Chief, Pulmonary, Critical Care, Allergy and Immunologic Diseases

Winston Salem, North Carolina
Competitive salary, comprehensive benefits, relocation assistance
Aug 21, 2020
Sep 20, 2020
Full Time
Position Type

Wake Forest Baptist Health is seeking a dynamic leader with strong credentials in clinical medicine and clinical, translational, or health services research for the position of . Requirements for the position include national academic stature, accomplished clinical skills, and demonstrable leadership and management skills to build and expand all aspects of the Section, including research and educational activities. Candidates should meet criteria for an appointment at the Associate Professor or Professor (preferred) level.

Wake Forest School of Medicine’s Section of Pulmonary, Critical Care, Allergy and Immunologic Diseases currently includes 26 faculty, 14 fellows in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine and Allergy and Immunology, and 33 advanced practice providers. Faculty participate in a wide range of clinical, educational, and research activities.

The Section has excellent and robust clinical programs in critical care medicine, longitudinal and consultative pulmonary medicine, interventional bronchoscopy, allergy and immunology, sleep medicine, and lung cancer screening.

Education is a core mission. The Section provides education at all levels of medical training, including didactic education and clinical training for medical students, residents, fellows, physician assistant students, pharmacy students and residents, as well as community continuing medical education.

Faculty members conduct a wide range of clinical, translational, and healthcare delivery research.

A particular area of strength is the detailed characterization of patients with airway disease, including asthma and COPD. The Wake Forest Airways Disease Research Group has internationally-recognized expertise in the use of detailed clinical and genomic data to define disease subgroups and develop personalized precision therapeutic interventions.  The group plays leading roles in several NIH funded airway disease research networks. Another area of strength lies in critical care. Using basic science, clinical trials and epidemiology approaches, the group has an expanding portfolio of research programs. The group currently leads the Southeast Clinical Center of the NHLBI-funded Prevention and Treatment of Acute Lung Injury (PETAL) Network and participates in other NIH and industry sponsored clinical trials.

Section faculty lead the Wake Forest Cystic Fibrosis Center of Excellence, which is funded by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, and lead Wake Forest’s participation in the Foundation’s Therapeutics Development Network. Faculty also play important roles in several Wake Forest research centers, including the Critical Illness, Injury and Recovery Research Center, Center for Precision Medicine, Comprehensive Cancer Center, and the Sticht Center for Healthy Aging and Alzheimer’s Prevention, and have developed novel programs that integrate clinical research and practice in the areas of ICU early mobility and recovery, sleep medicine, and COPD readmissions. 

About Wake Forest

Wake Forest School of Medicine is the education and research component of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, a fully integrated academic medical center anchored by an 885-bed tertiary care hospital honored as one of Becker’s Hospital Review’s 100 Great Hospitals in America, community hospitals, affiliated partners and the 160-bed Brenner Children’s Hospital.

Wake Forest Baptist continues to be a major research and innovation center, making important contributions to biomedical and health science research nationally and internationally. Wake Forest Innovations commercializes technology, products and services arising from the discoveries and scientific assets of the Medical Center and Wake Forest University.


Located in Forsyth County (population ≈376,000) in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, Winston-Salem is the state’s fifth largest city, featuring a moderate climate with all four seasons and a cost of living 31% below the national average. Residents enjoy a vibrant restaurant scene, a wide variety of indoor and outdoor recreational opportunities, strong public/private schools, enthusiastic support for the arts, and close proximity to the Appalachian Mountains and Atlantic Coast beaches.


Wake Forest School of Medicine and Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center are Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employers with a strong commitment to achieving diversity among faculty and staff.