Chair, Department of Surgery at Boston University, Chief of Surgery at Boston Medical Center

Boston, Massachusetts
Sep 27, 2016
Surgery, General
Position Type

Chair, Department of Surgery at Boston University

Chief of Surgery at Boston Medical Center

The Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) is one of the premier research-intensive schools in the nation – ranked #29 for Best Medical Schools for Research in U.S. News and World Reports – and currently, along with Boston Medical Center (BMC), in an era of major investment and growth. Led by BUSM Dean and Provost, Dr. Karen Antman, and BMC CEO and President, Kate Walsh, the organization's energy and optimism is palpable. As a community, we place great value on excellence, integrity, service, social justice, collegiality, equality of opportunity, and interdisciplinary collaboration.

The Department of Surgery at BUSM and BMC strives to provide the finest surgical patient care, to conduct world-class research, and to offer state-of-the art education. Clinical Chairs are committed to the continued evolution as a first rate academic medical center with a strong ethos of social mission. The Chairs work collaboratively and are highly innovative in pursuit of this mission.

BUSM and BMC are seeking a candidate for the position of BUSM Chair of the Department of Surgery and BMC Surgeon-in-Chief. The next Chair/Chief will inherit an exceptional foundation for the transformation of the Department of Surgery into one that is nationally ranked and recognized for leading-edge research and exceptional clinical and surgical care. The Chair reports to the Dean of BUSM for issues relating to academic and educational performance, and to the President and CEO of BMC for clinical matters.

The Chair/Chief must be a compelling leader whose passion for the educational, clinical, research, and community-service missions energize the faculty and staff, focusing their efforts on a strategic vision of excellence in all missions. He/she must also be a prudent steward of the Department and a strategic thinker at the institutional level, providing guidance through what will be exciting change in the healthcare and social environment. Importantly, he/she must be viewed by all stakeholders as a strong advocate for balancing the academic, educational, and clinical missions of the Department, Medical School, and Medical Center and will promote a culture of accountability, high quality care, and mutual respect.


Bernard Godley, MD, PhD, Senior Client Partner, Academic Health Center Practice

John Ferry, MD, MBA, Senior Client Partner, Academic Health Center Practice

Tonika Lam, PhD, Senior Associate, Academic Health Center Practice

Boston University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

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