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Medical Director, Pediatric Stem Cell Transplantation and Cellular Therapy Program

University of Texas at Austin
Texas, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Jun 16, 2024

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Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Medicine
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Medical Director, Pediatric Stem Cell Transplantation and Cellular Therapy Program

College/School/Unit: Dell Medical School
Department: Pediatrics
Posted: Jan 25, 2024
Apply By: Open until filled


The Department of Pediatrics at the Dell Medical School (DMS) at The University of Texas at Austin, along with its clinical partner Dell Children's Medical Center, a part of the Ascension Seton Healthcare Family, is seeking a Program Director of Pediatric Stem Cell Transplantation and Cellular Therapy. In partnership with Division Chief, the BMT-Director will develop and foster a vision for the newly created Cellular Therapy program with a strong focus on achieving FACT Accreditation, providing clinical care, education as well as building statewide and national relationships for Dell Children's Medical Center. This is a full time employed position at Assistant/Associate Professor rank, with protected time for clinical care, administration, and education.

The Hematology Oncology division has a strong record of long-standing participation in clinical trials, cooperative groups, and consortia. The Program Director will work collaboratively with Division Chief and 12 Pediatric Hematologists-Oncologists and 20 advanced practitioners (APN/PA). The division is on a strong growth trajectory with a well thought strategic business plan focused on excellence in clinical care, differentiated program development and professional growth. We manage 120-125 new oncology diagnoses/year and at present, average 12-15/year patients are referred to other institutions for cellular therapies. The Heme-Oncology unit is 22 beds (4 are BMT-dedicated), with strong nursing support. Heme-Oncology clinic is a 40,000 sq ft dedicated pavilion with 25 chair infusion centers. The BMT program has strong institutional commitment with dedicated resources, team, and personnel support. The program director will work with 2 BMT-focused oncologists, 2 APNs, BMT-Quality manager, and program coordinator with committed resources for additional staff recruitment.

DMS, the first new medical school to be built at a tier one research university in nearly 50 years, welcomed its inaugural class in 2016. The school is committed to redesigning academic medicine and revolutionizing how people get and stay healthy, by educating leaders, developing new models of care, advancing innovation from health products to health care delivery, and partnering closely with community and regional stakeholders to serve the community's underserved population. The Ascension Healthcare Network (the nation's largest nonprofit health system) and DMS share a common vision of transforming healthcare through a focus on quality and value.

Dell Children's Medical Center (DCMC) is a 248-bed, Pediatric Level I Trauma Center; one of only five in all of Texas. It is one of an elite group of children's hospitals that offer the highest level of care available to children who have been victims of trauma. DCMC has a Level IV Epilepsy Center, Level IV NICU, Special Delivery Unit, Texas Center for Pediatric Congenital Heart Disease, and Inpatient Psychiatry Mental Health Unit. The DCMC network encompasses the most pediatric specialists and specialty programs in our region, serving a 46-county area as the premier comprehensive health care provider for children and adolescents. This not-for-profit organization leads health care delivery to a rapidly growing population of 1.9 million and is expanding with construction of a 4th medical tower and entire North Austin campus opened in November 2022.

Austin, the capital of Texas and 11th most populous city in the United States, is universally recognized as a vibrant, entrepreneurial, and socially conscious city. Its live music scene, international festivals such as South by Southwest (SXSW), and outdoor amenities have made it among the fastest growing large cities in the nation. This metropolis is a high-tech growth hub and home to one of the largest state universities in the country.


  • Board certification in Pediatric Hematology / Oncology
  • Training and experience in blood and marrow transplantation and cellular therapy
  • Demonstrated excellence in patient care
  • Licensed or ability to acquire medical license and DEA in state of Texas

  • Competitive and inclusive
  • Comprehensive medical and dental plans
  • 401K with employer contribution

Application Instructions

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

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