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Chair, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

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University of Alabama School of Medicine
1813 6th Avenue South
Birmingham, Alabama 35249-3293
Kimberly Smith and Linda Komnick

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The University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine (UABSOM) seeks a dynamic, distinguished and visionary executive to serve as its next Chair, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology (OB/GYN). This Chair will be an outstanding academic leader with a substantial record of clinical, research, teaching and administrative accomplishments to lead the Department into the future. This is an outstanding opportunity for a contemporary and inspirational leader well versed in the academic mission to serve at one of the nation's storied Departments of OB/GYN.

UABSOM is one of the leading academic centers in the United States. Established in 1969, it has ascended to number 21 in the Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research (Blue Ridge) rankings with an impressive $256 million in funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Since 2013, UAB has the second fastest percentage of funding growth from the NIH. The UABSOM is an elite "public" school of medicine ranked in the top eight in the nation.  More than the numbers, UABSOM is leading efforts to address issues of health equity from both a scholarship and care delivery perspective.

The Department of OB/GYN at UAB is one of the top 10 NIH funded departments in the U.S. The Department possesses over $5 million in NIH funding, consists of 42 faculty members across five divisions with a selective residency program, leading fellowship programs and outstanding clinical care.

UAB seeks a Chair that is a highly competent clinician who understands and fosters an academic environment. He/She will be responsible for the growth and advancement of research, possess a track record of extramural funding, scholarly activity and teaching excellence. The Chair will have the demonstrated ability to effectively recruit, inspire, manage, mentor and galvanize a diverse faculty and staff. This leader will engage faculty to advance the comprehensive service line, develop outreach beyond the academic hub and develop the clinical care delivery to exceed the needs of the patients of the state of Alabama and in the southeast US.

This position requires a thorough understanding of the regional and the national healthcare environment. The ability to articulate a vision for the growth of research, education and clinical services, as well as the talent to collaborate with other leaders across UAB Medicine to formulate strategy, build market share and allocate resources effectively. UAB seeks candidates with prior administrative and leadership experience gained within a department of OB/GYN in a complex academic center with strong interpersonal and communication skills to complement a passion for excellence and achievement. Candidates must hold a medical doctorate degree, Board Certification in OB/GYN and possess qualifications for appointment to Professor with tenure at UAB.

The successful candidate is an individual who has a passion for discovery to improve care, a desire to enhance systems and processes to maximize efficiency. The position requires the leadership ability to engage faculty, develop their talents and hold them accountable to the priorities of the Department while creating an environment conducive to strengthening educational programs and expanding research.

For confidential nominations or expressions of interest please contact the UAB search consultant team of Kimberly Smith and Linda Komnick at