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Baylor College of Medicine Chair of Orthopedic Surgery

Baylor College of Medicine, Department of Orthopedic Surgery
Houston, Texas
  • Job Type
    Employee
  • Job Status
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Baylor College of Medicine Seeks to Recruit a Strong Leader for the Role of Chair of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery

Reporting directly to the CEO and President, this extraordinary recruit will build and integrate a regional orthopedic program in collaboration with the multidisciplinary spine program and the existing five CommonSpirit hospitals in the Houston metroplex, as well as the 17 total hospitals throughout Texas. The Chair will play a pivotal role in providing leadership, direction, and development to all clinical, research, and academic activities within the Department of Orthopedic Surgery, including the R&B Lawrence Bone Disease Program of Texas https://txbonediseaseprogram.org/. The Chair will also be expected to maintain a robust clinical practice; to continue to treat patients as appropriate; to be responsible for the clinical education and training of students, residents, and fellows; to oversee their interaction with and treatment of patients; and to sustain and advance opportunities in basic, translational, and clinical research. With 35 faculty, 30 residents, 10 fellows, and four Texas Medical Board approved fellowships in Adult Reconstruction Orthopedics, Hand Surgery, Pediatric Orthopedics, and Orthopedic Sports Medicine, this department is renowned for its high-quality, personalized patient care, groundbreaking musculoskeletal research, and multi-dimensional approach to education.

The Chair will have the following specific responsibilities:

  • Provides strategic direction and leadership for the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Baylor College of Medicine in its clinical, education, research, and administrative missions.
  • Translates a departmental vision into exemplary clinical, educational, and research programs to achieve a top-tiered, nationally ranked department, with a primary focus on growing the adult clinical program and regional expansion in collaboration with the vast CommonSpirit Network in Texas, the robust Texas Children’s pediatric enterprise, the new multidisciplinary Baylor Spine Center.
  • Serves as a physician champion and leader for the provision of quality healthcare and clinical performance excellence.
  • Provides leadership and oversight of medical staff clinical care, research, and education, as well as performance improvement initiatives.
  • Facilitates and participates in development activities in the areas of fund development, promotion of extramurally funded research, efficient and effective organization and delivery of clinical services, generation of gifts and endowments, creation and licensing of intellectual property, and the negotiation of contracts for clinical research and other services.
  • Facilitates and ensures that the department achieves high-performance levels in financial performance, support of education, clinical service, research, and collaboration with colleagues.
  • Provides assistance to the Vice President and Chief Medical Officer of the Baylor College of Medicine Faculty Group Practice in the successful management of the relationships with hospital partners and other clinical partnerships.
  • Accomplishes continued improvement in the residency and fellowship training programs and becomes personally involved and engaged with residents and fellows.
  • Oversees accreditation and regulatory management activities.

Candidate Qualifications: The qualified candidate will have the following experience, knowledge, and skills:

  • Adequate experience in operational and financial management and leadership in a hospital, academic healthcare center, or academic group practice environment. Additional training in management or administration is preferred. Experience in medical staff functions is essential, as is working knowledge of hospital operations, quality improvement, and strategic planning.
  • Collaborative leadership and strong organizational and communication skills are needed to effectively operate in the complex environment of an academic medical center and effectively manage conflicting agendas.
  • Ability to define a vision and execute it; should be a visionary who sees potential and opportunity.
  • Successful experience developing new programs and expanding existing orthopedic programs; experience leading a multi-site or regional expansion is a decided plus.
  • Experience in facilitating and coordinating physician alignment activities, including building relationships with both community and academic physicians.
  • Outstanding clinical experience with an understanding of the clinical enterprise and the patient care delivery process and the knowledge to manage and build clinical practices.
  • Knowledge of and experience developing quality infrastructure, including development and implementation of decision tools, clinical protocols and guidelines, care management programs, and outcome measurement assessments.
  • Working knowledge of information technology and medical informatics with a track record of introducing information technology into clinical practice.
  • Superior communication skills. Should be a very skillful negotiator.
  • Record of success in mentoring and developing faculty and supporting them in their academic, teaching, and clinical endeavors.
  • Capability to succeed in different environments as an effective change agent, capable of making tough decisions.
  • Understanding of research; ideally an excellent reputation as a clinical scientist with the ability to attract and retain exceptional clinical and basic scientists.
  • Understanding of quality, accountability, and the balance between clinical care, investigation, and teaching.
  • High energy and enthusiasm balanced with a highly professional demeanor.
  • Ability to build bridges and function as a team player who is willing to work with other departments to leverage individual and team strengths.

