Chair of the Department of Medicine

The MetroHealth System | Cleveland, Ohio 44109

Salary Range: Call for details
Date Posted: October 03, 2023
Opportunity Code: 33178


The MetroHealth System is seeking a compelling leader and recognized educator and investigator to serve as the new Chair of the Department of Medicine.

The Opportunity:

The new Chair will provide leadership for the Department of Medicine and its clinical, teaching and research projects. In this context, the Chair reports to the Executive Vice President, Chief Physician Executive and Clinical Officer.

The successful candidate will be charged with leading the Department of Medicine in excellence in patient care, education, research, and advocacy. The Chair will be responsible for providing academic leadership for the faculty, learners, and staff in the Department and for providing administrative support to ensure fulfillment of MetroHealth’s mission of serving patients regardless of their financial status, educating learners at all levels of medical education, and promoting innovative research. The Chair will be expected to be actively engaged in scholarly and educational activities at a level commensurate with the academic rank of Associate or Full Professor at CWRU. 

The Chair of Medicine will also be responsible for building upon the many key educational and investigative relationships between and among CWRU and regional affiliates. The Chair will champion and promote as well as sponsor faculty development while leveraging the existing strengths of an already strong Department. 

The Chair will be called on to provide leadership, creativity, and vision – creating a highly collaborative environment that promotes best practices and generates opportunities for the continued growth of the Department faculty and ultimately the clinical enterprise at MetroHealth. The successful candidate will have demonstrated the ability to think proactively and creatively to improve performance by identifying key strategic opportunities, including potential opportunities to foster development between clinical and academic departments, as well as promoting extramural affiliations, including with universities, community organizations and other regional health care institutions.


  • Eligible for a license to practice medicine in the State of Ohio. 
  • Board certification in Medicine. 
  • At least 10 years of progressive management experience in the field of Medicine, preferably in a teaching institution, health center, and/or community hospital. 
  • Knowledge of budget management. 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. 
  • Demonstrated clinical leadership. 
  • Demonstrated contribution to academic residency program leadership. 
  • Demonstrated track record of supporting Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion efforts. 
  • Demonstrated evidence of continuing professional self-development. 
  • Distinguished record of academic experience and research productivity. 
  • National recognition as evidenced by involvement in academic societies at a national level and track record of sustained scholarship. 
  • MD, MD/PhD, DO, or equivalent. 
  • Completion of an accredited Medical residency program.

The Organization:

MetroHealth is uniquely situated to train the next generation of innovative healthcare providers who want to improve health and health care across Northeast Ohio and beyond. MetroHealth has been affiliated with Case Western Reserve University (“CWRU”) School of Medicine since 1914. CWRU is listed as one of the top 12 teaching institutions in the U.S. by Washington Monthly. Dedicated to Hope, Health, and Humanity, MetroHealth System is redefining health care by going beyond medical treatment to improve the foundations of community health and well-being. The system’s more than 600 doctors, 1,700 nurses and 7,800 employees go to work each day with a mission of service, to their patients and to the community. As Cuyahoga County’s safety-net health system, MetroHealth plays an essential role in the region, caring for anyone and everyone, regardless of an ability to pay. The system serves more than 300,000 patients, two-thirds of whom are uninsured or covered by Medicare or Medicaid.

The Region:

Greater Cleveland ranked as the 32nd largest metropolitan area in the United States, with 2,055,612 people in 2016. Located on the southern shore of Lake Erie, approximately 60 miles (100 kilometers) west of the Pennsylvania border. It was founded in 1796 near the mouth of the Cuyahoga River and became a manufacturing center owing to its location on the lakeshore, as well as being connected to numerous canals and railroad lines. Cleveland's economy has diversified sectors that include manufacturing, financial services, healthcare, and biomedical. Cleveland is home to 3 major league sports teams: Cleveland Browns, Cavaliers and Indians. Recognized as a city with a heart: according to Charity Navigator, Cleveland is the 10th most philanthropic city in the nation.

Nominations are greatly appreciated and may be sent to:

Beth Ross


Physician and Leadership Solutions - Executive Search

AMN Healthcare




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