Division Chief, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology/Blood and Marrow Transplantation
Baylor College of Medicine - CHRISTUS Children's
Location: San Antonio, Texas
Type: Full Time
Hospital, Public and Private
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Internal Number: 15719
The Baylor College of Medicine is seeking an outstanding physician to serve as Division Chief and lead the Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology/Blood and Marrow Transplantation for Baylor College of Medicine-San Antonio (BCM-SA) at CHRISTUS Children’s in San Antonio. The successful candidate will assume the title of Howard A. Britton Endowed Chair in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology.
BCM-SA established its partnership with the CHRISTUS Health System in 2013 coincident with the transformation of CHRISTUS Children’s into San Antonio’s only free-standing academic children’s hospital. The division currently consists of 8 physicians; two are assigned full time to marrow transplant activities. There is a newly-approved hematology/oncology fellowship training program in addition to CHRISTUS Children’s BCM-SA pediatric residency program. All faculty are employed by Baylor College of Medicine, which offers a highly competitive salary and excellent benefits package including paid relocation.
The program’s outpatient clinic is hospital-based and located in the main hospital tower, on the floor directly beneath the inpatient unit, which has a total of 20 inpatient beds. The program is an active participant and full member institution of the Children’s Oncology Group. The Blood and Marrow transplant program is a member of CIBMTR, NMDP, and PTCTC and is actively seeking FACT accreditation. The H/O/BMT team is fully multidisciplinary and includes social workers, data managers, psychologists, and patient navigators. A full complement of other pediatric specialists are present to assist in the management of the most complex of patients.
The new leader will execute the vision to continue the journey of developing the most comprehensive academic pediatric blood and cancer disorders program in San Antonio. In addition to the support from the Endowed Chair funds, there is a significant new philanthropic initiative underway at CHRISTUS Children’s, with H/O/BMT as a key targeted program of this initiative.
About The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio:
Serving as a focal point for pediatric services throughout the community, The CHRISTUS Children’s in San Antonio is a world-class children’s hospital – both inside and out. In February 2013, CHRISTUS Children’s in San Antonio finalized an agreement with Baylor College of Medicine, ranked as the #6 medical school by U.S. News & World Report in 2020-21. Baylor College of Medicine recruits, employs and oversees physicians at the Children’s Hospital.
The CHRISTUS Children’s in San Antonio is the culmination of the vision of the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word and the CHRISTUS Health System leadership. The organization now employs over 1,000 staff members, including a 400-nurse team who earned Magnet designation in 2018
About San Antonio: The Alamo City is one of Texas’ most historic and charming metropolitan areas, blending Old West history, Spanish heritage, and all the energy of a big city yet with the warm, welcoming feel of a small town. Residents are drawn to San Antonio by its housing prices, which are comparatively lower than other large U.S. cities, along with the area’s sunny weather and mild winters, rich diversity, excellent public and private schools, abundance of green space, professional sports, top-notch restaurants, two major amusement parks, shopping, nightlife and entertainment, and a strong regional economy, plus easy access to a major airport.
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For complete details and consideration, please contact:
Elumalai Appachi, M.D. MRCP(UK), DCH, FAAP
Professor and Vice Chair of Pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine
Chair of Pediatrics at The Children's Hospital of San Antonio
The successful candidate would be board certified in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology and must be eligible for academic rank of associate professor or full professor at Baylor College of Medicine. Excellence in clinical care, quality, teaching, team building, and scholarly achievements are required. The Division Chief is responsible for developing and maintaining an outstanding team of physicians, advanced practice professionals, and allied health providers. Experience in administrative leadership and mentoring junior faculty is highly desired.
About Baylor College of Medicine - CHRISTUS Children's
Serving as a focal point for pediatric services throughout the community, CHRISTUS Children’s is a world-class children’s hospital – both inside and out. In February 2013, The Children’s Hospital finalized an agreement with Baylor College of Medicine, highly ranked medical school by the U.S. News & World Report. Baylor College of Medicine recruits, employs and oversees physicians and advance practice practitioners at the Children’s Hospital.