Position: Chief of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology
Company: University of Illinois Chicago
Related-Professions: Open-Rank faculty
Company email: [email protected]
Experience Required: Physician, pediatric hematologist-oncologist
DACA eligibility: Yes
Chief of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology within the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). UIC Pediatrics was one of the founding health systems for children in Chicago more than a century ago, and today its mission is focused on the well-being and care of children in our multiculturally diverse community. We are particularly focused on serving underserved communities. Located on UIC’s west campus, just a stone’s throw from Lake Michigan and a mile from downtown Chicago, our institution is nestled in the heart of the vibrant Illinois Medical District (IMD).
The Division Chief of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology will join four faculty members, 3 nurse practitioners, a nurse care coordinator and dedicated Social Workers in Oncology, Survivorship and Benign Hematology. This team cares for patients at UI Health and through partnerships at John H. Stroger Hospital (formerly Cook County Hospital) and Rush Children’s Hospital. There is a very strong focus on benign hematology, most importantly sickle cell disease, ranging from prenatal and pediatric care to adolescent transition and stem cell transplantation. Likewise, the Oncology program is also broad, extending from infancy to young adulthood and serves the whole spectrum of malignant and benign neoplasias. One of our notable achievements is the establishment of the tri-institutional COG Program in 2008, involving UIC, Rush, and Stroger Medical Centers. This program, based at UIC, has enrolled more than 1,000 patients, with a significant focus on under-represented minorities and disadvantaged populations. The Childhood Cancer Survivorhip Program (CCSP) was established in 2009 and is housed in the Med/Peds Clinic with close collaboration with Oncology Faculty.
CCSP serves survivors of all ages, is an important training site for multiple learners and is a site for multiple long-term research projects, (Retinoblastoma, obesity, and COG survivorship studies).
UIC College of Medicine has categorical residencies in Pediatrics and Medicine/Pediatrics and a fellowship in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology in partnership with Rush and Stroger hospitals. UIC has a wealth of research support and infrastructure, pointing to many opportunities for advancing research projects through grants within the University of Illinois as well in the Department of Pediatrics as start-up funds.
While the challenges inherent in our work are undeniable, the satisfaction derived from serving our diverse community is deeply rewarding. We are enthusiastic about finding a remarkable candidate who can elevate and expand the scope of our program. Applicants with either Pediatric Hematology or Pediatric Oncology sub-specialization are welcome to apply.