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Chair of Internal Medicine

University of Iowa
Iowa City, Iowa
Date posted
Oct 3, 2023

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Iowa City, Iowa

University of Iowa Health Care (UI Health Care) seeks its next Chair and Department Executive Officer (Chair/DEO) of the Department of Internal Medicine. UI Health Care represents the integrated healthcare enterprise of the University of Iowa, which includes UI Hospitals & Clinics, UI Carver College of Medicine, and UI Physicians. UI Hospitals & Clinics is one of the largest university-owned teaching hospitals in the United States and sits adjacent to the Iowa City Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center. The faculty and staff of UI Health Care conduct biomedical research that has led to some of the most important discoveries in the treatment for cancer, heart attack, stroke, eye disease, hearing loss, genetic diseases, birth defects, and many other conditions. Through its educational mission, UI Health Care trains the next generation of global leaders in patient care, medical research, and education.

Located within the Carver College of Medicine, one of the top public medical schools in the country, the Department of Internal Medicine has a distinguished record in research, education, and clinical care. The Department has over 360 primary faculty, and more than 650 total faculty and 125 advanced practice providers in nine subspecialty divisions, along with approximately 190 residents and fellows, 60 postdocs and students, and nearly 600 staff, making it the largest department within the University of Iowa. Its faculty includes national and international leaders in many subspecialty and research areas who brought in $96.8 million in external funding in FY22.

The successful candidate for Chair/DEO will be a creative leader and an accomplished administrator who understands the changing healthcare environment and is able to leverage the Department’s strengths to advance and support excellence in the delivery of clinical care, research, education, and community engagement. This individual will foster excellent relationships across the institution and build innovative clinical and research programs. Stature in academic internal medicine, a record of effective administrative and fiscal leadership, exceptional interpersonal skills, demonstrated experience promoting a diverse workforce, and positive interactions with students, staff, and faculty are all important qualifications.


The University of Iowa has retained Isaacson, Miller - a national executive search firm - to assist with the search. Applications, including a cover letter and resume, should be submitted in confidence via


Stephanie Fidel, Partner

Amy Segal, Partner

Samuel Ruth, Senior Associate

Isaacson, Miller, Inc.

The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth and related conditions), disability, genetic information, status as a U.S. veteran, service in the U.S. military, sexual orientation, gender identity, or associational preferences.

Successful candidates will be required to self-disclose any misconduct history or pending research misconduct investigation including but not limited to sexual misconduct in prior employment and provide a related release and will be subject to a criminal background and credential check.


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