The Department of Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh is seeking an outstanding physician-scientist to serve as the Chief of our Division of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology. We are looking for an individual with exemplary leadership, administrative, and mentoring skills who maintains a significant extramural grant portfolio and will work to enhance the clinical, research and educational activities of the Division.
The University of Pittsburgh is annually ranked in the top five institutions in terms of NIH funding dollars, and UPMC, as a partner, continues to make major investments in the academic mission of the School of Medicine. The Division is one of the largest, most productive, and respected rheumatology and clinical immunology divisions in the USA, ranking 13th in the nation in the most recent US News & World Report with more than 30 faculty and over $6 million in annual research expenditures. Research is focused around arthritis, autoimmunity, and other connective diseases and spans basic discovery science through clinical trials. Historically, Division faculty see approximately 4,000 inpatients and 40,000 outpatients per year through a variety of centers: UPMC Rheumatoid Arthritis Center, UPMC Lupus Center of Excellence, University of Pittsburgh Myositis Center, UPMC Center for Vasculitis, University of Pittsburgh and UPMC Center for Scleroderma, Musculoskeletal Ultrasound in Rheumatology. Tele-rheumatology services have been a leader in UPMC telemedicine initiatives over the last six years with now more than 600 telemedicine visits annually. The Division directs one of the largest Rheumatology fellowships in the US with seven clinical fellows and research training supported through an NIAID funded T32.
The selected candidate will be provided significant resources to create or expand centers of excellence and recruit a pool of talented physicians, physician-scientists and PhD faculty to enhance the research, clinical and educational missions of the Division.
Pittsburgh is consistently rated as one of the most livable cities in the United States by the Economist, Forbes, and the Places Rated Almanac. The city and region has a strong economy based on health care, higher education, biomedical research, technology, robotics, nuclear engineering, finance, and services. Pittsburgh offers outstanding schools, affordable housing, safe, varied and eclectic communities, superb cultural and sporting activities, and a range of outstanding indoor and outdoor recreational activities for all ages. Together, these attributes make Pittsburgh a great place to live for adults and children.
Interested applications should forward a curriculum vitae and letter of interest to Mark Gladwin, MD, Chair of the Department of Medicine, at: firstname.lastname@example.org. The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/ Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity, EOE, including disability/vets.