Orthopaedic Surgery Department Chair

Tucson, Arizona
Nov 04, 2021
Dec 04, 2021
Full Time


The University of Arizona (UArizona) College of Medicine – Tucson and Banner – University Medicine – Tucson seek a new Chair of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. The department currently maintains an outstanding orthopaedic trauma program with particular excellence in geriatric trauma, as well as high quality comprehensive orthopaedic services including a growing elective orthopaedic practice, an increasingly integrated spine surgery program provided in collaboration with the Department of Neurosurgery, and a robust and established collaboration with Vascular Surgery/Podiatry that provides a full spectrum of lower extremity and foot care. In addition to both organic and strategic growth of these and other programs, the new chair of Orthopaedic Surgery will have a unique opportunity to help build a high-profile sports medicine program in Southern Arizona with a recent clinical care arrangement formed between Banner - University Medicine Tucson and the University of Arizona Athletics, and to collaborate with the overall Banner Health Sports Medicine Program to develop a world-class, destination sports medicine program that could draw referrals from across the state.


  • Establish a vision, tactical strategy, and business model with the appropriate operating infrastructure to ensure clinical operations are effective, service oriented, and efficient.
  • Develop, maintain, and expand high-quality clinical services and programs at Banner – University Medicine-affiliated teaching hospitals and clinics to position the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery for recognition as the premier market leader and provider of orthopaedic surgery services in the region.
  • To meet strategic goals, this leader will promote professional development of existing faculty members and attract to the department highly motivated and exceptional faculty, staff, and trainees.
  • Coach, mentor, and nurture faculty to build internal leadership capabilities for succession. Nurture and develop the next generation of academic physician and allied medical specialty leadership in the department.
  • Foster a culture of interdisciplinary research through collaboration with departments, colleges and centers, and develop an infrastructure that enhances research innovation and productivity.
  • Establish effective communication channels with faculty, staff, and administration, that result in trust, strategic alignment, and collaborative working relationships in the pursuit of improved departmental cohesion and team environment.
  • Develop key institutional partnerships and strategic relationships and define and pursue interdisciplinary clinical and research goals that align with the university, health sciences, the College of Medicine, and Banner Health strategic goals.
  • Create, implement, and maintain defined standard objectives for clinical operations, quality outcomes, patient access, financial targets, and volume growth.
  • Oversee departmental budgeting and resource management, meet departmental financial goals, and enact policies and processes that promote fiscal accountability and responsibility.
  • As the educational leader of the department, ensure an excellent teaching program for the students, residents, and fellows who receive education and training within the department.
  • Identify new, and expand existing, sources of funding, including extramural clinical and translational research grants, philanthropy, and clinical revenue.
  • Develop connections in the region to enhance the clinical operations and ensure a high-value experience for patients and referring providers. Monitor and consistently work to improve clinical quality.
  • Ensure implementation of university policies pertaining to faculty governance and evaluation and make diversity, equity, inclusion, and accountability priorities in leading the department through inclusive excellence.
  • Be accountable for compliance with Joint Commission standards, federal and state accreditation requirements, and university and college policies and procedures.

For full consideration, please apply at the UArizona link below on or before December 9, 2021.


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