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Anatomic Pathology

Department of Veterans Affairs
Memphis, Tennessee
Closing date
Jul 11, 2025

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Full Time
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Memphis VA Medical Center

The Memphis VA Medical Center has an opening for a Section Chief of Pathology and Laboratory Services. The position reports directly to the Service Chief and provides neoplastic and non-neoplastic pathology and cytology diagnoses. Surgical pathology will include at least 80% of the cases in the area of subspecialty training. 

The Medical Center consists of one main campus and ten community-based outpatient clinics (CBOCs). It’s a 1a complexity tertiary care VA healthcare system located in one of the fastest growing Veteran population regions in the United States. The facility provides comprehensive care to almost 69,000 enrolled Veterans in a 52-county area of Western Tennessee, Northern Mississippi, and Northeast Arkansas. It includes 236 inpatient beds with a 26-bed Spinal Cord Injury Unit. It is a teaching hospital, providing a full range of patient care services, with state-of-the-art technology, as well as extensive education and research programs. Comprehensive primary, secondary, and tertiary health care is provided in areas of medicine, general cardiovascular, surgery, psychiatry, physical medicine and rehabilitation, spinal cord injury, neurology, oncology, rheumatology, geriatrics, Women’s Health, and Dentistry. 

Duties include but are not limited to:

    Responsible for coordination compliance and quality management activities in Anatomic Pathology
    Ability to work collaboratively with other disciplines, facility employees, and leadership
    Ability to provide advisory, planning, and surveillance services to clinicians and laboratory management
    Solve complex problems concerned with unique or controversial aspects of anatomic pathology
    Autopsy responsibilities and oversight responsibilities in the Grossing Room.
    Provide coverage for Clinical Pathology/Laboratory Medicine Services

Highlights of this position include:

    Experience Based Salary $290,00 - $315,000
    Work Schedule: Mon-Fri: 8AM-4:30PM
    CME Reimbursement: Possible $2000 per year (must be Board Certified)
    Malpractice Liability Protection with tail coverage


    Board Certified in Pathology (Clinical and Anatomic)
    Five plus years of leadership experience preferred
    Full and unrestricted license from ANY state
    US Citizenship: Non-citizens may be considered when it’s not possible to recruit qualified citizens
    Be proficient in the written and spoken use of the English language

We Offer:

    Paid Time Off: 26 paid vacation days, 13 paid sick days, and 11 paid holidays, 5 paid CME attendance days
    Pay Incentives: Regular salary increases and annual performance bonus
    Health, Dental, & Vision Insurance
    Retirement: Traditional Federal Pension (5-year vesting) and Federal 401K with up to 5% agency match
    Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting
    Predictable work schedules with a focus on quality rather than volume
    Clinical research opportunities and possible academic affiliation

If interested, please email a copy of your current CV to to schedule a time to discuss this opportunity.

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