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Section Chief of Interventional Pulmonology (IP) in Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine

UCLA Pulmonary & Critical Care
Los Angeles, California
Closing date
May 10, 2025

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Pulmonary Disease
Full Time
Position Type
Medicine-Pulmonary Disease / David Geffen School Of Medicine / UCLA

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Position title: Section Chief of Interventional Pulmonology (IP), Division of Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine
Salary range: The posted UC salary scales [] set the minimum pay determined by rank and step at appointment. See Table 5. The salary range for this position is $193,200-$600,000. This position includes membership in the health sciences compensation plan [], which provides for eligibility for additional compensation.

Final date: Friday, Jun 28, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

The Interventional Pulmonology (IP) Section Chief will oversee all aspects of clinical care within the IP section, with the goal of providing the highest quality, patient-centered care. The IP section chief will work closely with the division, department, and health system leadership to ensure access to high-quality inpatient and outpatient IP care. The IP section chief will collaborate with clinic and procedure area leadership and staff to optimize the availability and functioning of the resources (space, equipment, staffing, and processes) needed for the section to accomplish its clinical missions. The ideal candidate will maintain a close working relationship with the leadership of other clinical groups that frequently refer to IP for their services (for example, thoracic surgery, critical care, lung transplant program, lung nodule program, ILD program and thoracic oncology among others). In conjunction with division and department leadership, retain and recruit faculty to advance the section’s missions, and develop and oversee quality improvement initiatives within the section. The successful candidate will ensure the section remains at the leading edge of clinical innovation in this rapidly evolving field through faculty development, retention and recruitment, and collaboration with internal and external partners. The ideal candidate will create a culture and environment within the IP section that supports the IP faculty and staff in their efforts across domains and fosters collaborative, team-
based patient care, and expand IP services throughout the UCLA Health System.

The IP Section Chief will be responsible for structuring the activities of the section in a manner that fosters a culture of inquiry and that is supportive of and synergistic with research efforts, both within the section and across the department and health system. The ideal candidate will support current and new research initiatives led by IP faculty and others within the health system and work to further expand the section’s research activities.

The IP Section Chief will work to coordinate the various activities of the section to facilitate the educational goals of the section, division, and health system. The ideal candidate along with the IP fellowship program director, ensures that the activities of the IP section are structured in a manner that is conducive to training future leaders in the field. The candidate will work closely with the directors of other training programs (specifically the pulmonary and critical care fellowship program, the thoracic surgery training programs, and any others that overlap with the multidisciplinary activities of the IP section) to maximize educational opportunities for their trainees; mentor junior faculty and facilitate opportunities for their professional development. The successful candidate will lead efforts to strengthen current bonds and form new collaborations with both internal and external partners to advance the program’s clinical, research, and educational missions. The successful candidate will further advance the visibility of the section to both internal and external partners with the goal of expanding the referral base and strengthen ties to federally qualified health centers and other health care providers to increase access to IP services for underserved populations.

An M.D. or D.O. is required. Candidates should be board certified or board eligible in Pulmonary Disease, Critical Care Medicine, and Internal Medicine and have completed an American Association for Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology (AABIP) or Association of Interventional Pulmonology Program Directors (AIPPD ) fellowship or AABIP board certified. The successful candidate will have demonstrated expertise in all clinical aspects of interventional pulmonary practice with experience of a national/international reputation that would be consistent with an appointment at the Associate Clinical Professor or Clinical Professor rank at UCLA. The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of outstanding leadership and prior experience specifically leading an interventional pulmonary program is desirable although not required. Similar leadership experience in other contexts would be considered as well.

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)
  • An M.D. or D.O. is required.
Additional qualifications (required at time of start)
  • Must be board certified or completed an accredited interventional pulmonology fellowship. Must be board certified or board eligible in Internal Medicine.
  • Must be board certified or board eligible in Pulmonary Disease. Must be board certified or board eligible in Critical Care Medicine.
Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Cover Letter
  • Statement on Contributions to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion - An EDI Statement describes a faculty candidate’s past, present, and future (planned) contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion. To learn more about how UCLA thinks about contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion, please review our EDI Statement FAQ document.
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