Director, Division of Nephrology

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The MetroHealth System
Cleveland, Ohio
Commensurate with experience
Sep 30, 2021
Oct 30, 2021
Full Time

Director, Division of Nephrology

The Department of Medicine at MetroHealth Medical Center (MHMC) is seeking applications for the position of Director for the Division of Nephrology. Located in Cleveland, OH, MHMC seeks an experienced physician with a proven track record of building/growth and leadership. The Director will work collaboratively with the Chairperson, Department of Medicine, to enhance the clinical, educational, and scholarly missions of the Division and Department.

The Division of Nephrology has both an inpatient and outpatient clinical presence. There are roughly 400 ESRD patients under care receiving hemodialysis. There is also a peritoneal and home dialysis program.

Faculty are engaged in the MHMC internal medicine residency program and citywide Nephrology fellowship program at Case Western Reserve University. Several of these fellows are supported by the Division with continuity care outpatient clinics at MHMC, mentored by Division faculty. The fellows cover the inpatient nephrology consultation service for the MHMC hospital.

Clinical and basic science research is an integral component of the Division with a track record of continuous NIH funding for over 20 years.

A key area for attention will be preparation for moving into a new hospital structure scheduled to be occupied in the Fall 2022 and a new medical office building scheduled for completion by early 2023.

Specific Responsibilities

  • The Director will be a practicing member of the Nephrology Division, leading by providing outstanding clinical care and service to patients and referring providers, and promoting clinical trial enrollment.
  • Establish a faculty development plan that identifies faculty sub-specialty interests, strengths and capabilities that can lead to successful program development and professional growth
  • Recruitment and retention will be a priority as the Division is poised for growth
  • Will participate in the Department of Medicine’s leadership team ensuring attainment of the department’s goals and objectives
  • Leadership of the Division academic enterprise
  • Enthusiastically support all Quality improvement initiatives and ensure compliance with all patient safety/risk management and compliance programs

Candidate Qualifications

  • An M.D. or D.O. degree, ABIM board certification in Nephrology and an unrestricted Ohio state medical license
  • Minimum of 5-7 years of experience in a leadership role within an academic institution, having achieved or eligible for rank of Associate Professor or higher.
  • Possess a defined clinical niche with demonstration of past participation in scholarship and investigational activities
  • Strong leadership and managerial skills with the ability to advance and develop a superior clinical service in an academic setting
  • Effective supervisory skills, including clinical mentoring and coaching expertise
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills and presentation skills for both clinical and non-clinical audiences, in individual or group settings
  • Advocate for organizational values, quality, safety and commitment to religious, racial and gender equity, inclusion and diversity
  • Personal characteristics of integrity, maturity and compassion

The MetroHealth System
Our Mission: Leading the way to a healthier you and a healthier community through service, teaching, discovery and teamwork.

Since its founding in 1837, The MetroHealth System has been serving the medical needs of the Greater Cleveland community. Today, MetroHealth is one of the largest, most comprehensive healthcare providers in Northeast Ohio. The capacity for patient care is supported by a continued commitment to remain a leader in community service, medical education and research. A core value of The MetroHealth System is the commitment to serving those in our care with dignity, compassion and high quality, regardless of ability to pay. In 2017, MetroHealth provided more than $231 million in benefits to our community.

The MetroHealth System has 7,500 employees, including 625 physicians and 2,000 nurses. The System includes the MetroHealth Medical Center, MetroHealth Rehabilitation Institute, a skilled nursing facility, two community hospitals, four emergency departments and a network of over 25 community-based health centers. The 550-bed, Magnet-credentialed MetroHealth Medical Center is the flagship of The MetroHealth System providing care to approximately 27,000 inpatients and 3,000 newborns annually. Last year, nearly 1.4 million outpatient visits were recorded throughout The MetroHealth System.

Throughout its long history, The MetroHealth System has been and continues to be committed to its academic mission and has excelled in both basic and clinical research. Past scientific luminaries include Dr. Frederick C. Robbins and Charles H. Rammelkamp, Jr., who received the Nobel Prize and Lasker Award, respectively. The research enterprise currently boasts $30 million/year of research and sponsored program grants and contracts. In the new Research Strategic Alignment released this year, the MetroHealth System has set cancer research as one of four research focus areas with a mandate to strengthen basic cancer biology research and expand clinical trial portfolio. One goal is to become a member institution of the NCI-designated Case Comprehensive Cancer Center in two years. The new Director of Nephrology is expected to play a leading role in the exciting new initiative.

A principal teaching hospital of Case Western Reserve School of Medicine, MetroHealth maintains a fine tradition of academics and research. All active staff physicians are full-time faculty of the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and actively participate in graduate and undergraduate medical education. Last year, 390 residents and fellows received intensive training in more than 25 specialties. In addition, 991 medical students completed more than 1,400 rotations.

The MetroHealth System is planning to redesign its campus with an innovative transformation plan to exceed the ever-changing needs of patients and programs for the community. This billion-dollar transformation is the largest public construction project in Cuyahoga County and one of the largest in the nation. By late 2022, the new hospital tower will be home to 270 private rooms with additional state-of-the art facilities, population health initiatives, as well as a re-imagined campus environment.

Cleveland Metropolitan Area
Cleveland, Ohio offers a great lifestyle.

  • Great cost of living – 21% lower than the national average
  • Pro Sports – Major League teams (Cleveland Indians, Browns and Cavaliers)
  • The Arts – largest theater complex outside of New York City, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the renowned Cleveland Orchestra & one of the world’s leading art museums
  • Diverse economy – manufacturing, financial services, healthcare, biomedical
  • Ease of transit – rated the 6th best city in the US for commuters
  • Lake Erie for boating and beaches
  • Superb park system surrounding the city with many hiking opportunities
  • Nationally renowned food and dining scene

Interested candidates should forward correspondence and curriculum vitae to:

Domonique Allds, Physician Recruiter
Email:, Phone: 216-778-5064
c/o Richard J Blinkhorn, Jr., M.D., Chairperson, Department of Medicine
MetroHealth Medical Center
2500 MetroHealth Drive, Cleveland, Ohio 44109

In employment, as in education, Case Western Reserve University is committed to Equal Opportunity and World Class Diversity. Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply.


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