Endocrinologist-Bariatric Surgery/Weight Management

Location
Cleveland, OH
Posted
Aug 23, 2016
Specialty
Endocrinology
Position Type
Permanent

THE BARIATRIC AND METABOLIC INSTITUTE AT CLEVELAND CLINIC, OHIO IS SEEKING AN INTERNIST-ENDOCRINOLOGIST WITH AN INTEREST IN OBESITY TO JOIN OUR PRACTICE.

The Cleveland Clinic Digestive Diseases Institute announces a search for an Internist or endocrinologist with specialization in the area of Bariatric Surgery/Weight Management available immediately at the Cleveland Clinic, a World Class academic medical center rated among the top 4 hospitals in America. 

Cleveland Clinic’s Bariatric & Metabolic Institute (BMI) is one of the nation’s premiere clinical programs and is certified as a Center of Excellence by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP).  Our bariatric medical-surgical program is an integrated practice involving the disciplines of General Surgery, Endocrinology, Psychology, Gastroenterology, Dietetics, Pulmonary and Cardiology. The Bariatric and Metabolic Institute at Cleveland Clinic is comprised of 3 MDs and 1 APNObesity specialists, 7 bariatric surgeons, 4 Psychologist specialized in Obesity and Eating Disorders, 5 dieticians and a very knowledgeable and supportive team of nurses and administrators, who help to optimally take of patients with Obesity, in an interdisciplinary approach.

The BMI, the largest bariatric center in the state of Ohio, has a high level of clinical and research productivity, a diverse patient population, and considerable opportunity for interdisciplinary interaction.  We evaluate more than 5000 patients with obesity and associated comorbidities every year. In addition to intensive obesity therapies, our Institute performs over 800 bariatric surgeries annually and have a solid foundation for basic and clinical investigation. Our clinical practice has a large referral base and our research programs are competitive with significant external funding. We have a committed education program with residents and fellows rotating through our Institute.

QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates must be board-certified/board-eligible Internists or endocrinologists, with clinical training in nutrition and a specific interest in the evaluation and management of the patient with obesity; an advanced subspecialty training and certification in Bariatric/Obesity Medicine and/or Clinical Nutrition would be an additional plus. Eligibility for licensure in Ohio is essential. The successful candidate will be actively involved in our multidisciplinary medical and bariatric surgery practice with preoperative assessments and postoperative follow-up of patients interested in bariatric surgery. The candidate will have the opportunity to participate in several initiatives within and outside the Bariatric Center focusing on the management of the patient with obesity at the employee, community and referral practice areas.

Our department offers a rich multidisciplinary collaborative environment for research.  There is a strong educational component to the position, and the successful applicant will play a role in the supervision of postdoctoral fellows and graduate students’ research and clinical training.  Other potential teaching roles include teaching of residents in many disciplines, and teaching of medical students in the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine (CCLCM; a branch of Case Western Reserve University). The successful applicant will be appointed to the CCLCM at a level commensurate with experience.

Applicants must have completed a doctoral degree from an APA- or CPA-accredited psychology program, completed an internship with experience in health psychology and have completed a postdoctoral fellowship with specialization.