Division Chief, Cardiology

University of Rochester Medical Center
Rochester, New York
Closing date
Nov 10, 2023

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The University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC), Department of Medicine is seeking a Division Chief of Cardiology. The successful candidate will oversee the growth of the division’s established programs and the expansion and management of the Cardiology Division. The successful candidate should have leadership experience and be committed to faculty, staff, resident, and fellow education and mentorship.  We seek an academic leader with a track record of leadership in programmatic growth, management, and oversight. 

The responsibilities of the incoming Chief will include leadership and oversight of all programs within the Division of Cardiology at URMC and all affiliated hospital sites.  Specifically, the incoming leader will participate in direct patient care and will play a key role in the recruitment and mentorship of all faculty members, as well as the advancement of the clinical, research, and education missions of the University of Rochester Medical Center Department of Medicine.  The incoming Chief will also work closely with the leadership of the Aab Cardiovascular Research Institute (CVRI) to foster translational research.

The Division of Cardiology currently has 80 faculty physicians and 90 advanced practice providers.  There are 9 clinical divisions: 1) clinical cardiology, 2) cardiac electrophysiology, with three dedicated EP laboratories, 3) interventional and structural heart, with four dedicated catheterization laboratories, 4) advanced heart failure and transplantation, 5) cardio-oncology, 6) echocardiography, 7) nuclear cardiology, 8) clinical trials enrollment unit, and 9) cardiac rehabilitation.  There are 6 fellowships including cardiovascular disease, interventional cardiology, cardiac electrophysiology, advanced heart failure and transplantation, and cardiac critical care, with plans to add an advanced cardiac imaging fellowship.  The Division of Cardiology provides cardiac services at 6 hospitals in a catchment area that extends beyond the Pennsylvania state line to the South, into Vermont to the East and beyond Buffalo to the West. There are 98,000 outpatient visits annually.  The LVAD program is ranked in the top five programs annually. 

The Division has $34 million in clinical research funding and is internationally recognized in sudden death, hereditary iron channelopathies, and implantable devices.  The CVRI has $15 million in funding focused on basic research in vascular and cardiac biology and inflammation.  The Service Line oversees a Regional Shock program providing comprehensive care, including ECMO, LVAD, and Transplantation.  This program is supported by the regions only acute shock transport team.  The Division of Cardiology is part of the Cardiac Care Service Line. The Service line is Co-Directed by the Chiefs of the Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery Divisions along with the Operations Director and is overseen by a Joint Operating Committee.

Located in Rochester, New York, URMC is one of the nation’s leading academic medical centers. It forms the centerpiece of the University of Rochester’s health research, teaching, and patient care missions. URMC is home to Strong Memorial Hospital, the Eastman Institute for Oral Health, the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, its faculty practice (University of Rochester Medical Faculty Group), and the University of Rochester School of Nursing.  The University of Rochester’s clinical enterprise, UR Medicine, consists of six hospitals located throughout the Finger Lakes and Southern Tier regions – Strong Memorial, Highland, F.F. Thompson, Noyes Memorial, Jones Memorial, and St. James hospitals – as well as Golisano Children’s Hospital, James P. Wilmot Cancer Center, Eastman Institute for Oral Health, UR Medicine Home Care, the Highlands at Pittsford and Highlands at Brighton, nine urgent care centers, and an extensive primary care network.

UR Medicine’s flagship facility, the 886-bed Strong Memorial Hospital, is designated by the New York State Department of Health as a Level One regional trauma and burn center. The hospital is midway in the development of a new patient tower. This will be the largest capital investment in the University’s history. This will add over 100 ED beds, 48 observation beds, additional CPEP beds (36) as well as 112 in-patient beds with shell space to expand operating rooms and cath labs.  It is home to nationally renowned clinical care, including Upstate New York’s only cardiac and liver transplant programs, the Del Monte Institute for Neuroscience, Golisano Children’s Hospital, and the Wilmot Cancer Institute, Upstate New York’s premier cancer center providing comprehensive cancer care with expertise in precision medicine, complex cancers, and clinical trials.  With a solid reputation for quality, Strong Memorial Hospital offers some of the top clinical programs in the nation, as recognized by US News & World Report, and has earned the National Research Corporation “Consumer Choice Award” all 21 years since the honor’s inception.

The Department of Medicine is proud to be the most prominent academic and clinical department at the University of Rochester Medical Center. The Department includes 13 divisions committed to compassionate clinical care, educational excellence, and innovative research.  The team comprises nearly 500 faculty members, over 200 advanced practice providers, 200 residents and fellows, and 800 staff. They conduct around 125,000 outpatient visits per year and 16,000 inpatient discharges.  The faculty includes basic, clinical, and translational scientists researching a broad spectrum of disorders and diseases.  As the largest department, they are dedicated to supporting the community, coordinating community outreach programs, working with affiliate hospitals to ensure quality care is available to all populations across the region, or creating opportunities for youth from all backgrounds to explore careers in health and medicine.  

On the southern shore of Lake Ontario, Rochester, New York, is just north of the breathtaking Finger Lakes region in Upstate New York. 

  • Stimulating and progressive metropolitan community of 1.1 million people 
  • Stress-free living, including affordable housing, easy commutes, and highly ranked public schools 
  • Cultural district features the Eastman School of Music, The Memorial Art Gallery, and several other museums, theaters, studios, shops, restaurants, and more 
  • More than 100 wineries, breweries, and distilleries 
  • Camping and water sports of all kinds, as well as downhill and cross-country skiing 
  • 6-hour drive to New York City, 3.5 hours to Toronto, and 90 minutes to Niagara Falls and Letchworth State Park — the Grand Canyon of the East


  • Must possess an MD degree or equivalent
  • Must obtain NYS Medical licensure before starting
  • Eligible for a Faculty Appointment at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
  • Board Certified in Cardiology
  • Post offer Drug Screen and Health Assessment required
  • Criminal background check required
  • Compliance with University and New York State health requirements

Academic rank and salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Interested individuals should apply on-line to Job posting 241325 at http://www.rochester.edu/working/hr/jobs/

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