Michigan Medicine
Ann Arbor, MI, United States


The Section Head for Adult Palliative Medicine will have oversight and coordination for Divisional Palliative Medicine clinical, research, and educational programs within the Department of Internal Medicine (DOIM) and Division of Geriatric and Palliative Medicine (DGPM). Scope of responsibility will include:
1. Provide vision, direction, and coordination for adult hospice and palliative medicine (HPM) efforts within the DOIM/DGPM
2. Build a local and national reputation for the University of Michigan in HPM where others would want to emulate our model
3. Directly supervise and coordinate with the Director of the Hospice and Palliative Medicine, and the Director of the integrated Geriatrics and Hospice and Palliative Medicine fellowship programs
4. Have financial oversight and responsibility for the Adult Palliative Medicine Section within DOIM/DGPM at the University of Michigan
5. Report to and engage with the Adult Palliative Medicine Executive Steering Committee on success, challenges, coordination, and strategy for the University of Michigan Adult Palliative Medicine Section
6. Be actively engaged in the tripartite mission (research, education and clinical) efforts of the Adult Palliative Medicine Section
7. Promote a model of excellence for Adult Palliative Medicine
8. Engage in coordinating inpatient and outpatient efforts, and networking relationships with research and educational opportunities for trainees and faculty
9. Participate in recruitment efforts for faculty and staff as appropriate
10. Perform faculty evaluations for the primary HPM faculty in the Division of Geriatric and Palliative Medicine
Diversity and competence are highly valued in our division. Applicants from underrepresented groups in health sciences with demonstrated ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse communities, cultures and older adults are strongly encouraged to apply.

Reporting Relationships: The Section Head of Adult Palliative Medicine will report to, coordinate and strategize with the Chief of the Division of Geriatric and Palliative Medicine, where the Section Head must meet criteria for a primary appointment. In addition, the Section Head will work with the Adult Palliative Medicine Executive Steering Committee for programmatic and coordination issues related to HPM.

Minimum qualifications:
• Valid and unrestricted Michigan Medical and Controlled Substance Licenses, as well as a valid and unrestricted U.S. DEA license
• Current board certification in a primary specialty, and board certification in Hospice and Palliative Medicine
• Eligible for UM Medical School faculty membership
• Demonstrated leadership ability that may include in the areas of education, research, and/or clinical care
• Eligible for a primary appointment in the Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Geriatric and Palliative Medicine
• Meet criteria for appointment at the Assistant Professor level or higher for the UM Medical School
This position will be supported for 0.2 FTE, start-up funds, and will receive administrative support commensurate with its scope.

For more information about the Division of Geriatric and Palliative Medicine, and our Geriatrics Center, please visit our websites: https://medicine.umich.edu/dept/dgpm/geriatric-medicine and https://medicine.umich.edu/dept/geriatrics-center

Interested applicants may apply with a CV and a cover letter outlining their interest and qualifications, addressed to the Geriatric and Palliative Medicine Interim Division Chief, Dr. Lona Mody, and emailed to lonamody@med.umich.edu.

Michigan Medicine seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the diverse people of Michigan and to maintain the excellence of the University. We welcome applications from anyone who would bring additional dimensions to the University’s research, teaching, and clinical mission, including women, members of minority groups, protected Veterans, and individuals with disabilities. The Department of Internal Medicine, like the University of Michigan as a whole, is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination and equal opportunity for all persons and will not discriminate against any individual because of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, height, weight, or veteran status. The University of Michigan is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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Attn: Dr. Lona Mody
E-mail: lonamody@med.umich.edu
Phone: (734) 764-3493

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