System Chair, Department of Surgery Main Line Health

Job Description

Main Line Health (MLH) is seeking an accomplished, nationally recognized surgeon to serve as System Chair, Department of Surgery. The System Chair will provide strategic leadership, direction and coordination of administrative, clinical, educational, and research endeavors to the department’s 400-plus employed and aligned surgeons while enhancing collaboration with the system’s academic affiliate, Thomas Jefferson University. Combined, more than 38,000 surgical procedures are performed annually across the system’s four campuses.

Main Line Health is suburban Philadelphia’s most comprehensive health resource, offering a full range of medical, educational and research capabilities. At its core are four of the region’s most respected acute care hospitals totaling more than 1,000 beds. The system offers a continuum of care for the 1.8 million residents. As a $1.5 billion organization with more than 10,000 employees and 2,200 physicians, Main Line Health is one of the largest employers in southeastern Pennsylvania. In 2013, Main Line Health was named among the top quintile of U.S. health systems in the “medium health systems” category by Truven Analytics.

Main Line Health is committed to research and graduate medical education with residents and fellows on two campuses, including a general surgery residency with two residents per year. The program provides a complete spectrum of general surgery training including advanced techniques in minimally invasive and endovascular surgery. Lankenau Institute for Medical Research, one of the few freestanding, hospital-associated research centers in the nation, provides the opportunity for clinical and translational research.

Successful candidates for the System Chair, Department of Surgery will be respected surgeons with excellent clinical, teaching and research track records. Candidates must have demonstrated effective leadership abilities and experience in an academic medical center or community-based teaching hospital. The System Chair will be expected to expand the clinical enterprise, contribute to the further development of high quality, evidence-based surgical practices and standardized models of care across the system, and contribute to enhancing the general surgery residency program. While working to enhance cooperation and integration across the four MLH hospitals, the System Chair will help nurture the unique strengths of each campus. The System Chair will play a major role in the strategic direction and vision of this critical department while enhancing the collaboration with Thomas Jefferson University. This position requires excellent leadership and communication skills.

Successful candidates will have completed an ACGME accredited residency in surgery and be Board Certified by the appropriate recognized specialty board approved by the American Board of Medical Specialties. ID#152511I56.

How to Apply

Qualified candidates should submit their CV to:

Mark Prosperi
Executive Vice President, Managing Principal
Cejka Executive Search