Oregon Health & Science University

Head, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology School of Medicine

Portland, Oregon

The Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) School of Medicine invites applications and nominations for the position of Head of the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology (GI Division). The GI Division, comprised of talented faculty based at both the University and the Portland VA Medical Center, is a successful clinical enterprise, delivering high-quality and complex care to a growing population in the surrounding community and serves as an integral unit of the medical school and integrated health system. Moving forward, OHSU is committed to solidifying the GI Division’s preeminent status as a provider of choice in the region, as well as enhancing the research and educational activities in the division. Overall, the GI Division is strong and poised to achieve still greater success.

The next Division Head will take over during a period of remarkable success at OHSU—it is a moment of both clinical expansion and investment in the basic sciences. Ranked as one of the nation’s top 25 biomedical research institutions, OHSU is a thriving academic health center that has grown steadily in the last decade. In 2017, OHSU’s operating budget reached $2.8 billion, research award dollars totaled $410 million, and $131 million in philanthropic gifts pushed the University’s capital campaign (launched in 2015) to more than $1.5 billion. OHSU’s physical growth can be seen in a new Collaborative Life Sciences Building, a new School of Public Health, and a rural health-focused campus. Construction of three additional buildings will be completed in 2018, including the Knight Cancer Institute research building, the Center for Health & Healing South, and the Rood Family Pavilion. And as part of its clinical expansion, exciting new affiliations have been established at OHSU, further extending OHSU’s and the Division’s reach into the broader community.

Reporting to the Chair of the Department of Medicine, the Head of the GI Division will plan, organize, and direct the academic, research, and clinical affairs of the GI Division. The next Division Head will champion the work of the GI Division by promoting partnerships across the School of Medicine, with other divisions and departments, affiliate hospitals, and external constituents. The Division Head will be directly involved in teaching and research, serving as an aspirational model for faculty within the division. OHSU is seeking an outstanding MD or MD/PhD clinician with a substantial research record, who is an innovative thinker, highly collaborative, and experienced in developing partnerships that advance the academic, research, and clinical missions of the Division. The successful candidate will be an exceptional leader who brings a creative vision to integrate and inspire the diverse faculty of the GI Division around a common purpose.

All inquiries, nominations, and applications should be sent via Isaacson, Miller’s website: www.imsearch.com/6432

OHSU is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. AA/EOE