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Division Head, Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine

Henry Ford Medical Group
Detroit, Michigan
Closing date
Nov 30, 2023

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Internal 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.
  • Effective supervisory skills, including clinical mentoring and coaching expertise.
  • Advocate for organizational values and commitment to religious, racial and gender equity and diversity.
  • Personal characteristics of integrity, maturity, and honesty aligned with the Mission and Values of the Henry Ford Health System.
  • A genuine excitement related to working in an integrated system that is redefining the way health care delivery should evolve. 

Interested candidates please send a CV and Letter of Interest to Sr. Physician Recruiter, Nick Sullivan, at

Under the leadership of President and CEO Robert G. Riney, Henry Ford Health is a $6 billion integrated health system comprised of six hospitals, a health plan, and 250+ sites including medical centers, walk-in and urgent care clinics, pharmacy, eye care facilities and other healthcare retail. Established in 1915 by auto industry pioneer Henry Ford, the health system now has 32,000 employees and remains home to the 1,900-member Henry Ford Medical Group, one of the nation’s oldest physician groups. An additional 2,200 physicians are also affiliated with the health system through the Henry Ford Physician Network. Henry Ford is also one of the region’s major academic medical centers, receiving between $90-$100 million in annual research funding and remaining Michigan’s fourth largest NIH-funded institution. Also an active participant in medical education and training, the health system has trained nearly 40% of physicians currently practicing in the state and also provides education and training for other health professionals including nurses, pharmacists, radiology and respiratory technicians. visit


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