Westchester Medical Center announces an exceptional opportunity for an accomplished physician leader to serve as Section, Chief Maternal Fetal Medicine. Reporting to the Chair of OB/GYN, the Section Chief will lead the strategic vision while providing leadership for WMC Health Network MFM program and work across the WMC Health system to promote a culture focused on clinical performance, patient satisfaction and program development while maintaining an active clinical practice and be eligible for an academic appointment with New York Medical College School of Medicine commensurate with experience.
The Section Chief will provide direction and coordination of administrative, clinical, education, and research endeavors to the department’s 6-member faculty and the new Fetal Home which will open in August of 2020. Westchester Medical Center (WMC), the system’s 650-bed flagship hospital and Level I trauma center, has one of the highest case-mix indexes in the nation, caring for the most severely ill or injured patients in the country. WMC averages over 1,100 deliveries per year and has a 49-bed Level IV Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. The Section Chief will also oversee MFM services at Good Samaritan Hospital, which averages 3500 to 4000 births per year, lead the expansion of additional services across the health system, and network with community-based providers to elevate care to mothers and newborns in WMC Health Regional Perinatal Center.
WMC Health is a 1,700-bed healthcare system headquartered in Valhalla, New York, with 10 hospitals on eight campuses spanning 6,200 square miles of the Hudson Valley. WMC Health employs more than 12,000 people and has nearly 3,000 attending physicians. From Level 1, Level 2 and Pediatric Trauma Centers, the region’s only acute care children’s hospital, an academic medical center, several community hospitals, dozens of specialized institutes and centers, skilled nursing, assisted living facilities, homecare services and one of the largest mental health systems in New York State, WMC Health is the pre-eminent provider of integrated healthcare in the Hudson Valley.
The successful candidate will be recognized as an outstanding leader with an excellent track record in clinical care, teaching and research. Candidates must demonstrate a strong vision for achieving excellence in maternal fetal medicine and an understanding of the opportunities and challenges associated working with regional clinical services within a premier health system. Proven success in the areas of quality, performance management, program development and expansion, and institutional collaboration within an academic health system is essential. Successful candidates will hold an MD or MD/PhD or equivalent, have completed an ACGME accredited residency in OB/GYN, and maintain current board certification in their area of specialty. Eligibility for an unrestricted New York medical license and an academic appointment at the rank of Professor or Associate Professor are required.
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