The Division of Pediatric Hematology, Oncology and Bone Marrow Transplant at Phoenix Children’s seeks a full-time, board-certified or board-eligible pediatric hematologist/oncologist to join our vibrant and growing division as an attending physician in the Neuro-Oncology Section.
Position Summary and General Responsibilities:
Responsibilities include clinical care, teaching, and participation in clinical or clinical-translational research. The candidate will be an integral and interactive member of our division and the section of Neuro-Oncology. While the clinical and academic focus of physicians in this section is mostly on CNS tumors, our providers also care for patients with liquid tumors and occasionally benign blood disorders in the inpatient setting. Our physicians oversee and staff pediatric residents and fellows in the inpatient and outpatient settings and actively participate in the clinical instruction of medical students and other learners. Our staff members are actively involved in clinical and laboratory research and educational projects. Academic appointments are through the University of Arizona-College of Medicine Phoenix, Mayo Clinic Arizona, and Creighton University.
About Our Center and Neuro-Oncology Section:
The Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders (CCBD) at Phoenix Children’s Hospital is a major referral center for children with cancer in the Southwest region, and we see an average of 370 new oncology patients per year. We have active clinical and laboratory research programs in oncology, neuro-oncology, survivorship, hemophilia, and phase I/phase II investigational drug development. CCBD is an active member of COG, POETIC, TACL, Histiocyte Society and NACHO, offering consortia trials, phase I and II industry-sponsored studies and investigator-initiated trials. Our ACGME-approved fellowship program in pediatric hematology/oncology is approved for 3 fellows/year. We also offer a one-year specialty fellowship in Bone Marrow Transplant.
The Neuro-Oncology Section sees approximately 90 new patients annually. Our physicians work closely with neuro-surgeons in the Barrow Neurological Institute and radiation oncologists at Mayo Clinic Arizona. Our Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation department provides comprehensive, multidisciplinary in and outpatient care for patients suffering from brain tumor-related sequelae. We have a dedicated pediatric neuropathologist with expertise in molecular methods. We collaborate on research initiatives with investigators at the University of Arizona and TGen. We host a weekly multidisciplinary tumor board focused on management of children with newly diagnosed and relapsed CNS tumors.
CCBD is a designated Center of Excellence at Phoenix Children’s Hospital, with two satellite locations, 24 attending physicians, 9 fellows, 14 advanced practice providers and a large number of dedicated support staff including social workers, nutritionists, child life specialists, psychologists, mental health therapists, CRAs and research nurses. PCH is one of the largest free-standing pediatric hospitals in the nation with 457 licensed beds. We are a comprehensive tertiary and quaternary care center that also serves as a primary pediatric teaching facility for medical students from the University of Arizona, Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine and Creighton University. Phoenix Children’s is an equal opportunity employer offering competitive salary and benefits in a setting supportive of individual and professional growth.
The Greater Phoenix Area is one of the fastest-growing metropolitan areas in the United States, with the desirable combination of a strong economy, low cost of living, and high quality of life. Phoenix has the most land dedicated to parks and preserves of any other major city in the nation. Due to its natural environment and climate, outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy walking, running, hiking, biking, golfing, or other outdoor activities year-round. In addition, Phoenix offers outstanding theater, museum, shopping, dining, and top-ranked public and private and charter schooling options.
This position offers competitive compensation, excellent benefits, including employer retirement contribution, generous vacation/meeting time, CME funds, health and dental benefits, disability, and life insurance.
How to Initiate an Application:
Candidates are kindly asked to submit a CV and cover letter to Raye Jean Becker, Physician Talent Acquisition Partner at Phoenix Children’s. Letters of reference may be requested.
Phoenix Children’s is one of the Nation’s largest pediatric health systems. It comprises Phoenix Children’s Hospital–Main Campus, Phoenix Children’s Hospital–East Valley at Dignity Health Mercy Gilbert Medical Center, four pediatric specialty and urgent care centers, 11 community pediatric practices, 20 outpatient clinics, two ambulatory surgery centers and six community-service-related outpatient clinics throughout the state of Arizona. The system has provided world-class inpatient, outpatient, trauma, emergency and urgent care to children and families for more than 35 years. Phoenix Children’s Care Network includes more than 850 pediatric primary care providers and specialists who deliver care across more than 75 subspecialties. Phoenix Children's provides world-class inpatient, outpatient, trauma, emergency and urgent care to children and families in Arizona and throughout the Southwest. As one of the largest children’s hospitals in the country, we provide care across more than 75 pediatric specialties. Every day our clinical, professional and support staff work collaboratively to deliver on our mission to provide hope, healing and the best health care for children and their fam...ilies. They embrace the challenges of providing compassionate, high-quality, family-centered care to the most complex patients in the region.