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Director, Division of Surgical Oncology

The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center - Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC - James) and The Ohio State University College of Medicine are seeking an exceptional academic clinician with proven leadership skills to lead a highly successful surgical oncology program as the Director of the Division of Surgical Oncology in the Department of Surgery.

The Division of Surgical Oncology has 24 faculty members, including three PhDs, and performs 2,600 surgical cases per year. In the last year, Ohio States surgical oncology team published 130 studies in high-impact journals. The division has more than 60 active clinical trials and enrolled approximately 220 participants. In addition, the division boasts a portfolio of 30+ grants, including a SPORE grant in sarcoma, and more than $11 million in grant funding. The Division of Surgical Oncology has a two-year Surgical Oncology Fellowship Program with three accredited fellows annually, plus a one-year Hepatopancreatobiliary Fellowship Certification Program beginning in the latter half of 2022 and a one-year Breast Fellowship Program set to welcome its first fellow in 2023.

Surgical oncology physicians at Ohio State are trained in general surgery, have been certified by the American Board of Surgery, are fellowship trained in surgical oncology and are active members of the Society of Surgical Oncology. Special areas of expertise include gastrointestinal cancer, hepatopancreatobiliary cancer, breast cancer, cutaneous malignancies, endocrine neoplasms, head and neck cancer, and soft tissue sarcoma.

The goal of Ohio States Division of Surgical Oncology is to provide excellence in clinical cancer care; to educate medical students, residents and fellows; and to conduct clinical and basic research. Our highly trained surgical specialists and subspecialists offer the most current research-based surgical treatment techniques from complex open surgery to minimally invasive robotic-assisted procedures (one of the most experienced and highest volume robotic surgery centers in the nation) to provide personalized care for each patient. The division collaborates in a multidisciplinary environment at the OSUCCC - James with world-renowned oncology experts across multiple disciplines, including medical oncology, radiation oncology, molecular and biologic pathologists, genetic scientists and others, to design precision-based treatments for each patients specific disease. To learn more about the division, visit

The responsibilities of this committed leader include:
Leading an academic division that consists of one of the largest and most experienced surgical oncology programs in the country
Developing and expanding academic, clinical and basic research activities devoted to the surgical evaluation and management of cancer
Mentoring and developing faculty throughout the division
Recruiting and retaining top talent to the program
Ensuring Ohio States Division of Surgical Oncology remains prominent on the national stage attributable to its innovative research, outstanding clinical care and strong outcomes
Participating with the executive leadership of the Department of Surgery and the OSUCCC - James

Extensive experience building a successful clinical practice
Demonstrated leadership skills in building innovative programs, as well as developing faculty
Fellowship trained in surgical oncology or equivalent cancer-related discipline
Board certified in surgery
Wide-ranging teaching experience and robust research background
Qualify for academic appointment at an advanced rank
An active research program in basic, translational, clinical or health services research is strongly desired

Ohio State offers a highly competitive compensation and benefits package. All candidates will remain confidential during the recruitment for this position. For consideration, please send CV and cover letter to: Trevor Bethel, CPRP | Manager, Physician and Faculty Recruitment |

The Ohio State University is committed to establishing a culturally and intellectually diverse environment, encouraging all members of our learning community to reach their full potential. We are responsive to dual- career families and strongly promote work-life balance to support our community members through a suite of institutionalized policies. To build a diverse workforce, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center encourages applications from individuals with disabilities, historically minoritized, veterans and women. Ohio State is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status.