Division Chief, Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology

Houston Methodist

  • Location: Houston, TX

The Department of Cardiology at Houston Methodist Hospital (HMH) is seeking a leader to serve as Division Chief, Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology. The Division Chief will be responsible for academic leadership, enhancing clinical and translational research, growing a robust educational program including the operation of an ACGME-approved fellowship in Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology. Additional faculty positions and appropriate research space will be available to help build a strong academic unit. An academic appointment at Weill Cornell Medical College is available, commensurate with the candidate’s academic accomplishments.

The DeBakey Heart and Vascular Center at Houston Methodist has the largest Advanced Heart Failure Program in Houston and ranks 15th in the nation. Houston Methodist has a storied tradition in heart failure, including placement of the first pulsatile LVAD and the creation of the first continuous flow axial pump in partnership with NASA. In addition, over 1000 heart transplants have been performed at Houston Methodist and this includes one of the largest multi-organ transplant programs in the country.

The Division encompasses a broad array of heart failure programs ranging from Heart Failure disease management/ Cardiac transplant and LVAD/ Cardiogenic Shock/ Pulmonary hypertension/ Cardio oncology and Cardiac Amyloid programs.  The Heart Failure Division is comprised of 7 full-time members who are very active in clinical research and clinical trials. A dedicated basic and translational heart failure Laboratory also offers several opportunities for research collaborations. The Program trains 3 Advanced Heart Failure Fellows yearly in addition to medical residents and core cardiology fellows and offers yearly conferences and symposia in heart failure management and transplantation. Houston Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center has new state-of-the-art clinical facilities for both inpatient care (new Walter Tower with 360 beds, 13 cath labs, 4 hybrid rooms) and outpatient longitudinal care. The J.C Walter Jr. Transplant center is regarded as one of the flagship programs of the Houston Methodist Hospital and oversees all solid organ transplant and end-organ interventions with close collaboration with the DeBakey Heart and Vascular Center.

Qualifications:

  • MD or DO with board certification in Advanced Heart Failure.
  • Eligibility for an unrestricted medical license in TX.
  • Outstanding clinical skills and a national reputation in the field.
  • Administrative and leadership skills capable of expanding and propelling the Division to national leadership in patient care, research and education.
  • Substantial scholarly achievements.
  • Strong track record of independent extramural research funding.
  • Effective supervisory skills, including clinical mentoring and coaching expertise; ability to advance and develop a superior clinical service.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills and presentation skills for both clinical and non-clinical audiences, in group settings or one-on-one.