Chief of Hand Surgery - Mount Auburn Hospital Cambridge, MA

Cambridge, Massachusetts
Mar 23, 2021
Position Type

Mount Auburn Hospital, a Harvard Medical School teaching hospital in Cambridge, Massachusetts, is seeking a Chief of Hand Surgery. Mount Auburn Hospital was founded in 1886 as the first hospital in Cambridge. With 217 licensed beds in all private rooms, the hospital is accredited by The Joint Commission, a member of the American Hospital Association Council on Teaching Hospitals, and the Association of American Medical Colleges. Mount Auburn’s mission is to expand access to outstanding care, and advance the science and practice of medicine through education and research.

The ideal candidate is an accomplished clinician who is respected for his/her clinical and educational skills. Interested applicants must possess an MD/DO degree, have successfully completed a residency in orthopedics, plastic surgery, or general surgery, have completed a minimum of one year fellowship in hand surgery, possess outstanding communication and management skills, strong ability to work collaboratively with medical staff and hospital management, and have demonstrated evidence of leading initiatives and program development. Candidates must be eligible for a faculty appointment at Harvard Medical School. The position involves teaching and mentoring surgical residents from Harvard Medical School.

Within the Department of Surgery, the Division currently includes four board-certified orthopedic or plastic surgery trained hand surgeons providing a broad array of clinical services. The clinical focus for this position will be hand, micro, and nerve surgery. The clinical position includes taking hand call for the hospital and includes hand trauma, elective hand and reconstructive surgery.

The Chief shall supervise the clinical conduct of physicians, use his/her best efforts to ensure that the established programs, policies, and regulations, including those related to education, are carried out within the division. The Chief shall continuously review the professional performance of all practitioners with clinical privileges in their division and ensure that continuous coverage is available to the emergency room and clinics by staff members.

The Chief will develop plans to grow and expand the overall volume and range of quality-focused service line offerings and assure clinical care quality and patient experience in both outpatient and inpatient settings.

As part of Beth Israel Lahey Health, the Mount Auburn Hospital position offers an outstanding opportunity to work in a stable, vertically integrated system. BILH currently employs 35,000 individuals making it the second largest employer in Massachusetts and consists of over 200 locations including 13 hospitals. Over 4,000 physicians are associated with BILH including 840 primary care physicians managing 1.3 million patients. Candidates would enjoy a generous compensation and benefits package. 

Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; all inquiries and applications are kept in the strictest confidence. To apply, please send a CV and letter of interest via e-mail to Mitchell Cahan, MD, Chair, Department of Surgery, at: For questions, Dr. Cahan can be reached at: 617-499-5719 or via e-mail.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law. We strongly encourage both women and minorities to apply.

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