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Chair of Internal Medicine

University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine and Renown Health
Reno, Nevada
Posted Date
Oct 5, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Medicine
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine and Renown Health

Reno, Nevada

The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine (UNR Med) and Renown Health (Renown) invite nominations and applications for the position of Chair of the Department of Internal Medicine.

As UNR Med and Renown enter into the second year of a landmark 50-year affiliation agreement, the organizations seek a dynamic and inspiring leader to define and make real the department’s unifying mission, vision and values. Leveraging the strengths of both organizations, the Chair will strategically expand care and enhance training vital to ambulatory and acute medicine in Northern Nevada. The Chair will oversee the clinical responsibilities of the department as an active internist or subspecialist, and will oversee the Division Chiefs of Acute Hospital Services at Renown Regional Medical Center and numerous subspecialties in Renown Medical Group. The Chair will also have the opportunity to expand clinical and translational research endeavors.

The Department of Internal Medicine plays a central role in the educational mission at the school and is an integral part of the fabric of healthcare in northern Nevada, providing care for a remarkably diverse catchment area. The new Chair will play a critical role in expanding the capacity of the department, including the recruitment of general medicine faculty members to provide excellent patient care and outstanding educational and research opportunities, including increased educational and research opportunities for residents.

To be successful, the next Chair will be expected to address a set of key opportunities and challenges, listed below:

  • Lead the creation of an innovative and strategic vision for the future of the Internal Medicine Department
  • Develop, recruit, and retain excellent and diverse physicians who will build on existing teaching excellence and increase research and scholarship opportunities for faculty members, residents, and students
  • Build a strong clinical platform in support of UNR Med and Renown’s shared vision, mission and values while providing clinical care of the highest quality and efficiency
  • Generate a robust array of resources to ensure financial stability that allows the department to reach its full potential
  • Work with partners across Nevada to help further strengthen access to quality healthcare

The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine (UNR Med) and Renown Health (Renown) have retained Isaacson, Miller, a national executive search firm, to assist in this search. Screening of complete applications will begin immediately and continue until the completion of the search process. Inquiries, nominations, referrals, and CVs with cover letters should be sent via the Isaacson, Miller website for the search: Electronic submission of materials is required.

Joe Kralick, Katheryne Martinez, and David Bellshaw

Isaacson, Miller

1000 Sansome Street, Suite 300

San Francisco, CA  94111

Phone: 415.655.4900

The University of Nevada, Reno is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action in recruitment of its employees and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, creed, national origin, veteran status, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, or gender expression. The University of Nevada, Reno employs only United States citizens and aliens lawfully authorized to work in the United States. Women, under-represented groups, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.


University Land Acknowledgement: We acknowledge that the University of Nevada, Reno is situated on the traditional homelands of the Numu (Northern Paiute), Wašiw (Washoe), Newe (Western Shoshone), Nuwu (Southern Paiute) peoples. These lands continue to be a gathering place for Indigenous Peoples and we recognize their deep connections to these places. We extend our appreciation for the opportunity to live and learn on their territory.


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