Physician - Academic

Brockton, MA 02301

Specialty Academic
Profession Physician


VA Boston Healthcare System (VABHS) seeks an innovative and experienced Chief of General Internal Medicine. Candidates should have experience leading peer-reviewed, original research and a track record of academic commitment, mentorship and recognition at the mid-career or senior level. Health services researchers are strongly encouraged to apply. The successful candidate should demonstrate a strong commitment to quality patient care, trainee education, and faculty development. Responsibilities include overseeing the Section’s clinical programs, mentoring faculty, post-doctoral fellows and other trainees, and participating in the Section’s teaching program.

VABHS is a three-campus tertiary care medical center, affiliated with Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) and Harvard Medical School (HMS), and provides a full range of patient-care services with nationally recognized education and innovation activities. VABHS features one of the largest research programs in VA, encompassing a total of ten federally funded research centers that offer significant collaborative opportunities. The Section of General Internal Medicine has a close relationship with the Center for Healthcare Organization and Implementation Research, a VA Health Services Research & Development Center of Innovation.

Additional areas of expertise at VABHS include: Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Women’s Health, Alzheimer’s Disease, Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy, Traumatic Brain Injury, Cognitive Neurosciences, Schizophrenia, and Addictions. VABHS is also home to the Massachusetts Veterans Epidemiology Research and Information Center (MAVERIC), a research center providing national leadership to the Million Veteran Program, VA’s signature genomic medicine initiative.

This full-time position, reporting directly to the Chief, Medical Service, will be based at the VABHS Jamaica Plain campus. Accomplishments should be commensurate with academic appointment as Assistant or Associate Professor at BUSM or HMS.  We are an equal opportunity employer.

Required Qualifications: The position requires US citizenship and M.D. with licensure as well as board certification.

Work Hours: 8am-4:30pm Monday-Friday

Salary Range: $200k-$270k per year

Travel and relocation expenses may be authorized

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Interested candidates should send a personal statement and Curriculum Vitae to Steven R. Simon, MD, Associate Chief of Staff & Chief, Geriatrics and Extended Care Service, VA Boston Healthcare System c/o Sam Wright at at 334-294-6130.