Director, Surgical Pathology

  • Houston Methodist Hospital and Weill Cornell Medical College
  • Houston, TX

This position has been filled.

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 serve as Director of Surgical Pathology.  The department currently has 75 full-time pathologists who provide all anatomic and clinical pathology services for the eight hospitals in the Houston Methodist System in metropolitan Houston, Texas. Of these, 46 faculty provide surgical pathology services. The director will be located at the main campus of Houston Methodist Hospital (HMH), in the heart of the Texas Medical Center, and will report to the Executive Vice-Chair, Anatomic Pathology Services. In addition to leadership, strategic guidance, and oversight, the director will provide consultation in evaluation and interpretation of surgical pathology specimens and procedures as needed. She/he will evaluate faculty performance, promote career development and faculty research efforts, and help optimize teaching of residents and fellows. The successful candidate will have a proven track record in 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.
  • Outstanding surgical pathology skills and prior experience in an academic pathology leadership role.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills.
  • Track record of proven successful leadership role, including faculty career development, and program development, implementation, and evolution.


  • Applications from clinician-scientists are encouraged

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.

Scroll to top