Academic Medicine, Health System, Healthcare, Physician Leadership

Chief, General Internal Medicine

  • University of Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine
  • Buffalo, NY

The Department of Medicine in the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, State University of New York at Buffalo (UB), invites applications and nominations for Chief, Division of General Internal Medicine. UB is seeking an exceptional academic leader to lead and continue to grow the division of general internal medicine, including growth of research. Ideal candidates will have prior experience leading faculty in practice management, information systems and/or healthcare quality improvement.

The incoming Division Chief will lead and further develop the clinical operations and scholarship within the division of 43 physician faculty that includes both an inpatient hospitalist section and a primary care outpatient section. The rapidly-growing Section of Hospitalist Medicine includes 25 faculty and 5 advanced practice providers (APPs) who cover two inpatient hospital sites with both teaching and non-teaching services. The primary care section has physicians who work in hospital outpatient clinics, with a plan to re-establish general internal medicine primary care in practice plan outpatient clinic sites.

The GIM Chief will collaborate with other departments and divisions, expand faculty, create new clinical programs, provide effective mentoring and significantly re-shape the Division. The Chief will monitor clinical quality as well as financial performance and operations. It is anticipated that he/she will be an active clinician and educator and will be a visible leader and mentor. The successful applicant will be an exceptional physician leader, with the proven values and skills needed to lead a highly successful clinical, education and research enterprise.

The successful applicant will arrive at a pivotal time in the history of the Department and of UB’s Academic Health Center (AHC), a consortium of UB’s five health sciences schools – dental medicine, medicine and biomedical sciences, nursing, pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences, and public health and health professions. This is an opportunity to join an organization focused on the future of medicine – one whose physicians and APPs  partner with their patients to ensure a higher state of care and better outcomes. At the UB Department of Medicine, you will experience a deeper sense of compassion, greater breadth of diversity and a never-ending desire to raise the standard of medical excellence, regionally and nationally.

Qualified Applicants Will Be:

  • Eligible for appointment at the Associate or Professor level
  • Able to demonstrate requisite leadership and administrative skills
  • Capable of overseeing undergraduate and graduate medical education in internal medicine
  • Committed to quality and compassionate patient care
  • Able to oversee the growth of quality, patient outcomes, and clinical research
  • Board Certified in Internal Medicine

About the Department of Internal Medicine:

The Department of Medicine is the largest clinical department in the Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, with more than 212 full-time faculty. The Department of Medicine is composed of 13 divisions, 3 residency programs, and 7 fellowships. Our research scientists and doctors have made important and internationally recognized contributions to medical science, including patents, discoveries and treatment advances.

The Department reflects the UB Jacobs School’s goal to bring together physicians and researchers in a collaborative effort to deliver state-of-the-art clinical care, produce major breakthroughs on the causes and treatment of disease, and spin off new biotechnology businesses. Two of UB’s designated research centers are led by faculty of the Department, the Center for Research in Cardiovascular Medicine and the Diabetes-Endocrinology Center of Western New York. Total research funding in the department has increased by over 85% in the last six years.

Our medical students, residents and fellows get experience with a highly diverse patient population in a range of clinical settings through rotations in our affiliated hospitals and freestanding ambulatory sites. These include Buffalo General Medical Center, Erie County Medical Center, the Western New York VA Medical Center, and the world-renowned Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center. There are also community-based facilities and smaller specialty clinics. Patients from throughout the seven county Western New York area seek our services because of our reputation for excellence.

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