Academic Chair of Surgery

Tufts Medical Center & Tufts University School of Medicine
Boston, Massachusetts
Oct 18, 2018
Jan 17, 2019
Lin Fong
Full Time
Position Type

Tufts Medical Center and Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, are seeking a Chair, Department of Surgery, due to the upcoming retirement of our current Chair. The Chair will oversee all activities related to the staff, surgeons, and the operating room including surgical outcomes. The Chair will also be responsible for leading all teaching and research activities within the Department, including medical students and graduate medical educational programs. The Chair will be charged with creating and implementing a strategic vision for the Department


Interested physician candidates should have a track record of personal academic accomplishments, demonstrated successful administrative and leadership experience at an academic institution as the Department Chair, Division Chief or Section Head, and possess credentials to include:


  • Board Certification in General Surgery and/or added qualifications and boards in a subspecialty area Ability to meet the requirements for an academic appointment at the Associate Professor or Professor level Keen understanding for developing and leading ACGME accredited residency programs Previous experience in healthcare quality, resource management, outcomes improvement, patient safety, and positive patient experience 5 plus years track record of success in surgical leadership within an academic institution Political savvy, emotional intelligence, and the ability to interact within all levels of system level management


Tufts Medical Center is in the top 15 percent of independent institutions receiving federal research funding and conducts $50 million annually in extramurally funded research. Tufts Medical Center and the Floating Hospital offer 43 resident (including pathology) and fellowship programs with 451 residents and fellows. In addition, Tufts Medical Center is one of two hospitals in Boston with a focus on cardiac transplantation. We performed 56 heart transplants in 2017.


Conveniently located in downtown Boston, Tufts Medical Center is an exceptional, not-for-profit, 415-bed academic medical center that is home to both a full-service hospital for adults and the Floating Hospital for Children and the principal teaching hospital of Tufts University School of Medicine.


Please send your confidential Cover Letter and CV to:

Lin Fong

Senior Physician Recruitment and Retention Consultant

Tufts Medical Center Physicians Organization

800 Washington Street, #1013

Boston, MA 02111

Fax: 617-636-7523



Tufts Medical Center Physicians Organization is an EEO/AA employer.