Medical Director
University of California Irvine School of Medicine
United States

Pediatric Oncology Chief, UCI and CHOC Children's Specialists, and Medical Director CHOC Children's Hyundai Cancer Institute

Job #JPF05939
  • School of Medicine - Pediatrics

Recruitment Period

Open date: March 30th, 2020

Next review date: Sunday, May 31, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Tuesday, Jun 30, 2020 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.


The University of California Irvine (UCI) School of Medicine and the Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC) have announced a national search for a leader who will hold the positions of the Pediatric Oncology Division Chief, Department of Pediatrics, UCI School of Medicine, Oncology Division Chief, CHOC Children’s Specialists and Medical Director, CHOC Children’s Hyundai Cancer Institute. The Search Committee, chaired by Dr. Antoine Khoury, Chief of Pediatric Urology at both CHOC Children’s and UC Irvine Medical Center, invites inquiries, nominations and applications for the position.

The Division Chief of UCI, Division Chief of CHOC Children’s, and Medical Director of the Institute will report to the Chair, Department of Pediatrics, UCI School of Medicine and Pediatrician in Chief of CHOC. S/he will be a nationally recognized scholar and forward-thinking leader, one with a distinguished record of achievement in research and scholastic work, building academic programs, and administration. Balancing the tripartite mission will be paramount, with encouragement and support for research productivity and creativity, innovative educational and training programs, and exceptional clinical excellence.

The successful candidate will define and implement the clinical, teaching, and research missions of UCI and CHOC Children’s, providing administrative and financial leadership for both Divisions and the Institute. The Chief will lead the Divisions in developing their clinical and academic programs consistent with short and long-term goals and in accordance with both the UCI Health and CHOC Children’s Strategic Plans. The successful candidate will serve as a key liaison across Divisions, leadership, administration, Executive Management, and collaborative partners for UCI, CHOC Children’s, and the Institute. The role will also provide patient care services for which the Division Chief and Medical Director is clinically privileged.

The successful candidate will demonstrate the following attributes: clinical expertise with a track record of outstanding outcomes; dedication to collaborative teamwork, focusing on patient and family experience; expertise in clinical and/or bench research; commitment to teaching and mentoring residents and fellows; commitment to diversity; and superb communication and leadership skills. S/he will be a role model and advocate, who acts collaboratively and with due consideration for the cultural values of UCI Health (Accountability, Respect, Integrity, Innovation, Service and Excellence – ARIISE).

Academic qualifications and certification/license/registry requirements for the role include: 1) MD, MD/PhD (or equivalent), 2) Eligible for unrestricted CA Medical License, 3) Completion of an ABMS recognized Fellowship in Oncology, 4) Board Eligibility or Board Certification in Oncology, and 5) MBA, MPH or MHA degree, or equivalent (preferred).

Appointment will be made in one of the following academic series:

Titles in the Professor of Clinical X Series are academically qualified individuals whose predominant responsibilities are in teaching and clinical service, and who also engage in creative activities.

Titles in the Health Sciences Clinical Professor Series are faculty who make substantial contributions to the University through excellence in teaching, clinical expertise, scholarly or creative achievement, and engagement in service.

Prospects nominated and/or those who wish to be considered by the Search Committee should provide an electronic version of their: Curriculum Vitae; a Cover Letter, detailing their past and present academic administrative positions and accomplishments in each; Statement of Contributions to Diversity: a statement addressing how past and/or potential contributions to diversity will advance UCI's Commitment to Inclusive Excellence; and Contact information for 3-4 references, which will not be contacted without your written permission.

The confidential review of nominations and expressions of interest will begin immediately until an appointment is made. Applications or nominations of appropriate candidates may be sent to:

Charles Kaler
Russell Reynolds Associates

To apply, please log onto UCI’s recruitment site -

The University of California is committed to providing a workplace free of discrimination and harassment. The University prohibits discrimination against any person employed; seeking employment; or applying for or engaged in a paid or unpaid internship or training program leading to employment with the University of California. In addition, the University prohibits harassment of an employee, applicant, paid or unpaid intern, volunteer, person participating in a program leading to employment, or person providing services pursuant to a contract. The University undertakes affirmative action, consistent with its obligations as a federal contractor.

CHOC Children's is an equal opportunity at will employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of age, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, mental or physical disability, citizenship, national origin, ancestry (including language use restrictions), race, color, religion, religious creed, religious dress or grooming, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, military and veteran status.


Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Cover Letter
  • Statement of Research
  • Teaching Statement - See our guidance for writing a reflective teaching statement.
  • Inclusive Excellence Activities Statement - Statement addressing how past and/or potential contributions to inclusive excellence will advance UCI's Commitment to Inclusive Excellence. See our guidance for writing an inclusive excellence activities statement.
  • Misc / Additional (Optional)
Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)

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