Senior Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs / Chief Medical Officer

Stanford, California
Jun 27, 2019
Jul 27, 2019
Sarah Schumacher
Full Time

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Senior Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs, Stanford University School of Medicine

Chief Medical Officer, Stanford Health Care

Stanford Medicine seeks nominations and applications for an exceptional clinician and leader for the Senior Associate Dean (SrAD) for Clinical Affairs of the Stanford School of Medicine and Chief Medical Officer (CMO) of Stanford Health Care.  Stanford’s faculty has enormous impact.  Its School of Medicine is ranked number 3 for research by U.S. News and World Report, and number 1 in NIH dollars per faculty member.  Stanford Health Care is internationally recognized for care delivery, and a new 824,000 square foot hospital is set to open in October 2019. As an academic medical center with close ties to Stanford University and Silicon Valley, Stanford Medicine merges research with healthcare expertise to drive creative thinking and innovation.

This SrAD/CMO serves as the chief medical leader for adult clinical care in Stanford University School of Medicine and Stanford Health Care.  The position reports dually to the Dean of Medicine and the CEO of Stanford Health Care.  This leader jointly supports and integrates all three mission areas of Stanford Medicine – patient care, education, and research.  The SrAD/CMO has executive responsibility for multiple domains, including quality and safety, performance improvement education and training, funds flow for physician services, graduate medical education, perioperative services, network development and management, professionalism, wellness, informatics and digital health, and efficiency and cost containment.

Stanford Medicine seeks an outstanding and experienced clinical leader, with a deep understanding of the complexity of academic medicine.  The successful candidate will be an accomplished, Board Certified physician executive with 10 – 15 years of senior administrative and leadership experience at an academic medical center or academic health system.  This leader must meet requirements for licensure in California State.

A full Position Specification and the Principles of Stanford Medicine are available for review HERE.

The Search Committee invites inquiries, nominations, and applications for the position. Stanford Medicine is partnering with Russell Reynolds Associates (RRA) in this national search.  Prospects should electronically submit a Curriculum Vitae, a biography or biosketch, and a letter of interest to Sarah Schumacher at Russell Reynolds Associates by no later than Wednesday, July 31, 2019.  The letter of interest is a two-page cover letter, detailing your experience and key achievements related to this Position Specification and expressing your interest in this role.  Letters can be addressed to the Stanford Medicine Search Committee.  All inquiries should be sent to

Stanford Medicine is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruiting and employment. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran status or any other factor which cannot lawfully be used as a basis for an employment decision.