The Department of Radiology at the University of Vermont Medical Center is expanding and seeking an Academic Breast Radiologist.

 

Job Highlights:

  • Regional tertiary referral center with many highly complex cases
  • Collegial and supportive work environment
  • Excellent technologists, sonographers and medical assistants
  • Highly competitive salary and benefits
  • Participation in weekend shifts with financial and time off compensation
  • Loan repayment assistance is offered by the University of Vermont Medical Group
  • Protected time for scholarly activity
  • Opportunity and mentoring for developing research projects
  • Opportunity to participate in global health initiatives
  • Desirable location in Burlington, Vermont

 

The University of Vermont Medical Center (UVMMC) is the only tertiary referral center and Level 1 Trauma Center for the catchment area of Vermont and Northern Upstate New York. The Network Department of Radiology is part of the larger University of Vermont Health Network in Northern Vermont and New York, comprised of six smaller hospitals in addition to the University of Vermont Medical Center.

The department holds ACR accreditation as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence. The section is typically staffed with 3 to 4 radiologists each day and performs 28,000 mammographic exams per year; including 23,000 screening mammograms, >95% of them with 3D tomosynthesis. There are 7 Hologic mammographic units; 4 at the 2 screening sites and 3 in our diagnostic center. All units have Hologic 3D tomosynthesis and C-View. There are 4 GE Logic E-10 ultrasound units staffed by dedicated breast sonographers. Supplementary whole breast ultrasound screening for dense breast tissue is performed with GE automated breast ultrasound (ABUS), as well as handheld screening ultrasound performed by sonographers. Clinical breast MRI is performed on a Philips wide bore 3.0T unit with a state of the art 16-channel breast coil. A second 3.0T magnet with breast imaging capability has just come online. We also have available four 1.5T Philips magnets. Approximately 700 breast biopsies are performed each year: including US guided core biopsies, stereotactic vacuum-assisted biopsies (on both prone and upright units) and MRI guided biopsies (all performed on a 3T magnet).

The successful candidate would join the growing Division of Breast Imaging which is currently composed of 6 dedicated breast imagers and two retired radiologists who work per diem.

The Breast Care Center, staffed by surgical oncologists, nurse navigators and a physician assistant, adjoins the Breast Imaging Department. Radiologists in the Breast Imaging Division participate in multidisciplinary conferences with their colleagues in surgical, medical and radiation oncology as well as pathology and plastic surgery.

Ours is an academic practice of 50 full and part-time radiologists who serve as the clinical faculty for the ACGME Diagnostic Radiology and Interventional Radiology Residency programs at the University of Vermont. UVMMC is affiliated with the Robert Larner, M.D College of Medicine at the University of Vermont. Faculty members are actively engaged in resident and medical student education, including daily image interpretation and teaching conferences, and the Division collaborates with breast colleagues at multiple interdisciplinary conferences. A 3.0T dedicated research magnet operated by the University of Vermont MRI Center for Biomedical Imaging is housed in the Radiology Department and staffed by full time experienced research technologists and MR physicists. A dedicated research team supports Radiology Health Services Research in collaboration with investigators at UVM.

This is a Clinical Scholar Pathway full-time position in the Assistant Professor, Associate Professor or Professor rank. Applicants must have completed a breast fellowship (or equivalent) and must be ABR certified or eligible. The position is 1.0 FTE breast imaging but consideration will also be given to candidates who desire less than 1.0 participation.

The compensation package is competitive and faculty rank is commensurate with experience.

Burlington is a New England college town situated on the shores of beautiful Lake Champlain, with the Adirondack Mountains to the west, and bordered by the Green Mountains to the east, both of which offer easy access to year round outdoor recreational activities/sports. Burlington, Vermont has continually been voted one of the nicest cities in which to live as well as one of America’s most “fit” cities due to the four seasons of outdoor activities.  Burlington is 45 minutes from world-class skiing, 1.5 hours by car from Montreal, and has an international airport with direct flights to many major cities. 

The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching, and/or service. Applicants are requested to include in their cover letter information about how they will further this goal.

The University of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other category legally protected by federal or state law. The University encourages applications from all individuals who will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the institution.  Review of applications will begin immediately. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Interested candidates must apply online at: www.uvmjobs.com (with CV and names and addresses of three references) under Position No. 00025497. Please email your correspondences to [email protected].  For additional information, please contact Hannah Perry, M.D. at [email protected].