Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, Ohio
Nov 12, 2021
Nov 12, 2022
Full Time
Position Type

Cleveland Clinic announces its search for a Director of Research for the Orthopaedic and Rheumatologic Institute (ORI). The Research Director will serve as Vice Chair in ORI and report directly to the Chair.

The ORI Vice Chair of Research will be a nationally recognized physician leader in practice, research and education with impressive credentials. Duties and responsibilities of the Vice Chair will be to provide leadership for ORI research, which will include oversight of research operations, organization, fiduciary matters, quality and safety, recruitment, retention and mentoring of researchers. A primary area of emphasis will be the expansion of ORI clinical research and trials and artificial intelligence.

The ideal Vice Chair candidate will have training in either Rheumatology or Orthopaedic Surgery, a track record of clinical excellence, possess superior communication skills and be committed to providing an exceptional patient experience. The successful candidate will be a nationally recognized biomedical researcher with a distinguished career of academic accomplishment. Candidates should be eligible for the rank of Associate Professor or Professor at Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine.  Leadership style is of a servant leader with a record of excellence in clinical research, as well as significant experience in team and program development.  Candidates will bring a collaborative style coupled with a commitment to elevate a top-ranked clinical research and trials program in one of the most vibrant academic institutions in the nation. The Vice Chair will demonstrate transparency, a deep sense of professionalism and integrity, commitment to diversity and inclusion in all of its forms, an unwavering ethical compass and strong support for interdisciplinary and inter-professional collaboration.  The Vice Chair will be responsible for the extremely important academic and research mission of the Institute.

Orthopaedic and Rheumatologic Institute

ORI consists of a wide range of medical and surgical specialties at Main Campus and the Northeast Ohio region within its three Departments:

  1. Rheumatology: General Rheumatology, Vasculitis, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Osteoporosis and Metabolic Bone, Multisystem Immune-mediated Diseases (Myositis, Scleroderma), Immunology, Infectious Diseases in Rheumatology, Crystalline Arthritis, CNS Vasculopathies and Vasculitis, Sarcoidosis and Arthritis.
  2. Orthopaedic Surgery: Hand Surgery, Medical and Surgical Sports Medicine, Pediatric Orthopaedics, Adult Reconstruction, Shoulder and Elbow, Trauma, and Foot & Ankle.
  3. Rehabilitation

ORI employs more than 117 physicians and over 55 advanced practice providers. There are approximately 820 non-physician caregivers.  ORI provides care at Cleveland Clinic Main Campus, 16 family health centers, 10 regional hospitals, and 6 ambulatory surgery centers. The Institute partners closely with the Orthopaedic and Rheumatologic teams at Cleveland Clinic Florida, Abu Dhabi and London. In the past year, ORI’s volume in Ohio consisted of approximately 227,000 patient visits, over 22,000 surgical cases, 6,200 infusions and 4,700 hospital admissions.

ORI is home to nationally and internationally renowned Rheumatologic and Orthopaedic scientists and clinical thought leaders.  In addition, ORI has top tier training programs that include two Orthopaedic residencies and ten fellowships.  ORI faculty are involved in clinical and biomechanical research and innovative clinical trials.  Our faculty also include those with basic and translational research programs in the Lerner Research Institute of the Cleveland Clinic. The ORI research areas of focus include: arthritis, inflammation, vasculitis, pathogen edits of inflammatory systemic immune mediated diseases, immunology of rheumatic diseases, artificial intelligence, biomarkers, bone biology and disease, tissue engineering, musculoskeletal imaging, gait and joint mechanics, regenerative medicine, extracellular matrix, musculoskeletal stem cell and progenitor cell biology, cellular therapies, proteomics, biomaterials, tendinopathies, and computational and advanced clinical biomechanics.   Top fundamental priorities of ORI research are leading discovery of novel therapies, new standards of care, and merging whenever possible research and innovation to deliver marketable solutions that will transform the care of Rheumatologic and Orthopaedic patients.  

The Cleveland Clinic Enterprise

Cleveland Clinic is one of the largest and most respected health systems in the world with nearly 1,400 beds on the Cleveland Clinic main campus and 5,895 beds system-wide. Its mission is Caring for life. Researching for health. Educating those who serve. Its vision is to be the best place to receive care anywhere and the best place to work in healthcare.

Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, Cleveland Clinic is a nonprofit, multi-specialty academic medical center and community health system that integrates clinical and hospital care with research and education. Through its nearly 68,000 caregivers, which include 4,520 salaried physicians and researchers, as well as 29,000 nursing staff, Cleveland Clinic cares for 2 million patients annually with nearly 8 million outpatient visits in locations around the globe. The Cleveland Clinic Health System has 282 locations, including 18 hospitals, over 220 outpatient locations and nearly 6,000 beds. Global locations include the quaternary care main campus in Cleveland, Ohio, 11 regional hospitals in Northeast Ohio, 5 hospitals in Southeast Florida, a brain center in Las Vegas, an outpatient center in Toronto, a quaternary hospital in Abu Dhabi and a newly opened hospital in London.

Cleveland Clinic is regularly cited as one of the best places to work. In 2020, the Clinic joined One Ten, an initiative of the 37 largest US companies that has committed to train, hire, and promote one million black Americans into family sustaining jobs with the opportunity for advancement.

U.S. News & World Report consistently names Cleveland Clinic as one of the nation's top hospitals in its annual "America's Best Hospitals" survey (second in the nation in 2020) and has named Cleveland Clinic's DDSI 3rd in U.S. News and World Report for Gastroenterology and GI Surgery. Five other Cleveland Clinic specialties are ranked in the Top 5. Cleveland Clinic earned the highest ranking of any Ohio hospital.

Interested candidates are to apply online.

Please include a cover letter, CV and names of three references with your application.

Thomas Mroz, MD

Chair, Orthopaedic and Institute

Cleveland Clinic values a culture where caregivers integrate diversity and inclusion throughout the enterprise. We respect and appreciate our similarities and differences, they enable us to better serve our patients, one another, and our global communities. Cleveland Clinic is pleased to be an equal employment/affirmative action employer: Women/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities. Smoke/drug free environment.


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