UT Health San Antonio seeks an inaugural Director, Cardio Oncology to join the cardiology program. This role will report to Allen Anderson, MD, Chief of Cardiology and Director of the UT Health/University Health System Heart and Vascular Institute. Dr. Anderson recently joined the organization after serving as section chief for heart failure and cardiac transplantation at Northwestern University in Chicago. The Janey and Dolph Briscoe Division of Cardiology is one of twelve divisions in the Department of Medicine at UT Health San Antonio’s Long School of Medicine. The division offers a Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship Program and Interventional Cardiology Fellowship Program, with leading experts in the specialty areas of Interventional Cardiology, Electrophysiology, Heart Failure, Cardiac Imaging, Peripheral/Vascular Medicine, Congenital Heart Disease and Women’s Heart Disease.
University Health System (UHS) flagship facility, University Hospital (UH) includes a Level I Trauma center with over 700-beds, maintains Nursing Magnet Status, ACC Chest Pain Center accreditation, and Primary Percutaneous Coronary Intervention accreditation. UHS has committed to investing nearly $40M in a major expansion of cardiology clinical facilities at University Hospital (UH). Cardiology patients are housed in the new Sky Tower of UH with a capacity of some 84 total ICU and ACU beds. The planned construction of a new bed tower will facilitate even further expansion of Cardiology and HVI services.
The Mays Cancer Center at University Health System is one of only four NCI-designated cancer centers in Texas and the only one in South Texas. Ruben Mesa, MD, Executive Director of the Mays Cancer Center joined the organization in 2017, coming from Mayo Clinic with an esteemed research and publication record.
UT Health San Antonio, part of The University of Texas System, is the major source of health professions education and life sciences research in South Texas and is a major center for patient care in South Texas. The Health Science Center is composed of eight campuses across San Antonio and South Texas. It has 4.5 million square feet of owned and leased facilities for education, research, treatment and administration. The University employs approximately 5,400 full-time faculty and staff and has a budget of approximately $806 million.
- MD, or equivalent degree with fellowship and ABIM board certification in Cardiovascular Disease; additional training in cardiac oncology highly preferred.
- Academic accomplishments and credentials sufficient to qualify at the rank of Associate Professor at UT Health San Antonio.
- Successful record of research, teaching, clinical, and administrative accomplishments in the field of cardiac oncology.
- In-depth knowledge and ability to effectively lead physicians, researchers, and educators, while also growing the scholarly activity of the Division