On behalf of Julio Licinio, MD, Senior Vice President Academic/Health Affairs & Executive Dean, SUNY Upstate Medical University College of Medicine, MillicanSolutions, a leader in academic pediatric executive search, is conducting a national search for the Chair, Department of Pediatrics and Executive Director, Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital.
The Chair, Department of Pediatrics will be the academic, clinical, and administrative leader of the Department of Pediatrics at SUNY Upstate Medical University and will also serve as Executive Director of the Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital. The Chair has responsibility for building a nationally leading program in children’s health through the recruitment, retention and development of approximately 60 full-time faculty with primary appointments in the Department of Pediatrics. The Chair of Pediatrics will lead and direct programmatic, clinical, research and educational development within the Department.
The Chair, Pediatrics is responsible for the recruitment, retention of pediatric faculty with primary appointments in the Department of Pediatrics. The Chair also contributes collaboratively to the appointments and faculty recruitment, retention and development in pediatric-related specialties that have primary appointments in other departments. This includes among others child neurology, pediatric surgery, pediatric orthopedic surgery, pediatric otolaryngology, and pediatric ophthalmology. The Chair is also responsible for providing effective mentoring, educational opportunities and professional development for all faculty within the Department.
The Chair also serves as Executive Director of the Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital, reporting to the SVP and Executive Director for Clinical Affairs and Population Health.
Responsibilities herein include:
Regular interactions with the nursing and administrative directors of the hospital
Oversight of the activities in provider-based clinics
Oversight of activities in the inpatient unit of the Golisano Children’s Hospital
Overall responsibility for quality and safety in the outpatient and inpatient settings – engage faculty and staff to enhance the quality of care and outcomes
Responsibility for staff and patient experience
One of the institution’s vision for the Department of Pediatrics is to have it grow into a nationally-leading comprehensive children’s clinical, research and training program. This Department should be a key area of strength for our university. The new Chair will be the leader and steward of this process of attaining national recognition as an innovative center of excellence in pediatrics, with regional, statewide and national impact. The chair will grow an externally funded research program within the full spectrum of translational science, from molecules to healthcare and populations.
Requirements/ Experience Required:
A Medical Degree or the equivalent, (MD or MD/PhD).
Scholarly and professional achievement meriting the academic rank of Professor with a continuing appointment (a continuing appointment is equivalent to tenure) in an appropriate clinical department.
Eligible for licensure in the state of New York.
Knowledge of and experience in the support and conduct of research, including being the PI of multiple NIH grants (preferably a grant portfolio combining research and training grants), and leading a nationally competitive program of research that is externally funded by NIH grants and also by philanthropy.
Experience in publishing as both first and last author in high impact medical journals.
Knowledge of and experience in the recruitment of diverse faculty and faculty development.
Knowledge of and experience in medical curricula and education.
Demonstrated administrative ability, including planning and timely and effective execution.
Understanding of and experience in fiscal management and experience leading or significant participation in institutional strategic planning.
Experience in and ability to manage the clinical activities of the medical faculty.
Demonstrated leadership in an academic medical center as a division chief, department chair, or other relevant position.
Ability to set and clearly articulate an academic vision.
Experience in setting fundraising goals and participating in fundraising.
About SUNY Upstate Medical University College of Medicine
SUNY Upstate Medical University is one of four academic medical centers of the State University of New York. SUNY Upstate has an annual budget of more than $1.3B. More than 9,400 people work or study at the SUNY Upstate Medical University, which is the largest employer in Central New York.
SUNY Upstate Medical University conducts approximately $35 million in annual funded research covering the f...ive Basic Science departments, eighteen Clinical Science departments and the Bioethics and Public Health and Preventative Medicine departments. Institutional areas of focus for research are cancer, cardiovascular disease, infectious diseases, metabolic disease (including diabetes) and neurosciences (including vision research). There are core facilities in microscopy and imaging, supercomputing, structural biology, genomics and proteomics, stem cell, flow cytometry, and biostatistics/epidemiology.