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Division Chief of Hematology/Oncology

University of Michigan Medical School, Michigan Medicine
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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May 17, 2024

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Frances and Victor Ginsberg Professor of Hematology/Oncology

Department of Internal Medicine

University of Michigan Medical School, Michigan Medicine

Ann Arbor, MI


The Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School (UMMS) seeks a nationally recognized, dynamic, and visionary leader to become its next Division Chief of Hematology and Oncology. This position offers an opportunity to reinforce and amplify the division’s current excellence in research, patient care, and education, while strengthening alignment of the academic vision with clinical growth in an expanding health system. The next Division Chief will be an optimistic, collaborative, and creative leader who will inspire talented faculty, staff, and learners to achieve impact across the division’s missions and in partnership with others in Michigan Medicine (MM). The Division Chief will be a champion for innovation, have an inclusive leadership mindset, and a passion to engage multidisciplinary teams in a matrixed environment.

The Division of Hematology and Oncology is one of the largest subspecialty divisions within the Department of Internal Medicine, consisting of 97 faculty, including clinical faculty, physician-scientists, and research scientists located at multiple sites across Michigan Medicine. The division has robust and diverse clinical strengths and is respected across the medical center for the high caliber care it provides. Faculty, staff, students, and laboratory personnel occupy more than 44,000 square feet of space across the medical campus. The faculty have a broad range of expertise in carrying out bench-to- bedside research, providing care to patients and survivors impacted by all cancer types, and educating the next generation of physicians and researchers.

The Division Chief will work closely with the Rogel Cancer Center, a National Cancer Institute (NCI) designated cancer center since 1988 and comprehensive cancer center since 1991. With 350 members from 54 departments across nine top- ranked UM schools, the Rogel Cancer Center brought in over $120M in external research funding and produced over 1,000 publications in 2023.

Reporting to the Chair of Internal Medicine, the next Division Chief will be a respected physician and successful researcher who has a deep commitment to the tripartite mission inclusive of optimizing clinical care; supporting discovery, translational, clinical, and health services research; mentoring faculty and fellows; and guiding administrative, budgetary, and philanthropic efforts. Michigan Medicine’s growing statewide system of care allows for expanded access to clinical care and research opportunities around the state and provides a rich opportunity for the next Division Chief to impact the state-wide cancer treatment strategy. The Division Chief will promote diversity and implement practical approaches to enhancing teamwork and individual well-being. The Division Chief will exemplify and encourage a culture of inclusivity, mentorship and professional development, have a team-based approach, and recruit highly qualified faculty, staff, and trainees. An MD or MD/PhD, with board certification in hematology and/or medical oncology is required. The successful candidate will have a record commensurate with appointment at the rank of associate or full professor in the division. Please direct all inquiries, nominations, and applications to Isaacson, Miller, the national executive search firm assisting with the search. All replies will be held in strict confidence. Correspondence and applications, which should include a CV and letter of interest, should be submitted electronically to Jamie Sands and Natalie Leonhard via

Michigan Medicine seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the diverse people of Michigan and to maintaining the excellence of the University. We welcome applications from anyone who would bring additional dimensions to the University’s research, teaching, and clinical mission, including women, members of minority groups, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities. The University of Michigan is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination and equal opportunity for all persons and will not discriminate against any individual because of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, height, weight, or veteran status. The University of Michigan is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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