The University of Texas Southwestern (UTSW) Medical Center has announced a national search for a leader who will hold the position of Associate Director of Clinical Affairs for the Peter O’Donnell Jr. Brain Institute. The Search Committee, chaired by Dr. William Dauer, inaugural Director of the Peter O’Donnell Jr. Brain Institute and Professor of Neurology and of Neuroscience at the UTSW Medical Center, invites inquiries, nominations and applications for the position.
The Associate Director will have a dual reporting relationship to the Director of the Peter O’Donnell Jr. Brain Institute and the Executive Vice President for Health System Affairs or his designee. The successful candidate should be a dynamic physician leader, who will collaborate with academic departments in the Peter O’Donnell Brain Institute to develop multi-disciplinary clinical programs that provide innovative patient-centered care and contribute to the translation of fundamental discoveries into cutting-edge treatments for a broad spectrum of brain disorders. S/he will also serve as the Senior Clinical Physician Leader driving strategies and implementing clinical operations designed to advance the national preeminence of the O’Donnell Brain Institute. These efforts will be pursued together with another key leader, the Associate Vice President (AVP) for the OBI who is the lead administrator for the organization, and who has more than 20 years of experience in healthcare administration.
The Associate Director for Clinical Affairs will take the lead on advancing the treatment of brain disease and partner with other departments at UTSW caring for patients with brain diseases, including Neurology, Neurosurgery, Psychiatry, and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. This includes the development of nationally recognized multidisciplinary “destination” clinical programs that draw key care resources from the constituent departments as well as ancillary providers. The Associate Director will work with key Health System and departmental stakeholders to create and sustain an innovative, patient-centered culture emphasizing quality, safety, and efficiency.
The ideal candidate will be a nationally recognized, clinically focused physician or physician-scientist, who has deep insight into clinical care delivery and an outstanding track record of administrative experience in academic medicine. UTSW seeks candidates characterized by integrity, collegiality, wisdom, leadership skills, and a broad knowledge of and interest in brain disease. Fundamentally, UTSW is looking for a leader who has clear vision and the ability to further the Institute by bringing its goals to fruition.
Candidates must hold an M.D. or M.D./Ph.D. degree (or equivalent) and qualify for an unrestricted Texas medical license. The Associate Director will also have a faculty appointment in the O’Donnell Brain Institute. Appointment rank will be commensurate with academic accomplishments and experience. A full description of the role is available here (https://www.russellreynolds.com/executive-opportunities/EducationPractice/Position_Specification-UTSW_OBI_Associate_Director_Clinical_Affairs.pdf).
Prospects nominated and/or those who wish to be considered by the Search Committee should provide an electronic version of their curriculum vitae, as well as a brief bullet point summary of administrative roles they have held and their accomplishments in each, particularly in an academic medical center.
The confidential review of nominations and expressions of interest will begin immediately until an appointment is made. To be ensured of full consideration, email a curriculum vitae and supporting materials to UTSW.Brain@russellreynolds.com.
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