Director of Genitourinary (GU) Oncology Wilmot Cancer Institute

Director of Genitourinary (GU) Oncology Wilmot Cancer Institute

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Tyler & Company has been retained for an exciting search for a Director of Genitourinary (GU) Oncology Wilmot Cancer Institute.

The Organization: UR Medicine’s Wilmot Cancer Institute (WCI) features an 84-bed cancer center with 12 outpatient locations throughout the Rochester and Finger Lakes region. The facility provides fully integrated inpatient and outpatient clinical, clinical research and laboratory space for cancer. Wilmot, a component of Strong Memorial Hospital, offers patients and their families comprehensive services, including one of Upstate New York’s largest blood and marrow transplant programs and the Rochester area’s only ACOS-accredited breast cancer center. Wilmot is home to the region’s first survivorship clinic and offers clinical trials of new therapies and options that may not be available anywhere else Upstate. WCI employs more than 130 physicians providing oncology care, more than 400 registered nurses and advanced-practice providers, and a team of scientists who investigate many aspects of cancer, with an emphasis on how best to provide precision cancer care. WCI is the major resource for comprehensive cancer care, research, education and community outreach in central New York state.

WCI is named for James P. Wilmot, a prominent local businessman, philanthropist and leading member of the Rochester community. Established in 1974 as the University of Rochester Cancer Center, WCI has its roots in an era that encouraged academic medical centers to bring their expertise in fields such as cancer to regional communities.

Wilmot created the Wilmot Foundation, which is dedicated to attracting, training and supporting doctors who are pursuing a career in cancer research. The foundation provides fellowships to young medical doctors so they can pursue their research goals.

Facts at a glance: 

  • In FY2017, WCI provided care for more than 17,000 patients from across Upstate New York.
  • Outpatient clinic visits and procedures: 241,064.
  • Inpatient admissions: 2,878.
  • Approximately 130 physicians provide oncology care throughout WCI.
  • More than 400 registered nurses and advanced-practice providers care for its patients.
  • More than 100 clinical trials are active and open for a wide range of cancers.
  • WCI researchers have $16 million in National Cancer Institute grant funding.

THE UNIVERSITY: The University of Rochester (UR) is one of the country’s leading research universities. With more than 2,500 faculty members and instructional staff, UR offers more than 200 academic majors and is home to over 11,000 students. Learning at UR is on a personal scale; it is among the smallest and most collegial of the top research universities and emphasizes collaborative interactions. The motto of the university, Meliora (“ever better”), captures the continuous progress that has defined UR since its founding in 1850. While the university is one of the smallest Carnegie “very high research activity” research universities, it has a number of departments ranked among the best of their fields.

THE MEDICAL CENTER: One of the nation’s leading academic medical centers, University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) forms the centerpiece of the university’s biomedical research, teaching, patient care and community outreach missions, accounting for over 80 percent of UR’s revenue. URMC’s overall academic and clinical enterprise has a budget of almost $2.5 billion, and the main campus occupies 4.9 million square feet of space, situated in close proximity to the university’s River Campus. Led by CEO and dean Mark Taubman, MD, the medical center has an integrated administrative structure, budget and strategic plan.

Together with its health system, URMC is comprised of:

  • School of Medicine & Dentistry.
  • University of Rochester Medical Faculty Group.
  • School of Nursing.
  • Eastman Institute for Oral Health.
  • Strong Memorial Hospital.
  • Golisano Children’s Hospital.
  • Highland Hospital.
  • Wilmot Cancer Institute.
  • Del Monte Institute for Neuroscience.
  • Visiting Nurse Service.
  • Thompson Health.
  • Recent additional regional affiliates: Jones Memorial Hospital, Noyes Health and St. James Hospital.

URMC and its School of Medicine & Dentistry rank within the top quarter among U.S. medical centers for federal research funding. Its health care delivery network is anchored by Strong Memorial Hospital, a university-owned teaching hospital boasting programs consistently recognized nationally.

URMC is transforming its clinical enterprise to include an accountable care network, creating a multicounty regional delivery system that cares for its communities, discovering innovative ways to improve care and training its future health care workforce. The URMC clinical enterprise across all sites has been branded “UR Medicine” to bring clarity, consistency and visibility to this growing network. As an integrated campus with university-owned schools, hospitals and related facilities, URMC is outstandingly well positioned to make a major impact on the region and to serve as a model nationally.

