Endowed Chair and Head, Division of Infectious Diseases & Co-Director, Center for Infectious Diseases

  • Houston Methodist
  • Houston, TX

This position has been filled.

Houston Methodist is comprised of a leading academic medical center located in the heart of the Texas Medical Center (TMC) and seven

outlying hospitals serving the Greater Houston area, population 7 million. Houston Methodist Hospital (HMH), the system’s flagship, is the #1 hospital in Texas as designated by the U.S. News & World Report. The magazine named Methodist one of the country’s best in 13 specialties, ranked in more specialties than any other hospital in Texas. For that reason, it was named one of “America’s Best Hospitals.” Houston Methodist Hospital System is also ranked among FORTUNE magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” for the seventh year in a row, remaining the only healthcare organization ranked in Texas.

Position Overview

The Department of Medicine at Houston Methodist Hospital (HMH) is seeking a leader to serve as Endowed Chair and Head of the Division of Infectious Diseases and to build and co-direct a Center for Infectious Diseases. The Division Head and Co-Director will be responsible for academic leadership, developing basic and clinical research, and creating a robust educational program including establishment of an ACGME-approved fellowship in Infectious Diseases. Additional faculty positions and appropriate research space will be available to help build a strong academic unit. As Co-Director, Center for Infectious Diseases, this person will work collaboratively to further plan and develop a center that encompasses research, clinical, and educational excellence in the field. The successful candidate will be eligible for faculty appointments at the Houston Methodist Academic Institute and Weill Cornell Medical College. Secondary faculty appointments at Texas A&M College of Medicine and other medical school affiliates also are possible.

HMH is committed to expanding its reputation as a top tier academic, patient care-focused, research and educational enterprise. This position offers a unique opportunity to build a world-class division that encompasses a major center for infectious diseases research.

The Endowed Chair, Division Head, and Co-Director will join the largest community of infectious diseases physicians and scientists in the world at the Texas Medical Center (TMC). Collaboration including joint grants and trainee exchanges is highly encouraged within the TMC.


  • MD or MD/PhD with board certification in Infectious Diseases.
  • Possession of or eligible for an unrestricted Texas medical license.
  • Outstanding clinical skills and a national reputation in the field.
  • Leadership and administrative skills capable of expanding and propelling the Division to national excellence in patient care, research and education.
  • Proven record of substantive scholarly achievements and trainee development.
  • Strong record of independent extramural research funding.
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