Chief Physician Executive

  • Inova
  • Falls Church, VA

This position has been filled.

Grant Cooper is seeking a Chief Physician Executive to Serve Inova Health System in Falls Church, VA. Learn more submit a resume within! Inova is a not-for-profit healthcare system based in Northern Virginia that serves more than 2 million people each year throughout the Washington, D.C. metro area and beyond. Inova’s five hospitals include more than 1,800 licensed beds and 16,000 employees. lnova Medical Group is comprised of approximately 1,000 employed physicians providing primary and specialty care. The system encompasses the full array of health services, including the area’s only Level 1 Trauma Center and Level IV neonatal intensive care unit. Inova is also home to nationally and internationally recognized Inova Heart and Vascular Institute (IHVI), Inova Schar Cancer Institute, Inova Translational Medicine Institute (ITMI) focused on genomics research, Inova Neuroscience and Spine Institute and Inova Children’s Hospital.

Inova’s flagship location, Fairfax Medical Campus in Falls Church, is a 923-bed medical center serving Northern Virginia, the Washington, D.C. metro area and beyond. IFMC is an independent academic medical center and serves as a regional medical school campus. It also provides residency and fellowship training programs, both independently and through multiple graduate medical education partnerships. Inova also partners with eight schools of nursing and seven schools of pharmacy.

Inova has partnered with the Commonwealth of Virginia and research institutions, including the University of Virginia and George Mason University, to transform 1.2 million square-feet of office space into the Inova Center for Personalized Health. The Inova Center for Personalized Medicine includes the Inova Clinic, Inova Schar Cancer Institute, the Inova Translational Medicine Institute for genomics and bioinformatics research, a technology and innovation facility, and a conference center. The Inova Clinic houses physicians with a wide range of specialties, including oncology, cardiology, neuroscience, behavioral health, and integrative medicine, as well as genetic testing services.

Position Overview

Inova Health System (IHS) is seeking a Chief Physician Executive responsible for transforming the health system. Inova’s new strategy commits the organization to build a market-relevant, comprehensive and integrated clinical and physician enterprise as the centerpiece of the health system. The Chief Physician Executive will also oversee the Presidents of each of the five hospitals. This strategy represents a major change for Inova that will require a multi-year transformation. The Chief Physician Executive will be responsible for leading and managing the key aspects of this enterprise and journey as an integral member of the System’s executive team.


  • Highly regarded clinician, including MD or DO, with a board certification in a clinical specialty
  • MBA, MHA or equivalent degree preferred.
  • Minimum of 10 years of successful executive leadership experience with depth in several of the clinical and physician enterprise functions.
  • Experience within a pluralistic physician ecology.
  • A demonstrated successful record of accomplishment that includes:
  • Building, leading and collaborating as a member of teams.
  • Working effectively in a matrix environment.
  • Leading and managing transformational change.
  • Participation in national industry fora, with leadership roles preferred.
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