Vice Chief, Critical Care

University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine

  • Location: Los Angeles, CA

Grant Cooper is seeking a Vice Chief of Medical Critical Care for the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine.The Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California (USC) was established in 1885 as the region’s first medical school and the second professional school founded at USC. The Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine (PCCSM) at Keck School of Medicine provides a vigorous, creative basic and clinical science core, with an active clinical service and a high-quality fellowship training program. The Division provides services at all three Health Sciences Campus teaching hospitals: Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center (LAC+USC), Keck Hospital of USC (KH) and USC Norris Cancer Hospital (Norris). PCCSM’s nationally and internationally recognized full-time faculty members share a combined research, clinical and teaching mission.

The Division prides itself on the quality, depth and breadth of its clinical services. Patient satisfaction and state-of-the-art pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine services in a cordial, professional manner remain the Division’s primary clinical objectives. Basic and applied research are the cornerstones of the Division, long known for cutting edge mechanistic studies in regulation of function and biology of the pulmonary alveolar epithelium. Applied research areas include gene regulation in lung injury and repair, immunology in lung transplantation and asthma, nanoparticle trafficking across alveolar epithelium, therapeutic interventions in interstitial pulmonary fibrosis and sarcoidosis, stem cell biology in lung injury/fibrosis, and outcomes in critical care, lung cancer, cystic fibrosis and venous thromboembolism. Division faculty and fellows published 43 peer-reviewed research papers and received more than $1.5 million in research funds in 2016.

Position Overview

The Department of Medicine at the Keck School of Medicine of USC is seeking outstanding applicants for the role of Vice Chief of Critical Care within the Division of PCCSM. The Vice Chief will also hold a leadership role at Keck Hospital of USC. PCCSM is a busy and expanding Division within the USC Keck School of Medicine. Inpatient services include care of critically ill medical, neurosurgical and patients from a number of surgical subspecialties, providing outstanding opportunities for teaching, participation in clinical research and care of a diverse patient population in an interactive and collegial environment. Additionally, the Vice Chief will facilitate faculty and trainee mentoring research and will publish in peer reviewed literature as author and co-author.


  • MD, Board Certification in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease, and Critical Care Medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine.
  • Able to obtain full, unrestricted licensure to practice medicine in California.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills required to effect improvement in clinical operations, recruitment, quality, research, teaching, and team building for the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine.
  • Experience in the business operations of a large and complex medical service.