Academic Medicine, Healthcare, Physician Leadership

Division Chair, Neuro-Oncology

  • VCU Health
  • Richmond, VA

In collaboration with VCU Massey Cancer Center, the Virginia Commonwealth University Department of Neurology is recruiting an academically accomplished and strategic leader to serve as Division Chair, Neuro-oncology.

This position is a senior-level faculty position. As Division Chair, this position will be responsible for driving the continued growth and advancement of neuro-oncology programs both at VCU and in the surrounding communities across all missions. This position will lead clinical and research partnerships in collaboration with the Massey Cancer Center and other institutional stakeholders. The Division Chair will also support excellence in the division’s teaching responsibilities at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

The Division Chair should be a nationally recognized leader in the field of neuro-oncology. Unique clinical expertise and funding as an independent investigator is preferred. This role will require significant administrative effort to support the division. A teaching role for medical students, residents and fellows in the ACGME-accredited fellowship will also be important. The academic appointment with the VCU School of Medicine will be at rank of Associate Professor or Professor and will be commensurate with experience.

VCU Health Medical Center, a 700-bed quaternary teaching hospital, is one of the largest and busiest academic centers in Virginia. Founded in 1974, Massey Cancer Center was one of the country’s original cancer centers designated by the National Cancer Institute, the only NCI-designated center in the Richmond region, and one of just two in Virginia that helps lead and shape America’s cancer research efforts.

The Division of Neuro-Oncology faculty members are actively engaged in a broad spectrum of research projects. Clinical trials, particularly investigator-initiated studies, are a major priority. Faculty participate in National Cancer Institute cooperative group studies sponsored by NRG Oncology, Alliance Cancer Specialists and ECOG-ACRIN Cancer Research Group. The division also has a focus on cancer complications research (including chemotherapy induced peripheral neuropathy) and the neuropsychological impact of brain tumors and their treatment. The division offers a two-year fellowship that provides clinical training in the diagnosis and management of neuro-oncology disorders.


  • M.D. or M.D/Ph.D. degree (or equivalent)
  • Successful completion of a neurology residency and neuro-oncology fellowship at accredited institutions.
  • Eligibility for licensure in Virginia and board certification or eligible in Neurology (ABPN) and Neuro-oncology (UCNS).
  • An outstanding clinician.
  • Strong history of basic, translational, and/or and clinical research demonstrated by peer-reviewed publications and extramural grant funding.
  • Nationally recognized leader in the field of Brain Tumor research and/or clinical practice.
  • Demonstrated track record of active participation in multidisciplinary clinical programs focused on patient-centered care.
  • Ability to thrive and lead in a growing, complex and matrixed environment.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to build consensus and cooperation among various stakeholders.
  • Passion for Brain Tumor program development and research.
  • A team builder who can mentor and direct others in research initiatives.
  • Must hold, or be eligible for, unrestricted state medical license in the state of Virginia.
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