Executive Medical Director - Surgical Services

Rochester Regional Health System | Rochester, New York 14621

Salary Range: Call for details
Date Posted: May 23, 2023
Opportunity Code: 32605


Rochester Regional, Executive Medical Director of Surgical Services

Position description: 

The Executive Medical Director of Surgical Services is accountable for developing fully integrated services that are clinically interconnected across the continuum of care and transitions of care by standard policies, procedures, metrics, reporting, and other necessary elements. The EMD will work with a diverse group of stakeholders, including system administrative and physician leaders, to expand, improve, and strengthen the Surgical Services operations, functions, programs, and integrated clinics/practice settings across the local hospital and health system.

The EMD is responsible for setting standards and expectations of quality, patient safety, and other important outcomes. The EMD also ensures that all clinical activities are compliant with regulatory and accreditation standards. Finally, the EMD exemplifies emotional maturity in his/her behavior and holds all service line members to the same standard.

The EMD is vital to the successful system coordination of peer review, credentialing, and education. The EMD will also lead the systemwide executive perioperative committee. These and other departmental functions facilitate and protect high standards of practice throughout many health system affiliates. Applying effective leadership in this domain requires close partnerships that cross departmental and service line boundaries such as partnerships with affiliate, operational, nursing, finance, and other leaders.


  • Physician, M.D., D.O.
  • Licensed in NYS 
  • MBA, MHA preferred
  • Board Certified in a Surgical Specialty
  • 5 years of experience working as attending physician in clinical area of expertise 
  • 5 years of experience in program or departmental leadership 
  • Proven leadership, program development, and facilitation skills 
  • Demonstrated experience in delivering results in the clinical, operational, and financial aspects of Surgical Services and Programs

The Organization:

Rochester Regional Health (RRH), a nearly $3 billion independent regional health system, is a leading provider of comprehensive, compassionate care for Western New York, the Finger Lakes Region, and New York State's North Country. 

Formed in 2014 with the joining of Rochester General and Unity Health systems, RRH has expanded strategically through acquisitions and in 2021 entered an affiliation agreement with St. Lawrence Health – a North Country system of three hospitals and several outpatient facilities. Today the RRH system includes nine hospitals; primary and specialty practices; rehabilitation centers; ambulatory campuses and immediate care facilities; innovative senior services, facilities, and independent housing; a wide range of behavioral health services; Rochester Regional Health Laboratories; and ACM Global Laboratories, a global leader in patient and clinical trials. As the Rochester region's second-largest employer, RRH is built on a foundation of sound fiscal management that empowers the system to provide a broad spectrum of resources with a commitment to innovation.

Rochester General Hospital, a 528-bed acute-care facility, is the #1 hospital in Rochester and the #13 hospital in New York State according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2022-2023 “Best Hospitals Honor Roll,” as well as high performing in 4 specialties and 12 procedures including Gastroenterology and GI surgery, geriatrics, orthopaedics, and pulmonology & lung surgery.


Rochester combines small-town accessibility with big-city services. Amidst some of the most beautiful scenery in the United States, residents enjoy an affordable housing market, short commute times, world-class cultural and entertainment offerings, and a fast-growing innovation economy poised to thrive in the 21st century. A unique blend of natural and man-made resources and amenities give Rochester a quality of life that is second to none. Straddling the Genesee River between the Erie Canal and Lake Ontario, Rochester offers a natural beauty that is easily accessible by a network of parks, trails, boat launches, and scenic overlooks. The city is divided into dozens of distinct neighborhoods and urban villages supported by an eclectic mix of stores and restaurants. Quality housing available at reasonable prices, well-paying jobs, and a transportation system that minimizes traffic congestion combine with a wide variety of cultural institutions and entertainment options to make Rochester an easy place to enjoy a comfortable work-life balance. The city’s central location in Western New York provides residents a short drive to such destinations as the Niagara Falls, the Finger Lakes region, and the Adirondack Mountains. Big cities – including New York, Toronto and Boston – are also within a day’s drive.




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