Syracuse, New York
Feb 08, 2018
Internal Medicine
Position Type
For a combined position with Upstate Immune Health Services and Upstate general internal medicine or family practice clinics. Immune Health Services (IHS) is a primary care home to approximately 1,200 HIV-positive and HIV at-risk adults. With modern therapy, HIV-positive individuals are living long and healthy lives. However, they continue to experience stigma in accessing medical care, and they remain at elevated risk for cardiovascular disease, malignancy, depression, anxiety, and substance use disorders. IHS provides HIV primary care, pre- and post-exposure prophylaxis for HIV, primary care for persons at risk for HIV, hepatitis C treatment, cervical and anal cancer screening, and integrated behavioral health care. HIV-specific clinical trials are conducted in the neighboring Institute for Human Performance and offer our patients opportunities to contribute to cutting edge science. We are Primary Care Medical Home certified, participate in the Central New York DSRIP program, and the New York State HIV Quality of Care initiatives. Our environment of continuous learning and collaboration, including case conferences, academic conferences, teaching of medical students and residents, and opportunities to engage in clinical trials research. The IHS primary care physician will see patients three days a week in our office on the SUNY Upstate campus and assist in quality assurance and quality improvement activities. The other two days per week the practitioner will see primary care patients at one of Upstate's internal medicine or family practice clinics, with options to match and grow the practitioner's interests, ranging from resident teaching, behavioral health, refugee health, drug user health, LGBTQ health, and others, including procedures such as colposcopy and anoscopy. MD or foreign equivalent, NYS license or eligible, BC/BE in internal medicine. The ideal candidate is an experienced, compassionate primary care physician with an interest in developing expertise in outpatient HIV care and prevention and expanding their academic skills in complimentary ways within the Upstate Primary Care system. The beautiful Central New York- Finger Lakes region offers excellent schools, affordable housing, numerous recreational and cultural activities, and beautiful seasonal weather. We offer a competitive salary and excellent benefits package. Send letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and list of three references to: Deborah J. Tuttle, PHR, SUNY Upstate Medical University, Department of Medicine, 550 East Genesee Street, Suite 201, Syracuse, NY 13202; or e-mail to: Upstate Medical University is an AA/EEO/ADA employer committed to excellence through diversity.