Chief, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

UT Health San Antonio

  • Location: San Antonio, TX

The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UT Health San Antonio), one of six health institutions in The University of Texas System, is the major source of health professions education and life sciences research in South Texas and is a regional center for patient care. UT Health San Antonio is a comprehensive academic health center with 3,250 students enrolled in five schools:  the Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine, the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, the School of Dentistry, the School of Nursing, and the School of Health Professions.

The Long School of Medicine, with 20 clinical and seven basic science departments, 14 centers and institutes, and total revenues of $720 million for FY20, was dedicated in 1968 and was the first component of the University to be established.  There are approximately 1,225 faculty, 880 medical students, and 860 residents and fellows training in 55 ACGME-approved graduate medical education programs. Funding from all sponsored research sources is >$180M in FY20. UT Health San Antonio Long School of Medicine’s 2018 Blue Ridge Institute ranking improved to 52nd of the 154 total US medical schools.

The Department of Medicine is comprised of 12 divisions, each offering expert clinical care and outstanding training programs. Inpatient care and training are provided at our two main teaching hospitals, the University Hospital and the Audie Murphy VA Medical Center. Outpatient care and training are offered at the UTMed outpatient facility (MARC), our new Hill Country clinic, the UT Health San Antonio MD Anderson Cancer Center, the VA Medical Center and at clinics operated by the University Health System. Some divisions also sponsor joint training programs with our colleagues at the San Antonio Military Medical Center, the busiest medical facility in the Department of Defense. The Internal Medicine residency program includes over 100 residents and boasts a first-time ABIM pass rate of over 95 percent.

The Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine consists of 15 faculty, 8 mid-level providers, and 3 research coordinators and provides both inpatient and outpatient clinical care at a variety of sites including the Medical Arts and Research Center (MARC), the home of the academic practice of UT Health Physicians, the Audie Murphy VA Medical Center, the Robert B Green Clinic and the University Hospital. The Division has one of the oldest Lung Transplant Programs, a large adult Cystic Fibrosis Center, a Center of Excellence in Interstitial Lung Disease, a Pulmonary Hypertension Center, a robust Interventional Pulmonary program and a Severe Asthma Clinic. Faculty in the Division are known Nationally and Internationally in each of these areas.

Position Overview

The Department of Medicine at UT Health San Antonio, a comprehensive academic health university and research center in South Texas (www.uthscsa.edu), seeks a dynamic academic leader to serve as Chief of the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine in the Department of Medicine. The Chief of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine is responsible for the growth and advancement of clinical, research, and teaching excellence of the Division, academic and clinical planning, development and resource management.  Reporting to Dr. Brian Reeves, Chair of Medicine, the Chief will develop and recruit faculty and trainees, strengthen collaborative departmental and hospital partner relationships, enhance outreach activities, engage local and/or regional community physicians, and develop local clinical protocols, and engage with existing research programs to build nationally recognized clinical and translational research programs which transform care for the community.

The successful candidate will be an outstanding, nationally recognized leader with a substantial record of research, teaching, clinical, and administrative accomplishments in Pulmonary or Critical Care Medicine, including Sleep Medicine. A successful record of extramural funding for either basic or clinical research is preferred. He or she will have the in-depth knowledge and ability to effectively lead physicians, researchers, and educators while growing the scholarly activity of the division. Integrity, intellect, the ability to work effectively with numerous stakeholders, and a vision of how medicine will thrive clinically, scientifically and financially in an age of healthcare reform are essential.

Qualifications

  • MD or equivalent medical degree.
  • Texas medical license or ability to obtain licensure in Texas within one year.
  • Board certification in Pulmonary Medicine
  • Must be qualified for a faculty position at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor.
  • Recognized as a leader in Pulmonary or Critical Care Medicine who is seen as an expert clinician with a track record of developing outstanding programs and a passion for delivering patient care of unsurpassed quality.
  • A strong record of research contributions, either in clinical, translational or basic science, and a history of sustained extramural funding for research.
  • Demonstrated success in the recruitment and development of faculty and trainees.
  • Experience building highly successful collaborations within a large academic complex healthcare system.
  • Experience as a successful manager with a track record of effective, cooperative leadership, faculty development, and strategic vision gained within an academic environment.