Chair of the Department of Medicine

The University of Toledo Medical Center | Toledo, Ohio 43614

Salary Range: Call for details
Date Posted: July 06, 2023
Opportunity Code: 32848


The University of Toledo College of Medicine and Life Sciences (COMLS) is seeking an exceptional leader to serve as their next Chair of the Department of Medicine.

The Organization

The University of Toledo College of Medicine and Life Sciences (COMLS) is a student-centered, world-class educational institution on the cutting edge of advanced technology and dedicated to educating tomorrow’s researchers, health-care providers, and teachers. Led by Dr. Chris Cooper, a clinician-scientist and nationally recognized cardiologist, the college has a long history of developing faculty and producing leaders who serve in major roles at COMLS and in academia and health systems across the nation. According to the latest rankings by U.S. News & World Report, the COMLS is nationally ranked in Best Medical Schools: Research and Best Medical Schools: Primary Care categories, recognizing the commitment to producing exceptional primary care physicians and groundbreaking research. 

The Department of Medicine

The Chair will lead the Department comprised of 87 Faculty and 60 Residents across 11 Divisions including Cardiovascular Medicine, Dermatology, Endocrinology Diabetes and Metabolism, Gastroenterology, General Internal Medicine, Geriatric Medicine, Hematology/Oncology, Infectious Diseases, Nephrology, Pulmonary/Critical Care & Sleep Medicine, and Rheumatology/Allergy Immunology. There is a long-standing tradition of significant independent research funding on the part of chairs in the Department of Medicine. 

Academic Affiliation 

In 2015, the COMLS formed an Academic Affiliation with ProMedica, the Toledo region’s largest health system and now one of the largest health systems in the nation with 1800 beds in 11 hospitals across Ohio and southeast Michigan. The Affiliation is a 50-year agreement and represents a $2.5 billion investment in developing a legacy model of healthcare and medical education in Toledo.  

The Position

Reporting directly to Christopher J. Cooper, MD, Dean of the College of Medicine and Life Sciences, Executive Vice President for Clinical Affairs and Vice Provost for Educational Health Affairs of the COMLS, the Chair of the Department of Medicine is responsible for providing a vision and strategic direction for the department. The new Chair must be a collaborative and compelling leader who will leverage system-wide capabilities and department strengths to achieve the highest possible level of excellence in the education, research, and clinical service missions of the college and university. The new leader will have a highly collaborative relationship with the service chief at Promedica to ensure excellent coordinated quality clinical services and excellent trainee experiences. 


  • MD or MD/PhD, or equivalent, and board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and/or own specialty 
  • Board certified in own specialty and/or the American Board of Internal Medicine 
  • Eligible for an Ohio medical license. 

The Community

Toledo is situated on the banks of the Maumee River and on the shores of Lake Erie in Northwest Ohio. A short drive to beaches, lake-side parks, and ferry access to popular island destinations, Toledo offers both the cultural amenities of a big city and close-knit feel of a small town. 

Procedure for Candidacy 

The Search Committee will begin reviewing candidates immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Applications should include a detailed curriculum vitae and a letter of interest that highlights the applicant’s personal vision and relevant leadership experience. To ensure full consideration, inquiries, nominations, and applications should be submitted electronically in confidence, to Beth Ross, 




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