Senior Medical Director and Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs

University of Colorado | CU Anschutz Medical Campus

School of Medicine, Clinical Affairs

Working Job Title: Senior Medical Director, CU Medicine and Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs, School of Medicine

Official Job Title: Associate Dean – Faculty and Open Rank Associate – Professor Faculty Appointment

Position #00790238 – Requisition # 23164

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The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus seeks individuals with demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive learning and working environment.  We value the ability to engage effectively with students, faculty and staff of diverse backgrounds.

Clinical Affairs has an opening for a Senior Medical Director for CU Medicine and Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs position. 

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus is a public education, clinical and research facility serving 4,500 students, and a world-class medical destination at the forefront of life-changing science, medicine, and healthcare. CU Anschutz offers more than 42 highly rated degree programs through 6 schools and colleges, and receives over $500 million in research awards each year. We are the single largest health professions education provider in Colorado, awarding nearly 1,450 degrees annually. Powered by our award-winning faculty, renowned researchers and a reputation for academic excellence, the CU Anschutz Medical Campus drives innovation from the classroom to the laboratory to the delivery of unparalleled patient care. Read CU Anschutz Quick Facts here.

Nature of Work

The responsibilities of this position will be to oversee the management of the CU Medicine Community Practice as well as supervise the Medical Director Adult Health UCH Practice in their role with the University of Colorado Hospital based (HOPD) clinics and inpatient practice. This would include development, implementation and maintenance of a transparent quality and evidence-based practice which fosters collaboration and provides accessible, state-of-the-art care to patients seen across the inpatient and ambulatory environment.


At will

Lines of Authority

Reports to the Senior Associate Dean, Clinical Affairs, School of Medicine    


Evaluated annually by the Senior Associate Dean, Clinical Affairs, School of Medicine


0.6 – 0.8

Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs

Specific responsibilities as Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs include:

  • Articulate and reinforce the SOM vision for our clinical enterprise that emphasizes access, integration, quality, and respectful collaboration with our partners.
  • Work to sustain a culture of unity and effective group practice behavior.
  • Be part of the team that aligns CU Medicine’s programs and priorities with the missions of the School of Medicine.
  • Develop strong, productive working relationships with departmental leadership
SOM Activities

  • Physician lead for the Office of Advanced Practice
  • Lead development and implementation of Interdepartmental MOUs
SOM Key Meetings

  • SOM All Deans Meeting
  • SOM Clinical Affairs Deans Meeting
  • SOM Clinical Leadership Council
  • Lead APP monthly meeting
  • Attend Quarterly APP group meeting - Kandace Shepherd/Jennifer Rogers
Sr. Medical Director, CU Medicine

Specific Responsibilities as Sr. Medical Director include:

  • Working collaboratively with Ami Giardina in her position as Vice President for Community Practice.
  • Physician Dyad partner with CU Medicine VP Business Development, COO, and CFO
  • Participate in Strategic Planning for practice onboarding and multispecialty practice development
  • Promote standardized workflows, efficient clinical operations, and high quality/value patient experience at CU Medicine Community Practice locations
  • Work with the Medical Director CU Medicine- HOPD clinics, clinical faculty and UCH administration to develop and monitor metrics to assure that strategic goals are being met.
  • Partner with UCH ACMOs to develop and implement guidelines to monitor physician productivity.
  • Partner with UCH ACMOs; develop and implement guidelines to monitor & improve access.
  • Partner with the UCH ACMOs and UCH administrative leadership to develop and implement the Mutual Accountability Dashboard.
  • Identify and communicate appropriate standards of practice and develop plans for improving standards of care.
  • Communicate to group members care patterns and group practice function.
  • Partner with the UCH ACMOs and the Department/Division Clinical Directors to implement the quality and safety program and administer the Quality Incentive Program.
CU Medicine Administrative Activities

Contracting – Dyad Partner with VP (Liz)

  • Participate in the Contract Committee (bi-annual)
  • Provide input related to Contracting when required. (Will be requested by Kissick, Baughman, Albertson)
  • Maintain communication with Insurance Company Medical Directors
  • Maintain communication with providers
  • Support Utilization Management – meet with Rich Penaloza/Aaron Van Artsen quarterly
Business Development – Dyad Partner with VP (Liz)

  • Participate in new practice recruitment/integration
  • Participate in scenario planning/proforma review as needed
  • Participate in branding/advertising initiatives
  • Chair Sites of Practice Committee
Community Practice – Dyad Partner with VP, Community Practice (Ami)

