Chair, Division of General Internal Medicine - Lahey Hospital and Medical Center

Location: Burlington, MA
Job ID: 173703-1A
Date Posted: Apr 4, 2022
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 visionary leader for the Division of General Internal Medicine (GIM).

Lahey is one of a few academic multispecialty clinic model institutions in the country

    • Physician-led
    • Institutional commitment to a "Patient-first" priority
    • Cutting edge, high quality care, coordinated under one roof, for the benefit of our patients

The Division Chair of GIM is a unique opportunity for an exceptionally qualified individual to design a general internal medicine academic division of the future.

    • Newly endowed chair with annual income to support education, patient care, and research
    • Build the GIM research portfolio and shape our new Institute for Healthcare Delivery Science
    • Expand the educational role of the division
    • Model and encourage exceptional clinical care. Develop systems to optimize and adapt patient care to the changing healthcare environment.
    • Develop and guide new strategic initiatives

Key Division characteristics:

    • 37 physicians, 17 Advanced Practice Providers, 4 PharmD, 20 RNs, and 40 medical assistants
    • 110 primary care visits per year plus acute care clinic and pre-operative clinic
    • Integral part of the internal medicine residency, with continuity clinics and a General Medicine Inpatient teaching service
    • Medically complex patient population
    • Active population health management and preventive care initiatives
    • Beautiful new facilities adjacent to the medical center, in a building with a radiology suite, phlebotomy station and pharmacy to provide seamless care on site. Psychologists embedded within GIM.

Required Qualifications:


Board Certification in Internal Medicine

Eligibility for or current licensure in Massachusetts

Background consistent with appointment at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor

Additional business and leadership training is desirable


At least 10 years of experience as a practicing general internist

Leadership experience in a collaborative clinical group practice

Track record in change management, innovation and team building

Experience working with advanced practice provider colleagues

Academic recognition at a national level with experience building academic programs

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.

Qualified applicants should send a cover letter and curriculum vitae to Ellen Haggerty, Physician Recruiter, [email protected]

Beth Israel Lahey Health. Lahey Hospital & Medical Center Department of Internal Medicine is committed to recruiting and supporting residents, fellows, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds that represent the diversity of our patients and community. The Department is additionally committed to ensuring an environment that is inclusive and imbues a sense of belonging for historically excluded people including racial, ethnic and religious minorities, LGBTQ+ individuals, and people with disabilities.