Westchester Medical Center Health System & New York Medical College Seek a Director of the Radiation Oncology Clinical Service, and Chair of the Academic Department of Radiation Medicine
Chitti R. Moorthy, Professor of Clinical Radiation Medicine and Department Chair, is returning to the full time faculty after long and honorable service as Department Chair. Therefore, the Westchester Medical Center Health System (WMCHealth) and the New York Medical College School of Medicine (NYMC) seek a full time Director of the Radiation Oncology Clinical Service of the WMCHealth Network and Academic Chairperson of the Department. This is a 12-month service period position per year, with an anticipated start date in Spring/Summer 2021. The successful candidate will be expected to provide programmatic excellence in clinical services, education, and independent original research.
The Radiation Oncology Clinical Service and the Department of Radiation Oncology are academic radiation oncology programs supporting a multidisciplinary approach to patient care and is an integral part of the Cancer Program at WMCHealth. Radiation oncology services are provided at three facilities within the WMCHealth System: Westchester Medical Center, which includes the Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital in Valhalla NY, Good Samaritan Hospital in Suffern NY, and MidHudson Regional Medical Center in Poughkeepsie NY. The Department’s clinical programs include the entire range of services, including image-guided IMRT, SBRT, hyperthermia, brachytherapy, and pediatric radiation oncology.
The successful candidate is expected to build and sustain an inclusive climate for all faculty, staff, trainees, and students. At WMCHealth and NYMC diversity is integral to excellence. We value and honor diverse experiences and perspectives, strive to create welcoming and respectful learning environments, and promote access, opportunity and fairness for all.
WMCHealth is a 1,700-bed healthcare system headquartered in Valhalla NY, with ten hospitals on eight campuses spanning 6,200 square miles of the Hudson Valley. WMCHealth employs more than 12,000 people and has nearly 3,000 attending physicians. From Level 1, Level 2 and Pediatric Trauma Centers, the region’s only acute care children’s hospital, an academic medical center, several community hospitals, dozens of specialized institutes and centers, skilled nursing, assisted living facilities, homecare services and one of the largest mental health systems in New York State, today WMCHealth is the pre-eminent provider of integrated healthcare in the Hudson Valley.
NYMC, founded in 1860, is part of the Touro College and University System and is located on a 55-acre campus in Valhalla NY adjacent to Westchester Medical Center, and has schools of medicine (MD), dentistry (DDS), health professions (MPH, DPH, DPT, MS in Speech Language Pathology, MS in Biostatistics), graduate studies (MS, PhD), and nursing (BSN).
Successful candidates must possess an MD, MD/PhD, or equivalent degree and significant academic leadership experience at an academic health center. Candidates should have proven collaborative leadership skills to direct the clinical programs of the department, and must demonstrate a strong clinical practice background, excellence in scholarship, and administrative experience. It is the long-term aspiration of the department to develop a residency program in radiation oncology.
Candidates must have demonstrated excellence in working with faculty, administration, and students from a wide range of disciplines, cultures, and academic backgrounds throughout the community. Candidates must be board certified by the American Board of Radiation Oncology and eligible for a medical license in New York State.
In order to be eligible for University sponsorship for an H-1B visa, graduates of foreign (non-U.S.) medical schools must show successful completion of all three steps of the U.S. Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE), or equivalent as determined by the Secretary of Health and Human Services.
Those interested in the position should submit a CV and a cover letter, limited to no more than three pages, that addresses your qualifications, accomplishments, and vision for the future of radiation oncology. Selected finalist(s) will be asked to submit a formal employment application and to complete required reference and background checks prior to hiring.
WMCHealth and NYMC are equal opportunity employers and seek to create an environment that fosters the recruitment and retention of a more diverse student body, faculty, staff and administration. We encourage qualified applicants from women, minorities, veterans, individuals with a disability, and historically underrepresented groups. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race/ethnicity, color, genetic information, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, political affiliation, or veteran status. Individuals requesting accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) should make their needs for accommodation known to the search committee administration.
Please submit applications by email to:
Edward C. Halperin MD, MA
New York Medical College
Search Committee for the Department of Radiation Oncology/Radiation Medicine
c/o Vilma Bordonaro, Chief of Staff
New York Medical College
40 Sunshine Cottage Road
Valhalla NY 10595