Director, Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology

Saint Louis University
Saint Louis, Missouri
Oct 30, 2020
Position Type

Saint Louis University, a Catholic Jesuit institution dedicated to student learning, research, health care, and service, is seeking applicants for the position of Division Director of Gastroenterology & Hepatology in the Department of Internal Medicine. Academic appointment will be commensurate with credentials and experience.

The division director will have broad responsibility for management and leadership of the division, including clinical, educational, and research programs, recruitment, evaluation, and development of faculty and staff, fiscal planning and management, and short- and long-term development. The director will be expected to contribute to direct patient care.

The new director will lead a nationally-prominent division with a proud history and poised to build further on its success, with strong support from the university for a new generation of leadership. This is an exciting time as the university occupies the brand-new state-of-the-art SSM-St. Louis University Hospital, operated by the University‚Äôs chief hospital partner, SSM Health St. Louis. The university and division also have a longstanding affiliation with the St. Louis VA Medical Center with potential opportunity for expansion of academic and clinical activities.

The division is currently home of 21 faculty positions supported by 19 staff and three APPs, providing broad clinical expertise with emphasis in advanced endoscopy, pancreatic and biliary disease, motility, inflammatory bowel disease, and liver disease including a highly successful liver transplant program. The SLU Liver Center is a particularly prominent asset that serves as a nidus of research and patient care for liver diseases, and is supported by the Friends of the Saint Louis University Liver Center, an independent organization committed to raising funds for liver research at SLU. 

The division is active in research and clinical trials with well-developed staff and infrastructure support, currently with more than 30 active clinical trials in process. The educational activities of the division include pre-clinical and clinical instruction of medical students, and clinical training for residents and fellows. The fully-accredited GI training program has capacity for 12 fellows.

The successful candidate will be a graduate of an accredited medical school, eligible for a US Medical License, and US board certification in gastroenterology, and a substantial background in clinical or laboratory research.

Interested candidates must submit a cover letter, application, and current curriculum vitae to: Send copies of transcripts, or any further enquiries by post or e-mail to: John Edwards, MD, PhD, Professor; Saint Louis University School of Medicine; Division of Nephrology, 1008 South Spring Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63110, or:

Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled. Saint Louis University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer, and encourages nominations and applications of women and minorities.


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