Medical Director, Women s Health Practice

Weill Cornell Medical College Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
New York, New York
Closing date
Mar 16, 2024

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Full Time
Position Type
The Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medicine, a nationally recognized academic medical center, is seeking a full-time Medical Director of Women’s Health Practice. The position will also hold either a tenure-track or non-tenure-track faculty rank of Assistant, Associate or Full Professor, commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The Medical Director of the NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medicine Women’s Health Practice will:
  • Lead the clinical, administrative, educational, and research goals of 5th floor at Hemsley Tower (HT5), which is an ambulatory care network site on the Weill Cornell Medicine campus providing care to underserved women.
  • As a clinical leader, the medical director identifies health needs in surrounding multicultural community of NewYork Presbyterian, and ensures the development and focus for health priorities, to transform women’s health.
  • Ensures the ongoing development, growth and oversight of the practice/site promoting patient centered practices.
  • Promotes high standards of practice through development and enforcement of policies, regulations, protocols, and practice guidelines, and participates in performance improvement, provider, and staff education.
  • Supports research projects as appropriate.
  • Assumes authority to act on all performance improvement and administrative issues and critically review issues as they arise.

Roles and Responsibilities:
Clinical Care:
  • Ensure the highest quality of clinical care given to women attending this clinic for obstetric or gynecologic care.
  • Collaborate with the administrative and nursing teams to ensure that services needed such as social work, nutrition, linkage to primary care and pediatrics are available.
  • Establish clinical protocols along with other practices to ensure highest quality of care and standardization where possible (within WCM sphere practices and ACNs).
  • In partnership with the Chair, ensure that the QA initiatives developed for the ACNs NYP- wide are implemented by determining needed resources, advocating for those resources, and providing education/mentorship to effect change.
  • In partnership with the Chair, Vice Chairs for Gynecology and Obstetrics, and Division of Community and Population Health, NewYork Presbyterian, work to create a comprehensive quality and practice improvement curriculum and outpatient dashboard to assist with clinical gaps in care, access, patient satisfaction, flow, resource allocation, to be regularly reviewed with staff and residents.
  • In partnership with the Residency Director, ensure the implementation of all program requirements of the ACGME Graduate Medical Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology including a resident continuity clinic.
  • In collaboration with subspecialists for maternal fetal medicine, family planning, urogynecology and gyn oncology, ensure that those specialty clinics are providing the necessary resources to allow high quality care for patients and education for trainees – medical students, residents and fellows.
  • Participate in direct supervision and training of all trainees participating in ambulatory ob/gyn.
  • Establish a curriculum designed to improve education about community health needs.
  • In partnership with the Vice Chair for Research and subspecialists, collaborate with residents to develop and perform clinical research generated in the ambulatory setting.
  • Supervise and participate in research involving community health partnerships either generated by HT5 or in concert with other ACNs.

  • Work with the practice administrator to oversee administrative operations.
  • Along with the practice administrator, evaluate the performance of administrative staff and clinical staff and provide remediation where indicated.
  • Along with the practice administrator, develop a budget for the practice and associated well aligned metrics to assess success.
  • Create and update various clinical and administrative policies that are used by nurses and support staff.
  • Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience, plus excellent benefits, relocation assistance, and professional development opportunities are part of this nationally and locally competitive compensation package.

Qualified candidates must have a medical degree, successfully completed a 4-year ACGME accredited obstetrics and gynecology residency program and be board eligible or board certified in obstetrics and gynecology. The candidates must have or be able to obtain a valid New York State Medical License and possess a commitment to excellence and teaching.

About NewYork-Presbyterian and Weill Cornell Medicine:
Weill Cornell Medicine is a comprehensive academic medical center that is committed to excellence in patient care, scientific discovery, and the education of future physicians in New York City and around the world. Our doctors and scientists-faculty from Weill Cornell Medical College, Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences, and the Weill Cornell Physician Organization-are engaged in world-class clinical care and cutting-edge research that connect patients to the latest treatment innovations and prevention strategies. Located in the heart of the Upper East Side's scientific corridor, Weill Cornell Medicine's powerful network of collaborators extends to its parent university Cornell University; to Qatar, where an international campus offers a U.S. medical degree; and to programs in Tanzania, Haiti, Brazil, Austria and Turkey. Our medical practices serve communities throughout New York City, and our faculty provide comprehensive care at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital Weill Cornell Medical Center, NewYork-Presbyterian/Lower Manhattan Hospital, and NewYork-Presbyterian Queens and NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist.

Interested candidates should mail CV to:
Laura E. Riley, M.D., Chair of OB/GYN, c/o Shelone Mitchell,
WCM, Department of OB/GYN, 525 East 68th Street, M725, New York, NY 10065;
or by email:

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