Herman O. West Professorship in Geriatric Medicine

Lebanon, New Hampshire
Sep 14, 2021
Sep 14, 2022
Full Time
Position Type

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College are seeking outstanding candidates for the Herman O. West Professorship in Geriatric Medicine.

Dartmouth-Hitchcock is accredited by The Institute for Health Care Improvement (IHI) as an Age Friendly Health System and home to faculty, fellows, and staff who have a passion for patient care, medical education, scholarship and community health. Our mission is to advance health through research, education, clinical practice and community partnerships, providing each person the best care, in the right place, at the right time, every time.

This Professorship would provide academic leadership to the Geriatric Center of Excellence at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health (GCE). The interprofessional team at the GCE works closely with clinical, education and research teams from Community & Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Psychiatry, Neurology and Emergency Medicine to advance vital aging and the highest quality of life for older adults. The vision for the GCE is to be seen by our community, the region, and the nation as a leader in the development, promotion, measurement and provision of high-quality sustainable care for older adults. The GCE includes clinicians, educators and researchers from all clinical disciplines including medicine, nursing, social work, psychology and pharmacy. Dartmouth has been awarded major geriatric grants and donor funds to improve the health of older adults through education and innovative clinical care. We have been awarded a $4 million Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program (GWEP) cooperative agreement and also Co-Lead the GWEP Coordinating Center at The American Geriatrics Society. We have also been accredited as a Level 1 Geriatric Emergency Department from the American College of Emergency Physicians. This accreditation was recently achieved as part of a $3 million West Health Foundation Geriatric Emergency Department grant focusing on a hub and spoke model to support and facilitate geriatric emergency department accreditation in 4 rural hospitals in VT and NY.


Qualified applicants must be a MD/DO from an accredited institution with appropriate clinical training and experience. Board certification in Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Psychiatry or Neurology; outstanding clinical skills and an extensive research portfolio applicable to geriatrics; interest in clinical teaching; eligibility for Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center staff privileges required. Candidate must have demonstrated capabilities for teaching, professional services and demonstrated scholarship to be granted the academic rank of Professor at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth in a relevant academic department. 

Dartmouth-Hitchcock promises you a rewarding career in an area of the country that offers an active and idyllic lifestyle. The system includes the NCI-designated Norris Cotton Cancer Center; the Children's Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock, NH’s only children’s hospital; 24 ambulatory clinics across NH and VT; and five affiliated member organizations. Be part of a team that trains residents and fellows and takes part in world-class research, in partnership with the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth and the White River Junction VA Medical Center.

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health, New Hampshire’s only academic health system, serves a population of 1.9 million across New England. In 2018, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, the system’s flagship hospital, was recognized as the #1 hospital in New Hampshire  by US News & World Report, as well as a national ranking in gynecology, and high performance in 14 clinical specialties.


Candidates are requested to apply on our recruitment site:


Dartmouth-Hitchcock is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, veteran status, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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