BU School of Medicine and Boston Medical Center Seeking Chair, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery


March 21st, 2014

Boston Medical Center (BMC) and Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) are jointly seeking a new Chief and Chair of Orthopaedic Surgery.

We are seeking an energetic and academically committed individual with strong clinical credentials and a research background who is prepared to lead a department and serve as a key leader at our academic medical center.  The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery has 11 faculty members; 28 residents; 7 nurse practitioners; 6 physician assistants and over 30 administrative staff.  The Department offers the usual complement of Orthopaedic services including hand and upper extremity, joint reconstruction, knee, Orthopaedic pediatrics, spine, sports medicine and trauma and fractures. In the most recent academic year, the Department had 31,000 office visits and over 3,000 surgical cases.

The Department has a thriving graduate medical education program with residents rotating between Boston Medical Center, Lahey Clinic Medical Center, Shriner’s Hospital for Children and Veterans Affairs (VA) Healthcare System. In addition, the Department has a Trauma Service/Program, an ACGME accredited Sports Medicine fellow/program and a Spine Fellow program.

BMC is a 496-bed academic medical center located in Boston’s historic South End. The hospital is the primary teaching affiliate for Boston University School of Medicine. BMC provides a full range of pediatric and adult care services, from primary to family medicine to advanced specialty care. It is the largest and busiest provider of trauma and emergency services in New England. Emphasizing community-based care, BMC is committed to providing consistently excellent and accessible health services to all—and is the largest safety-net hospital in New England.

BMC is the principal teaching affiliate of Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM). BUSM is highly ranked and committed to urban and international health and has recognized leader in groundbreaking medical research.

We ask that candidates who wish to be considered send a CV and cover letter describing the experiences that qualify them for our position and their vision of what an academic Department of Orthopaedic Surgery should aspire to be. Please send all materials directly to: Gerard Doherty, MD, Utley Professor and Chair of Surgery, Boston University School of Medicine and Surgeon-in-Chief, Boston Medical Center via email to gerard.doherty@bmc.org. Please include “Orthopaedic Chair” in the subject line.

Boston University and Boston Medical Center are equal opportunity employers, committed to their common mission of improving the health of Boston’s residents while adhering to the highest standards of academic medicine.

BMC and BUSM are affirmative action/equal employment employers.
Women and minorities are encourage to apply.