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Director of the Pat and Jim Calhoun Cardiology Center

UConn Health
Farmington, Connecticut
Closing date
Nov 25, 2023

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Introduction: The University of Connecticut (UConn) is seeking applications and nominations for the Director of the Pat and Jim Calhoun Cardiology Center. UConn is among the best public research universities in the nation, and UConn Health is home to more than 1,515 students, 600 faculty, and 5,000 staff, located in the beautiful, historic community of Farmington, Connecticut. The UConn Health Center is a dynamic organization comprising the School of Medicine with its faculty practice, School of Dental Medicine, Graduate School, John Dempsey Hospital, and the UConn Health System, with active collaborations with affiliated institutions, including The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine housed on the UConn Health Center campus. Our overall mission is to provide exceptional health care through patient services and safety as well as to discover and advance clinical treatments through cutting-edge research.

The Pat and Jim Calhoun Cardiology Center at UConn School of Medicine and UConn Health comprises a multidisciplinary team including interventional cardiologists, electrophysiologists, cardiothoracic surgeons, vascular surgeons, and other medical professionals who offer services ranging from preventative cardiology for managing risk factors, such as cholesterol disorders, to today’s most sophisticated interventional and surgical procedures. In addition, we offer specialized services to diagnose and treat heart failure, heart rhythm disorders, and vascular disorders such as peripheral arterial disease, abdominal aortic aneurysms, and carotid disease. Because UConn Health operates a university hospital, our experts are involved in today’s most promising research, and we are engaged in educating the next generation of physicians and cardiac specialists within our ACGME-accredited fellowship programs in both cardiology and interventional cardiology.

The Calhoun Center’s mission is to provide comprehensive cardiovascular services - both medical and surgical – for the citizens of Connecticut, advance the state-of-the-art and scientific basis for various heart conditions, provide leadership in ensuring equity in cardiac care for all members of our community, and train the next generation of leaders in cardiology.

Position Overview: Reporting to the Dean of the School of Medicine, the Director of the Pat and Jim Calhoun Cardiology Center will provide transformational leadership by empowering faculty and staff and setting a tone of shared goals and purpose within the school and health system. The Director, through inclusive and equitable leadership, will maintain the highest standards of patient care and safety, academic and educational outcomes, research impact, and financial stewardship.

Required Experience: The ideal candidate will be clinically active with a distinguished record of building and running significant and successful medical and clinical or translational research programs, as well as have demonstrated the ability to initiate and sustain partnerships that advance the academic triad of excellence in education, clinical service, and research consistent with the missions of the Center and the School of Medicine. National recognition as evidenced by involvement in academic societies as well as a track record of sustained academic scholarship and research are required. The Center Director must also have an appropriate record of teaching and clinical service to meet the requirements for Associate or Full Professor at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine.

Required Training/Certification: MD or MD/PhD, board certification in Cardiology, state of CT licensure (or ability to obtain), and credentialing at UConn Health (or ability to be credentialed).

Successful Center Director Candidates will: (1) Be recognized as an outstanding clinically active leader in cardiology and also have an excellent track record in clinical or translational research and teaching within a nationally-recognized cardiology program. (2) Have demonstrated success as an academic leader and embody values consistent with the missions of the University of Connecticut focusing on collaboration, inclusion, and service to improve the health and well-being of individuals and communities. (3) Be capable of supporting the academic tripartite mission as a collaborative leader who stands as an advocate for patients, learners, staff, and faculty members within the Department, School of Medicine, and University. (4) Have a strong research program with a record of extramural funding from federal or non-federal sources.

Interested applicants should apply at Search 2024-173. Inquiries regarding this search should be directed to Emily Germain-Lee, MD:

We welcome applications from individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives.

UConn is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans.

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