The Department of Surgery at East Carolina University is seeking a dynamic, academically oriented surgical oncologist, fellowship trained breast surgeon or colorectal surgeon to lead the division of surgical oncology at Vidant Medical Center and ECU’s Brody School of Medicine.
The successful candidate will lead an active, collaborative clinical, teaching and research program consisting of 4 surgical oncologists, 1 colorectal surgeon (with ongoing recruitment for an additional colorectal surgeon), and 1 PhD translational scientist. The ideal candidate would have an established record of academic productivity in their defined area of expertise, a regional or national presence, leadership experience and/or training, and a broad knowledge and interest in all aspects of surgical oncology.
The division has a robust breast, hepatobiliary and colorectal surgery practice and is the only provider of surgical oncology subspecialty services for eastern North Carolina, an expansive geographic region consisting of 29 counties with a population of over 1.5 million people. Vidant Medical Center, a 909- bed tertiary care teaching facility serves as the primary teaching and clinical care venue for an integrated nine hospital hub and spoke system. It is now completing the construction of a $200 million 500,000 square foot freestanding cancer hospital which is on schedule to open in March of 2018. The hospital will contain a state of the art radiation oncology department including cyberknife, gamma-knife, MRIdian Linac and 96 beds, 48 of which will be designated for surgical oncology. The multidisciplinary cancer program is further supported by a robust division of medical oncology with identified disease site specialists in breast, GI, thoracic and GU oncology.
Competitive compensation, benefits and startup resources are available to expand the division and meet the growing needs of the region. Additional leadership opportunities exist for qualified individuals within the department, hospital and cancer service line.