Chief of the Division of Hospital Medicine

San Antonio, Texas
Sep 30, 2020
Nov 29, 2020
Full Time

UT Health San Antonio (UTHSA), a comprehensive academic health university and research center in South Texas, is seeking a Chief of the Division of Hospital Medicine. Part of The University of Texas System and with eight campuses across South Texas, UTHSA is a primary center for patient care and the major source of health professions education and life sciences research in the region. UTHSA is comprised of the Lozano Long School of Medicine, and schools of Nursing, Dentistry, Health Professions, and Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. The School of Medicine is the largest trainer of physicians in South Texas, educating more than 900 students and 800 residents annually. 

Driven by its mission “to make lives better through excellence in advanced academics, life-saving research and comprehensive clinical care,” the Division of Hospital Medicine is one of twelve housed in the Department of Medicine. 91 Hospital Medicine faculty provide care at University Hospital, a 700-bed Level I trauma and Level I pediatric trauma center, and at Audie Murphy VA Medical Center. Well-positioned for the future, in 2014 University Hospital embarked on a $900 million expansion to include a New Sky Tower with an 84-bed ED, 35 ORs, and 420 new private rooms; a 270,000 square foot Clinical Pavilion; a 250-bed Women & Children’s Tower; and UT Specialty Hospital.    

UTHSA recently announced their plans to begin construction in Spring 2021 on the University of Texas Health Specialty and Research Hospital, a 144-bed facility that will reside in the heart of the South Texas Medical Center. The new Division Chief  will collaborate with UTHSA leadership to design, establish and manage the Hospital Medicine Program at the new hospital which plans to open in 2024.

Position Overview

Reporting to the Chair of Medicine, the Chief of Hospital Medicine will oversee administrative, academic and clinical activities of the Division. The Chief is responsible for the growth and advancement of clinical, research, and teaching excellence, academic and clinical planning, development and resource management, and for the implementation of inpatient systems of care. The Chief will foster and recruit faculty and trainees, strengthen collaborative departmental and hospital partner relationships, enhance outreach activities and engage community physicians. The Chief will lead the division to the next level in clinical care, research and training in the midst of significant projected expansion of inpatient facilities.

The successful candidate will be a clinical educator with national stature and a solid track record of administrative achievement.  She/he will have the in-depth knowledge and ability to effectively lead physicians, researchers, and educators, while also growing the scholarly activity of the division. Integrity, intellect, the ability to work effectively with stakeholders, as well as a vision of how medicine will thrive clinically, scientifically, and financially in an age of healthcare reform will be essential to this role.


The ideal candidate will offer:

  • M.D. or equivalent medical degree, with Board Certification in Internal Medicine.
  • Qualify for a faculty position at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor.
  • Recognized leader in Hospital Medicine who is regarded as an expert clinician with proven achievement in developing outstanding programs and a passion for delivering patient care of unsurpassed quality.
  • Experience as a successful manager with a track record of effective, cooperative leadership, faculty development, and strategic vision gained within an academic environment. Demonstrated ability to work as a member of a team, providing effective communication and an interest in furthering the research, scholarly and academic missions of the group.
  • Demonstrated success in the recruitment and development of faculty and trainees. One who leverages a national reputation to attract the highest level of talent.
  • A record of research contributions, either in clinical, educational, or translational science.
  • Possesses strong personal and professional ethical values, impeccable integrity, energy and positive attitude. Flexible, adaptable, and comfortable with ambiguity. The ability to set a clear vision in a fluid and changing environment.

Please direct confidential inquiries, CVs or referrals to the consulting firm assisting UTHSA with this search: Betsy Mullenix, Senior Consultant, Grant Cooper:

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UT Health San Antonio is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer including protected veterans and persons with disabilities.