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Chief, Division of Pediatric Hematology

Application Window

Open date: March 11th, 2021

Last review date: Monday, Aug 16, 2021 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: Sunday, Sep 11, 2022 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.

Position description

UCSF School of Medicine Department of Pediatrics
Chief, Division of Pediatric Hematology

The Department of Pediatrics at the UCSF School of Medicine is seeking a Chief of the Division of Pediatric Hematology. This individual will build upon our renowned hematology program with the goal of further expanding our global reputation as a leader in research, education and treatment of hematologic disorders. The successful candidate will be an internationally-recognized leader in the field of childhood hematologic disorders and will have a track record of outstanding research accomplishments and extramural funding. Appointments will be made at the Associate or Professor rank in the Clinical X or In Residence series. The candidate must be board-certified in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology with demonstrated leadership experience and the ability to work collaboratively across disciplines.

Patients with hematologic disorders are currently seen at both UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals (Mission Bay and Oakland), UCSF Parnassus, and Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital. 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 the NIH-supported hemoglobinopathy consortiums for 13 Western states. Both the Oakland and Mission Bay campuses run comprehensive hematology oncology fellowship programs that train basic, translational, and clinician scientists.

The Division Chief will benefit from substantial institutional resources to expand our current strong interdisciplinary clinical, research, and education programs.

• 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
• 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) has renowned interdisciplinary research programs and an environment that fosters cross-collegiate and departmental collaborations and that facilitates program development. UCSF has been ranked #1 in NIH funding among all medical schools for the past 8 years, with over $600 million in 2019. Much of UCSF research is interdisciplinary and collaborations are fostered and coordinated in over 800,000 sq. ft. of research space.

The Department of Pediatrics receives over $17 million in annual NIH funding and has six T32 training grants. The Department trains 84 pediatric residents, 83 fellows, and 31 post-docs. Its residency program was ranked #4 in the nation by U.S. News and World Report in 2020. The Department’s clinical enterprise is based at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals, among the ten largest children’s health care providers in the country with a combined 373 beds, over 200,000 ambulatory visits annually, and 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. Applicant’s materials must list current and/or pending qualifications upon submission.

For more information contact:
Jennifer Puck, MD
Professor of Pediatrics


Jeff Fineman, MD
Professor of Pediatrics

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.

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Job location

San Francisco, CA