Division Chair - Infectious Diseases

Mayo Clinic Hospital - Arizona | Phoenix, Arizona 85054

Salary Range: Call for details
Date Posted: June 10, 2024
Opportunity Code: 34104


Mayo Clinic

Department of Medicine

Division Chair, Infectious Diseases

Phoenix, Arizona

AMN Healthcare has been retained to lead a national search for the new Division Chair, Infectious Diseases at Mayo Clinic Arizona. We invite applications from distinguished and visionary academic leaders with a record of accomplishment in clinical practice, research, education, and administration. 

The Opportunity

This is a remarkable opportunity for a transformational leader to advance the world class Division of Infectious Diseases at Mayo Clinic’s Destination Medical Center (DMC) in Phoenix, Arizona. The incoming Division Chair of Infectious Diseases will lead a robust and growing division ripe with opportunity for further growth and innovation across all of Mayo Clinic shields: clinical practice, research, and education.  

The Division of Infectious Diseases is a well-established referral practice for complex care of infectious diseases in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Currently comprised of a team of 8 physicians and 3 advanced practice providers (APPs), the Division is actively recruiting and plans to expand to 11 physician faculty and 4 APPs by 2025. The Division also houses a fellowship program with four fellows, two per year, as well as highly trained, dedicated support staff and two ID pharmacists. 

The Division supports the nation’s largest solid organ transplant program in the country, including heart, liver, kidney, pancreas and soon lung. The Division collaborates closely with the Hematology-Oncology group, part of the Mayo Clinic Comprehensive Cancer Center (MCCCC), to manage complex care of patients undergoing stem cell transplantation, chemotherapy, and CAR-T cell infusions. Additionally, the Division directs programs in infection control and prevention, antimicrobial stewardship, outpatient antimicrobial therapy and microbial and regenerative therapeutics. Uniquely, Mayo Clinic Arizona has one of the largest comprehensive clinics and multidisciplinary programs treating Valley Fever, or Coccidioidomycosis, including an institutional biobank.

Over the past six years, Mayo Clinic has made significant investments through a historic capital expansion project to nearly double the size of the Phoenix campus, expanding both the physical and technological future of health care, inclusive of practice, education, and research activities. Mayo Clinic in Arizona has strong collaborations with Arizona State University, one of the leading science and technology institutions in the country. Additional investment is underway in building the Discovery Oasis, a joint collaboration between Mayo Clinic and Arizona State University, which will create a 120-acre biotechnology corridor fostering collaboration to advance groundbreaking solutions to humanity’s most complex medical challenges. Faculty are engaged in clinical research and education at all levels.

The Ideal Candidate

The Division Chair of Infectious Diseases will be a progressive, visionary, and selfless leader with contributions in leadership, teaching, recruitment, and a significant research portfolio. The Division Chair of Infectious Diseases will work to optimize the creation of novel strategies to grow the Division and continue to enhance the three mission areas of the Mayo Clinic shields. The Chair will assess gaps within those mission areas and identify future opportunities and needs, serve as a member of senior leadership to establish research and education priorities, and provide strategic leadership for all aspects of the Division, including the positive representation of the Mayo enterprise, nationally and internationally, creating collaboration opportunities and bridges across the institution. 


  • MD, DO, or MD PhD and Board Certified in Infectious Disease
  • Academic rank of Associate Professor or Professor 
  • Previous leadership experience in an academic setting 
  • Scholarly accomplishments appropriate for the rank of Associate Professor or Professor with a minimum of 10+ years of experience post-fellowship 
  • Outstanding clinician with a successful track record of high-quality clinical outcomes
  • Exhibits empathy, humility, and compassion

The Organization

Mayo Clinic is the largest integrated, not-for-profit medical group practice in the world known for their unwavering commitment to put patient needs first and more top rankings for high-quality patient care than any other healthcare organization. In fact, Mayo Clinic has more No. 1 rankings than any other hospital according to U.S. News & World Report. Just as the Mayo Clinic reputation has spread beyond their Minnesota roots, so have their locations. Today Mayo Clinic is comprised of three major campuses in Minnesota, Florida, and Arizona. 

Mayo Clinic in Arizona

Mayo Clinic's campuses in Arizona are located in the beautiful Sonoran Desert, a region known as the Valley of the Sun. After opening a second branch of the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida in 1986, the Mayo Clinic opened a third branch in Scottsdale, Arizona in June 1987. This branch initially included an outpatient clinic and two research buildings. Since their inception, they have grown into a multi-campus medical clinic and tertiary care institution with more than 500 physicians, along with more than 220 residents and fellows. 

The academic medical center, located in nearby Phoenix, was added in 1998 as the first hospital entirely designed and built by Mayo Clinic. Mayo Clinic Hospital in Arizona is a seven-story facility with 368 licensed beds, 33 operating rooms and an emergency department. In 2024, the hospital ranked as the #1 hospital in Arizona for 11 consecutive years (U.S. News & World Report, 2023-2024). The Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine expanded its four-year medical school class to the Mayo Clinic Arizona campus in 2017.

The Region

Phoenix is the largest city and capital of the state of Arizona. It's also the most populous state capital and the center of the Phoenix metropolitan area (or the Valley of the Sun), which is home to over 4,777,000 people in 2024, a 1.27% increase from 2023. The city of Phoenix is the 5th largest city in the United States with a population of 1,676,481 in 2024. Located in the beautiful Sonoran Desert — a strikingly beautiful, rugged, southwest landscape – the region averages 300 days of sunshine per year, providing a mecca for outdoor enthusiasts.

For additional information about the position or to provide recommendations, please contact:        



Erika Warren


AMN Leadership Solutions Inc.


Kendra Thompson

Vice President, Senior Consultant

AMN Leadership Solutions, Inc. 





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