Chief of Cardiology and Medical Co-Director

Syracuse, New York
Feb 01, 2018
Position Type

The Division of Cardiology at Columbia University Medical Center is accepting applications on behalf of Upstate Medical University for an academic practice position as Chief of Cardiology and Medical Co-Director of the Heart Institute the SUNY Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse, NY. The position requires an experienced MD or foreign equivalent, NYS license or eligible, and BC/BE in internal medicine and cardiology. The candidate should have demonstrated exceptional leadership, clinical, administrative skills and have the vision and acumen to help build a robust cardiovascular institute.  A commitment to building a regional center of cardiovascular excellence with a specific emphasis on heart failure and support of a cardiovascular institute will be the central objectives in the overall job description. The Cardiovascular Institute will emphasize a patient-centered, collaborative Heart Team approach to cardiovascular disease designed to become the regional leader through innovative clinical practice, high caliber education and research within the broad array of cardiovascular services. This individual will be responsible for developing and coordinating the clinical, educational, and research programs of the Division, and effectively interfacing with programs throughout SUNY Upstate system.

SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY, is the only academic medical center in Central New York.  As a regional center, Upstate University Health System serves 1.8 million people and includes Upstate University HospitalUpstate University Hospital at Community CampusUpstate Golisano Children's Hospital, and numerous satellite sites. Additionally, UMU’s educational mission is anchored by its four colleges - MedicineNursingHealth Professions, and Graduate Studies (biomedical sciences).

The Division of Cardiology at SUNY Upstate includes 15 hospital based providers, a cutting-edge EP lab, an MRI lab, state-of-the-art Cath labs, and a full range of complementary and supportive services within a Heart and Vascular Center. A well-established fellowship program, as well as residents and medical students that form the base for teaching activities. Collaborative opportunities exist both in the clinical and basic science venues and translational research is strongly encouraged.

As a biomedical research enterprise, Upstate focuses on the broad array of most prevalent human diseases, including heart disease, cancer, diabetes, heart disease, nervous system disorders, vision, and infectious diseases. The quest for treatments and cures is built upon expertise in structural, molecular, and systems biology.

All of the Columbia University affiliate programs seek to provide the highest quality of care with outcomes that exceed national benchmarks while demonstrating efficiencies with regards to resource utilization. The Columbia University relationship with affiliate programs is tangible, supporting quality infrastructure, team development, and clinical decision-making as well as access to innovative therapeutics. This is a unique opportunity that will provide a rich blend of academic acumen with busy clinical practice.

If you are aware of potential candidates for this position, please contact Lawrence Beilis, Executive Director, Columbia HeartSource at:; or: 212-305-7389 for additional details. Please feel free to visit our website at:  or:

SUNY Upstate Medical University an AA/ADA/EEO Employer committed to excellence through diversity. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.