Accountable Health Partners (AHP) is a clinically integrated network of URMC, consisting of eight hospitals and approximately 2,000 physicians that exists to deliver quality health care and an outstanding patient experience. AHP’s vision is to bring together community and faculty physicians, hospitals and other providers to align incentives, improve population health, to provide patient-centered care and to promote efficient use of resources. Through participation with AHP, providers can ensure the long-term success of patients and providers in an era of value-based payments.

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The Position: The hematology-oncology division at WCI/UR is recruiting an experienced clinical investigator to lead an expanding academic and clinical program in GU oncology. This multidisciplinary program consists of surgical, oncologic, radiation, imaging and pathology subspecialists. The GU medical oncology program leader must be committed to clinical excellence, research and teaching. The selected candidate will be expected to develop the research program by expanding the clinical trial portfolio, and bridge the existing comprehensive clinical program with the strong research environment and supporting structures within the cancer institute. Active participation and engagement in the NCI-cooperative groups and other national efforts aimed at furthering GU oncology research will be an important component. He/she will be required to mentor fellows, residents and medical students, and work in a collaborative and divers faculty environment. As WCI prepares to apply for NCI-designation status, working together with senior cancer institute leadership and the clinical research infrastructure will also be required. Significant programmatic and research support will be provided.

The Candidate:

Professional qualifications:

  • MD or MD/PhD.
  • Board certified in medical oncology.
  • Associate professor or full-professor level applicants will be considered.
  • Availability to be licensed to practice medicine in the state of New York.
  • History of clinical research in genitourinary oncology.
  • Track record of scholarship and funding.
  • Prior leadership experience.

 Personal characteristics:

  • Builder and strategic thinker.
  • Innovative, creative and inspirational leader.
  • Honest and open communicator.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Committed to clinical research.
  • Enjoys mentoring faculty, residents and students.
  • Passionate about clinical excellence, clinical research and teaching.
  • Strong track record of integrity and credibility, and a demonstrated capacity to build trusting relationships.

The Community: Rochester is the seat of Monroe County, New York. Situated east of Buffalo, west of Syracuse and northwest of New York City, it is at the center of a large metropolitan area that includes the neighboring counties of Genesee, Livingston, Ontario, Orleans and Wayne. The city of Rochester, population of approximately 200,000, is New York’s third-most populous city after New York City and Buffalo. Located on the southern shore of Lake Ontario, where the Great Lakes meet the vineyard-dotted Finger Lakes, Rochester provides easy access to a wealth of four-season outdoor recreation.

The Rochester metropolitan area is the second-largest regional economy in New York state, after the New York City metropolitan area. Its lively “knowledge economy” draws its strength from established companies such as Xerox, Bausch and Lomb, and Eastman Kodak, and their many small business spin-offs, including growing telecommunications, biotechnology and information technology enterprises. In recent years, UR has become the largest employer in the Rochester area and the sixth-largest private employer in New York state.

In July 2015, a consortium of organizations led by UR, Rochester Institute of Technology and SUNY Polytechnic Institute was selected by the Department of Defense as winners of the American Institute for Manufacturing Integrated Photonics competition. This $600 million initiative will be headquartered in Rochester and comprises more than 90 leading industry and academic partners in 18 states. The focus of the new institute will be to drive the innovation necessary to create new types of devices that use light and electricity for communications and data processing, technologies that will have a wide array of potential applications, ranging from telecommunications to national security to medical devices. Rochester will be home to the research and development, technology commercialization and incubation, and administrative elements of the institute.

Rochester consistently receives high rankings nationally as a “most livable city” for overall quality of life, and as one of the very best places to raise a family. The region has outstanding, highly ranked public and private schools, with a relatively modest cost of living and a stable, affordable housing market. Home to the renowned Eastman School of Music, the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra and the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival (among the nation’s most popular and respected), Rochester enjoys economic stability and a level of arts, culture, sports and dining comparable to that of many larger cities.

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A strong compensation package, including generous benefits and relocation assistance, will be offered.

For additional information, please contact

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