The Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center, University of Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, Nebraska 68198
Not specified.
March 15 2019
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

The University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) and Nebraska Medicine seek a collaborative and visionary leader to serve as the Director of the Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center, a National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center.  This is an extraordinary opportunity for a new director to propel a rapidly expanding cancer center to its next phase for research and cancer care, positioning it as amongst the nation's top institutions. As a leader in the field, we would highly value your thoughts of outstanding candidates for the role.

Founded in 1983, the Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center consists of a brand new 10-story cancer research tower and an 8-story inpatient hospital and outpatient center that includes medical, surgical, and radiation oncology clinics, a 24/7 infusion center, radiology, lab services, radiation therapy, and surgical services. The Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center coordinates basic and clinical cancer research, patient care, and educational programs, and facilitates the application of new knowledge about the etiology, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of cancer. The Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center has more than 200 members, and the director also leads the Eppley Institute for Research in Cancer, an academic unit of UNMC with more than 25 faculty.

Based in Omaha, one of the nation’s best cities in which to live, UNMC is the state’s only public academic health sciences center. With six colleges and two institutes, serving about 3,900 students in more than two dozen programs, UNMC has seen unprecedented growth across all its missions. With strong philanthropic and state support, the campus has recently completed over 1 million square feet in new or renovated construction, and is on track to complete an additional million over the next five years.  UNMC serves as the health sciences center campus in the four campus structure of the University of Nebraska.  UNMC is closely partnered with Nebraska Medicine, the most esteemed academic health system in the region, consisting of 809 licensed beds at its two hospitals, more than 1,000 physicians, and 40 specialty and primary care clinics in Omaha and surrounding areas.

The incoming director will have the ability to help substantially grow research and clinical programs of excellence, and will play a key role as a voice for promoting cancer prevention and care in the community. Candidates should hold an M.D. and/or Ph.D and possess significant leadership experience at the chair, division chief, associate director, director or program leader level gained within an academic medical center, and/or cancer center/institute. The successful candidate will have a strong personal track record of scholarship and continuous funding, ideally with an NCI-funded research program, and be eligible for appointment as a full professor. The next director also should have a demonstrated ability to think strategically with a vision of how to develop cancer care, research and services for the future.

For confidential nominations or expressions of interest, please contact Karen Otto, Dr. Chris Colenda and Jeff Schroetlin of Witt/Kieffer through the office of Imran Ali at

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