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Chief of Otolaryngology, Carilion Clinic

Carilion Clinic
Roanoke, Virginia
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Feb 10, 2024

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Offering an exceptional leadership opportunity, Carilion Clinic (CC) and the Department of Surgery, Section of Otolaryngology in Roanoke, Virginia are searching for a Chief of the Section to lead a team of nine Otolaryngologists, five Advanced Clinical Practitioner s, five Audiologists and one audiology assistant in a clinic-based, academic program with remarkable opportunities in teaching, research, and clinical otolaryngology. The Chief will direct the clinical, educational, and research activities for the Section, as well as the planning and building of a future Otolaryngology Residency Program. Based in the Level One 763-bed Trauma and Academic Center, Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital, our program provides comprehensive otolaryngology coverage to over one million people in a large, rural, multi-state area. Otolaryngology services are also provided in several other Carilion hospitals, including Carilion New River Valley Medical Center, Carilion Giles Community Hospital, and Carilion Franklin Memorial Hospital. The section also operates clinics in three satellite locations in the region, with plans to open two additional sites within the next year. Clinical pathology is exceptionally broad, and our otolaryngologists perform the full breadth of procedures of all levels of complexity.

Carilion Clinic is a progressive, emerging leader in American healthcare dedicated to improving outcomes and enhancing value for every patient, while advancing the quality of care through medical education and research. A physician-led, multi-specialty, not-for-profit healthcare organization based in Roanoke, VA, Carilion Clinic operates 7 hospitals, 282 outpatient clinics, 788 physicians representing more than 75+ specialties, along with 314 residents and fellows in 28 accredited ACGME programs. Education and research activities and opportunities abound through our intimate relationships with the Virginia Tech Carillon School of Medicine (VTCSOM), the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute (FBRI) at VTC, and Virginia Tech proper. We are actively involved in the education of medical students, residents from multiple CC-VTC and outside training programs, allied health science students, and Virginia Tech undergraduate and graduate students. We currently provide clinical training for senior residents from the otolaryngology residency at the Naval Medical Center Portsmouth with the goal to establish our own residency program. The CC-VTC system stands on the brink of unprecedented expansion and opportunity through the burgeoning relationship with Virginia Tech.

We are looking for a dynamic, growth-focused Otolaryngology leader of excellent clinical experience, proven academic interest, and great vision and creativity. The successful candidate will combine patient care, teaching of medical students and residents, and faculty development in the setting of a dynamic, academic multi-specialty group practice providing comprehensive, multi-disciplinary care for adults and children. There are few positions in the country that can boast such wonderful potential. The position requires an academic appointment at VTCSOM.

Other requirements include:

  • MD/DO, Board Certification in Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery
  • At least 5 years of progressive otolaryngology leadership in an academic setting with an academic rank of at least Associate Professor
  • Evidence of strong organizational, communication and leadership skills
  • Physician leadership experience with emphasis on team-building; development of integrated collaborative models of care, education, and research; and managing people and programs.
  • Experience with graduate medical education is preferred

The Roanoke Valley is a metro area of 300,000 and has consistently been rated among the best places to live in the nation. Roanoke is located at the southern tip of Virginia's spectacularly beautiful Shenandoah Valley, surrounded by the Blue Ridge Mountains, Appalachian Trail and close to the 22,000-acre Smith Mountain Lake. The area offers sensational outdoor activities but also a surprising array of cultural activities from fine dining, to multiple musical venues and playhouses, to symphonies and ballets. Access to major air-travel hubs is remarkably easy through the Roanoke Airport. The weather features mild winters, an abundance of sun, and extended springs and autumns. The region features top-notch schools and Universities and has been coined the best kept secret in the East.

Interested candidates should submit a Letter of Interest and CV to Michael S. Nussbaum, MD, FACS Senior Vice President, Professor and Chair, Department of Surgery, Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine, Carilion Clinic in c/o Penny Daniel, Senior Physician Recruiter, Carilion Clinic, at

Carilion Clinic is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer: Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity are encouraged to apply

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