Chair - Behavioral Health

The Chair of Behavioral Medicine – Henry Ford Medical Group (HFMG) will provide executive leadership for all HFHS inpatient and outpatient Behavioral Medicine services delivered by all providers throughout the system. This position will report directly to the Chief Executive Officer of the HFMG.  This position will partner with an administrative leader to lead Behavioral Medicine. 

In collaboration with Behavioral Physicians, Nursing and other health care providers, Medical Group Leaders, Market Leaders, Health Alliance Plan, Specialty, and Hospital Leadership; the Chair of Behavioral Medicine will develop and implement strategies to continue the advancement of Behavioral clinical services.

The Chair of Behavioral Medicine knows, understands, incorporates, and demonstrates the mission, vision and values of HFMG in leadership behaviors, practices and decisions. The Chair also models behaviors, which support continuous learning and empowerment through team leadership. The Chair, in conjunction with relevant Division Heads will also be responsible for academic activities of all physicians within Behavioral Medicine.  The Chair will work in collaboration with the Chief Medical Officers within each market to meet market goals in Behavioral Medicine where those services are offered. 

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

Oversight and responsibility for care delivery within HFMG Behavioral Medicine.  

Key areas:

  1. Qualify and Safety Outcomes: Collaborates with leaders across the system including Chief Medical Officers (CMO) and Chief Quality Officer (CQO) to standardize, align, and improve quality and safety metrics. 

  2. Promotes national best operational practice tactics to achieve objectives, evaluate impact and ROI, and review operational and administrative expenses.

  3. Partners with leaders across HFH to achieve the growth strategies and targets in Behavioral Medicine.

  4. Develops services and care models necessary to optimize Behavioral Medicine practices leading to improved professional satisfaction and engagement among Behavioral care providers.

  5. Oversees the development of common performance measures, clinical protocols and improvement plans across Behavioral Medicine.

  6. Resource Stewardship- Responsible for patient safety and quality of care variation in care through use of evidence-based care guidelines and analytics to decrease use of low value tests and services, and to drive care to lowest cost appropriate venues.

  7. Sets metrics, monitors, and manages clinical productivity within Behavioral Medicine.

  8. Optimize care experience including patients’ access to care.

  9. Responsible for financial performance of Behavioral Medicine.

  10. Partners with Philanthropy to develop and implement a system wide Behavioral Medicine philanthropic campaign.

  11. Participates in various external forums and serves as a representative of HFH on the national front applying clinical experience and research in patient care improvement to leverage grant funding, national policy, etc.  

  12. Partner with other leaders to promote champion and inclusive workplace culture.  Maintains a working knowledge of applicable Federal, State and local laws and regulations, as well as other policies and procedures in order to ensure adherence in a manner that reflects honest, ethical and professional behavior.

Qualifications - External


  • Doctorate degree in Medicine.
  • Fellowship Training in Psychiatry preferred.
  • Certification through the American Board of Psychiatry and neurology (ABPN)
  • Strong clinical experience as a Behavioral Medicine physician.
  • MBA or MHA preferred.
  • Ten (10) or more years of clinical and executive leadership experience, including responsibility for fiscal and medical staff management.
  • Experience in a large, advanced, complex health system is essential.  Experience within an integrated care system that includes multiple hospitals, a pluralistic medical staff, as well as an insurance product is ideal.
  • A proven track record in improving quality and safety in a complex health system is required.  Must be a leader champion of quality.
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of current trends in health care, including physician hospital relations, physician practice models, access issues, quality improvement processes, clinical information systems, and the implications of changing health care environment for medical credentialing are essential.


Must be licensed or qualified for licensure to practice medicine in the State of Michigan and be Board Certified as a Psychiatrist.

Must possess the following personal qualities:

  • Self-directed
  • Flexible and committed to the team concept
  • Comfortable, able and agile in a matrix reporting structure
  • Demonstrate teamwork, initiative and willingness to learn
  • Open to new learning experiences
  • Accept and respect diversity without judgement
  • Demonstrate customer service values



Normal office environment with minimal exposure to noise, dust, or extreme temperatures.