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Seeking Chair of the Department of Surgery

New York Medical College (NYMC) School of Medicine (SOM) seeks a dynamic physician leader to fill the position of chair of the Department of Surgery, which supports the academic and clinical missions of an established and growing academic health system in Westchester County, New York. Minimum qualifications include an M.D. or M.D./Ph.D. or equivalent degree, active board certification, academic rank at the professor level, and eligibility for New York State licensure.

The successful candidate will be nationally recognized for innovation and scholarship in their area of specialization; possess exceptional administrative and leadership skills; demonstrate significant experience in the practice and management of clinical medicine; have a record of funded basic, translational or clinical research; show commitment to the goal of diversity and inclusion, and evidence of effective interpersonal, collaborative and communication skills.

NYMC and Westchester Medical Center Hospital (WMC) of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network are partners in health professions education, research and clinical care. The department chair will simultaneously serve as the academic chair of the department within the SOM of NYMC, and the clinical chair for WMC of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network. The chair will have responsibility for assuring the highest quality of clinical service at WMC.

Depending upon the needs of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network, and the skills and interests of the candidate, the chair might, in the future, be assigned responsibilities within the Westchester Medical Center Health Network. 

The Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) is a 1,700-bed healthcare system headquartered in Valhalla, New York, with 10 hospitals on eight campuses spanning 6,200 square miles of the Hudson Valley. WMCHealth employs more than 12,000 people and has nearly 3,000 attending physicians. From Level 1, Level 2 and Pediatric Trauma Centers, the region’s only acute care children’s hospital, an academic medical center, several community hospitals, dozens of specialized institutes and centers, skilled nursing, assisted living facilities, homecare services and one of the largest mental health systems in New York State, today WMCHealth is the pre-eminent provider of integrated healthcare in the Hudson Valley.

Please direct applications or nominations of qualified candidates for transmission to the search committee electronically to: hrrecruiter@nymc.edu.

As an equal opportunity employer, NYMC is committed to achieving excellence through diversity and inclusion, and welcomes candidates of all backgrounds. NYMC is a member of the Touro College and University System.