Chair of Surgery

The MetroHealth System | Cleveland, Ohio 44109

Salary Range: Call for details
Date Posted: February 15, 2023
Opportunity Code: 32266


Chair of the Department of Surgery


The MetroHealth System (“MetroHealth” or the “MHS”) – a nationally ranked non-profit, public health care system – is one of the largest, most comprehensive healthcare providers in Northeast Ohio, serving the medical needs of the Greater Cleveland community since 1837. MetroHealth is a successful and well-financed public hospital system that serves a diverse population regardless of their ability to pay or their insurance status. Led by President and Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Airica Steed, MetroHealth is highly invested in an era of transformation and growth. 


Located in Cleveland, Ohio, and inclusive of the newly built main campus Glick Hospital, MetroHealth offers over 25 outpatient facilities, three ambulatory surgery centers, four emergency departments, and two micro-hospitals throughout Cuyahoga County. The MetroHealth System has reinvented its campus with a billion-dollar transformation and is the largest public construction project in Cuyahoga County and one of the largest in the nation. The transformation includes a new hospital tower that is home to 316 patient rooms with additional state-of-the-art facilities, critical care units, anew Labor and Delivery and NICU suites, wide-reaching and impactful population health initiatives, and a reimagined campus environment that foregrounds the health and well-being of employees, as well as of patients.


Position description 

The new Chair will provide leadership for the Department of Surgery and its clinical, teaching and research projects. In this context, the Chair reports to the Chief Clinical and Academic Officer. 


The successful candidate will be charged with leading the Department of Surgery 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 Surgery 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.



  • License to practice medicine in the State of Ohio.
  • Board certification in Surgery.
  • Academic reputation.
  • At least 10 years of progressive management experience in the field of Surgery, 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 Surgery 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.



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.





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