Chair, Family Medicine

SUNY Upstate Medical University | Syracuse, New York 13210

Salary Range: Call for details
Date Posted: January 26, 2022
Opportunity Code: 28160


Chair, Department of Family Medicine


The Chair, Department of Family Medicine at the Alan and Marlene Norton College of Medicine at Upstate Medical University (SUNY Upstate) is the clinical, academic, and administrative leader of the Department of Family Medicine. The Chair will also serve as the inaugural physician leader for SUNY Upstate’s Primary Care Service Line, inclusive of family medicine and general internal medicine. In this capacity, the Chair will provide visionary strategic, clinical, and administrative leadership to develop, grow, and expand adult primary care services at SUNY upstate, ensuring performance excellence in improving the health of populations, enhancing the patient and caregiver experience of care, reducing the per capita cost of health care, and improving the work life of health care clinicians and staff. The Chair will lead the development and implementation of an integrated, team-based model of care in support of SUNY Upstate’s growing participation in value-based care contracts. In partnership with internal and external stakeholders, the Chair will develop and lead clinical, research, and educational programs that examine and address the socioeconomic determinants of health and decrease health disparities in central New York.

The department chair will have demonstrated leadership in an academic medical center or tertiary teaching institution as a division chief, department chair or vice-chair. The Chair will bring experience leading programmatic, clinical, and educational activities to support exceptional quality and cost-effective care. The new Chair will arrive at a pivotal time in SUNY Upstate’s history and will be expected to lead the growth and expansion of the program to meet the growing needs of the community. An MD or DO from an accredited institution; professional academic rank of Professor or Associate Professor, with a continuing appointment in the Department of Family Medicine as well as eligibility to obtain medical licensure in New York is required.


The Alan and Marlene Norton College of Medicine at Upstate Medical University is one of five academic medical centers of the State University of New York. SUNY Upstate employs more than 10,000 people making it the largest employer in Central New York. Each year, SUNY Upstate educates nearly 1,600 students in more than 30 highly specialized upper division and graduate programs. As a clinical system, SUNY Upstate sees patients at its two hospital campuses and through an extensive network of outpatient sites. There are 19 clinical departments, 5 basic science departments, and 2 academic departments. SUNY Upstate conducts over $40 million in annual funded research dedicated to improving human health.

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