Academic Medical Director- Medicine -Pediatrics Opportunity

Western Massachusetts
Nov 18, 2023
Position Type
Academic Medical Director- Medicine -Pediatrics Opportunity

Baystate Health, western Massachusetts’ premier healthcare provider and home to the University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School – Baystate, is seeking a dynamic and experienced Medicine-Pediatrics or Family Medicine Physician leader to join us as the Medical Director at Mason Square Neighborhood Community Health Center in Springfield, MA. This is one of three Community Health Centers in the Division of General Medicine and Community Health; all three are primary ambulatory sites for our residents, medical students, and other trainees.

The Medical Director will serve a community in need by improving care delivery, addressing social inequities and injustice, raising quality, championing innovation, being a sponsor and mentor, and meeting the academic mission of research and education through:
• Leading a team of 10 physicians, 9 advanced practitioners, and 32 Medicine-Pediatrics residents in providing compassionate and comprehensive community-based ambulatory care for a diverse patient population with complex needs
• Representing and advocating for diversity and equity and promoting community engagement and involvement
• Nurturing educational innovation and growth concordant with the mission of the Community Health Center, Division, Department, and Organization
• Supporting and driving research endeavors aligned with the Division and Department, particularly community-engaged research serving traditionally underserved populations and/or addressing social determinants of health
• Contributing substantively in Divisional, Departmental, and organizational goal setting and strategies
• Engaging in community health leadership, operations and performance, Medicaid Accountable Care Organization (ACO) committees, and staff meetings
• Working closely with the Division Chief on budgetary and financial needs

Our Community Health Centers focus on team-based care and are a major site for our Medicaid ACO. We have
on-site, full-service laboratory and pharmacy, an integrated multidisciplinary Behavioral Health team, strong support from specialists at Baystate Medical Center, as well as on-site services including HIV and Infectious Disease, Nephrology, Cardiology, and others. Baystate Health’s Department of Healthcare Delivery and Population Science supports our clinical and community-based research. We work closely with the Medical School’s Population Urban and Community Health (PURCH) program. The Department of Medicine offers a leadership development program.

Community Highlights
• Surrounded by a variety of settings including suburban, urban, rural and farming communities of Western Massachusetts that offer a wide variety of outdoor and indoor recreational activities
• Many local cultural and educational opportunities
• Easy access to Boston, New York City, the summer cultural mecca of the Berkshires, Cape Cod, and ski and wilderness areas of Northern New England

YOU BELONG AT BAYSTATE. At Baystate Health, we know that treating one another with dignity and equity is what elevates respect for our patients and staff. It makes us not just an organization, but also a community where you belong. It is how we advance the care and enhance the lives of all people.

Qualifications: Candidates must be board certified by the American Board of Internal-Medicine & Pediatrics or Family Medicine. Minimum of 5 years of clinical experience with evidence of progressive management responsibilities and leadership in an academic department. Demonstrable record of collaboration, excellent interpersonal and communication skills, academic productivity, enthusiasm for medical education and mentoring faculty and ability to engage a broad base of potential stakeholders to work towards a shared vision.

Are you ready to join the Baystate team?

All correspondence can be directed to:
Paul A. Pirraglia, MD MPH; Chief, Division of General Medicine and Community Health c/o Ariana Caradiaz