Associate Chief of Cardiology for Diversity and Health Equity

Massachusetts General Hospital 
Boston, Massachusetts
May 28, 2021
Jun 27, 2021
Full Time

Massachusetts General Hospital 

and Corrigan Minehan Heart Center

Associate Chief of Cardiology for Diversity and Health Equity

Boston, Massachusetts

Diversity is the richness of human differences. Inclusion is when everyone feels connected, valued, and engaged. We believe that because of diversity we excel; through inclusion we respect; focused on equity we serve, heal, educate, and innovate.

 – Mass General Statement on Diversity

The Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH or Mass General) Cardiology Division and the Corrigan Minehan Heart Center are seeking an outstanding candidate to serve as its inaugural Associate Chief of Cardiology for Diversity and Health Equity, providing visionary leadership for MGH’s efforts to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion across the Cardiology Division and Heart Center. The Associate Chief of Cardiology for Diversity and Health Equity should be a visionary and forward-thinking medical leader with exceptional management and communication skills. Focusing on the synergistic missions of maximizing health, knowledge, and potential, and embedding diversity and inclusion into the fabric of academic medicine, this leader will have the unique opportunity to significantly contribute to reduction of cardiac health disparities and improving the quality of health not only for MGH’s patients in the Boston area, but for all those reached by the MGH enterprise nationally and internationally.

The Associate Chief will also collaborate with Equity Directors from other divisions in the Department of Medicine (DOM), a community of faculty who work to advance equity across clinical, research, educational, and community missions, and identify and dismantle structures and policies that promote inequity in faculty, trainee, and patient experiences. Each Equity Director in the DOM reports to their respective Division Chief and to the DOM Diversity and Inclusion Board. The Associate Chief will join MGH at a compelling time of accelerating momentum, sharpened focus, and increasing collaboration and urgency in this work. 

The successful candidate will bring a deep commitment to innovation in advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion within an academic medical center, and experience fostering meaningful change. A collaborative leadership and mentorship style, and an understanding of the unique needs of historically underrepresented and/or marginalized groups will be important to success in this role. The Associate Chief will bring deep and nuanced expertise in issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion, and will be an active and engaged leader who is comfortable and willing to discuss complex and sometimes difficult topics. Success as a clinician-educator, investigator, or academic leader is essential. ABIM certification in cardiovascular medicine and/or any of its subspecialties is required. The Associate Chief will report to Chief of Cardiology and to the DOM Diversity and Inclusion Board. MGH anticipates that the successful candidate will have an academic appointment at Harvard Medical School (HMS) at the Assistant or Associate Professor level, based on qualifications and experience. 

Massachusetts General Hospital has retained Isaacson, Miller—a national executive search firm—to assist in this search. Please direct all inquiries, nominations, referrals, and resumes with cover letters in confidence to: 

Keight Tucker Kennedy, Partner

Kennedy Kearney-Fischer, Managing Associate


263 Summer Street

Boston, MA 02210

Electronic submission of materials is strongly encouraged. Review of application materials will begin immediately and will continue until an appointment is made. 

Massachusetts General Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer. By embracing diverse skills, perspectives, and ideas, MGH chooses to lead. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, dis/ability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, 

or any other characteristic protected by law.