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Division Head Hematology/Oncology - Henry Ford Health System

Henry Ford Health System

Detroit, Michigan 48202
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The Division Head, Hematology/Oncology, will provide oversight for the Hematology/Oncology Division within the Department of Medicine for Henry Ford Medical Group.   The Division of Hematology/Oncology provides care at multiple satellite clinic sites and three health system hospitals.  S/he will work closely with Hematologists and Medical Oncologists, Department of Medicine Division Heads, and other Chairs and leaders within Henry Ford Medical Group and Henry Ford Health System to develop and implement best practices for inpatient and outpatient care.  The Division Head will be a practicing member of the Hematology/Oncology Division.  

  • Directs current complement of Board Certified Hematologists, Board Certified Medical Oncologists, Ph.D.s, and Hematology/Oncology Fellowship program.
  • Contributes as subject matter expert to motivate and champion Hematology/Oncology clinical programs to systematize advanced Hematology/Oncology care across multiple clinical sites and system hospitals.
  • Provides direct patient care in both inpatient and outpatient settings. 

Specific Responsibilities

Clinical Care in Specialty

Provide outstanding clinical care, quality, and service to the patients and referring providers and, by doing so, set an example for Hematologist and Oncologist in the Division.

Faculty Recruitment Retention and Program Development

Establish the faculty development plan including identification of specific sub-specialty capabilities as may be required for successful program development.

Participate in an effective recruitment effort for identified faculty.

Proactively work on all aspects of faculty and staff retention.

Departmental and Divisional Participation/Leadership

Participate on the Department of Medicine’s leadership team to ensure achievement of the Department’s goals and objectives.

Actively participate and/or lead Divisional staff meetings and other forums in which information is exchanged and opinions solicited and System direction articulated.

Assist in establishing the course and direction of Hematology/Oncology services consistent with the overall driving strategies of Henry Ford Medical Group.

Provide face-to-face and written annual evaluation of the Senior Staff performance, personal goals, and professional growth.

Develop an effective partnership with their administrative counterparts.

Strategic Program Development and Planning

Promote multi-disciplinary care and planning across the relevant subspecialties.

Build identity of the Hematology/Oncology program.

Collaborate with clinicians throughout the System in the same and related specialties to develop, implement and annually update work plan which addresses patient need, customer expectations, market opportunities, quality of care, cost of care, and the utilization of resources.

Participate in organized planning processes to achieve the goals of the service line in both the short and long term.

Fellow/Resident Training

Achieve excellence in pursuit of academic elements of Henry Ford’s mission.

Plan, coordinate, evaluate, in conjunction with the Divisional Fellowship Director the didactic and clinical experiences in the Division's area(s) of clinical expertise.


Achieve excellence in pursuit of academic (research, as appropriate) and Advocacy related elements of Henry Ford’s mission.

Encourage, develop, and participate in research activities within the Division, Department and health network. 

Clinical Performance/Quality Improvement/Patient Safety 

Enthusiastically support all Quality Improvement initiatives. Support a tone within the Division that Henry Ford will be a leader in the area of Quality and will conduct itself to achieve the highest level of quality attainable.

Accept accountability for contributing continuously to improving Divisional, Service Line, and System performance.

Ensure Division’s compliance with all patient safety/risk management programs.

Financial Performance

Assist in the development, implementation, and monitoring of budgets which attain Division, Department, and System goals, as requested.

Be proficient in using metrics in managing programs and services.

Career Enhancement/Continuing Education

Participate as requested in developing and providing opportunities for continuing medical education for faculty, network providers, and Henry Ford affiliated community physicians.




  • An M.D. or D.O. degree, BC/BE in ABIM, Hematology/Oncology, and an unrestricted state medical license.
  • Minimum 4 years of experience in a leadership role within an academic institution.
  • Strong leadership skills with the ability to advance and develop a superior clinical service.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills and presentation skills for both clinical and non-clinical audiences, in group settings or one-on-one.
  • Expertise in establishing physician relationships combined with the ability to manage an interdisciplinary team while appreciating and fostering collegial and peer participation from all disciplines.
  • Effective supervisory skills, including clinical mentoring and coaching expertise.
  • Advocate for organizational values and commitment to gender equity and diversity.
  • Personal characteristics of integrity, maturity, and honesty aligned with the Mission and Values of the Henry Ford Health System.
  • A genuine excitement related to working in an integrated system that is redefining the way health care delivery should evolve. 


Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer Henry Ford Health System is committed to the hiring, advancement and fair treatment of all individuals without regard to race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, size, height, weight, marital status, family status, gender identity, sexual orientation, and genetic information, or any other protected status in accordance with applicable federal and state laws.


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