Chair of the Department of Surgery

New York
Feb 03, 2018
Position Type

New York Medical College (NYMC) School of Medicine (SOM) seeks a dynamic physician leader to fill the position of chair of the Department of Surgery. Minimum qualifications include an MD or MD/PhD or equivalent degree, active board certification, academic rank at the professor level, and eligibility for New York State licensure.

The successful candidate will be nationally recognized for innovation and scholarship in their area of specialization; possess exceptional administrative and leadership skills; demonstrate significant experience in the practice and management of clinical medicine; have a record of funded basic, translational, or clinical research; show commitment to the goal of diversity and inclusion, and evidence of effective interpersonal, collaborative, and communication skills.

NYMC and Westchester Medical Center (WMC)/WMC Health System are partners in health professions education, research, and clinical care. The department chair will simultaneously serve as the academic chair of the department within the SOM of NYMC, and the clinical chair for WMC of the WMC Health System. Depending upon the needs of the Health System, and the skills and interests of the candidate, the chair might, in the future, be assigned responsibilities within the Health System. 

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As an Equal Opportunity Employer, NYMC is committed to achieving excellence through diversity and inclusion, and welcomes candidates of all backgrounds. NYMC is a member of the Touro College and University System.