Disease Chief for Breast Oncologist Program

Fox Chase Cancer Center
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (US)
Jun 11, 2018
Jul 11, 2018
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Disease Chief for Breast Oncologist Program

Fox Chase Cancer Center is seeking a Disease Chief for the Breast Oncology Program. Fox Chase is a top-tier NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center with a mandate to deliver excellence in oncology research and care. Fox Chase is seeking a dynamic, collaborative academic leader who will spearhead efforts to grow and expand the cutting-edge therapeutic, clinical research, and translational research program underway in Breast Oncology.

The Chief of the Breast Oncology Program will serve as a leader within the institution and will report directly to the Deputy Director for Clinical Research and Chair of the Department of Medical Oncology. The Disease Chief will play a critical role in shaping the direction of the Breast Oncology Program at Fox Chase. This will include having oversight of Breast Oncology services at all inpatient and outpatient facilities within TUHS, including FCCC, and Temple University Hospital, as well as several exciting opportunities including:

  • Guiding the program in clinical and translational research
  • Growing the Breast oncology program through the active recruitment of new faculty members
  • Playing an active role in shaping the development of two new outpatient practice locations at Jeanes Hospital and Fox Chase Cancer Center at East Norriton Hospital Outpatient Center
  • Expanding Breast Cancer focused clinical research

Fox Chase Cancer Center is among the largest provider of breast cancer care in the region. The center has been consistently ranked among the best cancer centers in the nation by U.S, News and World Reports. According to the Philadelphia Business Journal, in 2017, Fox Chase performed more breast cancer surgery than any other hospital in Philadelphia. The Breast Oncology program currently sees 875 new patients with 7,245 follow ups annually in medical oncology; 1,665 patients receive radiation with 580 surgical procedures annually. The center is also renowned for its robust clinical research infrastructure and output. Its Nursing program has received the Magnet status of excellence the highest award from the American Nurses Credentialing Center, a record four consecutive times.

Fox Chase Cancer Center is located in Philadelphia, the 5th largest city in the United States, which boasts a diverse and exciting range of cultural and sporting activities and venues. Philadelphia is home to the 2018 Super Bowl-winning Eagles, the historical center of Independence Mall, the world-famous Barnes Foundation and Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Philly Pops, the largest standalone pops orchestra in the U.S., and the Walnut Street Theater, America’s oldest theater, among many other cultural icons.

Interested candidates should send a copy of their curriculum vitae:       

Margaret von Mehren, MD

Professor of Medical Oncology

Department of Hematology/Oncology

Fox Chase Cancer Center

333 Cottman Avenue

Philadelphia, PA 19111


Fax:215-728-5624; Email: margaret.vonmehren@fccc.edu

Visit our website at: https://www.foxchase.org/careers