Chief of Rheumatology

  • Hartford HealthCare
  • , CT

This position has been filled.

Hartford HealthCare Grant Cooper, an healthcare executive search firm, is seeking a Chief of Rheumatology for Hartford HealthCare in Hartford, a $2.4 billion fully integrated healthcare system with six hospitals including Hartford Hospital, a tertiary-care teaching hospital with 867-beds. Hartford HealthCare’s Bone and Joint Institute offers an unparalleled network of coordinated services for patients with musculoskeletal disorders and orthopedic injuries. Hartford’s fully integrated health system includes a tertiary-care teaching hospital, an acute-care community teaching hospital, an acute-care hospital and trauma center, two community hospitals, a large multispecialty physician group, and an accountable care organization. The Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute provides coordinated care across five cancer centers, and is the charter member of the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Alliance.

Hartford Hospital is the highest volume surgical hospital in New England, with more than 30,000 surgeries per year, 40 operating rooms, 15 state-of-the-art minimally invasive operating rooms and 5 robots. The Bone and Joint Institute has 10 operating rooms, 60 patient care rooms, and dedicated ambulatory care space. The new center was designed with a focus on the latest technology and founded on the principles of LEAN methodology. This ambitious project positions Bone and Joint Institute to be the acknowledged, regional leader for the provision of musculoskeletal care.

Position Overview

Reporting dually to the Chief of Medicine of Hartford Hospital and the Physician-In-Chief of BJI, the Chief of Rheumatology will proactively identify opportunities to improve overall safety, quality, and satisfaction, increase volume, and elevate the reputation of the department and organization. The Chief of Rheumatology will be a clinical Rheumatologist and will hold overall responsibility for provider quality and —  in partnership with primary care, orthopedic, and hospital based physicians — overall department performance. The Chief is expected to work alongside the Bone and Joint Institute’s Physician-In-Chief and Department Chief. System leadership supports the goal of building a Rheumatology Center of Excellence in concert with Bone and Joint Institute that is poised for growth. The position is expected to involve 50% direct patient care and 50% administrative responsibilities.


  • MD or DO degree from an accredited institution with board certification in rheumatology and internal medicine.
  • Experience in academics and medical education.
  • Ability to mentor rising clinicians with a commitment to clinical education.
  • Polished communication skills.
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