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Division Director of Transfusion Medicine and Cellular Therapy

The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine of the Weill Cornell Medical College is seeking a Division Director for the Transfusion Medicine and Cellular Therapy Laboratories for full-time appointment at the Associate Professor or Professor level.

The Transfusion Medicine and Cellular Therapy Division is comprised of two full time and three part time physician faculty members with national and international reputations in both fields, in addition to the Director. The laboratories are involved in a spectrum of clinical and translational transfusion medicine and cellular therapy research projects. The division encompasses three laboratories: the Blood Bank, the Clinical Cellular Therapy Laboratory, and the Laboratory for Advanced Cellular Engineering (LACE). The Transfusion Medicine and Cellular Therapy Service performs over 300,000 tests, processes approximately 500 stem cell products and distributes approximately 50,000 blood components annually at this tertiary-care facility that has active programs in stem cell transplantation, liver transplantation, trauma, critical care, cardiothoracic surgery, obstetrics, hematology and oncology, genetic medicine and hemophilia. The Transfusion Medicine Service has an active consultation service for bleeding patients and has a major leadership role in NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital’s vibrant Patient Blood Management Program. The Division Director will also serve in a consulting role for other smaller blood banks within the NewYork-Presbyterian health care enterprise. The division has a number of resources to ensure the success of faculty, including an administrative assistant, a clinical trials specialist, a research bench, and a dedicated, innovative, and motivated laboratory staff with a top-notch leadership team. The Transfusion Medicine Service is an active member of the NIH-sponsored REDS-IV-P research consortium to evaluate transfusion outcomes.

A dedicated translational research laboratory supports academic research for all pathology faculty, including mass spectrometry. Clinical and basic research collaborations are available with faculty within the pathology department, as well as with faculty from other departments at Weill Cornell Medicine and Cornell University’s Ithaca campus. New York Presbyterian Hospital has been named New York’s #1 Hospital and is currently ranked #5 nationally among the Best Hospitals by U.S. News and World Report (2019-2020). The Pathology Department will play a key role in the Sandra and Edward Meyer Cancer Center (MCC) at Weill Cornell Medicine. The MCC is a brand-new, state-of-the-art, collaborative, and multidisciplinary research enterprise with a goal of decreasing cancer incidence and mortality in the New York region. The MCC research programs have significant infrastructural support for basic, translational and clinical research, big data management, computational biology and biostatistics as well as dedicated resources for tissue collection, organoid creation and molecular studies on patient samples. Experimental therapeutics is one focus of the enterprise and it is expected that the Division of Transfusion Medicine and Cellular Therapy will make significant contributions to this initiative.

The Division Director of Transfusion Medicine will report to the Vice Chair of Clinical Pathology and will supervise and mentor the transfusion medicine and cellular therapy faculty, the Transfusion Medicine Fellow, and pathology residents pursuing a career in transfusion medicine.

The successful candidate will be an exceptional academic physician with expertise and experience in both transfusion medicine and cellular therapy. The candidate will have demonstrated a strong commitment towards innovation and advancement of knowledge in the field. The candidate should have a record of commitment to resident education and medical student teaching. Candidates at the associate professor or professor academic rank are encouraged to apply.

Qualifications:

  • Physician with a passion for clinical care and quality, a track record of academic accomplishments and education, and strong organizational and leadership skills.
  • National or international recognition in the field of transfusion medicine or cellular therapy.
  • Board-certified by the American Board of Pathology in Clinical Pathology or Hematology and Blood Banking/Transfusion Medicine.
  • Eligible for unrestricted physician licensure in New York State.
  • Expertise in coagulation and hematology (preferred, but not required).
  • Interest in building innovative clinical and research programs, in alignment with organizational priorities.
  • A reputation for excellent communication skills and known talent for problem solving and innovative thinking.
  • Eligible to obtain New York State Department of Health Certificates of Qualification in the appropriate categories related to transfusion medicine/blood banking practice is also mandatory (transfusion medicine, hematology, coagulation).

Experience:

  • A minimum of 7 years of administrative and leadership experience in transfusion medicine at an academic institution.
  • Experience in research, training, and clinical achievement, commensurate with appointment to the faculty at the rank of Associate or Full Professor.
  • Experience overseeing clinical operations and quality programs.
  • Experience developing and mentoring junior faculty.
  • Ability to adapt effectively and rapidly to the changing field of transfusion medicine and cellular therapy.

Academic rank and compensation will be commensurate with the level of experience and scholarly accomplishments.

Interested applicants should forward curriculum vitae, statement of interest, and the names and contact information of three references to:

Melissa Cushing, M.D.
Vice Chair of Clinical Pathology, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Weill Cornell Medical College
1300 York Avenue, Room C302/Mailbox 69
New York, NY 10065

or preferably electronically to mec2013@med.cornell.edu.

Weill Cornell Medical College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Applications will be evaluated upon receipt and will be accepted until the position is filled.

Weill Cornell Medicine Pathology & Laboratory Medicine 1300 York Avenue New York, NY 10065 Phone: (212) 746-6464 Fax: (212) 746-8192