Director, Clinical Pathology

  • Houston Methodist
  • Houston, TX

This position has been filled.

Houston Methodist seeks a clinician or clinician scientist to serve as system Director of Clinical Pathology. Apply within!The Houston Methodist System comprises a leading academic medical center located in the Texas Medical Center and seven community hospitals serving the Greater Houston area. Houston Methodist Hospital, the system’s flagship, has been ranked #1 hospital in Texas by U.S. News and World Report every year since the award began and is one of the top nationally ranked Honor Roll hospitals (currently #16). The Department of Medicine encompasses a number of nationally ranked programs, including Gastroenterology (#10), Endocrinology and Diabetes (#16), Pulmonology (#19), Nephrology (#21), Geriatrics (#22), and Cancer (#23). The department has 75 faculty pathologists and approximately 40 residents and fellows. Of the 75 faculty who provide all anatomic and clinical pathology services for the system’s eight hospitals, 18 faculty members practice predominantly or solely clinical pathology.

Position Overview

The Houston Methodist Department of Pathology and Genomic Medicine is seeking a highly qualified pathologist to support our clinical pathology faculty and coordinate laboratory services across our hospital system. Applications from clinician-scientists are encouraged. The director will be based at the main campus of Houston Methodist, located in the heart of the Texas Medical Center, and report directly to the Executive Vice Chair of Clinical Pathology. The director will be responsible for standardizing clinical laboratory practices across the eight system hospitals. She/he also will evaluate faculty performance, promote career development and faculty research efforts, and help to optimize training of residents and fellows. The successful candidate will have a proven track record of leadership, coordinating service lines, and developing and implementing initiatives that improve patient care and faculty development. For outstanding candidates, a named Chair within the department is possible.

Qualified candidates will be eligible for primary faculty appointments at Weill Cornell Medical College and the Houston Methodist Academic Institute. Secondary faculty appointments at Texas
A&M College of Medicine and other medical school affiliates also are possible.


  • MD or MD/PhD with certification by the American Board of Pathology and the relevant subspecialty, if applicable.
  • Possession of or eligibility for an unrestricted Texas medical license.
  • Minimum of seven years’ experience directing a complex laboratory environment.
  • Previous experience in a multi-hospital, multi-laboratory system.
  • Outstanding clinical laboratory management skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills.
  • Track record of proven successful leadership, including career development, and program development, implementation, and evolution.


  • Physician-scientists with an extramurally funded research program are encouraged to apply

Houston Methodist Hospital (HMH) is an Equal Opportunity Employer. HMH will not engage in discrimination against or harassment of any person employed or seeking employment with Houston Methodist Hospital on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, status as a protected veteran or other characteristics protected by law. VEVRAA Federal Contractor – priority referral Protected Veterans requested.

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