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Chief, Division of Pediatric Hematology

Recruitment Period

Open date: November 19th, 2019

Last review date: Thursday, Dec 19, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Wednesday, May 19, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


UCSF School of Medicine Department of Pediatrics
Chief, Division of Pediatric Hematology
Clinical X or In Residence Series, Associate Professor/Professor Rank

The Department of Pediatrics at the UCSF School of Medicine is seeking a Chief of the Division of Pediatric Hematology. This individual will lead a cross-institutional initiative to advance research, education and treatment with the goal of developing a Center of Excellence in Hematologic Disorders. The successful candidate will be an internationally recognized leader in the field of childhood hematologic disorders. The appointment will be made at the Associate Professor or Professor rank in the Clinical X or In-Residence series, depending on the candidate’s background and career goals. The candidate must be board-certified or board eligible in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology with demonstrated leadership experience and the ability to work collaboratively across disciplines. The ideal candidate will have significant program development and management expertise with a strong background in clinical team operations and innovative research in the field of non-malignant hematology.

Patients with hematologic disorders are currently seen at four UCSF locations: Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital, UCSF Mission Bay/San Francisco, UCSF Parnassus, and the integrated adult/pediatric clinical center at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland. Research is conducted at all campuses, as well as through collaborations with University of California at Berkeley, the Innovative Genomics Institute and, the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine supported Alpha Stem Cell Clinic Network. UCSF is the coordinating center for NIH-supported hemoglobinopathy consortiums for 13 Western states. Both the Oakland and Mission Bay campuses run comprehensive hematology oncology fellowship programs that have successfully focused on training basic, translational, and clinician scientists.

The Director will benefit from substantial institutional resources to expand our current strong interdisciplinary clinical, research, and education programs. Appointments will be made at the Associate or Professor rank in the Clinical X or In Residence series.

• MD or MD/PhD
• Board certified or board eligible in pediatric hematology/oncology
• Proven track record in research and peer-reviewed external funding at the R01 or equivalent level
• Proven ability to work collaboratively
• Commitment to diversity in the workplace

Desirable qualifications:
• Strength in teaching
• Strong oral and written communication/interpersonal skills

The University of California San Francisco (UCSF) is one of the top biomedical research institutions in the nation and is ranked 1st among public universities in NIH funding in 2018. The Department of Pediatrics trains 84 pediatric residents, 83 fellows, and 31 post-docs. The Department’s clinical enterprise is based at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital San Francisco, UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland, Mount Zion, Zuckerberg San Francisco General, and at a number of outreach clinics throughout Northern California, providing the Department with an unsurpassed opportunity to meet the needs of infants, children, and young adults throughout the Bay Area. In 2019, UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals ranked in all 10 children’s specialties in U.S. News and World Report. Nestled in a dynamic and unique geography distinguished by unprecedented innovations in technology, UCSF and the Department of Pediatrics are able to bring research and industry together to advance health.

Interested candidates can apply online at with a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of contributions to diversity, and statement of research accomplishments.

For more information contact:
Maya Lodish, MD
Professor of Pediatrics
Seina L. Kaplan Distinguished Professor

UCSF seeks candidates whose experience, teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status.

Job location

San Francisco


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