Division Head - Pulmonary/Critical Care

Henry Ford Health
Detroit, Michigan
Closing date
Apr 14, 2023

 Division Head, Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine


The Division of Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine at Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, Michigan is seeking a Division Head to provide strategic leadership and direction to 55 Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine faculty and 30 fellows at six sites throughout southeast Michigan.  The Division offers a full spectrum of tertiary and quaternary care services for complex lung disease and the most advanced therapies available for airway disease in the U.S. The Division serves as a major referral center and encompasses the largest intensive care unit complex in Michigan.     


The Division Head of Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine reports to the Chair of the Department of Medicine, at Henry Ford Hospital and will provide oversight for applicable services within Henry Ford Medical Group (HFMG).  The Division Head will be a senior leader providing insight and guidance to the Henry Ford Health (HFH) in five of HFHS markets to ensure continuity and quality outcomes while pursuing growth opportunities for Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine services.  Candidates for this position should have a strong academic track record and be prepared to build a strong research enterprise in areas such as clinical trials, quality improvement, translational medicine, precision medicine and population health. The Division Head is also responsible for advancing the medical education mission; ensuring a robust, innovative fellowship program; and developing an environment of scholarly inquiry.


The Pulmonary Disease & Critical Care Medicine Division oversees care at multiple outpatient clinic sites and four health system hospitals.  S/he will work closely with clinicians, Department of Medicine Division Heads, and other Chairs and leaders within Henry Ford Medical Group and Henry Ford Health System to develop and implement best practices for inpatient and outpatient care with the intent of supporting the continued expansion and integration of Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine in a collaborative and fully integrated model when possible.  




Clinical Care in Specialty


The Division Head will be a practicing member of the Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine Division.   Provide outstanding clinical care, quality, and service to the patients and referring providers and, by doing so, set an example for clinicians within the Division and beyond.


Faculty Recruitment Retention and Program Development


Establish the faculty development plan including identification of specific sub-specialty capabilities as may be required for successful program development. Be a strong and active advocate/champion for innovative thinking and patient centric operational modeling of service offerings. Participate in an effective recruitment efforts for identified faculty. Proactively work on all aspects of faculty and staff retention.

Institute, Departmental, and Divisional Participation/Leadership


Serve a leading role in Critical Care Unit operations and strategy cultivation via Committees where the incumbent’s expertise can be most effectively utilized. Participate on the Department of Medicine’s leadership team to ensure achievement of the Department’s goals and objectives. Actively participate and/or lead Divisional staff meetings and other forums in which information is exchanged and opinions solicited and System direction articulated. Assist in establishing the course and direction of Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine services consistent with the overall driving strategies of The Department of Medicine and Henry Ford Medical Group. Provide face-to-face and written annual evaluation of the Senior Staff performance, personal goals, and professional growth. Develop an effective partnership with their administrative counterparts reflective of deep respect of the value of physician / administrative dyad relationships. Leadership of the academic enterprise Foster academic and faculty development activities within the division

  Strategic Program Development and Planning


Promote multi-disciplinary care and planning across the relevant departments and subspecialties inclusive of identifying opportunities to innovate disease specific clinic operations and perpetuate the model across the system services. Be a champion for Clinician Scientists by collaborating extensively with Research Administration, Public Health Sciences, and other collaborative scientists.  Support innovative thinking in effort allocation carve-outs to enhance HFHS international and national presence on principal investigator initiated and federally funded contracts related to clinical science and translational science. Build identity of the Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine program. Collaborate with clinicians throughout the System in the same and related specialties to develop, implement and annually update work plan which addresses patient need, customer expectations, market opportunities, quality of care, cost of care, and the utilization of resources.

  • Participate in organized planning processes to achieve the goals of the Division, and Department of Medicine in both the short and long term.
  • Takes leading roles in HFHS organizational framework where expertise can be most effectively utilized (i.e. Research, Quality and Multidisciplinary Committees)


Clinical Performance/Quality Improvement/Patient Safety 


Enthusiastically support all Quality Improvement initiatives. Support a tone within the Division that Henry Ford will be a leader in the area of Quality and will conduct itself to achieve the highest level of quality attainable. Be an active and vocal contributor to disease specific care pathway derived quality, outcomes, patient satisfaction, etc., measures to use in Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine related proactive managed care contracting activities. Accept accountability for contributing continuously to improving Divisional, Departmental, and System performance. Ensure Division’s compliance with all patient safety/risk management programs.

  Financial Performance


Participate in semiannual/annual financial variance and financial/operational performance reviews to system, department, and division-based targets with Department of Medicine leadership team. Assist in the development, implementation, and monitoring of budgets which attain Division, Department, and System goals, as requested. Be proficient in using metrics in managing programs and services.

Career Enhancement/Continuing Education


Participate as requested in developing and providing opportunities for continuing medical education for faculty, network providers, and Henry Ford affiliated community physicians.  




  • An M.D. or D.O. degree, BC/BE in ABIM, Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine and an unrestricted Michigan state medical license.
  • Minimum 4-6 years of experience in a leadership role within an academic institution.
  • Strong leadership skills with the ability to advance and develop a superior clinical service.
  • A track record in medical education and federally funded research.
  • Able to function effectively and drive the creation and management of projects and programs to successful outcomes in a highly matrixed organization.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills and presentation skills for both clinical and non-clinical audiences, in group settings or one-on-one.
  • Expertise in establishing physician relationships combined with the ability to manage an interdisciplinary team while appreciating and fostering collegial and peer participation from all disciplines.

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