Division Director, Maternal Fetal Medicine - Associate Professor/Professor of Maternal Fetal Me...

Austin, TX
Jul 19, 2019
Health & Medical, Medicine
Four-Year Institution
Division Director, Maternal Fetal Medicine - Associate Professor/Professor of Maternal Fetal Medicine

Austin, TX
Open Date:
Jul 17, 2019

The Dell Medical School Department of Women's Health, in conjunction with the Seton Healthcare Family, is seeking an exceptional leader to join the Department of Women’s Health as Associate Professor / Professor of Maternal Fetal Medicine and Division Director, Maternal Fetal Medicine.

The Dell Medical School accepted its first class of 50 students in 2016, with the explicit aim of creating a vital, inclusive health ecosystem. As part of The University of Texas at Austin, one of the nation’s leading research universities, the Dell Medical School will pursue innovation in the redesign of healthcare delivery, excellence in healthcare research, and programs in interdisciplinary and interprofessional education. It is the fifth medical school in the UT System and the first medical school established in nearly five decades by a member of the Association of American Universities, an organization of leading public and private research universities. An extraordinary commitment of resources, both public and private, has already been made to enable the development and success of the Dell Medical School. The School is partnering closely with the community and regional healthcare providers and payers to provide new models for health promotion, healthcare delivery, and clinical care for the community’s underserved population.

The Seton Healthcare Family is a member of Ascension Health, the largest not-for-profit health network in the nation.

The Department of Women’s Health encompasses the full range of subspecialties including specialists in Academic General Obstetrics and Gynecology, Maternal Fetal Medicine, Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Gynecologic Oncology, Pediatric Gynecology and Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility.

The Associate Professor / Professor of Maternal Fetal Medicine and Division Director, Maternal Fetal Medicine will lead the newly formed Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine in the Department of Women’s Health and the continued development and expansion of high risk obstetrics services, including fetal intervention, across the care network. The Division currently includes 5 members, with plans to grow to 10 over the next 5 years. They will build collaborative partnership models across disciplines with community physicians to ensure the provision of comprehensive, multi-disciplinary maternal and fetal care. The care delivery platform will serve to educate the next generation of leaders in obstetrics care and to contribute to investigation and discovery in the area of maternal fetal medicine.

Specific job responsibilities will include:

  • Leading the Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine
  • Establishing and monitoring the academic priorities of the Division
  • Leading the design and development of value-based high-risk obstetrics care, including fetal intervention services
  • Ensuring adherence to standards as required for Maternal Levels of Care designation
  • Developing and implementing a robust outreach strategy for maternal fetal medicine and fetal intervention services across the care network
  • Fostering care integration across the community and within hospital facilities
  • Developing new cross-continuum, multidisciplinary care pathways for priority areas based on best-available clinical evidence, including referral guidelines for primary care providers and management guidelines for post-acute providers
  • Development of divisional research portfolio; resources available
  • Creation of care guidelines and best practices for obstetrics for the Department of Women’s Health where national guidelines do not currently exist
  • Participation with the Society of Maternal Fetal Medicine in the development and dissemination of national care guidelines and best practices
  • Ensuring the incorporation of relevant registries and patient-reported outcomes into clinical workflows for the purposes of measuring clinical quality
  • Developing partnerships with referring physicians, hospitals, and post-acute providers in Austin and Central Texas
  • Training and mentoring medical students, residents and fellows on new models of care and clinical practice
  • Facilitating the launch of a fellowship program in Maternal Fetal Medicine
  • Collaborating with other schools at the University of Texas at Austin and across the University of Texas system on multidisciplinary, value-based care models


Required qualifications:

  • Medical degree from an accredited medical school
  • Board certification in maternal fetal medicine
  • Eligible for appointment as an Associate Professor / Professor
  • Record of leadership and achievement in academic medicine
  • Evidence of scholarly productivity

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience with value-based care delivery and integrated practice models

Application Instructions:

Interested parties please submit letter of interest and updated CV.

For other benefit information please refer to: https://www.utexas.edu/hr/prospective/benefits.html