Division Chief - Nuclear Medicine

Penn State Health - Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

Location: US:PA:Hershey
Work Type: Full Time
FTE: 1.0
Shift: Varied
Hours: Varied

Division Chief – Nuclear Medicine/Molecular Imaging

The Department of Radiology at the Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and Penn State College of Medicine is seeking a full-time Radiologist to serve as Chief of the Division of Nuclear Medicine. The successful candidate will need to have subspecialty fellowship training in nuclear medicine and have or be eligible for subspecialty certification in nuclear radiology from the ABR or be eligible for board certification from the ABNM. The position will require interpretation of diagnostic adult and pediatric nuclear medicine examinations as well as performance of radioactive therapeutic procedures. Special consideration will be given to candidates with an academic interest in oncologic imaging and theragnostics. This is a non-tenure position and awarded academic rank will be commensurate with experience and record of scholarship.

As Chief the candidate will oversee a division of 4 subspecialists and will have responsibility for the academic and clinical missions of the division. They will join our group of 52 academic faculty and 28 community practice radiologists in a growing academic health system that includes the academic Penn State Health Hershey Medical Center and 4 regional community hospitals.

A passion for teaching is essential as the education of our medical students, 34 DR and DR/IR residents, fellows, and staff is a core value of our program. The Division offers an ACGME fellowship in Nuclear Medicine. The Department supports an education curriculum specialist to mentor faculty in teaching and develop scholarship in radiology education. There is opportunity for innovative clinical research through collaboration with an interdisciplinary lung cancer screening program and the Division of Radiology Innovation and Value Enhancement (DRIVE), supporting informatics, data analytics, and outcomes research. DRIVE has two full-time data analysts and works with our central data team to provide advanced data mining and analysis support for healthcare innovation and investigator-initiated research projects. The Department sponsors a core imaging lab that supports quantitative image analysis, 3D imaging support for 3D printing and virtual reality, and cardiovascular imaging.

What We’re Seeking:

  • Medical degree - M.D., D.O. or equivalent
  • Completion of an accredited residency program
  • Licensed for the practice of medicine in the State of Pennsylvania
  • Board certification/eligibility in Radiology

What We’re Offering:

  • Competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package, including Penn State Tuition Remission.
  • Work with highly qualified, friendly colleagues in a supportive health network.
  • Interaction with dynamic clinicians in a collaborative environment.
  • Department support for a quality work/life balance.

The Department has state of the art diagnostic imaging equipment including:

  • One newly installed PET/CT scanner (Biograph mCT) – features include diagnostic 16 slice CT scanner combined with a dual-headed SPECT gamma camera; ability to perform molecular imaging with reproducible quantification; superb volumetric resolution; minimum dose and maximum speed molecular imaging
  • Two modern Symbia Intevo hybrid SPECT/CT systems – features include a diagnostic 16 slice CT scanner combined with a dual-headed SPECT gamma camera; XSPECT and XQUANT; provides precise anatomic localization to guide diagnostic and therapeutic interventions
  • Three dual-head SPECT gamma cameras
  • One dedicated cardiac SPECT gamma camera
  • Atom 950 thyroid uptake system
  • Two Hologic Horizon A bone densitometers
  • One Hologic Discovery A bone densitometer


Ultramodern USP 797 compliant nuclear pharmacy permitting on-site radiopharmaceutical compounding



  • PLUVICTO™ (lutetium Lu177 vipivotide tetraextan) – targeted radiotherapy for men with PSMA positive advanced metastatic prostate cancer. Penn State Hershey was one of three initial hospitals in Pennsylvania to offer this novel treatment beginning in July 2022
  • LUTATHERA™ (lutetium Lu177 dotatate) – a targeted radiotherapy for patients with somatostatin receptor positive low-to-intermediate grade gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (GEP-NETs).


  • CERIANNA™ (fluoroestradiol F18) – targeted PET/CT imaging study for Estrogen receptor positive breast carcinoma and lobular breast carcinoma. Introduced in November 2021.
  • PYLARIFY™ (piflufolastat F18) and LOCAMETZ™ (gallium Ga68 gozetotide) – targeted PET/CT imaging for localization of PSMA receptor positive lesions in prostate cancer. Introduced in November 2021 and March 2022, respectively.
  • NETSPOT (gallium Ga68 dotatate) and DETECTNET™ (copper Cu64 dotatate) PET imaging for localization of somatostatin receptor positive neuroendocrine tumors
  • AMYVID® (fluorbetapir F18) PET imaging for estimating beta amyloid neuritic plaque density for patients with cognitive impairment who are being evaluated for Alzheimer’s Disease and other causes of cognitive decline.
  • PET myocardial Perfusion Imaging – initiated in February 2021
  • PET imaging for cardiac sarcoidosis
  • Tc-99m pyrophosphate imaging for the detection of transthyretin cardiac (ATTR) amyloidosis
  • Xofigo™ (radium Ra 223 dichloride) for treatment of castrate-resistant prostate cancer that is metastatic to bone
  • Y-90 selective internal radiation therapy (performed in conjunction with the interventional radiology service) for treatment of hepatic cancers and liver metastasis
  • DaTscan™ (ioflupane I123) imaging for evaluation of patients with suspected parkinsonian disorders

What the Area Offers:

  • Welcoming family-oriented lifestyle with a multitude of outdoor activities year-round
  • Strong sense of community
  • Affordable cost of living. Both suburban and urban.
  • Excellent schools

For additional information, please contact:

Patty Shipton, CPRP, Senior Physician Recruiter; Email: [email protected]

This job description is a general outline of duties performed and is not to be misconstrued as encompassing all duties performed within the position. All individuals (including current employees) selected for a position will undergo a background check appropriate for the position's responsibilities.

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Union: Non Bargained