Associate Chair of Surgery and Medical Director of Surgical Services

Catholic Health | Buffalo, New York 14214

Salary Range: Call for details
Date Posted: August 30, 2023
Opportunity Code: 33044


Associate Chair of Surgery, Sisters of Charity Hospital and Trinity Medical Director of Surgical Services to Join Catholic Health


The Opportunity:

Catholic Health announces an exceptional opportunity for an accomplished and respected bariatric surgeon to serve as Associate Chair of Surgery, Sisters of Charity Hospital and Trinity Medical Director of Surgical Services. 


Under the direction of the System Chair of Surgery, the Chief Physician Executive of Catholic Health (CH), and the President and Chief Medical Officer of the Physician Enterprise, the Associate Chair and Medical Director is responsible for providing the leadership to achieve consistent, high-quality surgical care across CH general surgery and bariatric programs, services, and facilities. The Associate Chair and Medical Director will also be responsible for care quality outcomes in Trinity Surgery/Bariatrics in partnership with the Physician Enterprise leadership and the Administrative Leader of Surgery/Bariatrics Services.  


The incoming leader will lead a high-volume, state-of-the-art surgical program with a full range of minimally invasive services, including two DaVinci robots. The Associate Chair and Medical Director will support programmatic growth in Bariatric and General Surgery, while maintaining the highest standards of quality, outcomes and patient satisfaction. In collaboration with Directors of OR, Nursing and Anesthesia, the new leader will schedule cases, allocate block time and ensure a highly functioning and efficient OR. This highly visible role offers a unique opportunity to advance the continuing integration of the Catholic Health Physician Enterprise, while building upon established and highly productive general surgery and bariatric programs. 


The Ideal Candidate:

  • Medical Degree from a medical school recognized by the New York State Board of Regents
  • Board Certified in General Surgery and Bariatrics required; current, or eligible for, unrestricted medical license in New York State
  • Advanced Business Degree preferred
  • Minimum of 10 years of practice experience with a minimum of 5 years of experience in a leadership capacity.


The Organization:

Catholic Health (“the System”), is one of upstate New York’s leading and largest integrated health care systems. The System serves a population of approximately 1.5M people in Erie County, New York, and neighboring counties. With more than 9,000 employees, a 1,600-member medical staff, and net patient service revenue of more than $1.1B, this dynamic health care system provides a comprehensive network of high quality advanced medical care, primary care, post-acute care, and senior services. These programs and services are provided across four member hospitals, multiple ambulatory care sites, four skilled nursing facilities, three home care agencies, a PACE (Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly) program, and community-based behavioral health services spanning 74 access points across the full continuum of care.  


The Region:

Buffalo, New York is located on the eastern side of Lake Erie near Niagara Falls and the Canadian border. As the second-largest city in New York State, Buffalo has more than one million people living in its metropolitan area. In fact, research has shown that the population has increased by 107% since the COVID-19 Pandemic. Coined the nickname “The City of Good Neighbors,” Buffalo is notorious for its friendly residents and welcoming sense of community. With its growing population and diverse culture, it is understandable how Buffalo has become such a desirable location for young professionals and families. Considered to be one of the best places to live in New York, many people are moving to Buffalo for its affordability, education opportunities, and employment options. Providing its residents with a mixture of urban and suburban living, Buffalo knows how to blend big-city perks with all the conveniences of suburban life. 


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Nominations are greatly appreciated and may be sent to:

Rachael Burns, Vice President

Ellen Lockhart, MD, Principal

Heather Van Hecke, Consultant

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