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Director, Division of Cardiology

The MetroHealth System
Cleveland, Ohio
Commensurate with experience
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May 27, 2022

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Director, Division of Cardiology
MetroHealth Medical Center

The Department of Medicine at MetroHealth Medical Center (MHMC) is seeking applications for the position of Director for the Division of Cardiology. Located in Cleveland, OH. MHMC seeks an experienced physician with a proven track record of building/growth and leadership. The Director will work collaboratively with the Chairperson, Department of Medicine, to enhance the clinical, educational, and scholarly missions of the Division and Department.

The Division of Cardiology is a full-service operation comprising both an inpatient and outpatient clinical presence. Sections include noninvasive cardiology with a robust imaging service, interventional with a brand-new structural heart program, and well-established programs in electrophysiology and heart failure. The inpatient arenas include a telemetry ward, cardiac intensive care unit, and active inpatient consultation services. There are two cardiac catherization labs and an electrophysiology lab. Outpatient clinics include both on-campus and outlying satellite clinics.

Faculty are engaged in the MHMC internal medicine residency program and the Cardiology fellowship programs. Fellowship programs include Cardiovascular Medicine (9 fellows) and Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology (2 fellows). Faculty have fulltime appointments at Case Western Reserve University.

Clinical and basic science research is an integral component of the Division with a track record of continuous NIH funding for over 20 years. The primary area of investigation involves the cellular and molecular mechanisms of arrhythmias and is highly translational.

A key area for attention will be preparation for moving into a new hospital structure scheduled to be occupied in the Fall 2022 and a new medical office building scheduled for completion by early 2023.

Specific Responsibilities:

The new Director:

  • Will be a practicing member of the Cardiology Division, leading by providing outstanding clinical care and service to patients and referring providers, and promoting clinical trial enrollment.
  • Will establish a faculty development plan that identifies faculty sub-specialty interests, strengths and capabilities that can lead to successful program development and professional growth
  • Recruitment and retention will be a priority as the Division is poised for growth
  • Will participate in the Department of Medicine's leadership team ensuring attainment of the department's goals and objectives
  • Will provide leadership of the Division's academic enterprise
  • Will enthusiastically support all Quality improvement initiatives and ensure compliance with all patient safety/risk management and compliance programs

Candidate Qualifications:

  • An M.D. or D.O. degree, ABIM board certification in Cardiovascular Medicine and an unrestricted Ohio state medical license
  • Minimum of 5-7 years of experience in a leadership role within an academic institution, having achieved or eligible for rank of Associate Professor or higher.
  • Possess a defined clinical niche with demonstration of past participation in scholarship and investigational activities
  • Strong leadership and managerial skills with the ability to advance and develop a superior clinical service in an academic setting
  • Effective supervisory skills, including clinical mentoring and coaching expertise
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills and presentation skills for both clinical and non-clinical audiences, in individual or group settings
  • Advocate for organizational values, quality, safety and commitment to religious, racial and gender equity, inclusion and diversity
  • Personal characteristics of integrity, maturity and compassion

The MetroHealth System
Our Mission: Leading the way to a healthier you and a healthier community through service, teaching, discovery and teamwork.

Since its founding in 1837, The MetroHealth System has been serving the medical needs of the Greater Cleveland community. Today, MetroHealth is one of the largest, most comprehensive healthcare providers in Northeast Ohio. The capacity for patient care is supported by a continued commitment to remain a leader in community service, medical education and research. A core value of iThe MetroHealth Systemis the commitment to serving those in our care with dignity, compassion and high quality, regardless of ability to pay. In 2017, MetroHealth provided more than $231 million in benefits to our community.

The MetroHealth System has 7,500 employees, including 625 physicians and 2,000 nurses. The System includes the MetroHealth Medical Center, MetroHealth Rehabilitation Institute, a skilled nursing facility, two community hospitals, four emergency departments and a network of over 25 community-based health centers. The 550-bed, Magnet-credentialed MetroHealth Medical Center is the flagship of The MetroHealth System providing care to approximately 27,000 inpatients and 3,000 newborns annually. Last year, nearly 1.4 million outpatient visits were recorded throughout The MetroHealth System.

Throughout its long history, The MetroHealth System has been and continues to be committed to its academic mission and has excelled in both basic and clinical research. Past scientific luminaries include Dr. Frederick C. Robbins and Charles H. Rammelkamp, Jr., who received the Nobel Prize and Lasker Award, respectively. The research enterprise currently boasts $30 million/year of research and sponsored program grants and contracts. In the new Research Strategic Alignment released this year, the MetroHealth System has set cancer research as one of four research focus areas with a mandate to strengthen basic cancer biology research and expand clinical trial portfolio.

A principal teaching hospital of Case Western Reserve School of Medicine, MetroHealth maintains a fine tradition of academics and research. All active staff physicians are full-time faculty of the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and actively participate in graduate and undergraduate medical education. Last year, 390 residents and fellows received intensive training in more than 25 specialties. In addition, 991 medical students completed more than 1,400 rotations.

The MetroHealth System is planning to redesign its campus with an innovative transformation plan to exceed the ever-changing needs of patients and programs for the community. This billion-dollar transformation is the largest public construction project in Cuyahoga County and one of the largest in the nation. By late 2022, the new hospital tower will be home to 270 private rooms with additional state-of-the art facilities, population health initiatives, as well as a re-imagined campus environment.

Cleveland Metropolitan Area

Cleveland, Ohio offers a great lifestyle.

  • Great cost of living - 21% lower than the national average
  • Pro Sports - Major League teams (Cleveland Guardians, Browns and Cavaliers)
  • The Arts - largest theater complex outside of New York City, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the renowned Cleveland Orchestra & one of the world's leading art museums
  • Diverse economy - manufacturing, financial services, healthcare, biomedical
  • Ease of transit - rated the 6th best city in the US for commuters
  • Lake Erie for boating and beaches
  • Superb park system surrounding the city with many hiking opportunities
  • Nationally renowned food and dining scene

Interested candidates should forward correspondence and curriculum vitae to:

Domonique Allds, Physician Recruiter
Phone: 216-778-5064
c/o Richard J Blinkhorn, Jr., M.D., Chairperson, Department of Medicine
MetroHealth Medical Center
2500 MetroHealth Drive, Cleveland, Ohio 44109

In employment, as in education, Case Western Reserve University is committed to Equal Opportunity and World Class Diversity. Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply.

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