Academic Medicine, Healthcare, Physician Leadership

Chief, Surgical Oncology

  • UT Health San Antonio Mays Cancer Center
  • San Antonio, TX

This position has been filled.

The Mays Cancer Center, home to UT Health San Antonio (UTHSA) MD Anderson, is seeking to recruit an outstanding academic surgical oncologist to lead this growing division. The Chief will be expected to lead the development of a premier program which provides exemplary care for patients in a comprehensive, cohesive, efficient, and integrated manner. The Chief will be expected to recruit, develop, and mentor faculty; engage in workflow redesign and process improvement to enhance the patience experience; lead, collaborate, and engage all members of the health care team; delegate responsibilities as appropriate with other team members; and build a cohesive and creative team environment. We expect that the Chief will also lead a strong portfolio of clinical trials that will advance the care of cancer patients and to move the field forward. Collaborations with laboratory investigators to translate novel observations from bench-to-bedside in innovative investigator initiated clinical trials will also be encouraged.

The Mays Cancer Center at UT Health San Antonio MD Anderson is the only NCI-designated cancer center in South Texas, covering a 38-county service area extending to the border with Mexico and a population of patients that is 69% Hispanic. Oncology programs at UTHSA are experiencing rapid growth and exciting new opportunities. Over 30 new cancer-focused faculty have been recruited over the past 3 years. In 2017, the Mays Cancer Center entered into partnership with MD Anderson Cancer Center. This relationship is enhancing the level of cancer care Mays’ can offer patients in the San Antonio region, as well as fostering meaningful scientific collaboration, funding, and mentorship between UTHSA and MD Anderson.

Recently, UTHSA broke ground on a new $430M specialty and cancer hospital that will open in September, 2024. The new hospital will be the new home of the surgical oncology practice. The eight-story, 144-bed facility will be connected by a sky Bridge to the Mays Cancer Center. This will also be the site of early phase clinical trials, including immunologic and stem cell therapies and will include state-of-the-art operating rooms for the Division of Surgical Oncology.


  • MD or equivalent degree.
  • Residency training in general surgery with American Board of Surgery certification or eligibility.
  • Fellowship training and ABS board certification in Complex General Surgical Oncology, or equivalent, preferred.
  • Clinical area of emphasis and achievement in surgical oncology.
  • Able to obtain full, unrestricted licensure to practice medicine in Texas.
  • Academic accomplishments commensurate with appointment at the rank Associate Professor or Professor at UT Health San Antonio Long School of Medicine.
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