Executive Vice Chair, Department of Medicine

University of Colorado School of Medicine | Aurora, Colorado 80045

Salary Range: Call for details
Date Posted: April 14, 2022
Opportunity Code: 30463


Executive Vice Chairperson (EVC) for the Department of Medicine

AMN Healthcare has been exclusively retained by the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus to lead a national search for a new Executive Vice Chairperson (EVC) for the Department of Medicine.

The Department of Medicine (DOM) at the University of Colorado is world-renowned for excellence in all academic domains. As the largest department within the School of Medicine, the Department of Medicine has 16 dynamic Divisions with more than 1,100 faculty, 890 research and administrative staff, 188 residents and 139 fellows. Located at the Anschutz Medical Campus, our clinical, research and academic programs attract the best physicians, scientists and students from around the world who are transforming the future of health care through excellence in patient care, education and research. The Department’s clinical programs have experienced unprecedented growth and our subspeciality programs are recognized nationally in caring for our complex patient populations. The Department’s research enterprise catalyzes interdisciplinary collaborations within clinical, basic, translational and team science to accelerate biomedical discovery. The Department is committed to educating innovative and talented future leaders in medicine and has achieved a four-fold increase in recruiting underrepresented minorities.  

Reporting to Vineet Chopra, MD, MSc, the Robert W. Schrier Chair of Medicine at University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, the EVC will help craft and execute the strategic, clinical, operational and academic priorities and acts as a key liaison with internal and external partners. The EVC provides executive oversight of the core Department of Medicine missions, overseeing the development, implementation and sustainment of the Department of Medicine positions, priorities, and programs. Responsibilities for the new Executive Vice Chair include assisting with key recruitments for Division and Department leadership positions; the development and maintenance of efficient and effective clinical operations within the DOM and with University of Colorado Hospital Partners; the development, implementation and management of the departmental strategic plan that ensures consistent growth and success across all missions; support departmental leaders to strengthen current programs and develop new programs to achieve the DOM vision and goals. The EVC will also provide management of the DOM Vice Chairs and provide oversight of their programs.

Recognized as a world-class medical destination at the forefront of transformative science, medicine, education and patient care, the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus began as Colorado School of Medicine in 1883. Today, the campus site totals 256 acres of land including clinical, research and education zones, and encompasses the University of Colorado health professional schools, more than 60 centers and institutes, and two nationally ranked independent hospitals - UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital and Children's Hospital Colorado - that treat more than two million adult and pediatric patients each year. The University of Colorado School of Medicine continues to rank among the top 10 medical schools in the country for primary care, and maintains national recognition for research, family medicine, pediatrics, surgery and diversity. 

The most compelling candidates for Executive Vice Chair will have:

  • Significant academic, clinical, and administrative experience in a university health science center or comparable organization, preferably at the rank of professor or associate professor;
  • Experience as an outstanding educator with distinguished clinical or research accolades;
  • MD, DO, MD/PhD, or equivalent, along with Board Certification in an internal medicine specialty.

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