Hershey, PA – The Department of Medicine of Penn State College of Medicine (PSCOM) is seeking an outstanding clinician-academician to serve as the new Chief, Division of Nephrology. This is an outstanding opportunity for a dynamic academic leader to directly shape the long-term vision and growth of a Division.
PSCOM and Milton S. Hershey Medical Center (MSHMC) were founded in 1963 with a $50 million gift from the M.S. Hershey Foundation. Both the Medical School and Medical Center have grown considerably over the past five decades. The establishment of Penn State Health in 2014 has been an important contributor to this growth. Penn State Health and the College of Medicine have a combined budget of nearly $2.7 billion. They are the largest employer in central Pennsylvania, providing meaningful and high quality jobs to nearly 13,000 individuals.
As the leader in the delivery of cutting edge treatment of kidney disease, the Chief must be strategically and operationally focused to guide the Division to the next level through the advancement of clinical programs, education and research while continuing to meet and exceed national standards of excellence. We seek a Chief who understands and fosters an academic environment. He/She will be responsible for the growth and advancement of research, scholarly activity and teaching excellence of the Division, continuing to raise the bar on medical education and developing a stronger commitment to research efforts within the Division.
The Chief will have the demonstrated ability to effectively inspire, manage, mentor and galvanize a culturally diverse faculty and staff. This position requires a thorough understanding of the healthcare environment, both regionally and nationally, a vision for the growth of clinical services, as well as an ability to collaborate with other leaders across PSCOM, MSHMC and Penn State Health to effectively formulate strategy, build market share and allocate resources.
The successful candidate will be an outstanding clinical and academic leader with a track record of clinical, translational or laboratory based research accomplishments that would potentially include NIH, PCORI or foundation funding. He/she will be a physician with a medical degree from an accredited school and board certification in Internal Medicine and Nephrology. He/she will also possess or be eligible for medical licensure in Pennsylvania.
To find out more, contact Linda Komnick or Carl Fitch through the office of Dan Dimenstein, preferably via email, to DDimenstein@wittkieffer.com.