The Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of Kansas, a NCI designated cancer center, seeks to recruit an academic radiation oncologist to serve as vice chair, as our department continues to grow under new chairman Dr. Ronald Chen. The University of Kansas has state-of-the-art clinical facilities at both the main academic hospital and eight community locations. The integrated clinical program serves over 6,000 new patients annually, which provides an excellent environment for clinical research. Construction for a proton center has begun and is expected to be completed in 2021. The department consists of 16 full-time clinical faculty, 11 full-time physicists and two radiobiologists. The University provides a supportive environment, with high quality care through department-wide peer review and site-specific tumor conferences. There is a full research staff dedicated to development and support of clinical trials, including a department biostatistician.
In addition to providing high quality patient care, the vice chair will help in the clinical and academic leadership of the department, including mentoring junior faculty. A mid-career or senior-level candidate with established clinical and research expertise is preferred, and appropriate level of academic appointment (likely at Associate or Full Professor) will be provided.
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About University of Kansas Medical Center
The Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of Kansas Medical Center (KUMC) is a crucial member of the NCI-designated University of Kansas Cancer Center. The Department is a top ranked US News and World Report Cancer Service Line that has developed a national reputation and has seen an ongoing increase in the number and clinical expertise of its faculty. The Department oversees 11 linear accelerators and provides Radiation Oncology Clinical Services at 8 locations throughout the Kansas City region.
The Department of Radiation Oncology is a main voting member of NRG Oncology, and continues to base its' philosophies on research and education. The Department also features an accredited four-year Radiation Oncology residency training program (ACGME), and a two-year residency Medical Physics training program (CAMPEP).The Department of Radiation Oncology is now one of the largest clinical programs in the country.
The Department allows patients from the Kansas City metropolitan area and the States of Kansas and Missouri the opportunity to receive cutting-edge, state-of-the-art radiation therapy treatments while staying close to home.