Emory University School of Medicine is recognized nationally and internationally as one of the nation’s outstanding institutions for biomedical education, research and patient care and is dedicated to training exceptional students who become leaders in academic medicine and biomedical research. Ranked 17th nationally in NIH research, the school is best known for its research and treatment in ophthalmology, infectious disease, neurosciences, heart disease, cancer, transplantation, orthopaedics, pediatrics, renal disease, geriatrics, among other specialties. Emory Healthcare (EHC) is the largest, most comprehensive academic health system in the region. In fiscal year 2016, EHC earned $3 billion in net revenue and provided over $72 million in charity care.
Emory Eye Center, a recognized leader in patient care, education and research, provides quality patient care, educates and trains eye professionals and conducts pioneering research into eye diseases. With more than 120,000 patient encounters in 2016 and a comprehensive clinical practice with annual billings approaching $100M, Emory Eye Center is the largest, most comprehensive clinical eye care facility in Georgia. With a workforce of over 250 employees, Ophthalmology has 70 faculty and over 30 residents and fellows. Emory Eye Center has a robust endowment totaling $123M.
The Chair of Ophthalmology has direct responsibility to build and direct all ophthalmology programs including all clinical, educational and research endeavors involving the faculty/physicians of the Department of Ophthalmology with responsibility for the continued development of an academically distinguished department. The Chair serves as a member of the senior leadership team of the School of Medicine that establishes the education, research and outreach priorities and leads efforts to ensure the competitiveness of the medical education program. As Chair, s/he is responsible for oversight and management of the Ophthalmology faculty while advancing innovative scientific research programs.
As Chief of Ophthalmology for Emory Healthcare, the Chair also works closely with the Physician Group President to ensure high quality ophthalmology service to all patients, to coordinate ophthalmology services across all medical facilities, and to exercise appropriate operational and financial management of ophthalmology physicians and services. The Chair works closely with the Dean of the Emory School of Medicine to develop the clinical programs involving ophthalmology care and plan new ophthalmology programs, services and facilities.
A qualified candidate will hold an MD or MD/PhD degree, be a board certified physician and a nationally recognized ophthalmologist who will hold privileges to provide patient care throughout Emory Healthcare. The individual will provide senior leadership in all clinical, educational and research endeavors involving ophthalmology for the faculty of the Department of Ophthalmology, with responsibility for the continued development of an academically distinguished department of ophthalmology for the School of Medicine of Emory University. Candidates should possess a minimum of seven (7) years of clinical/educational leadership experience. S/he will be an accomplished operational and strategic leader with direct administrative experience to include a broad understanding of complex health strategies and issues challenging the field of ophthalmology and its medical education programs.
Interested candidates may submit a curriculum vitae and cover letter directly to: