Hershey, PA - Penn State College of Medicine (PSCOM) and Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center (MSHMC) seek a collaborative physician leader with a record of accomplishment in administration, clinical practice, research, and education as the Director of the Penn State Heart and Vascular Institute (HVI). The Director will lead through innovation and a vision for advancing cardiology and vascular clinical services, scholarly activity and enhancing the research and educational programs within the HVI and PSCOM.
For the last 50 years, PSCOM and MSHMC have served as central Pennsylvania’s only university medical center and medical school. Together, they have played a prominent role in meeting the region’s needs for tertiary and quaternary care and have served as one of the region’s largest employers and economic drivers.
The HVI is located on the MSHMC campus and offers advanced cardiac and vascular diagnostic and treatment services to communities throughout central Pennsylvania. Over 65 faculty members of the HVI deliver high quality clinical services, advanced educational programs, and leading research discoveries through the cardiac and vascular programs. The HVI offers the region's only heart transplant center, Joint Commission-accredited programs in advanced heart failure, ventricular assist devices, and options for treating structural heart disease, including TAVR, Watchman and MitraClip.
The next Director will ensure that the HVI's clinical programs provide coordinated, efficient, high quality care to patients. They will understand and practice clinical medicine, articulate the vision of HVI as a regional leader in heart and vascular care, and motivate and lead others in shared improvement and growth efforts. The Director will foster an academic environment that promotes research and scholarly activity.
The successful candidate will possess outstanding interpersonal and communication skills with a demonstrated ability to promote the growth of others, inspire, manage and collaborate. They will be an individual who has a passion for providing outstanding care, a desire to improve systems and processes to maximize efficiency, a leader to engage clinicians and hold them accountable, and a commitment to providing an environment conducive to enhancing education and growing research. Candidates must possess an M.D. or equivalent credentials with subspecialty training and board certification in cardiology, vascular or cardiothoracic surgery.
For confidential nominations or expressions of interest, please contact Linda Komnick or Kimberly Smith through the office of Ashley Rittgers at email@example.com or (757) 743-7515.
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