Chief, Division of Gerontology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Beth Israel Deaconess Medial Center - Dept. of Medicine
Boston, Massachusetts
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Aug 15, 2023

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Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) and Hebrew SeniorLife (HSL), both major clinical, teaching and research affiliates of Harvard Medical School, seek applications and nominations for the position of Professor or Associate Professor of Medicine to serve as Chief of the Division of Gerontology (the Division) in the BIDMC Department of Medicine and Senior Scientist and leader of the Marcus Institute for Aging Research (the Marcus Institute) of HSL  The BIDMC Division of Gerontology consists of 40 clinical and research faculty, who are situated at BIDMC and HSL. Approximately 6 of its faculty members are employed by BIDMC, and approximately 30 are employed by HSL—including about 26 in HSL’s Marcus Institute for Aging Research and 7 in the HSL Department of Medicine.  The successful applicant will be an experienced academician and clinician who will be able to provide leadership for all of the clinical, educational and scientific activities of the Division.  They must be a highly capable and credible clinician who can command the respect of the outstanding clinical team. The successful applicant must have a clear record of leadership and administration, and must possess outstanding teaching skills.  The BIDMC Division maintains an active geriatric ambulatory practice, and robust hospital in-patient and consult services.  The Division oversees ongoing efforts to improve the quality of care for elderly patients admitted to the Medical Center.  

The successful applicant will have a solid track record as an independent investigator in aging-related clinical, health services/policy, or epidemiological research. The Marcus Institute is one of the largest gerontological research facilities in a clinical setting in the U.S. Its research portfolio ranks us in the top 15% of institutions funded by the National Institutes of Health, and ranks number one among hospital-based geriatric research facilities. At the Marcus Institute, Divisional faculty conduct groundbreaking aging research in multiple areas, including; prevention and treatment of delirium, dementia care, mobility and falls, bone and nutritional health, care for older persons with serious illness,  frailty, clinical trials, and data science. We anticipate that the successful applicant’s areas of research, national stature and experience, will make her or him eminently qualified to serve at the Marcus Institute as a senior scientist in a significant leadership role, such as a Marcus Deputy Director position or the Director of a specific research center, and further, to be considered for the Marcus Executive Director position over the next 3 – 5 years. 

The Division anchors the highly-successful, Harvard-wide geriatrics fellowship program, and oversees the program’s training of interns and residents in geriatrics and teaching of geriatrics to HMS students.  BIDMC is a 783-bed tertiary and quaternary care hospital, is the major academic medical center within Beth Israel Lahey Health, a system comprising 13 hospitals, numerous ambulatory care sites and a large primary care base readily accessible to all the residents of Eastern Massachusetts.  HSL provides a comprehensive spectrum of care for elders ranging from outpatient support programs to supportive independent living to assisted living and affordable housing with residential care. 

Letters of application and CV, or nomination, should be sent to

Mark L. Zeidel, M.D.

Herrman L. Blumgart Professor of Medicine

Chair, Search Committee
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Both BIDMC and HSL are equal opportunity employers and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions or any other characteristic protected by law.

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