Chair, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

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Location: Burlington, MA
Job ID: 158444-1A
Date Posted: Jan 11, 2021
Category: Physician

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Welcome to Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, part of Beth Israel Lahey Health. Lahey Hospital & Medical Center is a world-renowned tertiary medical center known for its innovative technology, pioneering medical treatment and leading-edge research. A teaching hospital of Tufts University School of Medicine, the hospital provides quality health care in virtually every specialty and subspecialty, from primary care to cancer diagnosis and treatment to kidney and liver transplantation. It is a national leader in a number of health care areas, including stroke, weight management and lung screenings, among many others. Lahey also helps to advance medicine through research and the education of tomorrow's health care leaders.

About the Job

Lahey Hospital & Medical Center (LHMC), part of Beth Israel Lahey Health, is seeking a Chair to lead its Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine.   Candidates should have excellent management and interpersonal skills that will allow them to lead, grow and develop a division of highly skilled clinicians, researchers and support staff, along with a continued interest in the practice and advancement of pulmonary and critical care medicine.


The Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at LHMC is comprised of 28 senior staff physicians, 19 advanced practice professionals, and 7 post-graduate fellows who provide outpatient services at 5 hospitals and 24/7 critical care services at 3 hospitals.  The Division has advanced fellowship programs in Pulmonary Critical Care and Interventional Pulmonology.


The responsibilities of the Chair include the direction and administration of the professional, operational, education and research programs of the Division.  The Chair is responsible for physician recruitment and professional development, achievement of divisional quality, financial, and patient satisfaction goals, development of new strategic initiatives, effective management of resource allocation within the division, and optimization of divisional operations.  Candidates should have an established record of achievement in pulmonary and critical care medicine.  Candidates should  be prepared to lead the division in a growing health system while ensuring the delivery of excellent clinical care in partnership with advanced practice providers,  teaching  fellows, residents and medical students, and fostering research. 


Applicants must be board certified in Pulmonary and/or Critical Care Medicine.  A strong academic background that warrants or has led to an appointment at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor is desirable.  Additionally, management with strong medical operational expertise and leadership training  is desired.


The Lahey Health integrated delivery system consists of over 1,200 clinicians providing care throughout Lahey Health’s network of acute care hospitals, ambulatory centers, physician practice sites, behavioral health facilities, long-term care facilities, home health organizations and care management programs.  In March 2019, Lahey Health merged with four other local hospital organizations (Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, New England Baptist, Mount Auburn, and Anna Jaques Hospitals) to form Beth Israel Lahey Health (BILH).  BILH currently employs 35,000 individuals making it the second largest employer in the state of Massachusetts, and consists of over 200 care locations including 13 hospitals with over 2400 beds and 5 ambulatory surgery centers.  Approximately 4,300 physicians are associated with BILH including 840 primary care physicians managing 1.3 million patients.  


Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, a 317 bed tertiary care facility, outpatient clinic and Level I trauma center located in Burlington, MA. is a physician-led, multi-disciplinary group practice of 500 physicians.  We maintain several accredited residency and fellowship programs and are an academic affiliate of Tufts University School of Medicine.  Conveniently located, Burlington, Massachusetts is 17 miles north of Boston and a short drive to the mountains, lakes and seaside of New England as well as cultural opportunities of Boston.