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Chief, Maternal Fetal Medicine and Ultrasound

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St. Louis, MO
Mark Prosperi

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Chief of Maternal Fetal Medicine and Ultrasound
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Washington University School of Medicine

Reporting to the Chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, the Chief will have overall responsibility for the strategic planning, clinical operations, research and educational program development, and outreach within the Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine and Ultrasound.  He/she will oversee the continued growth and development of the department’s outstanding clinical and educational programs and will ideally expand on the division’s history of ground-breaking basic, clinical, and translational research.  Currently, the Division of MFM consists of twelve subspecialty faculty, three laborists, and one nurse practitioner.   

The division provides comprehensive obstetrical and gynecologic ultrasound services for both the outpatient and inpatient populations.  In 2019 the division was responsible for over 5,000 outpatient visits and nearly 24,000 ultrasounds performed. Faculty are highly engaged in the education of community physicians and a wide variety of learners, including a rigorous fellowship in maternal-fetal medicine, Ob/Gyn residency training program, and medical students. This position requires a dynamic and experienced physician scientist who also possesses a strong clinical and business acumen. The successful candidate will have a proven track record of individual scholarship, collaborative clinical leadership, program growth and development, educational excellence, faculty recruitment, and community engagement.  The Chief should have a reputation for excellence in clinical care within the specialty.  In addition, a prior history of research achievement will allow the candidate to continue developing the clinical and translational research programs which are already nationally and internationally recognized.  The Chief should have demonstrated a strong commitment to medical education and dedication to promoting scholarship and research opportunities for students, residents, fellows and faculty members.  The ability to recruit, develop, mentor and manage academic faculty and staff across the clinical, research and education missions is essential.  The primary location of the division is on the Washington University Medical Campus where the Washington University School of Medicine, Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis Children's Hospital, the Alvin J. Siteman Cancer Center and the Central Institute for the Deaf are located. The Washington University Medical Center occupies 164-acres over 17-blocks in the central region of the city. Also located on the medical center campus are the Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College, the St. Louis College of Pharmacy, the Rehabilitation Institute of St. Louis, and Shriners Hospital for Children. 

Qualified candidates must hold AMBS board certification in Obstetrics and Gynecology with an MD, MD/PhD or equivalent degree and should be at the rank of Associate Professor or above.  The successful candidate should be a visionary and strategic leader with knowledge and experience in academic institutions, health centers, and teaching hospitals.  Prior administrative experience as a division chief, fellowship or residency director, or service-line lead is highly desired. 

Candidates should email their Curriculum Vitae and cover letter with statement of interest to: Mark Prosperi at