The Department of Radiation Oncology of the University of Maryland School of Medicine, ranked top 5 in NIH research funding, is recruiting a Radiation Oncologist at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor level for the position of Medical Director of the Maryland Proton Therapy Center (MPTC). The ideal candidate will have at least 2-3 years of experience in proton therapy and/or demonstration of academic/leadership productivity. MPTC is equipped with Varian technology to include (4) gantry’s and (1) fixed beam unit with IMPT only delivery and fully integrated volumetric IGPT capability. The center also has (1) CT Simulator and (1) MRI Simulator fully equipped for cardio-oncology imaging. In addition, MPTC is the first center in the world to offer thermal (hyperthermia) and proton therapy under one roof. The Medical Director and faculty will work closely with departmental leadership in building upon an established research platform and evolving statewide and integrated UM Radiation Oncology community practice network.
The Department of Radiation Oncology’s clinical program has 23 physicians inclusive of fellow and physician scientist faculty. The main patient care facility at the University of Maryland Medical Center in downtown Baltimore, within the University of Maryland Greenebaum Cancer Center, is close to the main attractions of the Inner Harbor waterfront and professional sports stadiums. In addition to the MPTC, the department has 4 well-integrated community programs. Our current clinical program has 11 linear accelerators, 5 multi-slice large bore CT simulators with 4D capabilities, 2 HDR units, a Gamma Knife, and active programs in conformal radiotherapy, IMRT, IGRT, Hyperthermia Therapy, Brachytherapy, SRS/SBRT and Radioembolization. There are several campus-wide shared resources including small-animal imaging CT, PET and MR scanners.
The Medical Physics Division, led by Dr. Warren D’Souza, has 25 medical physics faculty, 24 dosimetrists, 2 residents, 9 post-doctoral fellows and graduate students, and 6 information systems and technology staff. All practice sites are connected via a state-of-the-art telemedicine network facilitating interactions between faculty and staff. Research programs include the development of new treatment planning and delivery techniques, tumor motion management, inter-fraction image guidance strategies and collaborative research. The division of medical physics has research space co-located with our Division of Translational Radiation Sciences (DTRS)
Basic research is organized through an extremely well-funded DTRS led by Dr. Zeljko Vujaskovic, which has 16 dedicated research faculty members with grant-funded programs in aspects of cellular responses to DNA damage and molecular biology, as well as preclinical in vivo models of radiation effects on normal tissue. Resources include office and lab space totaling 19,197 sq. ft. inclusive of a 1,000 sq. ft. machine shop.
To be considered for this position interested applicants must apply to the faculty posting by applying to:
In addition, Interested applicants may also mail or send electronically their curriculum vitae to:
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Baltimore, MD 21201
The University of Maryland, Baltimore is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
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