Associate Chair and Director of Obstetric Services | Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences

University of Maryland School of Medicine

  • Location: Baltimore, MD

Grant Cooper is seeking an Associate Chair and Director of Obstetric Services for the University of Maryland School of Medical in Baltimore.The University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) is seeking an established maternal-fetal medicine academic physician leader to serve as the Associate Chair and Director of Obstetric Services. The Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences has 47 primary faculty members, including 27 MDs, 10 PhDs, and 10 midlevel providers. The labor and delivery unit does 1,850 deliveries per year, 85 percent of which are classified as high risk. The annual budget for the Department is approximately $30 million with annual research funding of over $3 million.

Position Overview

This senior position includes oversight of all obstetric services delivered at University of Maryland Medical Center, including Antepartum and Postpartum floors, and a new state-of-the art Labor and Delivery Unit, to be commissioned March 2018. The Associate Chair and Director will provide strong leadership, assist in recruiting high caliber talent into the organization, and promote quality of care. S/he will support the provision of a strong customer service orientation toward patients, affiliated physicians, and referring community physicians. The Associate Chair and Director must clearly and effectively articulate the goals, directions, missions, critical issues, and values of the Department and University to the medical staff and employees who work within obstetrics and its related areas. S/he will have extensive authority and responsibility in Patient Safety and Risk Mitigation (PSRM), and will chair the Department’s PSRM initiative. As with all faculty, the successful candidate will value teaching at all levels and actively participate in teaching residents, medical students, and fellows in our nationally-renown Maternal and Fetal Medicine Fellowship Program. Funded clinical research is not mandatory for this position, but is an asset that will be recognized in the time commitment of this position. The successful candidate will maintain a comprehensive and long-range system-wide view of the University’s strategic plan as it pertains to obstetric services.


  • MD or DO degree from an accredited institution, completion of accredited OB/GYN residency, and fellowship in maternal-fetal medicine are required.
  • Board certified in OB/GYN and Maternal Fetal Medicine.
  • A minimum of five years of experience after completion of an ABOG-accredited fellowship training program.
  • Academic achievement sufficient to meet the University of Maryland School of Medicine criteria for appointment at the associate professor or professor level.
  • Demonstrated interest and expertise in Patient Safety and healthcare quality measures.
  • Strong commitment to patient care, reflecting a service-oriented philosophy with hospital administration and colleagues in other specialties.
  • A reputation for building a clinically strong program.


The University of Maryland, Baltimore is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.