UT Health San Antonio is seeking a Chief for the Division of Cardiology. The Janey and Dolph Briscoe Division of Cardiology is one of twelve divisions in the Department of Medicine at UT Health San Antonio’s Long School of Medicine. The division offers a Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship Program and Interventional Cardiology Fellowship Program, with leading experts in the specialty areas of Interventional Cardiology, Electrophysiology, Heart Failure, Cardiac Imaging, Peripheral/Vascular Medicine, Congenital Heart Disease and Women’s Heart Disease. UT Health San Antonio is the largest comprehensive health sciences university in South Texas, and the only tier-one research institution in South Texas, with cardiovascular research included in UT Health’s eight key research areas of emphasis.
UT Health San Antonio offers education and patient care at University Health System and Audie Murphy Veterans Hospital. University Hospital includes a Level I Trauma center with over 700 beds, maintains Nursing Magnet Status, ACC Chest Pain Center accreditation, and Primary Percutaneous Coronary Intervention accreditation. University Hospital is undergoing a multi-million dollar expansion to their existing Sky Tower to include new heart and vascular space. In addition, University Health System has committed to investing nearly $40 million in major expansions to the Heart and Vascular Institute.
Position Overview: Chief, Division of Cardiology
The Division Chief will balance commitment to the education, patient care, and research missions of the division. Reporting to the Chair of Medicine, this role will expand the national visibility and prestige of the division, which is poised for significant growth in all areas. The Division Chief also will play an integral role in the continued development and expansion of the Heart and Vascular Institute, contributing to strategic growth, operational excellence, and clinical advancement of cardiovascular services.
The ideal candidate will offer:
- Clinical background in either general cardiology or a cardiology subspecialty, with an exemplary clinical track record. Must be qualified for a faculty role at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor.
- Proven ability to foster collegial and peer participation from all disciplines to develop a superior clinical service line. Experience working within a cardiovascular service line, heart and vascular institute, or heart center highly desirable.
- Track record of successful recruitment, mentoring, and development of faculty. Experience or ability to nurture and grow already successful training programs.
- Record of ongoing extramural funding for research is preferred, and ability to foster growth in the research agenda across the division.
- Strong organizational, management, financial, and budgetary skills.
- Experience implementing quality and care management initiatives, clinical best practices, and process improvement initiatives to achieve the highest level of care. Strong understanding of ACC/AHA guidelines and the needs of other accrediting organizations.