Head, Division of Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine

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

This position has been filled.

Grant Cooper is seeking a leader to serve as Head of the Division of Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine, as well as Director of the HMH Comprehensive Adult Lung Center at Houston Methodist Hospital.

Houston Methodist is comprised of a leading academic medical center located in the Texas Medical Center and seven community hospitals serving the Greater Houston area. Houston Methodist Hospital (HMH), the system’s flagship, is the #1 hospital in Texas according to 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. Houston Methodist’s primary academic affiliate is the top-ranked Weill Cornell Medicine.

The HMH Lung Center was developed to establish a single center of expertise in the diagnosis and management of all lung diseases. For patients, caregivers and referring physicians, the center provides one-stop access to expertise in breathing and respiratory disorders.

Position Overview

The Department of Medicine at Houston Methodist Hospital (HMH) is seeking a leader to serve as Head of the Division of Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine, as well as Director of the HMH Comprehensive Adult Lung Center. The Division Head will be responsible for academic leadership, developing basic and clinical research, creating a robust educational program including the operation of an ACGME-approved fellowship in Pulmonary/Critical Care Medicine. Additional faculty positions, and appropriate laboratory space will be available to help build a strong academic unit. An academic appointment at Weill Cornell Medical College is available, commensurate with the candidate’s academic accomplishments.

HMH is committed to expanding its reputation as a top tier academic, patient-care focused educational and research facility. This role offers a unique opportunity to build a world-class division that includes a major center for lung transplantation.


  • MD or DO with board certification in Pulmonary Medicine.
  • Eligibility for an unrestricted medical license in TX.
  • Outstanding clinical skills and a national reputation in the field.
  • Administrative and leadership skills capable of expanding and propelling both the Division and the Lung Center to national leadership in patient care, research and education.
  • Substantial scholarly achievements.
  • Strong track record of independent extramural research funding.
  • Effective supervisory skills, including clinical mentoring and coaching expertise; ability to advance and develop a superior clinical service.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills and presentation skills for both clinical and non-clinical audiences, in group settings or one-on-one.
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