Chair, Obstetrics and Gynecology at Bridgeport Hospital

Yale New Haven Health System
Bridgeport, Connecticut
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Dec 26, 2022

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Chair, Obstetrics and Gynecology at Bridgeport Hospital

 Vice Chair, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences at Yale School of Medicine

The Yale New Haven Health System, one of the premier academic health systems in the nation, is seeking the next Chair of the Department of OBGYN at Bridgeport Hospital and Vice Chair in the Department Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences at Yale School of Medicine.

The search for the Chair of OB/GYN at Bridgeport Hospital and Vice Chair, Department Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences at Yale School of Medicine, comes at truly exciting time of growth. Over the last eight years, Bridgeport Hospital has undergone a remarkable transformation from a community hospital to a regional leader providing high quality, sophisticated care with industry leading employee engagement and physician satisfaction all under the banner of a nationally recognized health system. The vision for Bridgeport Hospital is to continue its journey to be a fully integrated component of the Yale New Haven Health System and a major teaching hospital of Yale School of Medicine. As the Yale New Haven Health System continues to evolve into a full-fledged academic enterprise, closer collaboration, strategy, and planning is taking place among the health system and the academic departments of the Yale School of Medicine.

The next Chair is expected to take a leading role in this evolution as it relates to Bridgeport and it’s OB/GYN services. Program development, recruitment, education/training, research, etc. should be viewed through a broad lens of utilizing the resources and reputation of Yale’s Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences to enhance and complement the strategic opportunities for growth at Bridgeport. To further this advancement, the Chair will also serve as Vice Chair, Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences at Yale School of Medicine in addition to receiving an appropriate appointment as a Yale Faculty member. In the Vice Chair role, the candidate will serve as a member of the Yale OB/GYN department leadership team and play an integral role in decisions that affect the entire health system and University.

Working in close partnership with Bridgeport’s executive leadership and Yale’s Department leaders, the Chair is a key member of the senior leadership team engaged in defining the overall business strategy and clinical direction for OB/GYN services. The next Chair will be the spokesperson for the Department and a visible leader involved in running the day-to-day aspects of the Department - including clinical operations, strategic planning and growth, program development, recruitment, and residency training - delivered across Bridgeport Hospital’s delivery network which consists of the 425-bed acute care teaching hospital, the Bridgeport Hospital Milford campus, and the Bridgeport ambulatory footprint across the region.

They will have an extraordinary opportunity to take advantage of the institution’s commitment to invest resources in OB/GYN services to achieve ambitious growth goals, including significant program development that will elevate Bridgeport’s OB/GYN services to become the regional leader for obstetric and gynecologic care. The Chair will lead the expansion of these services with an opportunity to recruit faculty and build effective, high-quality programs.

This position requires a dynamic, passionate, collaborative, and capable physician who has prior leadership experience in an academic environment and/or large community teaching setting. They will be expected to have a clinical practice in addition to being an academically astute, emotionally intelligent, strategically focused physician-executive. Stylistically, this individual must be a passionate and focused physician leader who understands the day-to-day mechanics of the operations yet has the vision and enthusiasm for patient care and the organization. They will be a transparent, effective communicator, have a strong commitment to cross-disciplinary collaboration, and be a courageous, inclusive, adaptable leader.

Professional Experience/Qualifications


  • Qualified candidates will possess a MD/DO doctoral level
  • They should have a distinguished academic background that includes a history of achievement in education, scholarship, clinical care, service, and administration with an emphasis on administrative experience in an academic health system. Scholarship should be sufficient to qualify for appointment at the rank of Associate Professor/Professor at Yale School of
  • They will have a current Connecticut state medical license or ability to gain and retain licensure in
Affirmative Action Statement


Yale University considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, an individual’s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 protects people from sex discrimination in educational programs and activities at institutions that receive federal financial assistance. Questions regarding Title IX may be referred to the University’s Title IX Coordinator, at, or to the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, 8th Floor, Five Post Office Square, Boston MA 02109-3921. Telephone: 617.289.0111, Fax: 617.289.0150, TDD: 800.877.8339, or Email:

Korn Ferry is assisting Bridgeport Hospital and Yale School of Medicine with this important search. For inquires or to apply in confidence, please submit your detailed CV as soon as possible to Dr. Melissa Bacon at

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