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Director of Surgical Pathology within an Academic Health Center

IU Health Physicians
Indianapolis, Indiana
Posted Date
May 22, 2024

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Job Details

Due to a promotion, the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the Indiana University School of Medicine in conjunction with IU Health Physicians, are recruiting an experienced surgical pathologist to fulfill the role of director of surgical pathology.
The individual selected will be based at the IU Health Central Pathology Laboratory (IUHPL). Anatomic pathology is currently comprised of fifty-four pathologists, with a plan for continued expansion. The ideal candidate will be arriving at a freshly renovated histology and immunohistochemistry laboratories designed to accommodate the integration of digital pathology into the practice. These factors afford our new director of surgical pathology the rare opportunity to build and innovate.

The department is a strong proponent of career development and professional growth in role. As a result, this position will have strong mentoring support from the chair and vice chairs in the department. The chosen incumbent will be offered the ability to select a department funded leadership coach that is external to the institution. This coach will provide professional development, mentoring, and will serve as an independent aid in learning and development. In addition, this position has the benefit of an endowed professorship to support work in the tripartite mission.

This position is available on the clinical track: academic rank is determined by qualifications and level of experience.

  • Set strategy and policy for surgical pathology for the health system
  • Drive change and implement new technologies and practices in the department
  • Clearly communicate expectations and changes to surgical pathology faculty
  • Work with IU Health leadership to plan for the capital purchases and investments required to implement digital pathology
  • Oversee a surgical pathology sign-out service of 35 surgical pathology faculty
  • Provide direction of surgical pathology services at 8 hospitals within the IU Health System
  • Teach medical students, residents, and fellows

  • Doctorate or terminal degree
  • American BC-anatomic and clinical pathology
  • Experience with quality assurance, inspection, accreditation process. employee relations and scheduling
  • Able to obtain IN license

Community Description

Indianapolis, Indiana, the 17th largest U.S. city, is a sophisticated city blending charm and culture with a wonderful balance of business and leisure. Residents of this dynamic city enjoy:
  • Leading educational system and top-ranked universities, paired with a diverse population
  • Vibrant downtown offering arts, theaters, world-class museums, zoo, concerts and memorials
  • Named to U.S. News & World Report's 2023-2024 list of the best places to live in the United States
  • Top ranked international airport: "Best Airport in North America" twelve consecutive years
  • Ranked by Niche in 2023 as one of the most diverse counties in America, as well as one of the best cities to live in and buy a house in the country
  • Historic neighborhoods with surrounding cultural districts and low cost of living
  • Outdoor recreation includes golfing, boating and unique parks
  • Home of the Colts (NFL), Fever (WNBA), Pacers (NBA), Indians (MiLB), Indianapolis 500 (IndyCar) and the nation's largest half marathon
  • Close proximity to Chicago, St. Louis, Louisville, and Cincinnati

Client Description

Rewarding Physician and Advanced Provider employment opportunities await with Indiana University Health Physicians.

IU Health Physicians group, which employs over 2,200 physicians and advanced providers at more than 175 locations across the state, is one of the fastest-growing, comprehensive, multi-specialty practice groups in Indiana. IUHP also serves as the faculty practice plan of Indiana University School of Medicine, and brings together faculty physicians, IU Health-affiliated physicians and private practice physicians to give highly skilled doctors access to innovative treatments using the latest research and technology.

At IU Health, we are committed to advancing a culture where all people can come together while we work to equitably improve the health of all Hoosiers. Working together, our health system fosters an environment in which differences are respected and valued.

Indiana University Health National Recognition:
  • Ranked #1 in Indiana by U.S. News & World Report
  • Riley Hospital for Children is ranked among the top children's hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report, and is the only nationally ranked children's hospital in Indiana
  • Preferred by consumers and referring physicians as the best health system overall in Indiana

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity and inclusion at IU Health. IU Health does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, national origin, gender identity and/or expression, marital status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

Indiana University Health, Indiana University Health Physicians and Indiana University School of Medicine are EOE/AA Employers, M/F/D.

Healthcare System/Hospital Description

The IU Health Pathology Laboratory resides in a 150,000-square-foot dedicated central laboratory building in downtown Indianapolis with first-class facilities. The lab processes over 100,000 cases per year, and houses an electron microscopy laboratory, eight full-time certified pathologists' assistants, twenty residents and eleven different fellowships. IU Health pathologists are engaged in promoting innovation and excellence in the education of medical students, residents, and fellows, with strong support for research in an environment that provides the ability to collaborate with a diverse cadre of subspecialized pathologists.


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