General Cardiologist

Palo Alto, California
Apr 28, 2021
May 28, 2021
Full Time
Position Type
Academic/Teaching, Permanent

General Cardiologist at Palo Alto VA and Stanford School of Medicine

The VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS) and Stanford University are seeking to recruit an outstanding academic cardiologist to join its full-time faculty. This faculty appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor in the Medical Center Line at Stanford University School of Medicine and jointly supported by the Medical (Cardiology) and Radiology Services at VAPAHCS, Departments of Medicine (Cardiovascular Medicine) and Radiology at Stanford University, and the Stanford Cardiovascular Institute.

A major objective of this recruitment is to identify a highly qualified individual with broad experience in clinical cardiology, strong expertise in basic or translational cardiovascular research, and the potential to stimulate and lead interdisciplinary collaborations among clinicians and scientists from the supporting services/departments and the rest of VAPAHCS-Stanford research communities. The successful candidate will be expected to lead a prolific research group with a focus on structural heart disease, cardiovascular imaging, or stem cell biology. The candidate will demonstrate a track record of research productivity, aptitude for innovation, and ability to secure independent extramural research funding. The successful candidate will join a busy VA cardiology referral center and be expected to contribute clinically. Clinical excellence, ability to contribute to program development, and programmatic synergy will be highly considered.

The major criterion for appointment in the Medical Center Line at Stanford University School of Medicine is excellence in the overall mix of contributions in clinical care, teaching, scholarly activities that advance clinical medicine, and institutional service appropriate to the programmatic need the individual is expected to fulfill. The ideal candidate should have both the motivation and breadth to maintain productivity in clinical cardiology, partake in fellow teaching and mentoring, and conduct a vigorous independently funded research program with high relevance to cardiovascular medicine. Prior administrative experiences are not required but could be helpful for the faculty position.

The Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, and Stanford University value faculty who are committed to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion. Candidates may optionally include as part of their research or teaching statement a brief discussion of how their work will further these ideals.

Candidates should have an M.D., or M.D./Ph.D., with board certification or board eligibility in cardiovascular diseases and is expected to hold or be able to hold a California medical license.

Interested applicants should submit a copy of their curriculum vitae, a brief letter stating their interests, and the names of three references to Dr. Philip Tsao, Search Committee Chair at

Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Stanford also welcomes applications from others who would bring additional dimensions to the University's research, teaching and clinical missions.

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