Chair of Surgery

Toledo, Ohio
Jan 26, 2021
Feb 25, 2021

Chair of Surgery, The University of Toledo
Academic Chief of Surgery, ProMedica


The University of Toledo College of Medicine and Life Sciences (UT CoMLS) and ProMedica Health System seek a transformative leader with outstanding clinical skills, academic credentials, and executive acumen to serve as Chair of Surgery at UT COMLS and Academic Chief of Surgery at ProMedica Toledo Hospital.

In 2015, The University of Toledo (UT) Board and ProMedica Health System entered into a long-term Academic Affiliation Agreement. The agreement includes a commitment by ProMedica, a national not-for-profit health and well-being organization that provides health care services to patients in 27 counties in Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan, as well as senior living and care services throughout 28 states, to financially support the development of facilities and programs for an academic medical center at ProMedica Toledo Hospital and the Russell J. Ebeid Children’s Hospital. As a result, the next Chair of Surgery will have a unique opportunity to lead inter-institutional integration of the Department through recruitment of new faculty and division leadership, and through partnership and collaboration with existing ProMedica employed surgeons. The Chair will report directly to the Dean of the College of Medicine and Life Sciences and have a matrixed report to the President of ProMedica Toledo Hospital. Along with the Dean, the UT CoMLS Chair of Surgery and Academic Chief of Surgery at ProMedica is part of the Medical Executive Committee of ProMedica Toledo Hospital.

The successful candidate for Chair of Surgery will be a nationally recognized, academic surgeon with strong leadership skills, a reputation for surgical excellence, and record of achievement in clinical work, education and administration. The successful candidate will have demonstrated a leadership style that is focused on the success of the faculty in all of their endeavors; commitment to the Chair’s role in institutional, as well as departmental leadership; deep understanding of the role of culture in organizational success; and a willingness to be both strategic and tactical in achieving department objectives. The next Chair must be passionate about seeking consensus, but not afraid to make difficult decisions or lead change. Serving as an advocate and trusted steward of the Department, the new Chair will lead restorative change and expansive growth in order to support the mission and vision of UT CoMLS and ProMedica.

Nominations and Applications

For more information, please contact Melissa Hurst, Executive Director of Talent Strategy and Development: Applications should include a detailed resume and a letter of interest that highlights the applicant’s relevant leadership experience and interest in the opportunity. Nominations and applications will be treated confidentially.

The University of Toledo is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. The University of Toledo does not discriminate in employment, educational programs, or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, ancestry, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identify and expression, military or veteran status, disability, familial status, or political affiliation.