Interventional Pulmonologist - Baptist MD Anderson Cancer Center

Date Posted: Jun 13, 2024

Status: Full-Time

Shift Details: Days

Job Summary

The Division of Surgery and the Division of Cancer Medicine at Baptist MD Anderson Cancer Center are seeking a fellowship-trained, academically-oriented Interventional Pulmonologist to join our cancer program. 


Located on the flagship campus of Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville, a 500+ bed tertiary-care facility in a vibrant urban setting, the interventional pulmonology program will include our lung cancer screening program (>2000 patients / year) and pulmonary nodule clinic, diagnosis and management of pleural diseases and central airway obstruction, diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, lung cancer staging, and support for our stem cell transplantation and cellular therapy program. Additional evaluation and management of patients with cancer-related or therapy-related pulmonary conditions will be needed.  Experience with simple and complex airway and pleural procedures is expected.   Professional growth opportunities and leadership positions are open to physicians with experience. 


The successful candidate will

  • Have completed an ACGME-approved program in Pulmonary Medicine / Critical Care and Interventional Pulmonology; and have or be eligible for an unrestricted Florida Medical License; 
  • Demonstrate a commitment to our multidisciplinary integrated model of cancer care;
  • Fully support the clinical, scholarly, and educational missions of our program including developing standard protocols for patient care, improving quality metrics and creating scholarly work;
  • Display the passion, communication, interpersonal skills and collaboration required to build an active clinical practice, develop areas of productive scholarship, and recruit additional faculty;
  • Have a primary appointment in the Division of Surgery, Section of Thoracic Surgery, and a joint appointment in the Division of Cancer Medicine;
  • Be recommended for an adjunct appointment at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center commensurate with their level of clinical and academic achievement;
  • Significantly influence the direction of our program and join like-minded faculty committed to our mission of Making Cancer History!

Baptist MD Anderson Cancer Center is the Southeast patient care hub for the MD Anderson Cancer Network®, a program of the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, the world’s #1 ranked cancer center. Baptist MD Anderson Cancer Center provides comprehensive, integrated oncology services in our recently opened 9-story, 330,000 square foot Cancer Center which incorporates state-of-the-art design, construction, technology, and art to create a patient-centered facility dedicated solely to providing the full spectrum of oncology care in a healing environment for our patients and their families.  Baptist Health is proud to be the regions’ most preferred healthcare provider and the only health system in the Southeastern United States chosen to replicate MD Anderson Cancer Center’s multidisciplinary and proven model of care.


Northeast Florida offers world-renowned quality of life. The area serves as home to some of the best cost of living and recreation that the Sunshine State has to offer. Immediately within reach are world famous destinations, attractions, theme parks and entertainment for families of all ages.  Jacksonville is a most desirable city for relocation and an ideal setting to call home.


Baptist MD Anderson is an equal opportunity employer who recognizes the value of a diverse faculty.  We demonstrate daily our strong commitment to promoting and ensuring diversity and inclusion among all care providers, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability, or background.


Interested candidates should submit their CV and a letter describing their clinical and academic interests to:


Joe B. Putnam, Jr., MD, FACS

Medical Director


Baptist MD Anderson Cancer Center

1301 Palm Avenue

Jacksonville, FL  32207



Education Required

Doctorate of Medicine

Education Preferred

Doctorate of Medicine


  • Have completed an ACGME-approved program in Pulmonary Medicine / Critical Care and Interventional Pulmonology

License and Certification

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) Preferred
  • Have or be eligible for an unrestricted Florida Medical License Required
  • Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) License Required


Baptist MD Anderson Ctr
1301 Palm Ave
Jacksonville, FL, 32207

Location Overview

Baptist Health is partnering with MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston to create the Baptist Health MD Anderson Cancer Center in Jacksonville.  MD Anderson is the largest freestanding cancer center in the world, ranked as one of the top two hospitals in cancer care by U.S. News and World Report.  Baptist Health of Northeast Florida provides state-of-the art care for all types of cancer and is a regional leader in prevention, diagnosis, treatment, research and education.  As one of only three health systems in the nation to become a partner member of the MD Anderson Cancer Center, Baptist Health is replicating the MD Anderson model of care, with full clinical and operational integration.  This means patients in the Southeast U.S. will be able to benefit from the same full range of multi-disciplinary care options as those available in Houston, including access to ongoing cancer research and select clinical trials.  The Baptist MD Anderson Cancer Center team is seeking full-time, energetic and compassionate individuals for both inpatient and outpatient care to become part of our innovative, multi-disciplinary, highly integrated cancer program.

About Baptist Health

Chosen as the area's “Most Preferred” healthcare provider every year since 1990 according to the annual National Research Corporation study of Jacksonville area residents, Baptist Health ranks highest in the categories of Best Doctors, Best Nurses, Best Quality and Best Reputation.