Chief Medical Officer and Senior Associate Dean for Maternal and Child Health

Chief Medical Officer and Senior Associate Dean for Maternal and Child Health
Stanford Medicine Children’s Health – Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford

Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer (as Chief Medical Officer) and to the Dean of the School of Medicine and VP for Medical Affairs (as Senior Associate Dean for Maternal and Child Health), the CMO/SAD holds a named, endowed Professorship in the School of Medicine and will participate in the overall leadership, direction, and strategy of Stanford Medicine Children’s Health (SMCH), which includes Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford, ambulatory practices through Packard Children’s Health Alliance, and strategic partnerships with a wide range of hospitals throughout the greater Bay Area, and beyond.

This position represents the perspectives and priorities of faculty and the School of Medicine, as well as those of SMCH, helping to ensure that the entire Stanford Medicine organization delivers outstanding patient care and educates the next generation of physician leaders in a preeminent academic medical center. As a key member of the Executive Leadership Team, the CMO/SAD will serve as a champion in SMCH’s mission of Extraordinary Care, Continual Learning, and Breakthrough Discoveries.

Building upon the existing strengths of the organization, this individual will work in concert with the SMCH President and CEO, the Dean of Stanford University School of Medicine and Vice President for Medical Affairs, and SMCH leadership: Chief Strategy Officer; Chief Operating Officer; Chief Financial Officer; Physician-in-Chief; Surgeon-in-Chief; Chief Nursing Officer; and Chief Administrative Officer for the Faculty Practice Organization and for Packard Children’s Health Alliance.

The CMO/SAD will play a key role in strategic planning, program development, and clinical program integration focused on growth and sustainability of the SMCH Enterprise. They will be a strong, agile, and savvy leader with demonstrated success in a complex and matrixed academic environment, as well as a leader who is culturally intelligent with excellent interpersonal skills. They will be a respected clinician with a distinguished record of scholarship, experience in promoting a successful culture of quality and safety, as well as an understanding of both inpatient and outpatient operations plus system strategy as it pertains to maternal and child health. They should have a deep understanding of the role of diversity, equity, and inclusion in healthcare and be a strategic partner in SMCH’s goal of advancing health equity. They must be an individual who leads by example and consensus but is capable of managing change and making difficult decisions.

SMCH has retained the services of Dr. Josh Ward at the executive search firm Korn Ferry.

Applicants should submit materials in two places for consideration:

  1. Candidates should submit their application to (in separate PDFs)
  2. They should also submit their materials to Stanford University School of Medicine’s Faculty Search and Applicant Tracking (FSAT) website through this LINK

Questions may be directed to Director of Strategic Leadership.