Henry Ford Health Chair- Department of Neurosurgery

Henry Ford Health System
Detroit, Michigan
Closing date
Aug 17, 2022

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The Chair of Neurosurgery– Henry Ford Medical Group (HFMG) will provide executive leadership for all Henry Ford Health (HFH) inpatient and outpatient Neurosurgery services delivered by all providers throughout the system. This position will report directly to the Chief Executive Officer of the HFMG.  This position will partner with an administrative leader to lead Neurosurgery. 

In collaboration with Neurosurgery Physicians, Nursing and other health care providers, Medical Group Leaders, Market Leaders, Health Alliance Plan, Specialty and Hospital Leadership; the Chair of Neurosurgery will develop and implement strategies to continue the advancement of Neurosurgery’s clinical and research enterprises.

The Chair of Neurosurgery knows, understands, incorporates, and demonstrates the mission, vision and values of HFMG in leadership behaviors, practices and decisions. The Chair also models behaviors, which support continuous learning and empowerment through team leadership. The Chair, in conjunction with relevant Division Heads will also be responsible for academic activities of all physicians within Neurosurgery.  The Chair will work in collaboration with the Chief Medical Officers within each market to meet market goals in Neurosurgery where those services are offered. 

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

Oversight and responsibility for care delivery within HFMG Neurosurgery.  

Key areas:

Quality and Safety Outcomes: Collaborates with leaders across the system including Chief Medical Officers (CMO) and Chief Quality Officer (CQO) to standardize, align, and improve quality and safety metrics. Promotes national best operational practice tactics to achieve objectives, evaluate impact and ROI, and review operational and administrative expenses. Partners with leaders across HFH to achieve the growth strategies and targets in Neurosurgery. Develops services and care models necessary to optimize Neurosurgery practices leading to improved professional satisfaction and engagement among Neurosurgery care providers. Oversees the development of common performance measures, clinical protocols and improvement plans across Neurosurgery. Resource Stewardship: Responsible for patient safety and quality of care variation in care through use of evidence-based care guidelines and analytics to decrease use of low value tests and services, and to drive care to lowest cost appropriate venues. Sets metrics, monitors, and manages clinical productivity within Neurosurgery. Optimize care experience including patients’ access to care. Responsible for financial performance of Neurosurgery. Partners with Philanthropy to develop and implement a system wide Neurosurgery philanthropic campaign. Participates in various external forums and serves as a representative of Henry Ford Health on the national front applying clinical experience and neuroscience research to leverage grant funding, national policy, etc.   Partner with other leaders to promote and champion an inclusive workplace culture.  Maintains a working knowledge of applicable Federal, State and local laws and regulations, as well as other policies and procedures in order to ensure adherence in a manner that reflects honest, ethical and professional behavior. Provides leadership support and assists with the development of research and educational programs in collaboration with Michigan State University.  




  • Doctorate degree in Medicine with residency and/or fellowship training in Neurosurgery required. Certification as a Diplomate of the American Board of Neurological Surgery. Strong clinical experience as a Neurosurgeon. Ten (10) or more years of clinical and executive leadership experience, including responsibility for fiscal and medical staff management. Experience in a large, advanced, complex health system is essential. Experience within an integrated academic health care system that includes multiple hospitals, a pluralistic medical staff, as well as an insurance product is ideal. A proven track record in improving quality and safety in a complex health system is required.  Must be a leader champion of quality. Thorough knowledge and understanding of current trends in health care, including physician hospital relations, physician practice models, access issues, quality improvement processes, clinical information systems, and the implications of changing health care environment for medical credentialing are essential.





Must be licensed or qualified for licensure to practice medicine in the State of Michigan and be Board Certified in a Neurosurgery-related specialty.


Must possess the following personal qualities:


  • Self-directed Flexible and committed to the team concept Comfortable, able and agile in a matrix reporting structure Demonstrate teamwork, initiative and willingness to learn Open to new learning experiences Accept and respect diversity without judgement Demonstrate customer service values



If you are interested in this opportunity please forward your CV via email to: Laura Settles at lsettle2@hfhs.org and apply via the Henry Ford Health careers page at: Chair- Neurosurgery - Henry Ford Health System Careers (selectminds.com)


Thank you for your consideration,

Laura Settles, FASPR

Senior Physician Recruiter

Henry Ford Health


Henry Ford Health is an EEO/AA employer. 


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