Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, part of Beth Israel Lahey Health, is seeking a Chair to direct its Division of Ophthalmology. Candidates should have excellent management and interpersonal skills that will allow him or her to lead, grow and develop a division of highly skilled clinicians. Applicants should also maintain a continued interest in the practice and advancement of Ophthalmology.
The Division has four offices and a state of the art eye surgery center at our Peabody hospital. Members of the division also see patients in private practices throughout Massachusetts and New Hampshire. The successful applicant will lead a dynamic ophthalmology service with 18 comprehensive and subspecialty ophthalmologists and 9 optometrists seeing over 80,000 patients and performing over 3,000 intraocular surgeries per year.
The Division has the latest in ophthalmic technology including OCT-A, Optos wide field fluorescein/ICG angiography, Galilei corneal scanner, corneal crosslinking, LenSx , ORA, 3D visualization system. Division members are active in clinical and translational research and are supported by a dedicated research coordinator.
The Division participates in the residency teaching program of the New England Eye Center and division physicians qualify for academic appointments at Tufts University School of Medicine. The Division maintains a Lahey/Beth Israel 2 year retinal fellowship program (1 fellow per year) and has longstanding teaching and service relationships with ophthalmology clinics in Egypt, Turkey, and El Salvador.
The responsibilities of the Chair include the direction and administration of the professional, education and research programs of the Division. The Chair is responsible for physician recruitment and professional development, achieving divisional quality, patient and staff experience as well as financial goals, including productivity and total medical expense. The Chair is accountable for developing new initiatives, effectively managing resource allocation, and optimizing divisional operations. Candidates should be prepared to lead the division in a growing health system and ensure the delivery of excellent clinical care, while fostering a culture of teaching and research.
Applicants must be board certified in Ophthalmology and have an established record of achievement in the field. A background warranting appointment at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor is desirable. Additional business training or experience is desired but not required.
On March 1, former parent entity Lahey Health merged with four other local hospital organizations (Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, New England Baptist, Mount Auburn, and Anna Jaques hospitals) to form Beth Israel Lahey Health (BILH). BILH employs over 35,000 individuals making it the second largest employer in the state. The integrated delivery system consists of over 200 care locations including 13 hospitals, greater than 2400 beds and 5 ambulatory surgery centers. The system maintains behavioral health facilities, long-term care facilities, home health organizations and care management programs. Approximately 4,300 physicians are associated with BILH including 840 primary care physicians managing 1.3 million patients.
Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, a member of BILH, is a 347 bed tertiary care facility, outpatient clinic and Level II trauma center located in Burlington, MA. It is a physician-led, multi-disciplinary group practice of 500 physicians. Lahey Hospital and Medical Center maintains several accredited residency and fellowship programs and is an academic affiliate of Tufts Medical School. Conveniently located, Burlington, Massachusetts is 17 miles north of Boston and a short drive to the lakes, mountains and shores of New England as well as the numerous cultural opportunities available in the greater metropolitan area.
Interested candidates should forward CV and cover letter to: Dr. Joshua Berkowitz