The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, ranked the Number 1 Academic Medical Center in the World for three of the last four years according to the prestigious Nature Index, is seeking applicants for Chief of Nuclear Medicine. The candidate must have a Doctor of Medicine (MD) or foreign equivalent; have completed a minimum of two (2) years of Residency or fellowship training in Nuclear Medicine; be board-certified by ABNM and/or ABR with Nuclear Radiology subspecialty Certificate of Added Qualification (CAQ); and be an Authorized User of radioisotopes. Eligibility for full Texas medical license and its acquisition prior to start of employment is required. Appointment rank will be commensurate with academic accomplishments and experience.
This individual is expected to make a significant impact in the field of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging by leading the team and contributing to a collegial environment that will promote the academic and clinical growth of the Nuclear Medicine division. The candidate is expected to provide high quality clinical services; initiate research projects; actively engage in teaching of residents and fellows; supervise and mentor division members in their academic missions. The candidate should have substantial experience in the operations of Nuclear Medicine, as well as all aspects of Nuclear Medicine practice, including therapies and procedures. This individual should also have a strong academic interest and prior evidence of research productivity. Active engagement in investigational research and extramurally funded research projects is desired. There are two clinical PET/CTs, eight SPECT/CTs, and two dedicated cardiac SPECTs at University Hospitals and Clinics and Parkland Hospital and Health System. A five-ring GE digital research PET/CT was recently installed, and a PET/MRI program is approved, so interest and/or experience in PET/MRI is desirable.
UT Southwestern’s Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center, one of just 49 National Cancer Institute-Designated Cancer Centers in the nation, is the only NCI-designated cancer center in North Texas. Cancer care at UT Southwestern earned High Performing recognition from U.S. News and World Report, placing the Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center among the nation’s leading cancer treatment facilities. Additionally, there is active and substantial growth underway, with expansion of Clements University Hospital, a new Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center outpatient building, and a new research facility for the O’Donnell Brain Institute scheduled for completion within the next five years.
More than 12 clinical trials with investigational diagnostic and therapeutic radiopharmaceuticals are open in the Division of Nuclear Medicine, including NCI- and industry-sponsored multicenter clinical trials. We hold investigator-initiated INDs for multiple investigational PET radiopharmaceuticals. There is also ample opportunity to collaborate in a range of preclinical novel radiopharmaceutical research projects within the Division of Nuclear Medicine and in the Cyclotron and Radiochemistry Program. Current projects focus on immunoPET imaging, Tau imaging, and theranostic clinical trials.
The Division of Nuclear Medicine, which includes 5 faculty members, supervises and interprets more than 20,000 examinations per year at UT Southwestern's University Hospital & Clinics, as well as at Parkland Hospital & Health System, including General Nuclear Medicine, PET/CT, SPECT/CT, nuclear cardiology, and DEXA. The division also oversees a theranostic program with Iodine-131, Radium-223, and 177Lu therapies. The Division hosts an ACGME-accredited nuclear medicine residency program, a PET/CT fellowship program, and an integrated ABR/ABNM training program for dual certification.
Faculty members have dedicated academic time with many opportunities to develop research interests in collaboration with our strong basic science group, as well as other clinical and basic science departments throughout the campus. Administrative, biostatistical and logistical support are provided. Strong collaborations with imaging vendors enrich discovery opportunities. Faculty benefits include an excellent healthcare plan, competitive salary and retirement benefits. A convenient on-campus transportation system ensures mobility between the various clinic locations across the expansive campus. Nearby daycare is also available.
Ranked in the Top 10 U.S. places to live with the highest pay adjusted to cost of living, the Dallas-Fort Worth area is a richly diverse metropolitan region with affordable housing, a thriving culinary scene, world-renowned arts districts, major professional sports teams, trendy entertainment venues, and unparalleled shopping opportunities. With more than 200 cities, each with its own identity and culture, the region is served by two commercial airports, as well as major highway and mass-transit systems, enabling an average commute time of about 28 minutes. North Texas is also home to 45 colleges and universities, more than 60 hospitals, and 7.1 million residents who enjoy an unemployment rate that’s below the national average, relatively low crime rates, high-quality elementary and secondary schools and extensive parks and recreation.
To apply, visit https://jobs.utsouthwestern.edu and search for job No. 436674. Please attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references to your application. Incomplete applications will not receive full consideration.
For additional information about the position, please contact Dr. Ivan Pedrosa, Search Committee Chair, by emailing email@example.com.
UT Southwestern Medical Center is an Affirmative Action/ Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, Veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Internal Number: 436674
About UT Southwestern Medical Center
UT Southwestern, one of the premier academic medical centers in the nation, integrates pioneering biomedical research with exceptional clinical care and education. The institution’s faculty has received six Nobel Prizes, and includes 22 members of the National Academy of Sciences, 17 members of the National Academy of Medicine, and 15 Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigators. The full-time faculty of more than 2,500 is responsible for groundbreaking medical advances and is committed to translating science-driven research quickly to new clinical treatments. UT Southwestern physicians provide care in about 80 specialties to more than 105,000 hospitalized patients, nearly 370,000 emergency room cases, and oversee approximately 3 million outpatient visits a year.