Chief, Division of Breast Medical Oncology

Fox Chase Cancer Center-American Oncologic Hospital | Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19111

Salary Range: Call for details
Date Posted: November 27, 2023
Opportunity Code: 33359


The Opportunity

Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia, one of the first cancer centers to receive comprehensive designation from the National Cancer Institute, seeks an accomplished breast medical oncologist and leader to serve as Chief of Breast Oncology.

The Organization

Fox Chase Cancer Center was established in 1974 through the merger of the American Oncologic Hospital, founded in 1904 as one of the country’s first cancer-focused hospitals, and the Institute for Cancer Research, founded in 1927. One of the nation’s first cancer hospitals, Fox Chase is a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, with a mission is “to prevail over cancer, marshaling heart and mind in bold scientific discovery, pioneering prevention, and compassionate care.” 

Fox Chase joined Temple University Health System in 2012, a relationship which has further expanded research and treatment expertise throughout the region. With a catchment area of nearly 7.3 million people across six counties in southeastern Pennsylvania and nine counties in southern New Jersey, Fox Chase diagnoses and treats every kind of cancer and offers patients state-of-the-art and best practice treatments as well as clinical trials to cure their cancer. 

With a staff of over 2,000, the center provides both patient care and research in more than 80 laboratories, staffed by hundreds of physicians and scientists. The affiliation with Temple University has added value to the cancer center with the addition of 50 research program members from multiple university departments, the Lewis Katz School of Medicine, and the College of Public Health

Researchers at Fox Chase have won the highest awards in their fields, including two Nobel Prizes, a Kyoto Prize in basic sciences, a Lasker Clinical Research Award, an Albert Szent-Györgyi Prize for Progress in Cancer Research, American Cancer Society Medals of Honor, memberships in the National Academy of Sciences, and induction into the National Inventors Hall of Fame. Today, scientific initiatives span a broad array of nationally competitive basic, translational, and clinical research, with special programs in cancer prevention, detection, survivorship, and community outreach. Fox Chase physicians are routinely recognized in national rankings, and the Center’s nursing program has received the Magnet status for excellence six consecutive times.


The Position

Reporting directly to the Chair, Department of Hematology Oncology, the Chief of Breast Oncology will be responsible for continuing to build and maintain excellence in clinical care, education and research. The Chief will be a key member of a busy clinical group, collaborating within a multidisciplinary environment, and will facilitate the development of clinical research within the Division of Breast Oncology. Other duties will include teaching and supervision of trainees and students, scholarly activity and an active role in the recruitment, retention and mentorship of faculty in the division. 

Minimum Qualifications 

• MD or DO, and Board certification in medical oncology.

• Licensed or eligible for medical licensure in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

• Previous leadership experience in an academic setting/NCI-designated cancer center 

• Possess scholarly accomplishments appropriate for the rank of Associate Professor or Professor with a minimum of 8+ years of experience post-fellowship in breast oncology.

• Outstanding clinician with a successful track record of high-quality clinical outcomes.

• Experience in the development and conduct of clinical trials and proven ability to facilitate multi-disciplinary research teams.

• Understanding of quality and performance improvement, compliance with regulatory and accreditation guidelines, and utilization management.

• Promotes a team focused approach to care.

• Exhibits empathy, humility and compassion.

• Demonstrates strong listening skills.

• Ability to build internal and external relationships with trust and credibility.

• Strong written and oral communication skills with the ability to influence others.

The Community

Philadelphia offers a unique setting for an eclectic mix of modern lifestyles, mingling both the edgy and the sophisticated. History and art are pervasive in the city proper. Walking through downtown, you'll likely spot murals and mosaics coating the sides of industrial warehouses and ivy climbing the walls of 300-year-old brick buildings. Culture is well-established in Philadelphia, as evidenced by the array of art galleries, music venues and theaters. Small public parks are interspersed in the gridwork of Philadelphia, an important aspect of William Penn's design for Philadelphia. These green spaces bring welcome relief from the daily hustle and bustle and are an integral part of the City of Brotherly Love. 

Philadelphia’s strong and growing job market, foodie scene, unprecedented access to other major cities, one of top-rated park systems in the county, Philadelphia is quickly becoming one of the most popular places to live in the United States and has been ranked on one of the nation’s Most Affordable, Trendy Cities. 

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