Chief of Palliative Care, Mount Auburn Hospital - Cambridge, MA

Cambridge, Massachusetts
Jul 01, 2021
Palliative Care
Position Type

Mount Auburn Hospital, a Harvard Medical School teaching hospital in Cambridge, Massachusetts, is seeking a Chief of Palliative Care. Mount Auburn Hospital was found in 1886 as the first hospital in Cambridge. With 217 licensed beds in all private rooms, the hospital is accredited by The Joint Commission, 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. Applicants must have an MD or DO with Board Certification or Eligibility in Hospice and Palliative Medicine required. Fellowship training in Hospice and Palliative Medicine is strongly preferred. Candidates must 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 will be primarily focused on inpatient palliative medicine with development of outpatient palliative care services. The physician will have a focus on patients with cancer diagnoses as well as non-cancer diagnoses such as heart failure, advanced lung disease, and end-stage renal disease.

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 will be kept in the strictest confidence. To apply, please send a CV and letter of interest via e-mail to Judith Merel, at: For questions, Ms. Merel can be reached at: 617-499-5644 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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