Chair, Department of Radiology and Imaging

Location
Augusta, Georgia
Posted
Oct 12, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Opportunity

The Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University invites applications for the position of Chair, Department of Radiology and Imaging.  The successful applicant must qualify for a faculty appointment at the rank of Associate or Full Professor, have an outstanding record of academic accomplishments, and demonstrate excellence in clinical radiology, education, and research.  The search committee will evaluate evidence of the ability to lead, mentor, manage and clinically participate in an academic unit in a university-based setting. The Chair plays a pivotal role in building, supervising and participating in clinical programs that are part of the Augusta University enterprise.  The Chair reports to the Dean and will serve as the department’s academic and administrative leader, providing direction in research; educational programs; faculty recruitment, retention and development; budget management and oversight; and strategic planning.  The successful candidate must articulate a vision that enhances the excellence of the department, fosters interdisciplinary collaboration across the University, and undertakes new initiatives that maintain and expand the existing departmental, clinical, research, and teaching missions.

About the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University

The Medical College of Georgia (MCG) is the flagship medical school of the University System of Georgia, the state’s only public medical school, and one of the top 5 largest medical schools in the United States.  Founded nearly 200 years ago in 1828 as the nation’s fifth public medical school, the third medical school in the Southeast and the thirteenth in the nation, MCG has risen to its current role optimizing health care in Georgia and beyond through education, discovery, and service. 

The Medical College of Georgia educational experience is anchored by the main campus in Augusta, as well as three regional clinical campuses for third-and fourth-year students and a second four-year campus in Athens, Georgia in partnership with the University of Georgia.  The state’s medical school also offers clinical training in more than 200 sites across the state providing students experience in the full spectrum of medicine, from tertiary/quaternary care hospitals to small-town solo practices.  MCG and its teaching hospitals provide postgraduate education to nearly 500 residents in 44 different programs.  More than 51 percent of MCG graduates remain in Georgia to practice, well above the average retention rate of 39 percent.  In 2016 MCG graduated more than twice the number of physicians going into primary care and core specialties – like family medicine, internal medicine, pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, emergency medicine, and general surgery – than any other medical school in the state of Georgia. 

Our researchers and clinicians focus on illnesses that affect most of Georgia and America’s children and adults, including cardiovascular biology and disease, cancer, neurosciences and behavioral sciences, public and preventive health, regenerative and reparative medicine, personalized medicine, and genomics.  They also share their expertise with physicians and patients at about 80 clinics and hospitals statewide.

About the Department of Radiology

Our department strives to deliver quality patient care, educate radiology residents and function as a problem-solving resource for Georgia’s physicians.  All modalities and areas of diagnostic radiology are provided, including cardiothoracic imaging, musculoskeletal radiology, abdominal imaging, neuroradiology, nuclear medicine, mammography, emergency radiology, interventional radiology, pediatric radiology, OB/ultrasound, cardiac nuclear radiology and nuclear medicine PET/CT.  The department offers a total of 20 ACGME accredited diagnostic radiology positions and 3 fellowship positions in Neuroradiology and Interventional Radiology.  Residents learn from 22 fellowship-trained clinical faculty members in their respective sections and 3 physicists, most of which actively participate in research projects not only within radiology but also in the area of quality improvement.

The Department of Radiology is currently in a strategic alliance with Philips Health. This alliance has allowed significant growth of the department by providing the most state of the art equipment. Our facilities include 3 CT, 3 MRI, 2 IR, 2 SPECT/CT, 1 Gamma Camera, 1 PET/CT, 7 GE Ultrasound in the General Lab, 5 Ultrasound in the OBGYN clinic, 3 VIR suites, 4 R&F and multiple diagnostic X-rays.  We also utilize the latest in PACS and dictation system, which are Philips iSite/Intellispace Portal and Powerscribe 360, respectively.  The annual studies performed in FY17 were 43,717 CT, 10,520 IR and 17,661 MRI.  Total procedures were 245,061.

Minimum Qualifications
Candidates must hold an MD, DO, MD/PhD or DO/PhD degree, current board certification in radiology, eligible for licensure in the state of Georgia and academic accomplishments that merit tenured appointment at the rank of Associate or Full Professor. The ideal candidate will be an academic radiologist with a distinguished record of clinical care and teaching with national stature.  She/he will have demonstrated success as a leader in a department or division of radiology, of an interdisciplinary institute, or of an academic entity of comparable size and scope.  In addition, the successful candidate will have:

  • A national reputation as an academic leader
  • Experience in the development and successful implementation of new clinical programs and services while growing existing radiologic and imaging services.
  • A successful track record of recruitment, retention and development of faculty, trainees, staff and students. 
  • A record of solid performance as a skilled leader with the ability to grow revenues, meet budgets, and measure and improve productivity and quality outcomes.
  • A proven track record of working collaboratively across clinical disciplines as well as with senior management.
  • Ability to drive and partner on philanthropic activities.
  • Appreciation of the need to engage the community and develop strong relationships with the goals of enhancing medical student education.
  • A commitment to advancing the research initiatives within the department, especially related to fellowship programs.

The Community

Georgia’s second-oldest and second-largest city, Augusta, is situated on the southern banks of the storied Savannah River. Serving as a halfway point between the Appalachian Mountains to the north and the Atlantic Ocean to the south, Augusta is a thriving community built on a solid foundation of local pride and artistic eccentricity.

A timeless locale, a visit to Augusta is a life-altering lesson in Southern hospitality. While other places have undergone cultural revolutions, Augusta underwent a cultural evolution instead, trading big city lights and loud, busy streets for cold sweet tea and a shore-side view of the Savannah River. Downtown, locally owned shops and restaurants mingle in the shade of memorable hangouts, and state-of-the-art galleries beckon artists, lovers, thinkers and dreamers alike to the South's "Garden City."

But Augusta is so much more than just a cozy place to live. Spearheaded by the next generation of musicians, foodies, artists and go-getters, the old city comes to life at night, offering live music, theater shows and a wealth of hole-in-the-wall eateries built to please. In addition to serving as a haven of technology and the arts, Augusta is also home to some of the nation's most beautiful lakes and trails, offering year-round outdoor adventures.

Sporting life is synonymous with the Augusta name, and the city proper is home to a number of professional baseball, roller derby and rugby teams. Several annual sporting events take place in and around Augusta, including the Ironman 70.3 Augusta triathlon, the Augusta Futurity and the always exciting Augusta Southern Nationals, dubbed by those in the know as the "World's Richest Drag Boat Race."

Oh, and did we mention golf?

On top of world-class entertainment and outdoor sporting, Augusta is also world-renowned as the home of The Masters—an annual golf tournament sometimes dubbed the “Super Bowl” of golf. Every year during the first full week in April, Augusta becomes the golf capitol of the world, welcoming local legends and long-time favorites back to the prettiest course on Earth.

For additional information, please visit http://www.augusta.edu/augusta/communitylinks.php

How to Apply

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  Candidate materials should include a letter of interest and complete curriculum vitae. 

On behalf of the Search Committee Co-Chairs, Matt Lyon, MD and Janet Munroe, MD, applications, nominations and inquiries will be received electronically by Sharon Wingard, Executive Search Consultant, Augusta University at executivesearch@augusta.edu.

The final candidate will be required to provide proof of completed academic degree in the form of an original transcript. Those candidates trained by a foreign institution will also be required to provide an educational/credential evaluation.

Augusta University is an AA/EEO/Equal Access/ADA Employer.

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