Physician-In-Chief and Vice President

West Virginia University School of Medicine
Morgantown, West Virginia
Closing date
Jan 20, 2023

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West Virginia University School of Medicine and WVU Medicine Children s Hospital seek a visionary leader to serve as the inaugural Vice President and Physician-In-Chief of the newly constructed WVU Children s Hospital. This is an exceptional leadership opportunity for a physician with an unwavering commitment to excellence in clinical care, education, and research.

WVU Children s Hospital annually provides 12,000 hospital visits, 7,000 surgeries, 39,000 emergency department visits, and 95,000 ambulatory clinic visits, 2000 newborn deliveries, and 10,000 telehealth visits. It is the only hospital in the state with a pediatric cardiac surgery program, epilepsy monitoring unit, and level II pediatric trauma designation partnered with a level 1 adult trauma designation. WVU Children s Hospital is a member of the Miracle Network and enjoys robust support from donors. The new 150 bed facility is scheduled to open spring of 2022. Children s Hospital is part of the academic medical center, WVU Medicine, and the hospital has a major educational and research footprint. It is the premiere pediatric clinical learning environment for the WVU Health Sciences Center. Pediatric researchers participate in more than 80 clinical, basic, and translational studies annually. External research funding from government and industry for the institution s active research studies totals approximately $3.7million dollars. The most recent WVU Children s Hospital annual report is available at

The successful candidate will provide leadership in the delivery of patient-centered care within a growing, integrated delivery health care system. The successful candidate will have the skills and commitment necessary to advance medical education, research, and motivate faculty and trainees in the discovery and application of state of the art knowledge. Candidates should have excellent communication skills. Administrative experience should include strategic planning, finance/budgeting, recruitment, quality, hospital affairs, and philanthropy. Experience in a multi-hospital system with an academic hospital as its anchor is preferred, and accomplishments in the area of improving health outcomes is desirable.

Qualified applicants must be currently certified by the American Board of Medical Specialties in a specialty related to pediatrics or obstetrics, or comparable certification as determined by medical staff policies. The candidate must have an MD, DO or foreign equivalent degree, and be eligible to obtain an unrestricted West Virginia medical license. A minimum of five years of experience in an academic leadership role and an academic rank of Associate Professor or above are required. Faculty rank and salary are commensurate with qualifications. All qualifications must be met by the time of appointment.

WVU Medicine is West Virginia University s affiliated health system, West Virginia s largest private employer, and a national leader in patient safety and quality. The WVU Health System is comprised of eighteen member hospitals and three hospitals under management agreements, anchored by its flagship hospital, J.W Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown, a 700+ bed academic medical center that offers tertiary and quaternary care. The WVU Medicine System, has more than 20,000 employees; 2,200 clinicians; and more than 2.5 million patient visits annually. WVU Medicine serves hundreds of thousands of people each year from across the state of West Virginia and the nation. WVU Health System has been ranked number 180 out of 500 businesses selected for the Forbes list of America s Best Employers 2021.

Morgantown is consistently rated as one of the best small metropolitan areas in the country for both lifestyle and business climate. The area offers the cultural diversity and amenities of a large city in a safe, family-friendly environment. There is also an excellent school system and an abundance of beautiful homes and recreational activities.

Join us in changing WV s future by having an immediate impact and serving the entire state of WV and the surrounding region. Share your sense of purpose with us!

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Review of applications will commence immediately and continue until the position is filled. Interested candidates with questions related to the position may contact


Judie Charlton, MD, Chair of the Search Committee


To formally apply, visit*5A0AB14D417701D9

Submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and contact information for at least three references.

West Virginia University is proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer and is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The University values diversity among its faculty, staff, and students, and invites applications from all qualified applicants regardless of race, ethnicity, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, nationality, genetics, disability, or Veteran status.

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