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Division Chief of Gastroenterology

Prisma Health
Columbia, South Carolina
Closing date
Apr 11, 2025

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Full Time
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Prisma Health, the largest not-for-profit health system in South Carolina, seeks a Division Chief of Gastroenterology. The Division Chief of Gastroenterology and Hepatology will lead our growing robust inpatient and outpatient practices while promoting the development of expertise in medical education, complex care, quality and safety, and research. Candidates should have excellent skills and experience in leadership, education, and research to further advance the success of our clinical and academic programs.

Candidate Qualifications:
  • Must possess an M.D. or D.O. degree and be BC in Gastroenterology and be eligible for licensure in S.C.
  • Demonstrates a strong record of scholarship and leadership.
  • Has strong clinical skills and interest in Gastroenterology.
  • Has a record of research, creativity, independence, and productivity.
  • Shows success in developing and maintaining successful inpatient and outpatient interdisciplinary programs.
  • Must be able to build programs that engage diverse communities.
  • Must have demonstrated success in teaching medical students, residents, and fellows.
  • Candidate must show training and/or competency in Gastroenterology endoscopy procedures such as colonoscopy, EGD, video capsule endoscopy
Preferred Qualities:
  • Ability to anticipate change and implement initiatives to meet the challenges of academic medicine, clinical practice, managed care and be able to work cooperatively and collegially within a diverse, complex, and dynamic environment.
  • Exceptional leadership skills, with the proven ability to foster a spirit of unity and collaboration with demonstrated ability to nurture and mentor junior faculty.
  • A strong understanding of how to build research opportunities and clinical practice partnerships in academic medicine.
  • Ability to foster cross-departmental research and training through collaborations and partnerships among individuals who will work with you toward the common research goal of developing the latest advances in pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine.
  • Demonstrated experience in recruiting highly qualified and promising faculty and/or students.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills to build and maintain relationships with faculty, administration, trainees, and medical, nursing, and technical staff.
  • Financial budgeting and resource management skills.
  • Values and actively advocates for equity, diversity and inclusion within the division and health system.
  • Ability to foster collegiality and work collaboratively in a diverse environment.
  • Ability to adhere to university policies and procedures.

Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Help transform the division into an extensive clinical and academic team with the vision and mission to become the State of South Carolina s clinical and academic center of excellence for Gastroenterology and Hepatology.
  • Provide the vision and administrative leadership for the Division s clinical services, educational programs, research enterprise, and is responsible for budget and resource allocation.
  • Leads recruitment and retention efforts for physicians and Advance Practitioners to actively grow the division
  • Provide leadership by strengthening the Division s clinical and research endeavors in the face of the rapidly changing healthcare landscape.
  • Build strong interdisciplinary partnerships within the School of Medicine, Prisma Health and providing strategic planning with other healthcare and community providers.
  • Report to the Chair of the Department of Medicine.
  • Academic appointment with University of South Carolina School of Medicine is commensurate with experience.
  • Competitive salary and excellent work-life balance
  • Paid relocation and malpractice with tail coverage
  • Professional allowance
  • Generous benefits including retirement, health, dental and vision coverage.
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness employer

With nearly 30,000 team members, 18 hospitals, 2,984 beds and more than 300 physician practice sites, Prisma Health serves more than 1.2 million unique patients annually. Its goal is to improve the health of all South Carolinians by enhancing clinical quality, the patient experience and access to affordable care, as well as conducting clinical research and training the next generation of medical professionals. For more information, visit
The city of Columbia offers strong schools, a revitalized downtown, a nationally ranked zoo, museums, and much more. Outdoor activities abound including the beautiful River Walk, 650 miles of Lake Murray shoreline, and state and national parks within a 30-minute drive. Columbia is also centrally located for easy day trips to Charlotte, Charleston, Greenville, and other wonderful locations to visit on your weekends off. The Columbia airport is small but highly ranked by travelers, or a 1-hour drive to Charlotte International can get you anywhere in the world.

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