Cardiology Division Chief, IU School of Medicine Vice President, IU Health Cardiovascular Institute

Indianapolis, Indiana
Mar 22, 2019
Apr 21, 2019
Full Time

Cardiology Division Chief, IU School of Medicine

Vice President, IU Health Cardiovascular Institute


Indiana University School of Medicine (IUSM) Department of Medicine, in partnership with Indiana University Health (IUH) and Indiana University Health Physicians (IUHP), is recruiting a Cardiology Division Chief who will also serve as Vice President of the IU Health Cardiovascular Institute (CVI). This position will lead the newly formed IU Health CVI, to implement and oversee cardiovascular services. The successful candidate will have a strong background in academic leadership across the tripartite clinical, education, and research missions. Additional qualifications include a national reputation in Cardiology, a record of scholarship in the discipline, and documented success of leading strategic initiatives.

The Vice President/Division Chief of Cardiology will work collaboratively with IUH senior leaders, CVI focused department chairs, division chiefs, and other key individuals to accomplish the following goals:

  • Continue to strengthen the research mission of the Krannert Institute of Cardiology and foster multidisciplinary research.
  • Continue to strengthen the education mission of the division, department, and school.
  • Develop and deploy CVI strategic initiatives as informed by the CVI executive committee.
  • Implement a cardiovascular service plan across the Adult Academic Health Center (AAHC) and Indianapolis Suburban Region (ISR) using a multidisciplinary approach.
  • Develop and deploy appropriate provider staffing and recruitment plans across the AAHC and ISR.
  • Enhance access to cardiovascular services through improved referral processes, with a goal of being the market leader in patient access.
  • Actively drive a patient-focused culture that supports provider wellness and engagement.
  • Effectively integrate the clinical mission with the existing research and educational programs.
  • Lead the service line to national distinction.

In the capacity of Vice President, this position will report to the President of the AAHC and the President of IUHP. In the capacity of Division Chief, this position will report to the Chair of the Department of Medicine.

The ideal candidate will combine thoughtful leadership, creativity, and an entrepreneurial spirit to shape the future of cardiovascular care, education, and research.

Qualifications Sought:

  • MD or DO; board certified in Cardiology, eligible for licensure and practice in the State of Indiana
  • Academic experience appropriate for the rank of Associate Professor or Professor
  • Leadership experience, specifically:
    • Strong communication and presentation skills
    • Successful change and people management skills
    • Skills in diplomacy, negotiation, conflict resolution, and facilitation
    • Experience leading quality improvement initiatives
    • Organizational skills to develop and oversee a state-wide initiative
    • Ability to lead the delivery of patient care across multiple specialties and traditional academic department lines

About Our Enterprise:

IUSM is the largest medical school in the country with over 1,400 medical students, over 500 students in other graduate and health professions programs, and over 2,400 full-time faculty. The Division of Cardiology, housed in the Department of Medicine, consists of 66 faculty, including 49 MDs, 17 PhDs, 1 MD/PhD, and 8 post-doctoral trainees. The division has significant philanthropic support, including 12 endowments with a current market value of $32.7 million. Cardiology is a highly productive clinical enterprise, with over 330,000 wRVUs annually. The division hosts accredited fellowship programs in cardiovascular diseases, cardiac electrophysiology, and interventional cardiology. The division also has burgeoning programs in advanced heart failure, transplantation, and structural heart diseases.

The shared vision of IUSM and IU Health is to lead the transformation of healthcare through quality, innovation and education, and make Indiana one of the nation’s healthiest states. IU Health is among the top ten largest single-state nonprofit health systems in the United States. IU Health operates 17 hospitals statewide (a mix of urban, suburban and rural facilities) with more than  2,600 staffed beds, $6.43 billion in total operating revenue, and the full range of specialty and primary care services to children and adults. 

Indiana University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, ethnicity, sex, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

To apply for this position, please visit: and include (1) a letter of interest noting key leadership experiences, and (2) a curriculum vitae. The priority review deadline is April 22, 2019.