Section Chief, General Internal Medicine

Lebanon, New Hampshire
Nov 18, 2020
Position Type
The Department of Medicine at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC) is searching for a dynamic, experienced, future-oriented academic general internist to become the new Chief of the Section of General Internal Medicine (GIM). The new Section Chief will lead GIM's ambulatory clinical operations, which provide a variety of outstanding ambulatory services at Dartmouth-Hitchcock in Lebanon, NH including longitudinal primary care for patients with common or complex medical conditions, episodic acute care, geriatric care, and several outpatient consultative services. The new Chief will also serve as a mentor to members of the Section who provide extensive teaching in ambulatory medicine to medical students from our partner the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, and for our excellent medical residents. The new Chief will also mentor faculty and trainees as they develop areas of personal academic and scholarly interest, and will foster a culture of scholarship and innovation within the Section.

The Section of General Internal Medicine is a pivotal section within the Department of Medicine. It provides longitudinal primary care and a "medical home" for many residents of our region, as well as consultative services in a variety of related areas, including geriatrics, complex medical patients, patients under the care of multiple subspecialty services, patients requiring pre-operative assessments, and sick post-surgical patients immediately after discharge. Our general internists are the critical entry point for many patients as they interact with the subspecialists of our large and nationally known and ranked academic medical center, which in turn has very close partnering relationships with the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, and the VA Medical Center in White River Junction, VT.

This section has a total of 21 physicians, 11 advanced practice professionals (nurse practitioners and physician assistants), 2 certified social workers providing collaborative mental health services, and a dedicated team of nurses, medical assistants and administrative personnel. The chief collaborates with a Practice Manager and Nurse Manager to lead and manage clinical operations. There are more than 27,000 outpatient visits per year. Teaching for our residents and medical students in their required advanced ambulatory medicine clerkship and residency clinics occur in multiple practice sites within and nearby the academic medical campus.

This is an exciting opportunity for a mid-level to senior general internist with past leadership experience in the areas of ambulatory medicine practice management, teaching, and mentoring faculty members. It is expected that the strong applicant would be able to provide dynamic leadership for our engaged providers and support staff as they continue to optimize the quality and efficiency of their team-based outpatient services, and would be eligible for academic appointment at the level of Associate or full Professor of Medicine at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth.

What the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Clinic has to offer you:
  • An established and growing patient base
  • A collegial work environment with all medical and other specialists and subspecialists available on campus
  • Strong ties to our medical school (3 miles away) and our affiliated VA Medical Center (6 miles away)
  • A national reputation for quality at our Hospital, Medical School, and affiliated Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice
  • Competitive compensation and benefits packages
  • Dedicated CME time and funds
  • Funds available to the section chief to develop his or her section

What our location in the Heart of New England has to offer you:
  • Four beautiful and distinct seasons to enjoy
  • Local access to mountains, hiking trails, lakes, bike routes, and winter sports venues
  • Easy access to Manchester and Boston airports and major airlines
  • Superb cultural opportunities locally in art, theater, and music at Dartmouth's Hopkins Center and other local venues

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health is a nationally recognized health system, serving patients across New England. A national leader in patient-centered care and quality improvement, we work with our partners to help create a more sustainable health system for our region. Founded in 1893, our system now includes New Hampshire's only Level 1 trauma center, its own air ambulance service, and the Norris Cotton Cancer Center, one of only 41 NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers in the nation. We also have the only Children's Hospital Association-approved comprehensive, full-service children's hospital in the state. As an Academic Health Center, D-H provides access to nearly 12,500 primary care doctors and specialists in our region in almost every area of medicine, as well as world-class research in many areas in the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth.

Letters of inquiry should be addressed to:

Richard I. Rothstein, MD
Chair, Department of Medicine
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
One Medical Center Drive
Lebanon, NH 03756


Board Certified/Board Eligible in Internal Medicine
Must obtain and maintain a medical license in the State of NH

Dartmouth-Hitchcock is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, veteran status, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by law.