Medical Director - Lung Transplant Program

Virginia Commonwealth University
Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Start date
Jan 14, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Medicine, Other Health & Medicine, Pediatrics, Surgery
Employment Type
Full Time

Posting Details

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Position Number F67000 Is this employee on a H1B Visa? Position Type Teaching and Research Faculty Rank Open Working Title Medical Director - Lung Transplant Program School/Unit School of Medicine Department Internal Medicine Number of Months 12 Tenure Status Open Grant funded position? No
Mission or Goal of Unit

The Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine Division is a multi-faceted Division with full time faculty who provide care for all forms of acute or chronic lung disease or critical illness.

The mission of the Pulmonary Medicine and Critical Care Medicine Division is to provide the best clinical care available for patients with lung disease and associated medical illnesses in the Commonwealth of Virginia. We feel that this care can best be delivered within the VCU Health System. Our mission is further to provide the best teaching of lung disease and associated disorders to future physicians. Finally, we strive to further our understanding for the pathogenesis of lung diseases and critical illness through multidisciplinary translational research.

Chief purpose of this position in support of above mission or goal

The Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine is seeking candidates for our Medical Director of Lung Transplant. The successful candidate will lead a multi-disciplinary team in providing comprehensive care and management of patients before and after lung transplant. The Medical Director is responsible for providing administrative leadership to the lung transplant program; develop policies and practice guideline to assure compliance with governing agencies; participate in various outreach activities with multiple constituencies both within and outside the Hospital and University and the broader clinical community; guide performance improvement guidelines, policies and protocols.

Position Responsibilities

• Provide exemplary care in the areas of Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine
• Provide exemplary in the care and treatment of Lung Transplant patients
• Provide care on inpatient services including the MRICU, Critical Care Consult service and Outpatient clinics

• Serve as the Medical Director of the Lung Transplant program-building the clinical, educational and administrative sections of the program

• Provide teaching service to learners, including medical students, interns and residents
• Use contemporary adult learning methods to promote evidence-based practice
• Demonstrate effective teaching skills and continually develop as a teacher for learners at all levels
• Complete required evaluations of learners in a timely manner – including but not limited to written and verbal feedback
• Participate in other learning activities such as foundations of clinical medicine, morning report, core conference, and other formal educational programs for undergraduate and post-graduate learners

• Work with institutional staff and administration to attain the strategic objectives of VCU Medical Center, including patient safety, patient and other customer satisfaction, maintenance and enhancement of public perception, and fiscal health
• Serve on institutional committees, study sections, review groups, as a journal editor, or editorial boards

Required Qualifications

• Possess an MD degree or equivalent

• Board certified in Internal Medicine

• Board certified or Board eligible in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine by appointment start date

• Meet the qualifications and requirements of national accrediting agencies for this position ( UNOS )

• Strong interpersonal skills and excellence in patient care and teaching are expected

• Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment as a faculty member at VCU

Preferred Qualifications

Dedicated fellowship training in transplant pulmonology is strongly preferred

Date Posted 01/12/2021 Open Until Filled Yes Application Deadline Date Proposed Hire Date 07/01/2021 Type of Search National Application Process/Additional Information

Interested candidates should apply online at

For additional information, please contact Shannon Sekerak, Division Administrator – Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine |

As a preeminent national, urban, public research university and academic health center, Virginia Commonwealth University is committed to organizational diversity, equity and inclusion – an environment where all can thrive in their pursuit of excellence.

Applicants are requested to submit a Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (typically between 150-300 words) providing your career aspirations and contributions toward promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion. Through this statement, you can share how your lived experiences; and past, present, and future academic and professional activities have or will contribute to VCU’s mission of promoting equity and inclusion.

Note: Examples include working with others to further the goals of equity and inclusion; leading in any capacity that tangibly promotes an environment where diversity is welcomed, fostered, and celebrated; creative activity, research and scholarship that promotes equity and parity; teaching and mentoring students, and/or engaging with faculty and/or staff from traditionally underrepresented groups to create a positive and successful organizational experience.

Posted Salary Quick Link Diversity Statement Information For more information on diversity statements, including guidelines, please click here . Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have an MD degree or equivalent?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Are you Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Board Certified or Board Eligible in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have dedicated fellowship training in transplant pulmonology?
    • Yes
    • No
Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  2. Diversity Statement (Required for all Faculty)
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Other Document
  3. Reference Letter - 1
  4. Reference Letter - 2
  5. Reference Letter - 3
  6. Publications

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