Director, Division of Medical Oncology
Department of Internal Medicine
The Ohio State University (OSU) College of Medicine and Wexner Medical Center and the Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute and the OSU Comprehensive Cancer Center (OSUCCC-James) seek an exceptional academic physician with proven leadership skills to serve as the next Director of the Division of Medical Oncology.
The Division of Medical Oncology falls under the Department of Internal Medicine led by Rama Mallampalli, MD and Chair. The Division is composed of 56 physicians on the tenure or clinical track, 15 PhD Research Faculty, 85 inpatient and outpatients advanced practice practitioners, and 25 administrative support staff. In fiscal year 2021, the Division had over 165 publications and $21.5 million in total external research funding including $8.5 million in NIH funding. There are eight Section Chiefs that lead clinical sub-specialties in breast, endocrine, gastrointestinal, genitourinary, head and neck, lung, melanoma and sarcoma. Dedicated medical oncology hospitalists support inpatient services. The Division has undergone remarkable growth in coordination with the Department and the OSUCCC-James over the past five years.
The Division of Medical Oncology's mission is to provide cutting-edge, compassionate care to those suffering from solid tumor malignancies through Team Science. Team Science is a philosophical approach that integrates scientific discoveries into the care given to patients. As a national leader, we bring 21st century innovative therapies, including cell therapy, molecular diagnostic and therapeutic approaches, and immunotherapy advances to our cancer patients. Because there are no routine cancers, all our clinicians are subspecialized. We work in tumor-specific multidisciplinary teams with surgical, radiation and subspecialty departments to determine the optimal care and to offer participation to the most promising clinical trials. The care we provide is highly coordinated through our subspecialty clinics at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center - Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC-James). The Division of Medical Oncology translates the newest cancer research findings by clinical and basic scientists working together to transform patient care and offer realistic hope for cures. Participation in clinical trials at the OSUCCC-James has led to multiple FDA- approved new standards of care for the treatment of various cancers.
The next Director will grow the Division by increasing its presence on the national/international stage through innovative laboratory and clinical research, strengthening the educational mission and bolstering the delivery of leading-edge clinical care on a local, regional, and national level. The successful candidate will possess the knowledge and experience to effectively lead physicians and other health professionals, researchers, and educators while embracing the values of inclusiveness, diversity and excellence. This leader should also embody the importance of mentoring, promoting talented junior faculty, led by consensus, and be a servant leader.
This is an exciting time for a new leader to join our forward-thinking organization. The Ohio State University College of Medicine and Wexner Medical Center and The James are undergoing nearly $3 billion in capital improvements to include a new hospital tower (to include additional new cancer beds), a new Interdisciplinary Health Sciences Center, a new interdisciplinary research building and expanding Innovation District to promote and expand cross-disciplinary research and ideation. Additionally, a strategic expansion of ambulatory and surgical services is underway. The new OSUWMC West Campus Cancer Ambulatory Center will open within the next two years, a cancer program facility housing oncology exam, infusion, proton therapy and ambulatory surgery.
Qualified candidates must possess an MD, DO (with or without PhD), and board certification in Medical Oncology and be licensed or eligible for licensure to practice medicine in the state of Ohio. Proven and substantial leadership experience in an academic medical center is required, as is the ability to be a collaborative thought-leader in a large, matrixed, multi-faceted medical center.
The OSUCCC-James strives to create a cancer-free world by integrating scientific research with excellence in education and patient-centered care - a strategy that leads to better methods of prevention, detection and treatment. Ohio State is one of 51 National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers and one of only a few centers funded by the NCI to conduct both phase I and phase II clinical trials on novel anticancer drugs sponsored by the NCI. As the cancer program's 356-bed adult patient-care component, The James is the 3rd largest cancer hospital in the nation, ranked by U.S. News & World Report and has achieved Magnet® designation, the highest honor an organization can receive for quality patient care and professional nursing practice. With 21 floors and more than 1.1 million square feet, The James is a transformational facility that fosters collaboration and integration of cancer research and clinical cancer care. Click "here" for more detailed information on the OSUCCC-James including advanced clinical trials, 275+ world-renowned cancer researchers, accreditations, accolades, revolutionary targeted treatments, methods and therapies and survivorship programming.
The Ohio State University College of Medicine, with more than 4,500 learners, is the only academic medical center in central Ohio. Ranked as the 7th most diverse medical school by U.S. News & World Report in 2021, it is known nationwide for curricular innovation, pioneering research and outstanding patient care at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. With more than 1,800 faculty members, the college comprises 19 clinical departments, seven basic science departments and the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences.
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center consists of The Ohio State University Health System, the College of Medicine, the Health Sciences Library and the Faculty Group Practice. As the Midwest's highest-ranked hospital for safety and patient care according to University Health System Consortium, the OSU Wexner Medical Center is committed to providing world-class care.
The Ohio State University, Wexner Medical Center and OSUCCC-James are located in Columbus, Ohio, the state capitol and the 14th largest city in the United States. From historic communities and suburban living to college crowds and nightlife, Columbus is a friendly Midwestern town with metropolitan style. With easy commutes and low cost of living relative to comparable metropolitan areas, central Ohio has a temperate climate where fall and spring delight while summers are not too oppressively hot or humid and winters are not too cold or snowy. The city is renowned for its leading technological companies, vast academic resources, thriving industry, an eclectic mix of entertainment, dining and shopping, and easily accessible opportunities for sports and recreation for participants and fans alike. The university and medical center are home to an exciting, growth-oriented culture of innovation and discovery. Together, these entities have established a bold vision to ensure that the university will be among the leading public universities in the nation for research and creative expression to address critical societal challenges and that the medical center will pioneer breakthrough health care solutions to improve people's lives. For more on Columbus, please visit About Columbus.
All inquiries, nominations, and applications with cover letter and curriculum vitae should be directed in confidence to: Trevor Bethel, CPRP
The Ohio State University is committed to establishing a culturally and intellectually diverse environment, encouraging all members of our learning community to reach their full potential. We are responsive to dual- career families and strongly promote work-life balance to support our community members through a suite of institutionalized policies. To build a diverse workforce, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center encourages applications from individuals with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women. Ohio State is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status.
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