The Johns Hopkins Department of Radiation Oncology and Molecular Radiation Sciences is seeking a division director for the position of Chief of Medical Physics. The Chief of Physics is a leadership position requiring oversight over the physics faculty and staff, and the chief appoints and develops physics leadership across Johns Hopkins Medicine. The successful candidate will oversee physics strategy and operations at five sites, centered at the main campus in Johns Hopkins Hospital, and including Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Johns Hopkins Health Care & Surgery Center — Green Spring Station, Lutherville, Johns Hopkins Medicine - Suburban Hospital and Sibley Memorial Hospital. The position is based at the Department at our Johns Hopkins Hospital location in Baltimore, MD. Johns Hopkins Medicine has recently opened a proton center, committed to new accelerators, upgraded planning and information systems, and the most advanced treatment and image guidance technologies. The Chief of Physics ensures fulfillment of the mission of the department including advancing academic research, developing and maintaining a world class clinical and academic medical physics program, and has overall accountability for the quality and delivery of medical physics services. In addition, the chief maintains responsibility and balance of the academic, clinic, and education mission as it pertains to the physics group. The chief ensures the educational mission through excellence in training the next generation of physicists. The position requires the highest standards of ethics, compliance oversight, and accountability.
The Department of Radiation Oncology and Molecular Sciences at Johns Hopkins is dedicated to patient-centered, specialized care. Our multidisciplinary teams encompasses radiation oncologists, dosimetrists (experts who calculate the dose of radiation), medical physicists, radiation oncology nurses and radiation therapists who work cooperatively to provide the most advanced treatment options specific to each patient’s disease.
The five separate clinics have 10 Elekta linacs, with most capable of stereotactic treatment, two sites have Tomotherapy, and JHH has a Cyberknife machine. In addition to CT simulation at each site, 2 sites have MR-simulation, which was first installed at JHH in 2009 with a 1.5T Siemens unit. All accelerators have on-board kilovoltage cone beam CT imaging capabilities for kV CT guidance. An in-house Information Technology group supports the operation of the enterprise-wide Mosaiq Oncology Information System to manage data connectivity for efficient delivery of radiation treatment and distribution of imaging and planning information. The department has available MR-guided brachytherapy for gynecologic cancers, and the program also utilizes a mobile Airo CT scanner in a dedicated brachytherapy suite. An operating room is equipped with HDR IORT equipment. LDR and HDR treatments are provided for a wide variety of cases.
Our Medical Physics Residency program provides thorough clinical training in radiation oncology physics alongside clinically oriented research and development. The objectives of the program are to train highly competent medical physicists who will provide: excellent patient care; understand the culture of safety; appreciate the rigor required for high quality in the application of our technologies; communicate professionally and ethically in the clinical setting; and will contribute academically as the next generation of leaders in radiation oncology physics.
The applicant should have extensive experience in conducting investigator-initiated research and have a keen interest in mentoring senior and junior physicists. Applicants with experience as a program director or clinical director are preferred. Requirements include a Ph.D. degree in Medical Physics or in an equivalent field, certification by the American Board of Radiology in Therapeutic Radiological Physics, a demonstrated clinical competency in radiation oncology and a significant track record of excellence including publications in medical physics.
Letter of interest and CV should be sent via e-mail to email@example.com or by mail to:
Akila N. Viswanathan. MD, MPH
Department of Radiation Oncology and Molecular Radiation Sciences
Johns Hopkins Medicine – Weinberg Building – Suite 1440
401 N. Broadway – Baltimore, MD 21287
Additional Salary Information: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from under-represented groups.
Internal Number: 80006821
About Johns Hopkins
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (JHUSOM), located in Baltimore, Maryland, United States (founded in 1893) is the academic medical teaching and research arm of the Johns Hopkins University, founded in 1876. The School of Medicine shares a campus with the Johns Hopkins Hospital, established in 1889. Johns Hopkins has consistently ranked among the top medical schools in the United States, in the number of research grants awarded by the National Institutes of Health.