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System Chief of Infectious Diseases - Physician - Mount Sinai Health System

Mount Sinai Health System
New York City, New York
Closing date
May 19, 2024

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Mount Sinai Health System is currently seeking an accomplished and experienced Physician to assume the role of System Chief for the Division of Infectious Diseases in the Department of Medicine. 

The ideal candidate should demonstrate substantial leadership skills and a dedication to advancing clinical and translational research, particularly through the use of NIH grants. The Department of Medicine at Mount Sinai receives approximately $147 million from the NIH to conduct groundbreaking research across 14 divisions. Reporting to the System Chair of the Department of Medicine, the System Chief will have oversight of approximately 85 full- and part-time faculty, and 22 voluntary physicians across the Mount Sinai Health System. Responsibilities will encompass the administrative, clinical, research, and educational dimensions of the Division, with a keen appreciation of its distinctive role in medical education and its connection to the community. The System Chief will also have an understanding of the evolving landscape of health care and its effects on health care delivery at academic medical institutions with off-campus ambulatory sites under the auspices of the Mount Sinai Health System.

Mount Sinai Health System serves one of the most diverse patient populations in the world, and the Division of Infectious Diseases offers a wide range of services from general and transplant infectious diseases to lifelong treatment to persons with HIV. Our faculty provides top-tier, personalized care for patients in the five boroughs and beyond while conducting groundbreaking research on the most challenging diseases of our time. The Division is at the forefront of research, treatment, and prevention of infectious diseases, including HIV, COVID-19, emerging pathogens, opportunistic infections, and viral hepatitis. The faculty in the Division of Infectious Diseases provides consultation on both inpatient and outpatient service areas, offering expert guidance on the diagnosis and management of bacterial, fungal, mycobacterial, parasitic, and viral infections, as well as preventive services such as travel medicine and pre- and post-exposure prophylaxis for HIV. The Division of Infectious Diseases provides care to persons with HIV at the Institute for Advanced Medicine (IAM). IAM has four primary care clinics with subspecialty practices for those who are underserved or have specialized needs, and it provides outstanding, compassionate care—no matter one’s background, ethnicity, or sexual orientation. Special needs groups include persons with HIV, members of the LGBTQ+ community, victims of domestic violence, and recently incarcerated men and women who are transitioning to life on their own.

The COVID-19 pandemic demonstrated the importance of understanding, monitoring, and responding to novel and re-emerging pathogens, and the Division is prioritizing this work across several areas. For example, in collaboration with Mount Sinai’s Department of Genetics and Genomics, our Infectious Disease researchers utilize genomics to understand how hospital infections are acquired, transmitted, identified, and treated. In collaboration with the Department of Microbiology, scientists are working on new diagnostics and therapeutic interventions, such as antibody therapies and vaccines. It is expected that the System Chief will foster such collaborations to continue to grow the research portfolio.


The System Chief of Infectious Diseases' responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

1. Overall management of the Division of Infectious Diseases across the Mount Sinai Health System (on-campus sites at Mount Sinai Hospital, Mount Sinai Morningside, and Mount Sinai West; and off-campus ambulatory sites). This includes the development of an academically oriented training program, growth of in-hospital and ambulatory clinical programs, and expansion of the basic, clinical and translational research programs. Additional expectations include the maintenance of a financially viable program and the enhancement of the clinical and scientific status of the Division of Infectious Diseases. Additional administrative responsibilities include annual performance evaluations for faculty and staff, budget reports, surplus and loss reports, coordination of staffing, and establishment of policies and procedures in accordance with approved departmental and Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai administrative policies. Site Chiefs throughout the Mount Sinai Health System will report to the System Chief in addition to the corresponding Site Chair of Medicine.

2. All teaching aspects of the Division regarding medical students, trainees, and continuing medical education. The educational program should include bedside training, didactic sessions, preparation of conferences and a written core curriculum. The System Chief is responsible for developing educational goals consistent with the objectives recommended by Residency Review Committee guidelines.

3. Developing and maintaining fellowship training programs that comply with ABIM and Residency Review Committee requirements in anticipation of future site visits and official evaluations of such programs. This includes maintaining an appropriate volume of patients, in-patient and out-patient experiences, teaching, research and documented periodic trainee evaluation. The Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program Directors will report to the System Chief.

4. Developing an NIH-funded research program including leadership in a program project or Center Grant application, successfully competing for an NIH training grant, and the development of K (mentored) awardees.

