Emory’s Department of Radiation Oncology seeks to recruit an outstanding physician and/or physician scientist at the Instructor, Assistant, Associate, or Professor level for a dual appointment with the Atlanta Veterans Affairs Health Care System. Candidates for the position should have completed an accredited residency and be Board Certified or in the process of becoming Board Certified through the American Board of Radiology. The candidate should have a background in clinical research and clinical trials, residency education, and multi-disciplinary care of cancer patients.
Emory’s Department of Radiation Oncology has a tripartite mission of providing outstanding cancer care, educating the next generation of cancer caregivers and researchers, and executing paradigm-defining cancer research. The department has grown in all three domains, is ranked fifth in NIH funding among U.S. radiation oncology departments, and has 44 faculty among its Divisions of Clinical Affairs, Cancer Biology, and Medical Physics. Faculty members are nationally recognized for subspecialty care and research in pediatric oncology, brain tumors, lymphoma, and breast, head and neck, genitourinary, and lung cancer. The department operates six clinical facilities in Atlanta, including the 4-gantry Emory Proton Therapy Center.
Winship Cancer Institute (Winship) is the only National Cancer Institute–Designated Comprehensive Cancer Center in Georgia and one of only 49 in the country. Winship coordinates all realms of cancer education, research, diagnostics, care, and prevention throughout the university. To learn more about Winship’s research, outreach, clinical trials, faculty, and staff, visit www.winshipcancer.emory.edu.
The School of Medicine, in addition to cancer research and care, is nationally recognized in areas of infectious disease, neurosciences, heart disease, transplantation, orthopedics, pediatrics, renal disease, ophthalmology, and geriatrics. Winship has 450 faculty, who received $93.4 million in research funding reported in 2017, with $52.7 million from the NIH, including $27.2 million from the NCI. Atlanta is home to two other large research universities, many other schools and colleges, vigorous technology and biomedical sectors, together with extensive parks and green space.
The Atlanta Veterans Affairs Health Care System is part of the Veterans Health Administration, which operates one of the largest health care systems in the world and provides training for a majority of America’s medical, nursing and allied health professionals. Roughly 60 percent of all medical residents obtain a portion of their training at VA hospitals; and VA medical research programs benefit society at-large. The VA health care system has grown from 54 hospitals in 1930 to 1,600 health care facilities today, including 144 VA Medical Centers and 1,232 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity. Oncology services at the Atlanta VA Health Care System are supported by Winship, and include rotating medical students, residents, and fellows. Subspecialty care includes medical and surgical oncology with sub-specialization in thoracic, neurosurgical, liver, and head and neck cancers. There are multi-disciplinary conferences for various disease sites, as well as an active clinical trials program with participation through the National Cancer Trials Network (NRG Oncology, ECOG/ACRIN, SWOG, and Alliance).
The successful applicant will show a history of academic scholarship and achievement as well as a strong clinical background.