West Virginia University (WVU) and the Department of Anesthesiology in the WVU School of Medicine seek a visionary leader to serve as Chair. This is an exceptional leadership opportunity for a physician with an unwavering commitment to excellence in clinical care, education, and research.
The Department of Anesthesiology provides an average 45,000 anesthetics per year. Organized sub-specialty groups include: cardiac, pediatric, chronic pain, and regional anesthesia/acute pain. WVU has the largest anesthesia practice in the state, and its only anesthesiology residency training program. Fellowship programs are being developed in adult cardio thoracic anesthesiology, chronic pain, and regional anesthesiology. A nurse anesthesia program was recently accredited to annually enroll 15 students. Our clinical workforce includes 54 faculty anesthesiologists, 29 anesthesiology residents, 88 CRNAs, and 15 SRNAs. The successful candidate will provide leadership in the delivery of patient-centered care within a growing, integrated delivery health care system. The successful candidate will have the skills and commitment necessary to advance medical education and research and motivate department faculty and trainees in the discovery and application of state of the art knowledge. Candidates should have excellent communication skills. Administrative experience should include strategic planning, finance/budgeting, and recruitment. Experience in a multi hospital system is desirable.
West Virginia University, founded in 1867, has a long and rich history as a public, land grant institution. WVU encourages scholarship, offers high quality academic programs while serving the state of West Virginia and the nation. WVU is located in Morgantown, West Virginia, has been ranked as a #1 Small City in America, with divisional campuses in Charleston, Keyser, Martinsburg, and Montgomery. WVU is a Research University (Highest Research Activity) and ranks among the top 100 public universities in the nation, including a top 15 ranking in most affordable tuition for out-of-state students. WVU offers 184 degrees throughout the 15 colleges and schools within the university. Areas of specialty include STEM education, healthcare in Appalachia, shale gas utilization, radio astronomy, and forensics. There are more than 32,000 graduate and undergraduate students along with 190,000 alumni worldwide who are pioneering, passionate, innovative, tireless and caring.