Duke Division of Cardiology and Duke Heart Center - Director of Cardiac Diagnostic Unit and Echocard

Duke Health
Durham, North Carolina
Feb 05, 2019
Position Type
Duke University Division of Cardiology and Duke Heart Center seeks to recruit a highly innovative and visionary leader for the clinical, research, and education missions of the Cardiac Echocardiography laboratory and the Cardiac Diagnostic Unit. This leader will build on the tremendous history of the Duke Echo lab and the consistent commitment to service excellence, high quality patient care, and research integration aimed at improving heart health. Duke Heart Center aims to discover and deliver tomorrows heart care today, and this leader will be critical in that mission. The position will be the section leader for echocardiography in charge of (N ~10) faculty with (n=100 staff across several locations) and an annual volume of over 30,000 procedures. In addition to leading the echo lab, the leader will be asked to continue the work with the Duke University Echocardiographic Database integration into our overall research and clinical data structures.

Applications are welcome from those working in Cardiovascular Echocardiography with ideally both clinical and other imaging modality expertise. Qualified candidates will have active Board Certification in Cardiovascular Disease, and Echocardiography. Applicants are expected to be outstanding clinicians and teachers, internationally recognized leaders in their research fields, and to have an excellent record of mentoring trainees and junior faculty members. We would anticipate the candidate to be an Associate Professor or Full Professor.

Responsibilities include promoting our academic mission including the delivery of high-quality, patient-centered, efficient, and equitable care; educating the next generation of cardiovascular imaging experts; and finally building an innovative scholarly research program that incorporates our imaging work, collaborating with Duke Biomedical Engineering, the Division and Duke Clinical Research Institute. The leader will help recruit and manage faculty in the section, including managing a growing structural and EP device implant service. In this regard, perhaps the most important criterion we are aiming to identify in the candidate is the ability to lead and form teams, teams in cardiology, cardiothoracic surgery, and with CT anesthesia. This will be needed for both the research and clinical missions. We anticipate that the candidate will serve on the executive leadership team for Duke Heart Center and strengthen collaboration across all of our clinical sites. Finally, the applicant will embrace diversity, equity, and inclusion as a core value. The Duke Heart Center in an environment that emphasizes respect for diversity, equity, and inclusion.

The Director will enjoy a competitive compensation package including generous benefits.

Commonly referred to as "The Triangle," Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill offer many options for families, outdoor activities, unique shops, dining and nightlife. The Research Triangle Park (RTP) is one of the largest research parks in the world, named for the three major research universities in these three cities. This globally prominent high-tech research and development center has made the area culturally diverse, economically resilient, and nationally recognized as a great place to live.

Qualified applicants are invited to apply with a letter of interest and current CV with bibliography to the attention of Daniel Mark, MD Chair of the Search Committee.

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