead – 2 Hematologists and Medical Oncologists
  • Northwell Health Cancer Institute at Phelps – 3 Hematologists and Medical Oncologists
  • Northwell Health Cancer Institute at Northern Westchester Hospital – 2 Hematologists and Medical Oncologists
  • Northwell Health Cancer Institute at MEETH – 4 Hematologists and Medical Oncologists
  • Northwell Health Cancer Institute at Queens Medical Associates – 8 Hematologists and Medical Oncologists  

Faculty participate in national federal and pharmaceutical clinical studies, ranging from fundamental cellular investigations to the latest cutting-edge translational and clinical research. Our expert medical oncologists and hematologists are leaders in emerging chemotherapy and immunotherapy treatments as well as hormonal and biological therapies. They collaborate with translational researchers at Northwell’s Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research and with Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. As educators, they train the next generation of cancer specialists through academic activities at the Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell and through medical residency and Hematology/Medical Oncology subspecialty fellowship training programs.

The faculty trains the next generation of cancer specialists through academic activities at the Donald & Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell and through medical residency and hematology and medical oncology subspecialty fellowship programs. The fellowship in hematology and medical oncology is evolving towards greater clinical and translational research activity.

For more information about the Division of Medical Oncology and Division of Hematology, please visit - https://www.northwell.edu/cancer-institute/about-us/hematology-medical-oncology.

The Role

The Northwell Health Cancer Institute and Northwell Health Leadership seek an experienced and proven board-certified physician executive and leader to serve as the System Head of Classical Hematology. Reporting to the Deputy Physician-in-Chief Dr. Richard Carvajal, this leader will be charged with articulating a vision and corresponding plan that fits within the overall Cancer Institute’s strategic plan that will result in being viewed nationally as a leader in clinical care, research, and education. The System Head will be well positioned to build upon a strong research infrastructure to ensure the program is on the precipice of scientific discovery promotion, innovations and leading-edge clinical and translational research. The System Head will drive faculty engagement overseeing professional development, performance improvement, quality assurance and participation in clinical research in order to meet the clinical and translational research goals and objectives of the health system and safeguarding an integrated and unified approach to patient care across New York City, Long Island and Westchester County.

In addition, the System Head, Classical Hematology will have an academic appointment at Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell.

Key Relationships:

  • Reports To: Richard Carvajal, MD Deputy Physician-in-Chief, Northwell Health Cancer Institute
  • Direct Reports: 13 Hematologists
  • Partners with: Deputy Physician in Chief, Radiation Medicine; Deputy Physician in Chief, Surgical Oncology; 65+ Hematologists and Medical Oncologists
  • Relates to Externally: Patients and families; Community-based physicians and stakeholder; National and International Professional Societies; NIH, CDC, PCORI; Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory; New York State Department of Health; Additional state and national regulatory bodies

Candidate Qualifications

The successful candidate will ideally possess the following qualifications and experience:

Education and Experience

  • M.D. Degree or equivalent from an accredited College of Medicine.
  • Board certification in hematology.
  • Experience as a department or division head, preferably in a major medical center or health system.
  • Experience teaching residents and medical students.
  • Nationally recognized clinical, basic and/or translational research program with an established record of publication in high impact journals.
  • Outstanding communication and management skills, and an ability to work collaboratively with medical staff, hospital management, and staff.
  • Active participation in relevant national societies.

Capabilities

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills to establish credibility quickly, build rapport, and easily interact with clinical and administrative leadership, as well as physicians and staff throughout Northwell Health.
  • Proven ability to cultivate strong relationships with various stakeholders and create an environment that fosters collaboration and trust.
  • Ability to exert influence and drive outcomes among individuals with whom you do not have formal authority or reporting relationship.
  • Exceptional presentation skills and a high degree of poise when interacting with internal and external senior leaders.
  • Business acumen to understand Northwell Health’s operating environment, including competition and trends that could influence the organization’s success and the ability to measure the impact of decisions.
  • Ability to ensure program targets are met on time and on budget to build the infrastructure for a world-class Health System that offers state-of-the-art care and innovation.
  • The professional capacity to drive the culture in support of this vision.
  • Demonstrated track record of building relationships with physicians to increase integration and grow market share.
  • Expertise in the latest evidence-based clinical guidelines and technological advances.
  • Genuine enthusiasm for working in an environment of constant change and growth.
  • Desire to train the next generation of physicians.

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