Chief, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, and Allergy and Immunology

Chief, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, and Allergy and Immunology 

Department of Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA 


The Department of Medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA invites applications and nominations for a nationally recognized academic physician to serve as the Chief of the UCLA Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, and Allergy and Immunology. 


One of the leading pulmonary/critical care divisions nationally, with one of the country’s largest lung transplant programs and a total research portfolio of ~$23.4 million, the UCLA Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, and Allergy and Immunology comprises a distinguished cadre of 97 faculty members across the full spectrum of clinical care, research, and education. The division includes comprehensive and renowned programs in asthma, COPD, interstitial lung diseases, lung cancer, rare lung disease, pulmonary hypertension, pulmonary embolism, sleep disorders, cystic fibrosis, interventional pulmonology, and lung transplantation. The division trains future leaders through nationally acclaimed training programs in pulmonary medicine, critical care, sleep medicine, interventional pulmonology, allergy and immunology, pulmonary vascular disease and lung transplantation. Housed within one of the largest departments of medicine in the country, and located on the campus of an internationally renowned research university with a $1 billion research portfolio, the UCLA Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, and Allergy and Immunology is uniquely poised for transformational cross-disciplinary innovation and high-impact research. 


Reporting to the Chair of the Department of Medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and Executive Medical Director of the Department of Medicine at UCLA Health Dr. E. Dale Abel, this is a particularly dynamic time for the department and the next division chief, as the department begins to implement a strategic plan to achieve its vision to lead in innovation, transform care, and advance health for all. The division chief works collaboratively with clinical, academic, and administrative leaders within the department, school of medicine and UCLA Health, to advance the mission of excellence in clinical care, education, research, and community engagement, while further elevating the stature of the division in the region and nationally. In addition, the chief cultivates a collegial, inclusive, and multidisciplinary culture consistent with the principles of the DGSOM’s Cultural North Star, providing mentorship to faculty members, trainees, and students while also upholding UCLA Health’s patient-experience model, CICARE, and promoting clinical quality, safety, and operational distinction. 


The ideal candidate is a visionary and distinguished academic physician with an outstanding record of accomplishments in research, education, clinical care and service, who has demonstrated strong leadership skills and a track record of collaboration. The successful candidate will combine an exceptional research background and clinical acumen with superb communication skills and emotional intelligence, an inspiring strategic vision, a dedication to mentorship, development of clinician scientists and clinician educators, and a deep commitment to fostering wellness in an equitable environment that is inclusive, humanistic, and respects all facets of diversity. All candidates must hold an MD or equivalent, appropriate academic credentials for a tenured faculty appointment, be board eligible in pulmonary disease, critical care medicine, and/or sleep medicine, and eligible for licensure in California. 


Confidential inquiries, nominations, or submissions of interest (curriculum vitae and informative personal statement, as well as an EDI statement) are invited and will be considered until an appointment is made: 


Raphael Landovitz, MD, MSc, Search Committee Chair 

c/o Libby Shin, Executive Director, Office of the Chair of Medicine 


To apply: 


Senate and non-Senate (health sciences comp plan): The posted UC salary scales ( set the minimum pay determined by rank and step at appointment. See Table 5 – Faculty HSCP – Scale 7 ( The salary range for this position is $193,200-$531,100. This position includes membership in the health sciences compensation plan (, which provides for eligibility for additional compensation. 


The shared values of the DGSOM are expressed in the Cultural North Star, which was developed by members of our community and affirms our unswerving commitment to doing what’s right, making things better, and being kind. These are the standards to which we hold ourselves, and one another. Please read more about this important DGSOM program at 


We welcome candidates whose experience in teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to the University of California commitment to diversity and excellence. We seek to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the people of California, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives and ways of knowing and learning. 


All aspects of searches are confidential and all candidates are expected to review and abide by UC Regents Policy 1111 on Statement on Ethical Values and Standards of Conduct [] 


The University of California is committed to creating and maintaining a community dedicated to the advancement, application, and transmission of knowledge and creative endeavors through academic excellence, where all individuals who participate in University programs and activities can work and learn together in a safe and secure environment, free of violence, harassment, bullying and other demeaning behavior, discrimination, exploitation, or intimidation. With this commitment as well as a commitment to addressing all forms of academic misconduct, UCLA conducts targeted employment reference checks for finalists to whom departments or other hiring units would like to extend formal offers of appointment into Academic Senate faculty positions. The targeted employment reference checks involve contacting the finalists’ current and prior places of employment to ask whether there have been substantiated findings of misconduct that would violate the University’s Faculty Code of Conduct. To implement this process, UCLA requires all applicants for Academic Senate faculty positions to complete, sign, and upload the form entitled “Authorization to Release Information” into RECRUIT as part of their application. If the applicant does not include the signed authorization to release information with the application materials, the application will be considered incomplete. As with any incomplete application, the application will not receive further consideration. Although all applicants for faculty recruitments must complete the entire application, only finalists (i.e. those to whom the department or other hiring unit would like to extend a formal offer) considered for Academic Senate faculty positions will be subject to targeted employment reference checks. 


As a University employee, you will be required to comply with all applicable University policies and/or collective bargaining agreements, as may be amended from time to time. Federal, state, or local government directives may impose additional requirements. 


The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy.