Chief of Body Imaging

Denver Health Medical Center
Denver, Colorado
Oct 09, 2020
Oct 09, 2021
Full Time
Position Type

Denver Health, the premier safety net institution for the city of Denver and the entire Rocky Mountain region, in collaboration with the University of Colorado, is seeking a Chief of Body Imaging. We are seeking a skilled, visionary, and impactful radiologist leader to define and execute a vision for a world class body imaging section. Responsibilities for the role include growing an efficient, productive, cutting-edge clinical service; nurturing a robust and growing educational program for students, residents, and fellows; and spearheading a research portfolio for the section including clinical, health care delivery, and/or basic science research.

Position Summary
The Chief of Body Imaging will be a nationally known leader in the field of body/abdominal imaging, one capable of vision setting and execution. She or he will have a personal reputation for excellence in clinical care, teaching, mentoring, and scholarship.

The Chief of Body Imaging will execute on the three essential missions of this academic, mission-driven department.

Clinically, the Chief will ensure the body imaging service line is productive, cutting-edge, and collaborative. Imaging of the chest, abdomen, and pelvis comprises the largest share of Denver Health’s Radiology Department’s volume. With our newly opening Outpatient Medical Center, there will be a net expansion of imaging equipment, services, and imaging volume, particularly involving body imaging. Radiologists covering this service interpret inpatient and outpatient CTs, MRs, PET/CTs, radiographs, and ultrasounds, as well as perform targeted fluoroscopy examinations.  The Chief will help develop new services and hone those already in existence, with an eye towards continuous improvement, patient satisfaction, and meeting our patients’ and the institution’s needs. In particular, the Department is interested in expanding and advancing our body MRI service line. The Chief will collaborate with executive leadership, department heads, and division leads to develop new services, innovate, and collaborate. 

Overall, the Chief must have the ability to engage and inspire others, including physician colleagues, department staff, and others throughout the institution.

Reporting Structure

The Chief will report directly to the Director of Denver Health’s Radiology Department. The Department benefits from extensive administrative support. All radiology staff (technologists, radiology RNs, transporters, clerks, etc.) report within the Department, not to an external hierarchy, so there is alignment of the staff and faculty towards the goals of the Department.

Candidate Qualifications:  

  • M.D., D.O. or foreign equivalent medical degree; board certification in Radiology; fellowship training and/or extensive experience in body imaging including body MRI preferred; eligibility for licensure in Colorado
  • Academic credentials ideally qualified to be appointed to the rank of Associate Professor or Professor of Radiology; have a demonstrated local and national reputation of excellence in scholarship, teaching/mentoring, and clinical care.


  • Demonstrated success within an academically oriented radiology department.
  • A track record of delivering strong results in mission-driven organizations, including demonstrated ability to grow clinical volumes, meet budgets, measure and improve outcomes, and optimize throughput and clinical efficiency
  • A history of academic excellence in education and scholarly work.
  • Participation in national societies and organizations, preferably with service commitments and experience in local, national, or international speaking/teaching
  • Experience mentoring others, including junior faculty, trainees, and students

Position Details, Salary, and Benefits

Diagnostic radiology salaries are highly competitive, and the Chief will also receive an administrative stipend.

Denver Health offers full benefits, including an attractive 401(a) Social Security replacement savings program, a 457(b) retirement savings program, and employer matching contributions. Full details are available online and from human resources.

The Chief will be supported with administrative (non-clinical) time, as well as academic (non-clinical) time commensurate with the Chief’s scholarly experience and qualifications.

Dedicated academic funds cover licensing fees, Board MOC fees, conference attendance, and other academic needs are provided.

Procedure for Candidacy

All candidates will need to submit an application through the Denver Health HR website or candidates can email in a cover letter and CV. If emailing, please send a CV and cover letter to and All successful received CV/cover letters will result in an email confirmation. 

Nominations of others, expressions of initial interest, or questions can be submitted to Denver Health’s Director of Radiology and/or Denver Health’s Manager of Provider Recruitment. All discussions about this search will be handled in strict confidence.

David M. Naeger, MD
Director of Radiology, Denver Health
Professor and Vice Chair, University of Colorado SOM Department of Radiology

Aaron Ortiz
Manager, Provider Recruitment

Interviews will proceed over the winter of 2020/2021 with an intended start at the candidate’s convenience, though ideally in late spring or early summer of 2021. Interviews will be conducted remotely, with no required travel, though an optional in-person visit may be considered depending on the candidate’s interest, local laws and regulations, institutional policies, the status of new Covid-19 infections, and other factors.

References will be checked before selecting a final candidate, though reference checking occurs later in the process and will proceed after discussing with the candidate(s) first.

Denver Health values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity for all persons regardless of age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status protected by law.

Minimum Requirements:

Education: Graduation from an accredited medical school and completed accredited residency programs and fellowships for specialist, or equivalent. Equivalent training for those physicians who are not U.S. residency trained. New finishing residents generally are not expected to be board-certified but should be board-certified within a reasonable amount of time as determined by the Office of Medical

Administration. Experience: Requirements will be determined on a position-by-position basis.

Certificate/License/Registration: Medical license to practice in State of Colorado. All physicians must be board-certified within a reasonable amount of time as determined by the Office of Medical Administration. BLS/CPR. ACLS, PALS, or NRP as outlined in HR Principles and Practices #2-110 Appendix, maintaining licensures, certifications, and registrations. All certifications and licenses required for this job must be kept current as a condition of continued employment.

All job applicants for safety-sensitive positions must pass a pre-employment drug test, once a conditional offer of employment has been made.

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