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Academic Director, Heart Failure Cardiologist

UMass Memorial Medical Center – University of Massachusetts Medical School
Worcester, Massachusetts
Posted Date
May 23, 2024

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The Heart and Vascular Center of Excellence at UMass Memorial and UMass Medical School is seeking an Academic Director in Heart Failure to lead our growing academic service. We will support our new Director with our core research institute, dedicated brand new lab space, and research infrastructure. We anticipate ideal candidates will have an established and active research portfolio.

About Heart Failure at UMass:

  • Robust inpatient and outpatient service located at the main campus, our team of 3 HF physicians and 4 HF APPs follow 3,900 patients
  • As the only VAD program in Central Massachusetts, we have grown exponentially since being founded in 2018 and boast outstanding outcomes with 2 dedicated VAD coordinators
  • Our state-of-the-art step-down unit is capable of supporting Swan-Ganz catheters and patients on BiPAP, and our closed CCU can support VV- and VA-ECMO and the full array of Impella devices

Opportunity Details:

  • 50% Of time protected for research and 50% clinical time to be developed according to your interests
  • Mentorship and oversight of junior faculty interested in growing their research careers
  • Formal and informal teaching responsibilities for medical students, medicine residents, and cardiology fellows as well as attending, facilitating, and presenting cardiology conferences

Research Opportunity:

  • Internationally recognized programs in digital medicine, vascular biology, thrombosis, gene therapy, congenital cardiac and vascular diseases, and arrhythmia pathogenesis
  • The Albert Sherman Center for research has 10,000 square ft of lab space with 18 bays and the ability to support 80 people
  • Ongoing clinical trials in atrial fibrillation, cardiomyopathy, heart/mindfulness, aortic aneurysms, and more
  • Ability to grow the already existing infrastructure within the department of medicine to be more robust within the Division of Cardiology 

UMass Memorial Medical Center is a tertiary care teaching hospital with active programs in all aspects of cardiovascular medicine, cardiac surgery, and structural heart disease. 

Why UMass?

  • Work in a collegial setting where clinical care, training the next generation of care givers, and research are valued. We are committed to growing research within cardiology with the full support of our Department Chair in Medicine.
  • We offer an attractive salary with an excellent comprehensive benefits package. We award academic rank commensurate with experience.

UMass Memorial Health Care is the clinical partner of UMass Chan Medical School with access to the latest technology, research, and clinical trials. Our location in Central Massachusetts provides all the lifestyle benefits of New England including Boston, Cape Cod, and numerous outdoor recreational areas.

As the leading employer in the Worcester area, and the largest healthcare system in Central Massachusetts, we seek talent and ideas from individuals of varied backgrounds and viewpoints. 

Come join the best place to give care, the best place to get care, and the best place for you!

Please apply via the UMass Portal: UMass Memorial Health Careers ( 

For further information, please contact
Paige Livingston, CPRP, Senior Physician Recruiter

Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply online.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

We’re striving to make respect a part of everything we do at UMass Memorial Health – for our patients, our community and each other. Our six Standards of Respect are: Acknowledge, Listen, Communicate, Be Responsive, Be a Team Player, and Be Kind. If you share these Standards of Respect, we hope you will join our team and help us make respect our standard for everyone, every day.

As an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, UMass Memorial Health recognizes the power of a diverse community and encourages applications from individuals with varied experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, gender identity and expression, protected veteran status or other status protected by law.

If you are unable to submit an application because of incompatible assistive technology or a disability, please contact us at: We will make every effort to respond to your request for disability assistance as soon as possible.


UMass Memorial Health is the clinical partner of the University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School and the largest healthcare system in Central and Western Massachusetts. It is a not-for-profit/nonprofit healthcare network providing all levels of primary to quartary healthcare.

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