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Medical Director, Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery

Valley Health

  • Location: Winchester, VA

Valley Health is a not-for-profit organization serving the healthcare needs of people in and around an area known as the Top of Virginia, as well as parts of West Virginia and Maryland. Valley Health was incorporated November 4, 1993 when Winchester Medical Center (WMC) and Warren Memorial Hospital (WMH) in Front Royal, partnered to serve the region. Headquartered in Winchester, Virginia, Valley Health now operates six hospitals: WMC, WMH, Shenandoah Memorial Hospital (SMH) in Woodstock, VA, Hampshire Memorial Hospital (HMH) in Romney, WV, and War Memorial Hospital in Berkeley Springs, WV. Valley Health has a combined 551 licensed inpatient beds and 150 long-term care beds. The system is supported by over 4,500 employees, and a medical staff of nearly 500. Valley Health had 33,000 inpatient admissions in 2007 and more than 116,000 emergency room visits.

Position Overview

The Valley Health Medical Director, Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery (MD-MICDS) is an Executive of Valley Health reporting directly to the Medical Director, Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery. Although most time will be spent clinically/operating, the Medical Director will support implementation and management of Valley Health minimally invasive cardiovascular service strategies. The MD-MICDS is responsible for leading and overseeing all minimally invasive cardiac surgery at Valley Health hospitals and practices which include all efforts necessary to deliver top-quality patient services, operational excellence, and service growth. The MD-MICDS is integral in aligning the activities of both employed and private practice cardiologists, cardiovascular surgeons and other related CV physicians and services to maximize consistent quality and clinical excellence across the system. S/he will work collaboratively with other system resources responsible for daily operations to maximize clinical, operational and financial performance including efforts to support regional relations and network development. The MD-MICDS will play the central role in establishing strong communication strategies with physicians, hospital leadership, other health care providers, internal constituents, and the community.


  • MD with board certification(s) by the American Board of Thoracic Surgery.
  • Eligible for unrestricted licensure for the state of Virginia.
  • Broad capabilities in the surgical management of adult cardiac surgery, including CABG (on and off pump expertise), all aspects of valvular heart surgery, including advanced mitral valve repair and specific experience with and comfort with minimally invasive approaches to aortic and mitral valve repair; TAVR experience preferred.
  • Capabilities in aortic reconstruction (including aortic root) for aneurysm and dissection, surgery for atrial fibrillation, and re-operative cardiac surgery.
  • Successful track record of building/growing a robust Cardiothoracic Surgery Program with high-quality outcomes and referring physician satisfaction.