System Chair of Surgery

Geisinger Health System
Danville, Pennsylvania
Oct 06, 2016
Surgery, General
Position Type

Danville, PA – Geisinger Health System seeks a collaborative physician leader with a track record of demonstrable success to serve as their System Chair of Surgery. The System Chair of Surgery role requires progressive leadership, effective administrative skills, and commitment to the delivery of high quality, cost-effective care.

Founded in 1915 by Abigail Geisinger, widow of a local iron magnate, Geisinger began as a hospital that was intended to be a regional medical center modeled after Mayo Clinic. Today it is a physician-led system engaged in healthcare, education, and research, with approximately $5.5 billion in revenues. The system has seven hospitals, employs nearly 1,600 physicians, and spans 45 counties in Pennsylvania and seven counties in southern New Jersey. As of June 30, 2016, it cared for more than 978,000 patients and managed over 551,000 health plan members, approximately 256,000 of whom were both members and patients, resulting in a unique managed population of approximately 1,273,000 people. The platform for population health advances is unparalleled.

The Chair oversees all healthcare services delivered in the Division of Surgery across all of Geisinger’s geographies, promoting innovative care delivery, teaching, and research. He/she will lead a team of physicians, nurses, residents, fellows, and administrative staff to develop and implement their vision. The Chair will have the opportunity to make a substantial impact on one of the nation’s most successful and important healthcare systems, setting the pace for the entire industry. Geisinger seeks a professional for whom that goal is a driving passion.

The ideal candidate will be a surgeon with a medical degree from an accredited school as well as board certification in General Surgery, Ophthalmology, Otolaryngology, Plastic Surgery, Urology, or Vascular Surgery. He/she will possess or be eligible for medical licensure in the State of Pennsylvania, and will have broad administrative/operational leadership in an academic medical center or teaching hospital of notable size and complexity. At least ten years surgical experience post residency and three to five years administrative leadership experience is preferred.

To find out more, contact Kimberly Smith or Sarah Zielke through the office of Dan Dimenstein, preferably via e-mail, to: