The Department of Pediatrics at The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) and Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin (CHW) are conducting a national search for a visionary leader to serve as Chief of our Pediatric Hematology, Oncology and Transplant (HOT) Section and Service Line Physician Leader of our Midwest Athletes against Childhood Cancer (MACC) Fund Center. The successful candidate will be responsible for the comprehensive leadership and management of the Section’s financial, operational, human resources, and academic activities. Additionally, he/she will play a significant leadership role in the implementation and advancement of the MACC Fund Center’s strategic plan and growth initiatives. Candidates should be board certified or board eligible in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology. Administrative and/or leadership experience is highly preferred. Additionally, candidates should have experience in conducting clinical and/or translational research in pediatric hematology and/or oncology.
This individual will lead more than 50 physicians and scientists and over 20 additional clinical and support staff. We are seeking an individual with a strong track record of scholarly accomplishments with progressive administrative experience. The ideal candidate will also have demonstrated excellence in interpersonal skills and multidisciplinary collaboration.
Our oncology, hematology, and bone marrow transplant programs are healthy, and our clinical services draw patients nationally and internationally. The section also supports thriving research programs that span the breadth of clinical trials, translational research, and basic science. The section is particularly dedicated to expanding therapeutic opportunities through early phase clinical trials. This has been accomplished through membership in several early phase consortia, engaging pharmaceutical partners, and developing unique investigator-initiated trials. Through institutional and community collaboration along with increased early-phase clinical trial experience, we have been successful in developing a world class clinical trial organization (CTO) including expert personnel, faculty and regulatory processes.
Other therapies that we have invested significant effort and resources into include experimental hematopoietic progenitor cell transplantation, cancer immunotherapy, cellular therapy, and treatment of vascular tumors / anomalies.
Another unique aspect of the section is our national prominence in hematology. This prominence is due to our long standing clinical and research programs in sickle cell disease and bleeding disorders. These programs are further augmented through our relationship with the Blood Center of Wisconsin and its Blood Research Institute. All of our efforts are possible through the support given from our CTO, the MCW Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI), and the MCW Institutional Cancer Center.
Another core support program for the section is the MACC Fund. The MACC Fund is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to raising funds to support research for pediatric cancer and blood disorders like aplastic anemia and sickle cell disease. The MACC Fund is celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2016. Apropos with this anniversary, we were delighted to name Jeffrey A. Medin, PhD as the MACC Fund Endowed Professor in 2015. Dr. Medin’s recruitment and appointment highlight the commitment of the MACC Fund and the entire campus towards fighting childhood cancer.
Academic Affiliations: Further support for the section and section chief will come from our many active academic affiliations. These include the following.
The Blood Research Institute of the Blood Center of Wisconsin and the Section of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology/Blood and Marrow Transplant at the Medical College of Wisconsin have an ongoing collaboration that has contributed to an invaluable network of scientific discovery and patient care.
The Center for International Blood and Marrow Transplant Research is a combined research program of the National Marrow Donor Program and the Medical College of Wisconsin, working to collect and study data on blood and bone marrow transplants worldwide. More than 500 international transplant centers collaborate with the CIBMTR to conduct research studies, collect, maintain, and share outcomes data on more than 300,000 transplant recipients, provide statistical expertise to researchers, and to provide education, guidelines, and training.
The Children's Research Institute advances state-of-the-art pediatric health care through translational research programs to find life-saving discoveries and cures in the diseases that affect children and interventions that enhance quality of life for children and families living with chronic health conditions.
The Clinical Immunodiagnostic and Research Laboratory (CIRL) provides comprehensive diagnostic services and innovative methods to detect, diagnose, and treat immunologic, hematologic, and oncologic disease states.
The Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center is the only academic cancer research and patient care group in Southeastern Wisconsin. It is a comprehensive cancer center which integrates clinical facilities at Froedtert Hospital, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, and Zablocki VA Medical Center.
The MACC Fund, Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer, Inc., a Milwaukee based charitable organization, works very closely with the Pediatric Hematology/Oncology/Blood and Marrow Transplant Division and the Medical College of Wisconsin to fight pediatric cancer and related blood disorders through research funding. Since its inception in 1976, the MACC Fund has contributed nearly $50 million to the Medical College and Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin in support of pediatric cancer and blood disorder research.
About the Medical College of Wisconsin:
The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) is a large private medical school that fosters academic and clinical excellence and offers MD as well as graduate degrees in health sciences. MCW was founded in 1893 to serve the people of Wisconsin. MCW has more than 5,000 full time equivalent faculty and staff, and MCW is the ninth largest private employer in the metro-Milwaukee area.
About Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin:
Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin (CHW) is a rapidly growing nationally recognized facility located on the suburban campus of the Milwaukee Regional Medical Center. The hospital is a 296 bed tertiary care center and is a Level I pediatric trauma center with a 72-bed pediatric critical care unit, one of the nation’s largest. Children's Hospital of Wisconsin is one of the nation's top pediatric hospitals. Parents magazine ranked CHW 4th in the Country, and U.S. News & World Report ranked 5 subspecialties in the top 20, including the Herma Heart Center (#5), Gastroenterology (#13), Cancer (#14), Nephrology (#20), and Pulmonary Medicine (#20).
Milwaukee is an affordable and comfortable place to live and raise a family. Milwaukee is the nation’s 23rd largest city and the largest city in Wisconsin. Highlights of Milwaukee include of a busy downtown lakefront, many charming neighborhoods, and easy access to Wisconsin’s lake country. Milwaukee is large enough to provide the amenities of a metropolitan area, while small enough to allow for easy commutes and assessable amenities.
Nominations and Applications (cover letter and curriculum vitae) should be submitted by e-mail to:
Ganesh Konduri, MD – Search Committee Chair
c/o Jennifer Sabree, Department of Pediatrics
Children’s Corporate Center
999 N. 92nd Street, Suite C720
Milwaukee, WI 53226
All materials will be treated as confidential.
The Medical College of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
For additional information, please visit our website at www.mcw.edu