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Qualified applicants are invited to submit a letter of interest, current CV with bibliography, and list of references to:

Hitinder S. Gurm, MD; Chair, Search Committee; Director, Cardiac Imaging Program


Job Summary

The University of Michigan Medical School seeks to recruit a highly innovative and visionary leader to further advance the clinical, research, and education missions of the multidisciplinary Cardiac Imaging Program. In this effort, she or he can build on the significant institutional strengths and commitment to service excellence, high quality patient care, and scholarly endeavor.

The successful candidate will be charged with achieving the following objectives:

Create and establish a unifying vision for the Cardiac Imaging Program with leaders of the Department of Radiology, Department of Internal Medicine, the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, the Division of Cardiothoracic Radiology, the Division of Nuclear Medicine, and the Samuel and Jean Frankel Cardiovascular Center.

* Effectively articulate the mission, vision and values of the Cardiac Imaging Program to all members and stakeholders. Lead the Cardiac Imaging Program constituents in executing and delivering on the vision, mission, and strategic plan.

* Be a role model for collegiality and collaboration, integrity, scholarship, and professional competence.

* Support interdisciplinary collaboration to encourage educational opportunities and research collaborations.


Promote high-quality, appropriate, patient-centered, efficient and equitable care.

* Identify opportunities for improved health care delivery while maintaining the highest standards for quality medical care that addresses the evolving needs and challenges in our local and regional sites.

* Assure that the Cardiac Imaging Program is on the cutting-edge of techniques and technologies integral to the delivery of innovative, safe and quality care.

* Lead the development of emerging opportunities and new cardiac imaging trends.

* Monitor appropriateness and quality of examinations, including access, patient safety, patient experience, interpretation accuracy, report standardization and report timeliness.


Lead and ensure the success of the educational process and environment for the Cardiac Imaging Program and support educational initiatives across the campus.

* Assure the excellence of the Cardiac Imaging Program’s educational programs, including those involving medical students, residents, fellows, graduate students, post-doctoral students, and interdisciplinary faculty.

* Focus on continuing professional development for faculty and staff.

* Implement and support curricular changes, multidisciplinary conferences and other requirements in order to provide a supportive and constructive environment for learners.

* Promote mentorship and guidance for learners and junior faculty.

* Lead the development of an NIH-sponsored multi-disciplinary, multi-modality cardiac imaging training program.


Advance and strengthen individual and team research

* With members of the Cardiac Imaging Program and other leaders at the University, establish a unifying plan to capitalize on existing institutional strengths to advance cardiac imaging research.

* Identify and support critical research areas that will enhance the Cardiac Imaging Programs’ knowledge base, improve the quality of care, and establish future methods and standards for cardiac imaging.

* Lead the Cardiac Imaging Program and individual faculty members in identifying and obtaining external and intramural funding.


Recruit, retain and develop faculty and staff to achieve the Cardiac Imaging Programs’ vision, ensuring the success of the Cardiac Imaging Program and the national prominence of the program.

* Recruit, mentor, develop and retain outstanding faculty who share the vision for the future of the Cardiac Imaging Program in conjunction with the Division Chiefs for Cardiovascular Medicine and Cardiothoracic Radiology.

* Listen, communicate, and empower faculty and staff. Seek appropriate honors, awards, and national leadership positions for faculty and staff. Satisfaction and career advancement of the Cardiac Imaging Programs’ many constituents are important objectives in pursuing the overall vision and mission.


Continue to enhance financial stability through management, research funding, and philanthropy.

* Maintain a fiscally sound Cardiac Imaging Program. Ensure the administrative budget and operations management are sound and that the programs’ resources are effectively, wisely, and transparently managed.

* Adhere to all University, regulatory and Health System policies and practices. Work effectively to secure philanthropic support for the clinical, research and training programs of the Cardiac Imaging Program. Utilize the services and resources of the Michigan Medicine Office of Development to develop a robust philanthropic plan and programs in partnership with the Departments of Radiology and Internal Medicine and the Samuel and Jean Frankel Cardiovascular Center.


Build on the University’s longstanding commitment to build and nurture a community characterized by a diversity, equity and inclusion.

* Participate in, and help develop new approaches to maintain diversity as a critical component of student education, research, and service.

* Lead the Cardiac Imaging Program to recruit, retain, and mentor the best learners, faculty, and staff by creating a community that seeks, welcomes, and defends diversity.

* Coordinate with institutional leadership and the Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Health Equity to provide metrics and help implement strategies for creating a supportive culture and climate that promotes inclusion and health equity.

* Supports research and practice improvement to enhance care of minority communities and the underserved.


Reporting Structure:

The Program Director will have faculty appointments in Department of Radiology and Department of Internal Medicine. The Program Director of the Cardiac Imaging Program will report to the Associate Chief Clinical Officer of UH/CVC.

Required Qualifications*

The successful candidate will have an MD or equivalent doctoral degree with the following attributes:

* Board certified in Nuclear Medicine, Diagnostic Radiology or Cardiovascular Disease.

* Clinical expertise in cardiac imaging.

* Mid-career or senior faculty.

* Record of significant scholarly accomplishment with a national reputation in the field of Cardiac imaging.

* A track record of external peer reviewed funding.

* Highly collaborative working style with experience in building and unifying interdisciplinary teams.

Underfill Statement

This position is posted as Assistant Professor/Associate Professor/Professor. The rank of the selected candidate will depend on qualifications.

Background Screening

Michigan Medicine conducts background screening and pre-employment drug testing on job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent job offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background screenings.  Background screenings are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Report Act.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.