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Herman O. West Professorship in Geriatric Medicine

Dartmouth Health
Lebanon, New Hampshire
Closing date
Oct 6, 2023

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Full Time
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Permanent, Academic/Teaching

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Herman O. West Professorship in Geriatric Medicine

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College


M.D., D.O. from an accredited institution with appropriate clinical training and experience. Board certification in Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Psychiatry or Neurology; outstanding clinical skills and an extensive research portfolio applicable to geriatrics; interest in clinical teaching; eligibility for Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center staff privileges required. Candidate must have demonstrated capabilities for teaching, professional services and demonstrated scholarship to be eligible for appointment at the academic rank of Professor at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth in a relevant academic department.


Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College are seeking outstanding candidates for the Herman O. West Professorship in Geriatric Medicine.

Dartmouth-Hitchcock is accredited by The Institute for Health Care Improvement (IHI) as an Age Friendly Health System and home to faculty, fellows, and staff who have a passion for patient care, medical education, scholarship and community health. Our mission is to advance health through research, education, clinical practice and community partnerships, providing each person the best care, in the right place, at the right time, every time.

This Professorship would provide academic leadership to the Geriatric Center of Excellence at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health (GCE). The interprofessional team at the GCE works closely with clinical, education and research teams from Community & Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Psychiatry, Neurology and Emergency Medicine to advance vital aging and the highest quality of life for older adults. The vision for the GCE is to be seen by our community, the region, and the nation as a leader in the development, promotion, measurement and provision of high-quality sustainable care for older adults. The GCE includes clinicians, educators and researchers from all clinical disciplines including medicine, nursing, social work, psychology and pharmacy. Dartmouth has been awarded major geriatric grants and 118s to improve the health of older adults through education and innovative clinical care. We have been awarded a $4 million Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program (GWEP) cooperative agreement and also Co-Lead the GWEP Coordinating Center at The American Geriatrics Society. We have also been accredited as a Level 1 Geriatric Emergency Department from the American College of Emergency Physicians. This accreditation was recently achieved as part of a $3 million West Health Foundation Geriatric Emergency Department grant focusing on a hub and spoke model to support and facilitate geriatric emergency department accreditation in 4 rural hospitals in VT and NY.


Dartmouth is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, marital status, or any other legally protected status. Application by members of any under-represented group is encouraged.



The Dartmouth Health stretches over New Hampshire and Vermont and offers the quintessential New England experience. With no income or sales tax, this beautiful area combines history, industry and business and has been ranked consistently as one of the best places in the US to live and work. Anchored by the academic Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, NH, the system includes the NCI-designated Norris Cotton Cancer Center, the Children's Hospital at Dartmouth Hitchcock; 4 affiliated hospitals and 30 Dartmouth Hitchcock ambulatory clinics across the region. We are close to the urban centers of Boston, New York and Montreal, but also offer proximity to the seacoast and multiple top-tier ski mountains within a short driving distance. In the Upper Valley of New Hampshire, the opportunities – both career and personal – truly make our area the ideal place to work and play.

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