The West Virginia University (WVU) School of Medicine is seeking a chair of the Department of Otolaryngology. Located on the School’s Morgantown Campus, this position requires an academic otolaryngologist with strong interpersonal and leadership skills, experience in administration, and a commitment to clinical care, service, teaching, and research. Candidates must have a vision for the future of medical education, the discovery of knowledge, and high performing patient centered care in the context of a growing health care delivery system. Applicants must be board certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology. 

The School of Medicine and WVU Healthcare are growing to meet the ever increasing patient demands in West Virginia, southeast Pennsylvania, western Maryland and southeast Ohio. WVU Hospitals is the only Magnet hospital in West Virginia. WVU Hospitals, for the past three years, has been rated by “U.S. News & World Report” as the number one hospital in West Virginia and was recognized for its 12 high-performing medical specialties, including otolaryngology. The department is composed of 17 faculty members (13 physicians and four PhDs) and 15 residents. The department has a strong commitment to resident and medical student education. In addition to high quality patient care, the department supports an outstanding research division that is currently ranked 12th in the country in funding from the National Institutes of Health. The expectation is that the new chair will continue to take a strong and collegial department to new levels of performance and academic rigor. The WVU Health Sciences Center provides the most up-to-date medical equipment to help us stay at the forefront of medical care. The combination of experienced physicians and advanced medical technology results in excellent patient care and provides a highly successful learning environment.

WVU is committed to serving the health needs of the state, and the department has a large community physician practice, active outreach clinic, and a strong affiliation with our regional Veterans Administration Medical Center.

The School of Medicine is committed to research excellence with ample opportunities for research collaboration with other clinical and basic science departments. The environment for clinical and translational research has begun to improve dramatically with the creation of the West Virginia Clinical and Translational Science Institute (WVCTSI), which is supported by more than $50 million, including $19.6 million from NIH.

The position will remain open until filled. Applications should be submitted electronically to Carol Smith, executive recruiter, at cbsmith@hsc.wvu.edu, with a cover letter of interest, current CV, and contact information, including e-mail addresses, for three professional references. Interested candidates may contact the chair of the search committee, Ronald L. Gross, MD, at grossrl@wvuhealthcare.com with questions about this position.

West Virginia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Under represented class members are encouraged to apply. This includes minorities, females, individuals with disabilities, and veterans. The Health Sciences Center is a tobacco-free campus. West Virginia University is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity.

Chair, Otolaryngology Search Committee                         

  • Dr. Ronald Gross, Ophthalmology, chair of Search Committee
  • Dr. Greg Borah, Plastic Surgery (to start 1/1/15)
  • Dr. John Brick, Neurology
  • Dr. Matt Brunner, Medicine/Pediatrics
  • Dr. Riaz Cassim, Surgery (VA representative)
  • Dr. Patricia Dubin, Pediatrics
  • Jesse Hixson, 5North, OR
  • Dr. Robert Johnstone, Anesthesiology
  • Dr. Gary Marano, Radiology
  • Dr. Erich Richter, Neurosurgery
  • Dr. David Skoner, Pediatrics
  • Dr. George Spirou, Center for Neuroscience
  • Dr. Brian Weaver, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, SOD