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Pediatric Oncology Division Chief/Medical Director, CHOC Children's Hyundai Cancer Institute

University of California Irvine School of Medicine and The Children's Hospital of Orange County
California, United States
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Aug 3, 2021

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University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine 

Children’s Hospital of Orange County 

Search for the Pediatric Oncology Division Chief/Medical Director, CHOC Children’s Hyundai Cancer Institute 

Orange, California  

The University of California Irvine (UCI) School of Medicine and The Children’s Hospital of Orange County  (CHOC Children’s) seek to recruit a national leader to hold the positions of Pediatric Oncology Division  Chief, UCI School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics; Oncology Division Chief, CHOC Children’s  Specialists/Medical Director, CHOC Children’s Hyundai Cancer Institute. This leader will provide overall  leadership for pediatric oncology across UCI and CHOC Children’s, overseeing clinical excellence, faculty  recruitment, strategic planning, and program development, and ensuring the integration of training and  research with clinical services. This leader must be a persuasive advocate for pediatric oncology at CHOC  Children’s and UCI, able to articulate goals, inspire progress, and respond nimbly to change.  

CHOC Children’s and UCI desire to recruit an accomplished physician-scientist with strong leadership skills,  who will oversee clinical, research, and education programs as well as administrative and financial affairs.  They will provide the overall direction for clinical programs, research, recruitment, outreach, other  program development, and ensure compliance with all governmental and institutional policies. They  should have strong interpersonal skills, be able to effectively communicate a vision, and have  demonstrated leadership capabilities in previous academic appointments. 

The successful candidate must share and demonstrate a personal commitment to the shared values of  excellence, innovation, service, scholarship, collaboration, compassion, and accountability. Candidates  should have strong clinical, research, and leadership/management experience in a children’s hospital or  academic pediatric department affiliated with a university medical school, with a minimum of 10 years of  progressive experience and an increasing scope of responsibility including faculty and trainee mentoring  and program development. 

Qualified candidates will have earned an MD or MD/PhD (or equivalent), be board certified by the  American Board of Pediatrics, and currently be eligible for a medical license in the state of California.  Candidates must demonstrate a record of scholarly productivity, be eligible for appointment in the Health  Sciences Clinical Professor or Professor of Clinical X series as an associate or full professor and be involved  in academic societies at a national level. Titles in the Professor of Clinical X Series are academically  qualified individuals whose predominant responsibilities are in teaching and clinical service, and who also  engage in creative activities. Titles in the Health Sciences Clinical Professor Series are faculty who make  substantial contributions to the University through excellence in teaching, clinical expertise, scholarly or  creative achievement, and engagement in service. 

CHOC and UCI have retained Isaacson, Miller, a national executive search firm, to assist in this search.  Screening of complete applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For  more details, including the full position profile and to submit inquiries, nominations, referrals, and applications, please see the Isaacson, Miller website for the search: Electronic  submission of materials is required. 

David Bellshaw, Courtney Wilk-Mandel, and Belen Gutierrez 

Isaacson, Miller 

1000 Sansome Street, Suite 300 

San Francisco, CA 94111 

Phone: 415.655.4900 

UCI is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will  receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender  identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC  nondiscrimination policy. A recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity, UCI is responsive to the needs of  dual career couples, supports work-life balance through an array of family-friendly policies, and is dedicated to  broadening participation in higher education. 

CHOC Children's is an equal opportunity at will employer and does not discriminate against any employee or  applicant for employment because of age, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, mental or  physical disability, citizenship, national origin, ancestry (including language use restrictions), race, color, religion,  religious creed, religious dress or grooming, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical  conditions), gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, military and veteran status. Include list  of opportunities and challenges, and a shortened summary of qualifications as appropriate.

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