The Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Kentucky seeks candidates for the position of Chief of the Division of Hematology, Blood and Marrow Transplantion. The Division is poised to achieve regional and national recognition in clinical care delivery and medical education with opportunity to build a robust research program focused on the care of medically complex patients. Our department benefits from serving an integral role in a vibrant and robust healthcare enterprise, UK Healthcare, which brings state-of-the-art facilities and technology to our Lexington, Kentucky campus as we move toward our goal of becoming a top 20 medical center. UK HealthCare ranks in the top quartile of academic medical centers with service volume per year of over 1 million outpatient visits and over 40,000 hospital discharges with an annual operating budget of approximately $2 billion. Lexington, Horse Capitol of the world, is located in the beautiful Bluegrass Region of Kentucky.
Patient Care/Clinical Service: Primary clinical responsibility is to supervise the providing of outstanding care to patients with hematologic malignancies and other hematologic disorders and over-see the bone marrow transplantation and cellular based therapy programs. The primary inpatient service is the Hematology and Bone Marrow Transplant Service, and will need to oversee the Hematology Inpatient Consult Service, all in our state-of-the-art inpatient facilities. The Division Chief will be expected to develop and implement initiatives to address new developments and challenges in these programs.
Research: Position is an exciting opportunity to engage in clinical, translational, and basic science research across Univ Ky and Markey with an emphasis on immune based therapeutic research. Also expected to conduct clinical trials both in our Precision Medicine Center as part of our early therapeutics group and in our Clinical Trials Office to provide a coalesced and well-balanced clinical trial portfolio for hematologic malignancies. By serving the Division Chief, the appointee will contribute to overall strategic planning for the Cancer Center and represent the perspective and needs of the clinical trials infrastructure.
Education: Expectation includes teaching and supervision of medical students, residents, and fellows, with emphasis on mentoring of junior faculty for scholarly activity. There is also an expectation to work with other training programs directors to provide outreach and educational opportunities in Hematology and BMT to local/regional care teams as Markey has a total catchment population of nearly five million people and is the only NCI designated center in Kentucky.
Administration: Serve as the division chief in the Division of Hematology, Blood and Marrow Transplantation being responsible for all facets of the division including patient care, education, research, and its administration.We seek candidates who exemplify the Living DIReCT values of UK HealthCare - Diversity, Innovation, Respect, Compassion, and Teamwork.
Please include a CV and cover letter along with application. In addition, please include the names and contact information for at least three references when prompted in the application. This information may be used to solicit letters from your references within the employment system.
Applications will be reviewed immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Interested applicants may direct questions to the search committee co-chairs, Drs. Terrance Barrett, at mailto:Terrance.Barrett@uky.eduTerrance.Barrett@uky.edu and John Villano, mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org@uky.edu
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