Effective balance of personal and professional life to ensure the ability to manage stress and a challenging workload.

Education and Licensure: Must have or be able to obtain an unrestricted Texas medical license.

  • Must be certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery and have ten years or more of academic practice experience and substantial leadership experience.
  • Must be qualified for a faculty appointment in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery (at the rank of Professor is desired, but all qualifications will be considered).
  • Must have national recognition as a clinical leader or educator.

Baylor College of Medicine (www.bcm.edu)

Baylor consistently ranks among the top of the nation’s 179 medical schools, with U.S. News & World Report. Baylor ranks 20th nationally in NIH funding to medical schools, and first in the State. Twelve departments rank among the top 30 for funding from the NIH, with Genetics ranked number one and Pediatrics ranked number five. Baylor jointly owns 850-bed Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center with CommonSpirit and is moving its operations in phases to the relatively new McNair Campus less than a mile away. Orthopedic surgery has completely transferred to the McNair campus, where the new Chair is charged with building up the adult inpatient service. Baylor is also affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, the Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, the Harris Health System’s Ben Taub Hospital, The Menninger Clinic, Memorial Hermann-TIRR, Children’s Hospital of San Antonio, and MD Anderson Cancer Center. Baylor also provides medical services for six of Harris Health’s community health centers and the Thomas Street Health Center, with a primary focus on the care of patients diagnosed with HIV/AIDS. These teaching hospitals and health centers give medical students, health profession students, and resident physician trainees vast exposure to diverse and complex patient populations.

Baylor College of Medicine, Department of Orthopedic Surgery (https://www.bcm.edu/departments/orthopedic-surgery)

The Joseph Barnhart Department of Orthopedic Surgery was established in 1992 by an endowment gift from Dr. Joseph Barnhart and family. His gift allowed Orthopedic Surgery to rise from division to department status.

Over the years, Baylor’s Joseph Barnhart Department of Orthopedic Surgery has been a clinical leader, especially in the 90s, known nationally for its surgical expertise along with superb resident and fellow education.

With 35 faculty, 30 residents, 10 fellows, and four Texas Medical Board approved fellowships in Adult Reconstruction Orthopedics, Hand Surgery, Pediatric Orthopedics, and Orthopedic Sports Medicine, this department is renowned for its high-quality, personalized patient care, groundbreaking musculoskeletal research, and multi-dimensional approach to education. The department comprises the following:

  • Clinical: 1,880 surgeries per year; 18,700 patient clinic visits per year; 7,060 non-surgical procedures per year
  • Practice Sites: Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center - McNair Campus: primary campus; Ben Taub Hospital (mostly trauma); Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center (general orthopedics); Texas Children's Hospital (pediatric orthopedics)
  • Research: Over $5.4 million in grants and contracts per year; An annual average of 13 grant submissions per year since 2016; NIH grant funding success rate above 21.4%; Over 20 publications (including book chapters and scientific articles) in 2020
  • Education: 30 orthopedicresidents per year in five different programs, six residents per level (five training levels): 10 clinical fellows per year in four different programs (four hand, two joints, two pediatric orthopedics, and two sports)
Please submit nominations and/or curriculum vitae to the search consultant: Michelle McClintock, Senior Associate, Hodges Partners, 214.902.7905 (direct),  mmcclintock@hodgespartners.com

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Posted: 2021-12-23 Expires: 2022-01-22

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