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Chair of Urology

Northwell Health Physician Partners
Hempstead, New York
Closing date
May 21, 2025

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Full Time
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The Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell invites applications and nominations for the position of Chair of the Department of Urology. The institution is seeking a bold, visionary leader capable of leading a dynamic academic Department of Urology for the system leveraging North Shore University Hospital, a 766-bed level I trauma teaching hospital, one of the cornerstones of Northwell Health, and Long Island Jewish Medical Center, a 583-bed level I trauma teaching hospital, serving the greater metropolitan New York area with a 48-acre campus featuring three major facilities: Long Island Jewish Hospital, Cohen Children s Medical Center, and Zucker Hillside Hospital. Over the past decade with the establishment of the Zucker School of Medicine, Northwell Health has becoming a leading academic health system. With over 70 urologists and 32 residents/fellows, conducting more than 200,000 patient visits and 15,000 inpatient/outpatient surgeries, this is an opportunity to lead and continue to grow the academic Department of Urology with the resources and institutional dedication to be recognized as one of the premier urology programs in the United States.

There is not a clinical procedure being performed anywhere in the United States today that is not being conducted across this clinical footprint creating an environment well positioned to publish significant and innovative research capable of deeply impacting the field while furthering educational opportunities with the establishment of additional fellowships and expansion of existing programs within the Department. Holding the additional titles and duties of Chair of the Department of Urology for Northwell Health Urology for North Shore University Hospital and Long Island Jewish Medical Center, the Chair will have the opportunity to lead this very large and productive Department of Urology significantly advancing the tripartite mission within one of the nation s largest health care systems caring for one of the most diverse patient populations in the world.

Northwell Health

As New York State s largest private employer and health care provider and one of the nation s largest health care systems, Northwell Health includes a network of collaborators, research pioneers, entrepreneurs, and educators 83,000 strong daring to look at health care differently while caring for a service area of nearly 12 million people. With a $18 billion annual operating budget, Northwell Health delivers world-class clinical care throughout the New York metropolitan area, pioneering research at the Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research, and training the next generation of medical professionals through the visionary Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell. Northwell trains more than 1,900 residents and fellows in 190 programs. Five Northwell hospitals achieved top-50 national rankings from U.S. News & World Report s 2023-24 Best Hospital rankings in 28 adult medical specialties.

Northwell Health was named a Best Place to Work by both Fortune and Glassdoor, and one of Fortune s 100 Best Places to Work for Diversity and Best Workplaces in Health Care and Biopharma. Ranked number 1 in the nation for Top Hospitals & Health Systems by DiversityInc, Northwell provides seamless, coordinated care for over 2 million patients annually through more than 12,000 credentialed physicians, including about 5,400 employed doctors and nearly 4,500 members of Northwell Health Physician Partners; 19,000+ nurses; and more than 5,600 volunteers. Northwell Health contributes more than $1.4 billion in community benefit, 12.7% of operating expenses, by participating in more than 13,000 community health programs and training 39,000 health professionals.

Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell

Established in 2008, the Zucker School of Medicine was founded by two equal partners: Hofstra University and Northwell Health. The Zucker School of Medicine was built upon the strong clinical and graduate medical education programs of Northwell Health, as well as the robust research and academic programs of both Hofstra University and Northwell s Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research. After a formal search, Dr. Lawrence Smith, nationally recognized for his leadership in medicine and medical education, was appointed as Founding Dean of the School of Medicine and after 12 years he was succeeded by Dr. David Battinelli, who previously served as CMO of Northwell Health, Vice Dean of the Zucker School of Medicine and chaired the original curriculum committee to design the school. By holding leadership roles at both the School of Medicine and Northwell Health, the Dean facilitates a unified approach to maintaining a successful partnership, providing innovative leadership, and ensuring the seamless integration of classroom and clinical experiences. Dr. Smith recently transitioned to serve as Dean Emeritus of the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell and is succeeded by Dr. Battinelli.

Zucker School of Medicine emphasizes early clinical experiences, self-directed learning, and a case-based curriculum effectively preparing students for the changing field of medicine through a team-based approach to training and patient care, including a program that focuses on the ability to problem-solve, think critically, and find information efficiently. Students across all programs MD, MD/PhD, PhD and other joint-degree programs have access to the resources offered by Hofstra University and the Northwell Health. These include, but are not limited to, recreational facilities, a research institute, a simulation and standardized patient lab center, private practices and over twenty-three hospital sites throughout New York State, including New York city and Long Island. The Department of Urology has had active involvement with the Zucker School of Medicine since its inception and faculty continue to inform, teach and direct a number of courses in the curriculum.

The School s first class graduated in May 2015. The School has enjoyed impressive growth in size and status in just twelve years of existence, including an expanding community of more than 400 students and 3,100 faculty. For seven years in a row, the Zucker School of Medicine has been recognized among the top medical schools nationwide (2017-2023, U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate Schools), and for the second year in a row as one of the most diverse medical schools in the country (2022-2023, U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate Schools). Students have enjoyed tremendous success in the National Resident Matching Program. Students pursuing Urology have matched into prestigious programs at University of California-San Francisco, Mayo Clinic School of Medicine, Emory, Duke, Johns Hopkins and Columbia with others opting to remain at Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell. The School s sense of collaboration and camaraderie has inspired new ways to educate and shape successful professionals in medicine.

For further details and to apply, please contact Senior Recruiter Joseph Cuoccio, Office of Physician Recruitment, Northwell Health:


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