The Division of Nuclear Medicine in the Department of Diagnostic Radiology at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) is seeking a full time Nuclear Medicine physician. OHSU NMMI is seeking to hire at either the Assistant or Associate professor level to fulfill a variety of roles, including to practice outstanding patient care, resident and fellow teaching, and academic excellence.
The Division of Nuclear Medicine has state of the art imaging equipment and sees both adult and pediatric patients with a mixture of complexity from within OHSU, the Doernbecher Children’s Hospital, as well as more widely throughout Oregon and adjacent states. Clinical responsibilities will include overseeing the daily activities of the division which encompasses a broad imaging case load generated by four gamma cameras (the majority with CT as well) and two PET/CT scanners. All types of FDA-approved radionuclide therapies are done, with particularly active neuroendocrine tumor and prostate cancer therapy programs. Participation in various multidisciplinary tumor boards is required. Furthermore, the division is in a period of active growth with the development of a new Nuclear Medicine clinic, multiple new scanners, outpatient imaging areas, and a radionuclide therapy suite over the next five years. Active involvement of the educational activities of the department is expected, including the Radiology as well as Nuclear Medicine residency/fellowship programs.
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Additionally, this position entails support and development of the newly formed Theranostics Program within the department. This comprises a variety of activities including participating in industry-sponsored clinical trials for both radionuclide imaging and therapy, as well as acting as a clinical and scientific liaison for the Center for Radiochemistry Research (CRR) and the new PET/MR program. The CRR is a state-of-art cyclotron facility with several experienced PhD faculty developing radionuclides for basic science, small and large animal experiments, and human clinical trials. The PET/MR scanner will similarly be used for both clinical and research studies and the candidate can help serve as a liaison for faculty within Diagnostic Radiology and beyond who wish to use this technology. This work may include helping with these programs’ daily activities, overseeing and applying for grants, guiding research projects and preparing progress reports, communicating with sponsors and study staff, and working with the regulatory staff to ensure that project timelines are met.
The OHSU campus offers excellent opportunities for multidisciplinary research, with a history of innovative and collaborative studies. As the only academic medical center in the state of Oregon, OHSU provides a full spectrum of care to a large and diverse population, including an active transplant program and the Knight Cancer Institute. OHSU is home to numerous specialized research centers and institutes, including one of the first Clinical and Translational Sciences Award-funded programs in the country (the Oregon Clinical and Translational Research Institute), the Advanced Imaging Research Center (dedicated to improving medical imaging), the Knight Cancer Institute, the Dotter Interventional Institute, the Center for Spatial Systems Biomedicine (dedicated to elucidating the structural and mechanical properties of cells and tissues), and the Oregon National Primate Research Center. The Knight Cancer Institute is the only NCI-designated Cancer Center in Oregon. Educational responsibilities will include teaching at all levels commensurate with a large academic center, including medical student, resident, fellow and postgraduate training.