Chair, Division of General Surgery

Burlington, Massachusetts (US)
Dec 26, 2017
Feb 28, 2018

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Chair, Division of General Surgery

Lahey Hospital & Medical Center

Burlington, MA

Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, part of Lahey Health, is seeking a chair to direct its Division of General Surgery.   Candidates should have a continued interest in the practice and advancement of general surgery and have excellent management and interpersonal skills that will allow him or her to lead and develop a division of multiple sections including abdominal surgery, foregut minimal access surgery, trauma and acute care, bariatric surgery, breast diseases, surgical oncology and endocrine surgery. 

The responsibilities of the Chair include the direction and administration of the professional, education and research programs of the Division.  The Chair is responsible for physician recruitment and professional development, achieving departmental quality, financial, and patient satisfaction goals, developing new initiatives, effectively managing resource allocation within the department, and optimizing departmental operations. Candidates should have an established national record of achievement in general surgery and be prepared to lead the division in a growing health system in addition to ensuring the delivery of excellent clinical care, teaching of residents and medical students and fostering research. The Lahey Hospital and Medical Center has a general surgery residency program with 3 categorical residents and maintains an ACS/AEI simulation center directed by a member of the department.

Applicants should be board certified in General Surgery and have either a background warranting appointment at the rank of Professor or additional qualifications (MPH, MBA or PhD).  

The Lahey Health integrated delivery system consists of over 1,200 clinicians providing care throughout Lahey Health’s network of acute care hospitals, ambulatory centers, physician practice sites, behavioral health facilities, long-term care facilities, home health organizations and care management programs.

Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, part of Lahey Health,  a 317 bed tertiary care facility, outpatient clinic and Level II trauma center located in Burlington, MA, is a physician-led, multi-disciplinary group practice of 500 physicians.  We maintain several accredited residency and fellowship programs and are an academic affiliate of Tufts Medical School.  Conveniently located, Burlington, Massachusetts is 17 miles north of Boston and a short drive to the lakes, mountains and shores of New England and the cultural opportunities of Boston.

Qualified applicants should send a cover letter and curriculum vitae to Patricia L. Roberts, MD, Chair, Department of Surgery, Lahey Hospital & Medical Center ,  41 Mall Road, Burlington, MA 01805