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The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, Texas, United States (on-site)
2 days ago
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The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, Texas, United States
2 days ago
Job Type
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Urology Surgery


The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is conducting a national search for Chair of the Department of Urology. This leader will establish the vision for, guide the development of faculty in, and oversee all operations and functions in the department. Successful candidates will be an accomplished physician and proven leader. The Department of Urology is part of the Division of Surgery and the Chair reports to the Division Head.

The Chair of Urology will be charged with leading a nationally recognized department and contributing to the prevention and elimination of cancer, transformative research, and exceptional education.

The Department of Urology supports a large surgical service and provides Urologic Oncology, Pelvic Reconstruction, General Urology and Andrology services to MD Anderson patients in the Texas Medical Center (TMC), MD Anderson Northwest Surgery Center, MD Anderson Houston Area Location Clinics in League City, Sugarland, West Houston, The Woodlands and the Harris County LBJ Hospital. Urology has a significant clinical and translational research presence with numerous active projects and protocols focusing on Bladder, Prostate and Renal Cancer. Urology also has a consolidated basic science laboratory housing multiple investigators directing independent and collaborative projects focusing on GU malignancies.  Urology has a large clinical presence, 21 clinical faculty and 29 APPs, and is in the process of expanding to meet the growing demand.  Urology currently operates two fellowships, Urology Oncology and Pelvic Reconstruction, and expects to add a third fellowship in Andrology within the next year.

The Chair is responsible for providing leadership and assumes full responsibility for all areas of the department, including, but not limited to, direct patient care; basic, translational, and clinical research within the department; faculty development and evaluation; integration of educational programs; finance and budgeting; and departmental strategic planning that aligns with institutional direction. The Chair inspires professional growth by ensuring career development opportunities and mentorship for department faculty and trainees, as well as fostering a positive work environment that emphasizes collaboration, collegiality and wellness for all. The Chair will also represent the department, division and institution in local, regional, state, and national matters.


  • 10 years of experience post clinical degree
  • M.D. or equivalent degree
  • Board certification in Urology
  • Fellowship in Urologic Oncology
  • Eligible for unrestricted Texas medical licensure
  • Demonstration of clinical excellence and performance
  • Administrative experience at a departmental or institutional level
  • Proven track record of successful independent clinical or translational research and grant or protocol funding
  • Consistent record of contributions to education or training and to mentoring of trainees, faculty, or staff
  • Progressive leadership experience in an academic setting, preferred experience in an oncologic setting 
  • Ability to function effectively in a matrix organization characterized by complex intra- and inter-disciplinary relationships

Embedded in the fourth largest U.S. city – and the Texas Medical Center, the world’s latest medical center,
MD Anderson is one of the premier cancer centers in the world. We are invested and determined in our collective focus on one goal: end cancer. From basic discoveries to impacts in the clinic, back to the lab and out to the community, our clinicians and scientists create a virtuous cycle of innovation, grounded in a culture of collaboration, connectivity and data-based science.

Interested candidates should send a copy of their curriculum vitae and supplemental narrative statement to address their qualifications to Danielle Lafhaj by August 1, 2024.

Job ID: 74003010

At the nation’s No. 1 hospital for cancer care (U.S. News and World Report), you can help us advance cancer care, research and education. Challenge yourself and build an amazing career, and take pride and satisfaction in knowing you are part of the elite team that is Making Cancer History®.

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