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Chair – Department of Surgery

Houston Methodist Hospital
Houston, Texas
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Chair – Department of Surgery

Houston Methodist Hospital

Houston, TX


Houston Methodist is actively seeking a Chair for the Department of Surgery. The Chair of the Surgery Department at Houston Methodist Hospital (HMH) administers and leads the service in the institution's core areas of focus: clinical excellence, research, and academics. The Chair is responsible for aligning the goals and direction of the Department with those of Houston Methodist through collaboration with other institutional leaders andcolleagues. The Chair works closely with HMH administration to bridge any gaps between the clinical and non-clinical aspects of clinical service/department administration. The Chair must demonstrate experience and commitment to building academic programs consistent with the unique characteristics and aspirations of Houston Methodist Hospital. The Chair will work with academic hospital and regional hospital leadership to strengthen and grow general surgery throughout the health care system. An important role for the Chair will be to mentor and develop members of the surgical faculty.



  • M.D. or equivalent degree(s).
  • Current board certification in a surgical specialty.
  • Demonstrated academic success that is sufficient to qualify for Weill Cornell faculty appointment at the rank of Full Professor.
  • Proven capabilities in the areas of strategic planning, financial stewardship, resource allocation, and risk management.
  • Experience in the operations of a Department of Surgery related to research, faculty affairs, operations, hospital initiatives, education and fundraising.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with both clinical and research leaders across disciplines in the advancement of surgical care.
  • A track record of leadership and a documented history of professional success.
  • Experience with innovative educational methodologies and research facilities.
  • Strong reputation as a clinical surgeon and surgical educator.
  • Eligible for unrestricted Texas medical licensure.


Interested candidates, please forward a cover letter and curriculum vitae to Dr. H. Dirk Sostman, Chair of Surgery Search Committee c/o Austin Abu – aabu@houstonmethodist.org


Houston Methodist is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Equal employment opportunity is a sound and just concept to which Houston Methodist is firmly bound. Houston Methodist will not engage in discrimination against or harassment of any person employed or seeking employment with Houston Methodist on the basis of  race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, status as a protected veteran or other characteristics protected by law.

VEVRAA Federal Contractor – priority referral Protected Veterans requested


Posted: 2019-09-20 Expires: 2019-11-19

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