University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics


Iowa City, IA

Date Posted

April 2, 2024

University of Iowa Stead Family Department of Pediatrics seeks an oncologist with special interest in neuro-oncology. Appointment rank is open and may be to either the tenure track or clinical (non-tenure) track consistent with clinical experience and research interest. Appointment rank to Instructor of Pediatrics (non-tenure or clinical track) may also be considered. The individual selected will join the Division of Hematology/Oncology to provide patient care, teaching, and consultative services as a pediatrician specializing in oncology.

The Neuro-oncology team practices multidisciplinary management of patients with brain and spine tumors, retinoblastoma, and NF1 and NF2-related schwannomatosis. The scope of practice includes (but is not limited to) the enrollment of patients in multi-institutional clinical research protocols through our collaborations with the Children’s Oncology Group (COG), Children’s Brain Tumor Network (CBTN), National Experimental Therapeutics Consortium (NEXT), and other industry-sponsored trials. The division is involved in cutting-edge research that is funded by the NIH and nonfederal agencies.


  • Must hold an MD/DO degree, or equivalent.
  • Board certified or eligible in Pediatrics, or equivalent.
  • Board certified or eligible in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology or equivalent.
  • Completed fellowship training in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology with an additional fellowship in Pediatric Neuro-Oncology or experience working as a pediatric Neuro-Oncology physician.
  • License or eligible for licensure in the State of Iowa

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Interest and/or expertise in pediatric neuro-oncology.
  • Experience in patient-oriented research.
  • Teaching competence in pediatrics for medical students and residents.
  • Evidence of scholarly activity.
  • Strong oral and written communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Candidates with related clinical and leadership experience will be considered for an endowed professorship.
  • Demonstrated experience promoting an inclusive culture in the workforce and academic environment.

The University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine is one of the nation’s top medical schools. It is ranked No. 44 in research in the 2024 U.S. News & World Report listing of “Best Graduate Schools,” and it is ranked No. 23 in National Institutes of Health funding among public institutions by the Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research. The UI Stead Family Department of Pediatrics is currently ranked No. 25 in NIH funding among all public pediatric departments nationwide.

The UI Stead Family Department of Pediatrics comprises the medical staff of UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital, Iowa’s only nationally ranked children’s hospital and home to the state’s only accredited Level 1 Regional Resource Pediatric Trauma Center. The ACGME-accredited pediatric residency program at UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital trains 50 pediatric resident physicians. For its 2023-24 edition of “Best Children’s Hospitals,” U.S. News & World Report ranked UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital in six pediatric specialties: neonatology, diabetes and endocrinology, nephrology, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopedics, and urology.

For more information contact:

David Gordon, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics

Jeanie Cromer –
General Hospital
220 Hawkins Drive
SW164-4 GH
Iowa City, IA 52242
Phone: 319-384-7204

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To apply for this position please visit the University of Iowa website at, requisition number 75174.

Successful candidates will be required to self-disclose any misconduct history or pending research misconduct investigation including but not limited to sexual misconduct in prior employment and provide a related release and will be subject to a criminal background and credential check.  This applies to clinical, tenure and research positions.

The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth and related conditions), disability, genetic information, status as a U.S. veteran, service in the U.S. military, sexual orientation, gender identity, or associational preferences.

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