Rheumatology Section Chief and Endowed Chair

West Virginia University School of Medicine
Morgantown, West Virginia
Jan 05, 2021
Jan 05, 2022
Full Time
Position Type

West Virginia University School of Medicine and the Department of Medicine seek a board certified Rheumatologist to serve as Section Chief and the Hazel Ruby McQuain Endowed Chair for Arthritis and Rheumatic Diseases.

This position will provide leadership and oversight of the Rheumatology section. The successful candidate may practice in the areas of inpatient and outpatient Rheumatology. In addition to providing excellent patient care, the successful candidate will also be actively involved in the teaching of medical students, residents, and fellows. Opportunities exist to participate in clinical and translational research.

Appropriate candidates will be qualified for appointment at the Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor rank. This position will be expected to practice in the primary location of Morgantown, WV, and will also be expected to supervise services at satellite clinical sites in the state of West Virginia and additional sites to be determined based on expansion and growth of our services and sites.

Our section of Rheumatology currently includes five physicians and two advanced practice professionals. There is great opportunity to build clinical outreach services across the region. The successful candidate will have a passion for the unique challenges in rural healthcare, such as developing programs to better serve our patients who seek care from a great distance.

Qualifications: applicants must have a MD or DO degree or foreign equivalent and be eligible to obtain an unrestricted West Virginia medical license. Candidates must be board certified in internal medicine and be board certified in rheumatology at the time of appointment. A minimum of three years of experience as a Rheumatologist is required. Established evidence of academic and/or administrative achievements is a plus. Faculty rank and salary will be commensurate with credentials. All qualifications must be met by the time of appointment.

WVU Medicine is West Virginia University s affiliated health system, West Virginia s largest private employer, and a national leader in patient safety and quality. WVU Medicine is comprised of fourteen member hospitals and six hospitals under management agreements, anchored by its flagship hospital, J.W Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown, a 700+ bed academic medical center that offers tertiary and quaternary care. WVU Medicine has more than 1,000 active medical staff members and 18,000 employees who serve hundreds of thousands of people each year from across the state of West Virginia and the nation.

The West Virginia University Health System has been ranked number 180 out of 500 businesses selected for the Forbes list of America s Best Employers 2021.

Morgantown, West Virginia is located just over an hour south of Pittsburgh, PA and three hours from Washington, D.C. and Baltimore, MD. Morgantown is consistently rated as one of the best small metropolitan areas in the country for both lifestyle and business climate. The area offers the cultural diversity and amenities of a large city in a safe, family-friendly environment. There is also an excellent school system and an abundance of beautiful homes and recreational activities.

Build your legacy as you serve, teach, learn and make a difference from day one. To learn more, visit https://medicine.hsc.wvu.edu/medicine/sections-of-medicine/rheumatology/ and apply online at http://wvumedicine.org/morgantowncareers/

For additional questions, please contact Annette Belcher, Sr. Physician Recruiter, belchera@wvumedicine.org

West Virginia University & University Health Associates are an AA/EO employer Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran and WVU is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity.

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