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Surgical Oncologist

The Department of Surgery and Division of Surgical Oncology and Endocrine Surgery at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) is seeking an individual for a fellowship-trained Surgical Oncologist. The position will primarily be focused on complex primary colorectal cancer and recurrent rectal cancer with expertise in pelvic exenteration but will also have a general surgical oncology practice. The Division of Surgical Oncology and Endocrine Surgery at Vanderbilt University Medical Center currently has 16 faculty with six of them making up our GI Surgical Oncology team.


The GI and Pancreas program is integral to the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, a member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network. There is a robust clinical and academic infrastructure to support our commitment to patient care, education and research. The Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center is one of five awardees of an NCI Specialized Programs of Research Excellence (SPORE) grant in Gastro-Intestinal Cancer. In addition, there is a large portfolio of clinical trials covering the spectrum of GI malignancies, many of which are investigator initiated. The surgical oncology program has a dedicated NIH T-32 training grant.

Job responsibilities include participation in clinical and academic activities as they relate to the Division of Surgical Oncology and Endocrine Surgery and the Department of Surgery. The candidate will work closely with the Division Chief, other members of the GI Surgical Oncology team, the division and other disciplines.


Eligible candidates must be board certified in general surgery, able to obtain and maintain a Tennessee Medical License and have completed an SSO or ACGME approved complex general surgical oncology fellowship. Applicants should have a strong commitment to patient care and education and an interest in clinical research with a focus on health services research. The applicant must be committed to the VUMC mission of reflecting the diversity of the populations we serve in our teams, programs and communications. A diverse workforce is essential to crafting innovative solutions and reflecting a culture of inclusivity.


Vanderbilt University Medical Center is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.


Interested candidates should submit their curriculum vitae and letter of interest to:


Kamran Idrees, MD, FACS

Chief, Division of Surgical Oncology and Endocrine Surgery

2220 Pierce Ave.

597 Preston Research Building

Nashville, TN 37232



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