Atlantic Health System

Chief, Pediatric Hematology and Oncology Program

Job Location(s) US-NJ-Morristown
Position Type
Pediatric Hematology and Oncology Program
Morristown Medical Center -Goryeb Childrens Hospital


Goryeb Children’s Hospital at Morristown Medical Center and part of Atlantic Health System is seeking a Division Chief for our Pediatric Hematology Oncology program.


As the original Valerie Fund Children’s Center in New Jersey, we provide the highest quality care close to home for all pediatric patients in the Northern New Jersey area. A full member of Children’s Oncology Group, we see approximately 40-60 new oncology patients and 600 new outpatient consults each year. A member of the Children’s Oncology Group, the Valerie Fund Children’s Center at Goryeb Children’s Hospital provides patient- and family-centered, comprehensive medical care to children and adolescents with cancer and blood disorders. With nationally renowned subspecialists in orthopedic oncology, pediatric neurosurgery and pediatric neuro-oncology, in addition to the most frequent diagnoses of leukemias, the program has become a major referral center for children, adolescents and young adults with bone tumors, sarcomas, brain and spine tumors.  In fact, in June 2020 a new state-of-the-art, larger center was opened. The Goryeb Valerie Center team consists of 4 pediatric oncologists, 4 pediatric advanced practice nurses, one nurse manager with 8 APHON certified nurses.  The multidisciplinary clinical team also includes pediatric surgeons, neurologists, neuroradiologists, pathologists, ophthalmologists, a psychologist, an educational liaison, social workers, a dietitian, CRAs, child-life professionals, and physical therapists.  Our patients are further supported with acupuncture, pet therapy, and daily integrative medicine opportunities.


IF you would like to learn more about this amazing opportunity, Please reach out to Lori Velasco, Physician Recruiter -  




Roles and Responsibilities for the Chief of Pediatric Hematology Oncology:


The Division Chief will oversee the team of attending physicians and nurse practitioners. This position is weighted 80% clinical, 20% administrative. The Division Chief will work closely with pediatric surgery, pediatric neurosurgery, orthopedic oncology, pediatric urology, radiation oncology, and others to care for our patients. 

  • The Division Chief will ensure the highest quality patient- and family-centered care is provided and will oversee goals to meet all patients’ and families physiological and psychosocial needs throughout their initial treatment and follow-up care.
  • The Pediatric Oncology Long-Term Follow-Up Program is an important part of the service, tracking and providing medical and psychosocial support for patients far after their acute treatment.
  • Medical education, research, and serving as a mentor to faculty within the division are essential components of this important leadership position. 



The ideal candidate will have an outstanding clinical reputation and a proven track record as a clinical leader with at least 5 years’ post fellowship experience in a leadership role. They will have some academic background with a focus on building a top reputation clinical program.  Board certified in pediatrics, fellowship trained, and board certified in pediatric hematology/oncology as well as being committed to the practice of patient and family centered care will be essential for the successful candidate.

About Us


About Goryeb Children’s Hospital

Goryeb Children’s Hospital is the hub for Atlantic Health System Children’s Health and serves as the referral center for the other 6 acute care AHS hospitals plus other hospitals and physicians in the region.  Pediatric subspecialty services are provided at the other AHS hospitals plus at satellite office practices around the state.  Part of Atlantic Medical Group, our multi-specialty pediatric group consists of over 100 specialist physicians and advanced practice providers and serves patients from all over Northern New Jersey.  Goryeb Children’s Hospital is expanding its programs and services.  We currently have 34 pediatric medical-surgical inpatient beds, a 15-bed pediatric intensive care unit and a 45-bed neonatal intensive care unit. Goryeb Children's Hospital has its own 38 physician pediatric residency program and as part of Morristown Medical Center is a branch campus of the Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, providing ample opportunities for teaching and research.  Goryeb Children’s Hospital, an 86,000 square foot facility attached to Morristown Medical Center in Morristown, NJ, is conveniently located approximately 45 minutes from New York City, 30 minutes from the mountains, an hour from the Jersey Shore, and 2 hours from Philadelphia.  Excellent schools in a variety of close-by towns, the area offers ample opportunities for families as well as for cultural and outdoor activities.   


About Atlantic Health System
Atlantic Health System has a long-standing tradition of providing exceptional patient outcomes and experiences. Home to seven award-winning hospitals including Morristown Medical Center, the number one hospital in NJ according to U.S. News & World Report, Castle Connolly and Newsweek’s World’s Best Hospitals, the system has been ranked first in New Jersey in consumer preference by Monigle and first among health systems in New Jersey as a “best workplace” by both Modern Healthcare and Fortune Magazine for 13 years running.  Atlantic Health System is at the forefront of medicine, setting standards for quality health care in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and the New York metropolitan area. Powered by a workforce of almost 17,500 team members and 4,800 affiliated physicians dedicated to building healthier communities, Atlantic Health System serves more than half of the state of New Jersey including 11 counties and 4.9 million people. The not-for-profit system offers more than 400 sites of care, including 8 hospitals: Morristown Medical Center in Morristown, Overlook Medical Center in Summit, Newton Medical Center in Newton, Chilton Medical Center in Pompton Plains, Hackettstown Medical Center in Hackettstown, Goryeb Children’s Hospital in Morristown, CentraState Hospital in Freehold, and Atlantic Rehabilitation Institute in Madison, NJ.


EEO Statement

Atlantic Health System, Inc. is an equal employment opportunity employer and federal contractor or subcontractor and, therefore, abides by applicable laws to protect applicants and employees from discrimination in hiring, promotion, discharge, pay, fringe benefits, job training, classification, referral, and other aspects of employment.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, sexual or affectional orientation, national origin or nationality, citizenship status, disability, age, genetics, protected veteran status, ancestry, marital status. 


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