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Chair of the Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (GHN)

MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, Texas
Closing date
Mar 27, 2024

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The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is conducting a national search for Chair of the Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (GHN). This leader will establish the vision for, guide the development of faculty in, and oversee all operations and functions in the department. Successful candidates will be an accomplished physician and proven leader. The Department of GHN is part of the Division of Internal Medicine and the Chair reports to the Division Head.

The Chair of GHN will be charged with leading a nationally recognized department and contributing to the prevention and elimination of cancer, transformative research, and exceptional education.

The department provides endoscopy procedural services at three (3) locations: Main Building – 8 rooms, Life Science Pavilion – 4 rooms, and Houston area locations – 3 rooms.  In addition, the department provides OP clinical services in the Gastrointestinal Center – Main Building and two (2) HALs and IP Consult Services in Main Building.

The Chair is responsible for providing leadership and assumes full responsibility for all areas of the department, including, but not limited to, direct patient care; basic, translational, and clinical research within the department; faculty development and evaluation; integration of educational programs; finance and budgeting; and departmental strategic planning that aligns with institutional direction. The Chair inspires professional growth by ensuring career development opportunities and mentorship for department faculty and trainees, as well as fostering a positive work environment that emphasizes collaboration, collegiality, and wellness for all.  The Chair will also represent the department, division, and institution in local, regional, state, and national matters.


  • 10 years of experience post clinical degree
  • M.D. or equivalent degree
  • Board certification in Gastroenterology
  • Eligible for unrestricted Texas medical licensure
  • Demonstration of clinical excellence and performance
  • Administrative experience at a departmental or institutional level
  • Proven track record of successful and independent clinical or translational research and grant or protocol funding
  • Consistent record of contributions to education or training and to mentoring of trainees, faculty, or staff
  • Progressive leadership experience in an academic setting, preferred experience in an oncologic setting
  • Ability to function effectively in a matrix organization characterized by complex intra- and inter- disciplinary relationships.

Embedded in the fourth largest U.S. city – and the Texas Medical Center, the world’s latest medical center, MD Anderson is one of the premier cancer centers in the world. We are invested and determined in our collective focus on one goal: end cancer. From basic discoveries to impacts in the clinic, back to the lab and out to the community, our clinicians and scientists create a virtuous cycle of innovation, grounded in a culture of collaboration, connectivity, and data-based science.

Interested individuals should submit a copy of their curriculum vitae and statement of interest to address their qualifications by April 26, 2024 to Katie Dean with Opus Partners at


MD Anderson Cancer Center is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by federal, state, or local laws, unless such distinction is required by law. All positions at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center are security sensitive and subject to examination of criminal history record information. Smoke-free and drug-free environment.



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