Pediatric Oncology Position/Solid Tumor Program Director

Children's Mercy Hospital
Facility: Children's Mercy Hospital 
Address: 2401 Gillham Rd 
Kansas City, MO 64108 
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Specialty: Pediatrics : Hematology/Oncology 
Candidate Type: MD, DO 
Visas Accepted: J1 or H1
Loan Repayment: Not Specified
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Pediatric Oncology - Solid Tumor Program Director

The Division of Hematology/Oncology/Bone Marrow Transplantation at Children’s Mercy Kansas City is recruiting for an academic board certified Pediatric Hematology/Oncology physician at the associate or Full Professor level who will join the Section of Oncology with the opportunity to lead the Solid Tumor program in the Children’s Mercy Cancer Center.  The Division is made up of 29 total physicians who focus in one of 4 areas – Oncology, Hematology, Bone Marrow Transplantation, or Inpatient Hem/Onc Hospitalist care.  Within the section of Oncology there are 12 physicians with varying levels of clinical, research, and programmatic leadership responsibility.  Clinically, each Oncologist is teamed with an Advanced Nurse Practitioner and a Social Worker in the oversight of their primary patients.  Children’s Mercy sees over 200 newly diagnosed children annually between the ages of 0 and 21 years of age and, now teaming with the University of Kansas Cancer Center as a Consortium member institution in its NCI Cancer Center designation, the potential to see older patients with childhood solid tumors is available.  Outpatient clinic facilities include 14 infusion bays and 18 exam rooms wholly dedicated to Hem/Onc.  The inpatient unit has fully hepafiltered 38 private patient rooms and floor where all Hem/Onc patients are admitted.  Inpatients are overseen by 4 Hem/Onc services – an inpatient resident/fellow H/O service, 1 chemo service, 1 BMT service, and 1 inpatient coagulation consultation service – all staffed by residents and/or advanced practice professionals.  All medical, pathology, radiologic and surgical subspecialties are represented in CM who work closely in the care of children with cancer.

The Children’s Mercy Cancer Center is composed of physicians and scientists from multiple medical and surgical specialties and together make up various patient-specific (Survivors, Hispanic, AYA, etc), therapy-specific (Phase I, BMT, etc), and tumor-specific (Hematologic, CNS, Solid tumor/Sarcoma, etc) programs.  Each program is led by a Program Director who works with their multi-specialty, multi-discipline teams to establish strong clinical, research, and education focused goal-driven efforts.  Clinical and laboratory research programs are available both at CMKC and the KUCC campuses as well as our 3rd Consortium partner institution – Stowers Medical Research Institute – a basic science research institution. The Children’s Mercy Research Institute has started construction on a new 9 story research building that will include wet and dry labs including a GMP facility and vivarium.   Further support of cancer research at Children’s Mercy includes our Cancer Genomics program, our Tumor Biorepository, and the Children’s Mercy Division of Clinical Pharmacology with active research in cancer pharmacogenomics.  Research is actively supported by a variety of sources including NIH, Foundations, Philanthropic, and Institutional grant mechanisms strongly enhanced by our Research Administration.  The candidate should have a clinical and research (laboratory or clinical) focus in the childhood solid tumors and have a desire and skill set to direct the growth of the Solid Tumor program in collaboration with other programs at CMKC, the KUCC, and nationally.  Support will be provided to ensure the candidate’s successful pursuit of these goals.  

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Further information about the Children’s Mercy Cancer Center can be found on its website, , and in our 2017 Cancer Center Annual Report on line. 


About Children’s Mercy Hospital Kansas City

Children’s Mercy Kansas City is an independent, non-profit, 367-bed pediatric health system, providing half a million patient encounters each year for children from across the country. Children’s Mercy is ranked by U.S. News & World Report in all 10 specialties, and as one of “America’s Best Children’s Hospitals”. We have received Magnet® recognition four times for excellence in nursing services.

In affiliation with the University of Missouri-Kansas City, our medical staff of more than 750 pediatric specialists and researchers is actively involved in clinical care, pediatric research and educating the next generation of pediatricians and pediatric subspecialists. The Children’s Mercy Research Institute has started construction on a new 9 story research building that will include wet and dry labs. Our leadership in pediatric genomic medicine, medicine and clinical pharmacology is driving research and innovation in heart care, neonatology, cancer treatment and other subspecialties to transport outcomes for children here and around the world.

For more information about Children’s Mercy Kansas City and about Kansas City itself, visit .

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Kansas City is a major mid-western city on the border of Missouri and Kansas with more than 2 million residents in its large metropolitan area which includes flourishing suburban communities. KC’s climate has relatively high humidity. The most common weather is clear with almost completely blue skies. Kansas City’s economy is driven by thousands of small businesses, tech start-ups, medical research, and is the headquarters of companies such as Hallmark and Sprint. It has one of the lowest costs of living of all major U.S. cities and has been rated as one of the 50 Smart Places to Live by Kiplinger Magazine and other publications.

It is a community of good schools, cultural amenities, acclaimed dining and affordable living. It is home to several colleges and universities. It has a robust offering of arts and entertainment from the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kemper Museum, Kaufman Performing Arts Center and Missouri Repertory Theatre to the city's professional and college sports teams. Most importantly, it’s a community with a heart – friendly, easy-going, and forward-thinking.

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