  • Adult Health Physician partner for Ami Giardina, VP Community practice
  • Co-chair Community Practice Medical Director’s meeting
  • Develop strong partnership relationships with department clinical leadership
  • Provide Medical Director mentoring
  • Physician Dyad partner overseeing Community Practice clinic operations in partnership with departmental leadership
  • NCR Physician Review
  • Participate in NRC Transparency Advisory Group and Policy & Procedures Committee
  • Lead CU Medicine Primary Care Centers
  • Primary Care Assessment & Non-Proceduralist Assessment evaluation/review
  • Primary Care Compensation Plan –
  • Interface CU analytics, CU finance, departments
  • UCH Support calculations and discussion 
  • Primary Care Governance Committee (UCHa) and Community Practice liaison with departments
  • Revenue Cycle – Dyad Partner with COO (Gail)

    • Inpatient CICP/uninsured approvals – partner with Barbara Carveth.  Review of CU provider requests for uninsured patients to receive invasive procedures at UCHealth locations.  Partner with Medical Director, University of Colorado Cancer Center for oncologic care.
    • Reinforce communication with medical directors/providers as necessary
    CU Medicine Administrative Key Meetings

    • CU Med CORE Ops
    • CU Medicine Leadership
    • CU Medicine Executive Committee
    • CU Medicine Board
    • CU Medicine Contract Committee
    • CU Strategy (previously Risk) Committee
    • CU/UCH Access Governance Committee
    • CU Medicine Quality Improvement & Patient Safety Committee
    • HRH/CCMC JOC and operations meetings
    • Sites of Practice Committee (Chair)
    UCH HOPD Key Meetings

      • Meet regularly with Associate Director for Clinical Services; University of Colorado Cancer Center
      • UCH CMO/CU Medicine CMO monthly Leadership group
      • Metro Denver Leadership Forum
      • UCH Primary Care Executive Meeting as needed
      • CU SOM Primary Care leadership, (Reilly, Fuhlbrigge, Smith)
      • POMC
    Desired Outcomes:

    • Creation of an ambulatory care management model that ensures high quality, high service standards, productivity and quality.
    • Ability to work effectively with UCH and CU MEDICINE executive teams and the School of Medicine leadership (Deans and Chairs).
    • Work effectively with CU MEDICINE business functions to maximize implementation and provide integration of that model with the clinical revenue cycle and business model.
    • Work with UCH and CU MEDICINE staff to improve inpatient service and throughput.
    • Support other Medical Directors in their Medical Management and other functions.
    The position will report to CMO CU Medicine/SAD CUSOM Clinical Affairs

    This position will have direct oversight of

    CU Medicine Medical Director- UCH HOPD Clinics

    Medical Director South Metro Denver

    Medical Director Medical Management

    Medical Directors CU Medicine Free Standing Clinics

    Primary Care Center

    Director, Office of Advanced Practice

    Key Relationships

    Vice President Community Practice (Ami Giardina)

    Vice President Chief Operating Officer (Gail Albertson MD)

    Medical Director, Value Based Performance (Lisa Schilling MD)

    Vice President, Chief Business Development Officer (Liz Kissick)

    Vice President Chief Finance Officer (Matt Baughmann)

    Vice President Community Practice (Ami Giardina)

    Associate Dean Child Health (Adel Younoszai MD)

    Community Practice Leadership team (Elizabth Agan, Shelby Dietrich, Kristen Gurba, Melissa Legg)

    CU Medicine Directors (Lisa Donahue, Kim Davis, Pam Gaffney, Deb Hawkins)

    CU SOM Department leadership

    UCH VP Ambulatory


    CEO Highlands Ranch Hospital

    Salary and Benefits

    The salary range for this position has been established at $175,000 to $275,000.

    The salary of the finalist(s) selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to, internal equity, experience, education, specialty and training.

    The above salary range (or hiring range) represents the University’s good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting.

    The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at Employee Services.

    University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct background checks for all new employees prior to their employment.

    The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that verification of employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work. Alternative formats of this ad are available upon request for persons with disabilities.

    Your total compensation goes beyond the number on your paycheck. The University of Colorado provides generous leave, health plans and retirement contributions that add to your bottom line.


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    Diversity and Equity:

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    Office of Equity:

    The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty and administrative staff. The university strives to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect, communication and understanding. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.

    The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective employees.

    Minimum Qualifications and Requirements

    • Doctoral Degree.
    • Faculty appointment or eligibility for appointment in the School of Medicine at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor.
    • Progressive leadership experience in the School of Medicine, the academic medical center and complex work environments.
    • Experience with collaborative, multi-disciplinary, multi-professional health care teams
    Personal Characteristics

    • Champion of safe, effective, patient-centered, timely, efficient, and equitable patient care.
    • Effective communication skills, with expertise in negotiation and coaching.
    • Discretion and ability to maintain confidentiality.
    • Excellent planning, organizational, program development, and implementation skills.
    • Commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and gender equity.
    Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire

    Job Category: Faculty
    Primary Location: Aurora
    Schedule: Full-time
    Posting Date: Oct 8, 2021
    Unposting Date: Ongoing

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