Chief of Cardiology

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Oct 23, 2018
Dec 23, 2018
Peter Duane, MD
Full Time
Position Type

The Minneapolis VA Healthcare System and the University of Minnesota are seeking a board certified cardiologist with leadership, research, and administrative experience to serve as Section Chief of Cardiology.


Minneapolis VA Healthcare System is a level 1a facility and referral center for advanced cardiac and cardiothoracic procedures throughout VISN 23 (upper Midwest) and neighboring states.  With three catheterization labs, two hybrid operating rooms, and an extremely active cardiothoracic surgical program, our VA has the capacity to provide the full complement of cardiac and cardiothoracic care. The Cardiology Section provides clinical, research and educational services to the University of Minnesota Medicine Department and the Medical School. Our cardiologist supervise residents training in the University of Minnesota Residency Training Program and fellows training in the University General Cardiology Fellowship as well as the Interventional and EP Cardiology Fellowship Programs. The Cardiology Section includes twelve full or part-time physicians, fifteen nurse practitioners in addition to echo and catheterization lab technicians and nursing staff.    The preferred physician will have board eligibility/certification; credentials sufficient for academic appointment at the associate professor or above; and possess leadership and administrative experience sufficient to lead the section. As the Chief of Cardiology, you will be expected to provide comprehensive cardiology services to Veterans, along with supervisory oversight to the Cardiology Section. The section diagnoses, treats, and manages patients with cardiac disease including a three resident teams providing specialize cardiology services to inpatients. The section also provides consultative services to all departments in the hospital. The chief will conduct cardiology team meetings, attend Medicine Service meetings, and meetings with other medical center staff. The chief may be asked to serve on committees, participate in quality assurance programs, assist our facility in meeting established performance measures in the area of cardiology, and such other duties as required. The preferred candidate will be actively engaged in research in clinical cardiology, with a strong track record of VA funding.


Citizenship of the United States.  Noncitizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with Department of Veterans Affairs policy.


Degree of doctor of medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in medicine or osteopathic medicine.  The degree must have been obtained from one of the schools approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs for the year in which the course of study was completed.


Current, full and unrestricted license to practice medicine or surgery in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth of the United States, or in the District of Columbia.


Completion of a first-year residency, or its equivalent, approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs for the year in which it was completed.


Proficiency in spoken and written English.

Board Certified Cardiologist

Proven leadership to run a department.