Program Director, Rheumatology Fellowship

  • Houston Methodist
  • Houston, TX

This position has been filled.

The Department of Medicine at Houston Methodist Hospital seeks a full-time faculty member in the Division of Rheumatology to develop a Fellowship and serve as the Program Director. 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, the system’s flagship, is the #1 hospital in Texas according to U.S. News & World Report. The magazine named Houston 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 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.

Strong academic partnerships bring great value to Houston communities, both in measurable results today and in greater opportunities for tomorrow. Together, Houston Methodist and its academic affiliates are creating health science and medical education programs that push the traditional boundaries in order to meet the region’s changing healthcare needs. Faculty are training the next generation of healthcare leadership, as well as all facets of healthcare professionals, to bring the latest advancements in healthcare to patients around the world. Houston Methodist’s primary academic affiliate is the top-ranked Weill Cornell Medicine. Houston Methodist also has affiliations with Texas A&M, Rice University, the University of Houston, and MD Anderson Cancer Center.

Position Overview

The Department of Medicine at Houston Methodist Hospital (HMH) is seeking a full-time faculty member in the Division of Rheumatology to develop a Rheumatology Fellowship and serve as the Program Director. As part of its commitment to creating one of the most advanced academic medical centers in the nation, Houston Methodist Hospital’s academic faculty group is in the process of developing an ACGME-accredited Rheumatology Fellowship and expanding its Division of Rheumatology faculty. Plans for the Division include expansion of its clinical practice, translational research (HMH Research Institute), and clinical trials. The Division is a key member of a new Immunology Center which promotes interdisciplinary collaboration.

Qualified candidates will be eligible for primary faculty appointments at Weill Cornell Medical College and the Houston Methodist Institute for Academic Medicine. Secondary faculty appointments at Texas A&M College of Medicine and other medical school affiliates also are possible. Current faculty participate in teaching residents in HMH’s 42 ACGME-accredited training programs. Academic affiliation with both Weill Cornell Medicine and Texas A&M College of Medicine provide other outlets for academic pursuits including a master’s degree program in Clinical and Translational Science.


  • MD or DO with board certification in Rheumatology.
  • Eligibility for an unrestricted medical license in TX.
  • Three years of service as a faculty member for an ACGME-accredited internal medicine residency or rheumatology fellowship.
  • Experience with the ACGME accreditation process strongly preferred.
  • Strong track record of peer reviewed funded (basic or clinical) research activities.
  • Programmatic leadership experience in rheumatology education with ongoing scholarly productivity will be highly valued.
  • Outstanding clinical skills and a national reputation in the field.
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