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Chief of Gastroenterology

Meharry Medical College
Nashville, Tennessee
Closing date
Feb 21, 2025

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Full Time
Position Type
Academic Clinical Gastroenterologist

The Department of Internal Medicine and the Division of Gastroenterology at Meharry Medical College and Nashville General Hospital seeks a qualified Gastroenterologist to join its faculty. This position includes a faculty appointment as an Assistant or Associate Professor in our Clinical Educator Track, with responsibilities related to demonstrating excellence in clinical medicine, teaching, and scholarly activity. Candidates should be focused on high quality patient care, interested in building a robust clinical practice, and have the flexibility to work in various clinical and hospital settings. Previous academic experience is preferred.

Job Duties:
  • Clinical responsibilities will include general gastroenterology coverage at Nashville General Hospital including performing consultations on the inpatients with digestive and liver diseases.
  • Performing Gastrointestinal endoscopy to include upper G.I. Endoscopy, colonoscopy, balloon dilation of strictures, placement of stents & PEG tubes, banding of esophageal varices and use of cautery, clips, etc. to control gastrointestinal bleeding.
  • Able to perform and read capsule endoscopy studies.
  • Maintain an outpatient gastroenterology practice that would include seeing outpatients at Nashville General Hospital and at outpatient clinics run by Meharry Medical College.
  • Participate in rotation with other gastroenterologists to cover night and weekend call for the gastroenterology service.
  • Teaching responsibilities will include formal and informal teaching activities for medical residents and medical students and facilitating and/ or participating in conferences.
  • Service responsibilities will include serving in medical school and/or hospital committees as determined by the Department Chair and Chief of Medicine for the Department of Internal Medicine.
Required Skills
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Doctor of Medicine degree with a license to practice in Tennessee required.
  • Successful completion of an ACGME approved gastroenterology fellowship training program required.
  • Current ABIM certification in Gastroenterology is required if more than 1 year from completion of fellowship training.
  • Three or more years of experience in teaching medical students / residents preferred.
Meharry Medical College, one of the nation’s oldest and largest historically black medical schools, is located in the heart of Nashville, Tennessee.

Forbes ranked Nashville No. 6 on its list of the Best Places for Businesses and Careers.
Meharry Medical College is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from women and members of minority groups, as well as others who would assist the College in furthering its missions in research, teaching, and clinical care.

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