Trauma Medical Director

Northwell Health Physician Partners
Staten Island, New York
Closing date
Apr 15, 2023

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Surgery, Surgery, Trauma
Full Time
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Northwell Health is seeking a full-time academic Trauma Medical Director board certified in Surgery and Surgical Critical Care to join the faculty at our Staten Island University Hospital. There is also an opportunity to be the Acute Care Surgery Director. This is an excellent opportunity to work as a Clinician Educator in a high acuity environment with a very supportive and experienced team. The qualified candidate will join and direct a team of three full-time trauma attendings in Staten Island University Hospital Division of Trauma.

The Director will also have responsibilities in the Surgical ICU and Acute Care Surgery services. Staten Island University Hospital is an ACS certified Level I Trauma Center with 3000 trauma evaluations, admitting over 50% annually. The Division also manages 5-10 beds in the Surgical Intensive Care Unit. Lastly, the Division is actively involved in research at the basic science, translational, and clinical level with active teaching responsibilities of residents and fellows. SIUH maintains an ACGME accredited general surgery residency, one of 3 in the Northwell Health System, as well as fellowships in Surgical Critical Care, Vascular and MIS.

As a leader, you will grow the Surgery portfolio through a combination of direct management of service-line operated programs, collaborative stewardship of non-service line-operated programs, and participation in system-level initiatives.

As an innovator, you will identify opportunities to improve patient satisfaction, quality of care, and delivery of direct patient care to ensure delivery of quality services. You will work with service-line leadership and our full-time trauma attending team to expand, develop, implement, and promote the best care for the patients we seek to serve.

As an educator, you will collaborate with medical school leadership on the design and implementation of educational curriculums and train the next generation of physicians at The Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell.

Candidate Qualifications

The successful candidate will ideally possess the following qualifications and experience:

Education and Experience

  • MD or DO degree from an accredited College of Medicine
  • Board certified in Surgery and Surgical Critical Care
  • Minimum of three (3) years of progressive clinical experience
  • Must be licensed or eligible to be licensed as a physician in the State of New York
  • Previous leadership experience preferred


  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills to establish credibility quickly, build rapport, and easily interact with clinical and administrative leadership, as well as physicians and staff throughout Northwell Health.
  • Proven ability to cultivate strong relationships with various stakeholders and create an environment that fosters collaboration and trust.
  • Exceptional presentation skills and a high degree of poise when interacting with internal and external senior leaders.
  • Expertise in the latest evidence-based clinical guidelines and technological advances.
  • Genuine enthusiasm for working in an environment of constant change and growth.
  • Desire to train the next generation of physicians.

Personal Characteristics

  • Strategic and critical thinker.
  • Integrity and accountability.
  • Visionary and innovative.
  • Decisive and results-oriented.
  • Credibility and presence.

Responsibilities and First-Year Aspirations

The newly appointed Trauma Medical Director will be expected to achieve the following goals in the first twelve months of his or her tenure:

  • Earn the trust and confidence of the regional players and hospital leaders, administrators at each ambulatory location, physicians and staff throughout Northwell Health.
  • Ensure high quality patient care through development and standardization of care processes and protocols, educational seminars, metrics, outcome measures and process improvement initiatives.
  • Actively participate in physician recruitment and the development of growth opportunities.
  • Develop interdisciplinary collaborations with the Feinstein Institute and Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory to expand and enhance research programs, with an emphasis on expanding access to clinical trials in year one.
  • Participate in research projects (basic/clinical/applied), and advise fellows and house staff.

For additional information, please contact:

Office of Physician Recruitment

600 Community Drive, Ste. 302

Manhasset, NY 11030

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