Chair of Medicine

Bridgeport, Connecticut
Aug 14, 2021
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Job Schedule: Full Time
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Chair of Medicine

St. Vincent's Medical Center (SVMC) is a 520-bed tertiary academic hospital providing high-quality care in all clinical disciplines with a regional reputation for excellence in care and education. Located in desirable Fairfield County, SVMC is a member of Hartford HealthCare, a $4 billion health system and the second largest employer in CT. We seek a dynamic leader for the position of Chair of Medicine. This position affords a collaborative, strategic and clinically active leader the opportunity to set the future direction for the Department of Medicine that includes a Residency in Internal Medicine affiliated with Frank H. Netter School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University, 14 clinical divisions, and 300 providers.

Hartford HealthCare represents the next generation of integrated health systems, marked by strong patient focus, heightened efficiency, consistent quality performance and open, collaborative sharing of best practices. Founded in 1986, HHC has grown to a $4 billion healthcare system with 33,000 employee/colleagues. HHC touches 17,000 lives daily, providing care for 1 in 2 CT residents at more than 400 locations -including 7 acute care hospitals- throughout the state. HHC operates in an Institute model with 6 Health Institutes: The Heart and Vascular Institute, Ayer Neuroscience Institute, The Bone and Joint Institute, Tallwood Urology and Kidney Institute, The Cancer Institute, and The Behavioral Health Network.

POSITION SUMMARY: Under the direction of SVMC's Vice President of Medical Affairs, the Chair of Medicine will establish a robust vision, and develop and execute strategy for the Department of Medicine within the context of the Hospital/System overall goals. She/he will be responsible for guiding the Department's clinical, educational, research and administrative efforts with a particular emphasis on the measurement and improvement of quality, integrating the faculty, employed and private community physicians in achieving the defined vision, expanding research, growing clinical services, and ensuring the cost effective delivery of care to patients. The Chair will also oversee the educational endeavors of the Department, supporting a stimulating environment for residents and students and providing exposure to scholarly activity. SVMC has been training physicians for more than 60 years, primarily in collaboration with Frank H. Netter School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University. The SVMC Chair will also hold the role of Chief of Medicine at the School of Medicine.

SVMC seeks candidates with prior administrative, leadership and academic experience and strong interpersonal and communication skills that complement a passion for excellence. She/he must possess a successful track record of collaborating with a pluralistic medical staff that includes faculty, employed, and independent physicians. Candidates must hold the degree of M.D. or D.O., be Board-certified in a Medicine specialty and possess qualifications for appointment to the Frank H. Netter School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University.

Located just 45 minutes from New York City, SVMC is located in Fairfield County, one of New England's most stunning and desirable communities, offering nationally acclaimed schools and an impressive lifestyle. Choose to live at the shore, in leafy suburbs, or in vibrant urban areas.

Applicants should remit a letter of interest and curriculum vitae to Patricia Lowicki, Director of Physician Recruitment via email at For more information about Hartford HealthCare and our region please visit


Candidates must hold the degree of M.D. or D.O., be Board-certified in a Medicine specialty and possess qualifications for appointment to the Frank H. Netter School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University.

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