Chair, Department of Anesthesiology

Baystate Health & UMass Medical School Baystate
Springfield, Massachusetts
Jul 26, 2019
Aug 25, 2019
Full Time

Baystate Health & UMass Medical School Baystate
Chair, Department of Anesthesiology

Baystate Health, one of New England’s leading and largest integrated healthcare systems, seeks nominations and applications for an outstanding clinician, educator and visionary leader to fill the role of Chair, Department of Anesthesiology.

The mission of BH is “to improve the health of the people in our communities every day, with quality and compassion.” For over 130 years, BH has been a keystone of Western Massachusetts as it has evolved, grown, and emerged as one of the highest quality and most effective health care providers in the nation. BH was named a top 15 Health System in the country by Thompson Reuters and is a PRC National Excellence in Healthcare Award Winner.

Reporting to the Chief Physician Executive, Baystate Health & Regional Executive Dean of UMMS-Baystate, the Chair of Anesthesiology has overall responsibility for strategy, clinical- and educational program development, faculty and staff professional development, and operations within the Department of Anesthesiology.  The Chair provides clinical and academic leadership to support exceptional quality and high-value care, excellence in medical education both at the graduate level and at the undergraduate medical level, as BH is the home of University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS)-Baystate, the regional campus of UMMS; and clinical research activity.  The Chair concurrently serves as the Chair, Department of Anesthesia, UMMS-Baystate.  The Chair actively supports and promotes patient safety, continuous performance and quality improvement, risk management, and efficient resource utilization linked to evidence-based medicine. 

The Department of Anesthesiology provides anesthesia services across the entire health system, serving all system hospitals and all system ambulatory sites.  The faculty in the Department of Anesthesiology are employed by Springfield Anesthesia Service, a physician-owned, private practice group which has been providing exclusive anesthesia services at Baystate for more than 50 years.  The Chair serves on the executive committee of the anesthesiology group.

The Search Committee, chaired by Dr. Nicolas Jabbour, Chair of the Department of Surgery, invites inquiries, nominations, and applications for the position of Chair, Department of Anesthesiology of Baystate Health.  Baystate Health is partnering in this search with Charlie Falcone and Charlie Kaler of Russell Reynolds Associates on this search.

Prospects nominated and/or those who wish to be considered by the Search Committee should provide an electronic version of their curriculum vitae or resume as well as letter of interest briefly detailing past and current administrative roles, including the scope of responsibility and accomplishments in each.

The confidential review of nominations and expressions of interest will begin immediately until an appointment is made.  To be ensured of full consideration, email a curriculum vitae and supporting materials to

Baystate Health is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status