Academic appointment (Tenure, or Academic Research Track) will be commensurate with candidate’ s qualifications and experience. Neuro-oncologist would practice at our main campus in with 80% clinical duties at Hospital and 20% research at the university. The candidate will be expected to teach undergraduates, medical students, residents, fellows, graduate students, and post-doctoral candidates.
Neuro-oncologist would work with a team of 6 neurosurgeons, 9 hematology/oncology physicians, 4 radiation oncologists, and several APPs. For clinical work, the Neuro-oncologist will have two collaborating/mentoring physician providers with one in each department: hematology/oncology and neurosurgery. The Cancer Center and Hospital and both are located at the same campus in Urbana allowing integration of all services into our Multi-disciplinary Cancer Care Model.
Neuro-oncologist would evaluate patients and prescribe chemotherapy and biological therapy to patients with primary brain tumors and would assist hematology/oncology physicians with management of patients receiving intrathecal chemotherapy with Ommaya reservoir. Neuro-oncologist would have clinic at Cancer Center with appropriate staffing and access to Infusion Rooms and would practice in a multi-disciplinary setting with biweekly Brain Tumor Case Conference and a strong support from all hospital services. Neuro-oncologist would become a member of our future multi-disciplinary neuro-oncology clinic and would have clinical collaboration and back up coverage with hematology/oncology physicians.
The Univ. of Illinois has a strong focus on neuroscience with a variety of research projects: from cognitive neuroscience study of human learning and memory to several imaging projects at Biomedical Imaging Center at Beckman Institute. This includes MRI and molecular imaging (PET/SPECT/CT) labs that can support imaging research for humans, animals, and materials. The candidate would be able conduct basic science research, or translational research with the Univ. of Illinois faculty. The candidate will be supported to develop relationships and collaborate with the existing researchers at our hospital and the Univ. of Illinois, as well as physicians in other clinical departments. The candidate will be supported to attract intramural and extramural funding, and develop hypothesis driven research protocols. Research start-up package will be provided to support new graduates.
Hematology/Oncology, Radiation Oncology and Neurosurgery are committed to providing the highest quality of care for patients with primary and metastatic brain, base of skull and spine tumors. Our neurosurgeons perform awake craniotomies for resection of brain tumor, stealth neuro-navigation, operative microscopy, intra-operative ultrasound, neuro-monitoring and fluorescence guided glioma resections. Spinal fusion is available for patients with metastatic disease to the spine. Radiation Oncology has state-of-the-art technology with Varian True Beam linear accelerator with the most sophisticated beam shaper (micro-MLCs) offering a very conformal delivery of radiation therapy to brain tumors with avoidance of the normal brain tissue. The radiation oncology/neurosurgery team routinely performs cone based stereotactic radiosurgery for patients with trigeminal neuralgia and base of skull tumors.