5. Fostering the career development of junior faculty members by mentoring and example.

6. Growth of in-patient and out-patient clinical services, including faculty practice, off-site locations.

7. Oversee the quality of care on the inpatient service, the outpatient medical clinics, and the faculty practice.

8. Physician coverage, teaching, and the organizational aspects of the Division's clinic.

9. Development of strategic plans for the Division of Infectious Diseases that are aligned with departmental and institutional goals.

These duties may be modified by the System Chair for the Department of Medicine based on institutional needs at any time.


Application Deadline May 15, 2024

Compensation range from 350K to 500K (not including bonuses / incentive compensation or benefits)

Salary Disclosure Information: Mount Sinai Health System provides a salary range to comply with the New York City law on Salary Transparency in Job Advertisements. Actual salaries depend on a variety of factors, including experience, specialties, historical productivity, historical collections, and hospital/community need. As such, an actual salary may fall closer to one or the other end of the range, and in certain circumstances, may wind up being outside of the listed salary range. The salary range listed is for full-time employment and does not include bonuses / incentive compensation or benefits. 

Please specify Job Title of interest and send CV with Cover Letter to:

Alex Cano
Executive Director Physician Recruitment
Mount Sinai Health System

Employer Description

Strength Through Diversity

The Mount Sinai Health System believes that diversity, equity, and inclusion are key drivers for excellence. We share a common devotion to delivering exceptional patient care. When you join us, you become a part of Mount Sinai’s unrivaled record of achievement, education, and advancement as we revolutionize medicine together. We invite you to participate actively as a part of the Mount Sinai Health System team by:  

  • Using a lens of equity in all aspects of patient care delivery, education, and research to promote policies and practices to allow opportunities for all to thrive and reach their potential.
  • Serving as a role model confronting racist, sexist, or other inappropriate actions by speaking up, challenging exclusionary organizational practices, and standing side-by-side in support of colleagues who experience discrimination.
  • Inspiring and fostering an environment of anti-racist behaviors among and between departments and co-workers.

We work hard to acquire and retain the best people and to create an inclusive, welcoming and nurturing work environment where all feel they are valued, belong and are able to professional advance. We share the belief that all employees, regardless of job title or expertise contribute to the patient experience and quality of patient care.

 Explore more about this opportunity and how you can help us write a new chapter in our history!

“About the Mount Sinai Health System:

Mount Sinai Health System is one of the largest academic medical systems in the New York metro area, with more than 43,000 employees working across eight hospitals, more than 400 outpatient practices, more than 300 labs, a school of nursing, and a leading school of medicine and graduate education. Mount Sinai advances health for all people, everywhere, by taking on the most complex health care challenges of our time — discovering and applying new scientific learning and knowledge; developing safer, more effective treatments; educating the next generation of medical leaders and innovators; and supporting local communities by delivering high-quality care to all who need it. Through the integration of its hospitals, labs, and schools, Mount Sinai offers comprehensive health care solutions from birth through geriatrics, leveraging innovative approaches such as artificial intelligence and informatics while keeping patients’ medical and emotional needs at the center of all treatment. The Health System includes approximately 7,400 primary and specialty care physicians; 13 joint-venture outpatient surgery centers throughout the five boroughs of New York City, Westchester, Long Island, and Florida; and more than 30 affiliated community health centers. We are consistently ranked by U.S. News & World Report's Best Hospitals, receiving high "Honor Roll" status, and are highly ranked: No. 1 in Geriatrics and top 20 in Cardiology/Heart Surgery, Diabetes/Endocrinology, Gastroenterology/GI Surgery, Neurology/Neurosurgery, Orthopedics, Pulmonology/Lung Surgery, Rehabilitation, and Urology. New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai is ranked No. 12 in Ophthalmology. U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Children’s Hospitals” ranks Mount Sinai Kravis Children's Hospital among the country’s best in several pediatric specialties. The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai is ranked No. 14 nationwide in National Institutes of Health funding and in the 99th percentile in research dollars per investigator according to the Association of American Medical Colleges. Newsweek’s “The World’s Best Smart Hospitals” ranks The Mount Sinai Hospital as No. 1 in New York and in the top five globally, and Mount Sinai Morningside in the top 20 globally.

The Mount Sinai Health System is an equal opportunity employer. We comply with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate, exclude, or treat people differently on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. We are passionately committed to addressing racism and its effects on our faculty, staff, students, trainees, patients, visitors, and the communities we serve. Our goal is for Mount Sinai to become an anti-racist health care and learning institution that intentionally addresses structural racism.”

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