Division Chief- Hematology Oncology at Baystate Health


Springfield, MA




Baystate Health, an award–winning healthcare system and home of the University of Massachusetts Medical School-Baystate, is searching for an experienced Hematology Oncology specialist to join Baystate Health’s Regional Cancer Program as Chief of Hematology Oncology Division.

The opportunity features:

  • Lead an accomplished clinical team of 12 physicians and 5 APCs who provide interdisciplinary clinics across 5 locations in a fully integrated program that includes radiation, gynecologic, and surgical oncology, and a dedicated oncology inpatient unit; in an Accredited ASCO Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI) program.
  • Opportunity to practice clinically in a growing practice with a robust fellowship program. Faculty appointment to UMass School of Medicine commensurate with experience and accomplishments.
  • Ability to promote scholarship, including Investigator-initiated research, cooperative and pharmaceutical group trials, with both clinical and QI research.
  • A key leadership role in the Regional Cancer Program, collaborating with leaders in our system and other regional hospitals and providers.       Opportunity for personal growth through succession planning for the program.

Ideal candidate should be nationally or regionally recognized with the ability to lead a high volume and growing program. Candidates should have outstanding clinical skills, clinical research, and teaching skills along with experience in an academic and/or large integrated cancer program. In addition to exceptional clinical practice, candidates need to have proven ability to develop faculty, align program with system strategies, promote clinical, QI and outcomes-based scholarship, manage division mission-based finances and proven track record of collaborative leadership and forward looking vision.

Housed in the region’s only academic cancer program and only program doing clinical research, the division of hematology oncology has over 2,500 cases annually in the 5 locations throughout Western Mass. Baystate’s Regional Cancer Program provides services to patients suffering from cancer, blood disorders, and related diseases throughout the regions our health system serves. More than half of the cancer patients in western Massachusetts are cared for by the program, the only interdisciplinary cancer program in the area. The D’Amour Center for Cancer Care, our flagship cancer center in Springfield, serves 250-350 patients daily with clinical visits, support services, infusion treatments and radiation therapy. It is complemented by our longstanding presence in the northern and eastern regions; these integrated sites benefit patients by providing high-quality cancer care close to home. Cancer care requires a team approach, depth of content expertise, and clinical experience in order to obtain the best outcomes. Our oncology model is for physicians (i.e. medical oncologists) to specialize in one or two cancers to ensure that the most appropriate therapies are delivered. Our program also sponsors “tumor boards” that are disease-specialized; nine such conferences allow medical-, radiation-, and surgical-, gynecologic- and urologic oncologists, as well as pathologists and radiologists, to discuss complex patient management issues in a multi-disciplinary, detailed and thorough manner. Modern cancer care requires both comprehensive services as well as highly effective delivery of the best-evidenced therapies. Expansion plans for pharmacy and infusion capability at the D’Amour Center and at Baystate Mary Lane Hospital and Baystate Noble Hospital are moving forward, as is the planned replacement of radiation therapy equipment with the latest linear accelerators and brachytherapy approaches. These investments will allow us to provide the very best in cancer care for members of our community for years to come.

 We are committed to hiring clinicians who value a culture of compassion and appreciate diversity—while delivering a higher state of caring. Join us in our mission.

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Melissa Hale

Melissa Hale


Baystate Medical Center

Located in Springfield, MA Baystate Medical Center (BMC) is home to the state’s second busiest emergency department, the region’s only Level 1 trauma center and one of only 39 American College of Surgeons accredited Level 1 Comprehensive Education Institutes in the world. And recently, BMC completed construction on its new 600,000-sq. ft. “Hospital of the Future.”

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Quality of Life

BMC is in the heart of Springfield, but its quality of life goes well beyond city limits.

Iconic venues like the Quadrangle museum cluster, Basketball Hall of Fame and MASSMutual Center give way to picturesque Forest Park and Zoo, Six Flags New England, historic towns, and great dining, shopping and entertainment.

The area boasts many beautiful homes in good neighborhoods, a great selection of public and private schools, as well as prestigious colleges and universities. Living costs in Springfield are also 14% lower than the Massachusetts average.

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