Division Chief of Infectious Disease

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Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA
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Springfield, MA

Baystate Health, an award–winning healthcare system and home of the University of Massachusetts Medical School-Baystate, is searching for an outstanding candidate to join Baystate Medical Center, as Chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases.

• The candidate will lead an experienced team of 10 physicians and 2 advanced practice providers overseeing a comprehensive clinical ID program involving inpatient consultation services at the main Baystate facilities and other community facilities, outpatient ID clinics, an established multidisciplinary antimicrobial Stewardship program, a hospital epidemiology program, a Ryan White–funded HIV clinic, a multidisciplinary hepatitis clinic, and a travel medicine clinic. In addition, the division has a clinical research unit that includes clinical trials in HIV, hepatitis C, and influenza, and vaccines.
• The ID Division has its own fellowship program and provides core teaching to the Internal Medicine and Med-Peds residents, as well as ID pharmacy residents. Faculty appointment to UMass Medical School-Baystate commensurate with experience and accomplishments. The successful candidate should qualify for appointment as an Associate or full Professor.


The ideal candidate should be nationally or regionally recognized with the ability to lead a high volume and growing program. Candidates should have outstanding clinical and teaching skills, and experience in an academic infectious disease program. Preference will be given to those candidates with a track record of success in clinical research and who can help mentor others to be successful researchers. The candidate will be expected to have a strategic vision for role of the ID division in a rapidly changing medical landscape and should possess a working knowledge of alternative payment models. The ideal candidate will have experience with a regionally integrated ID division within a large health system.

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Baystate Medical Center (BMC) is a 716-bed independent academic medical center. BMC is our community's major referral hospital, providing the highest level of care for conditions such as cancer, acute and chronic cardiovascular illness, nervous system illness, digestive illness, and other diseases that affect the major organ systems of the body. BMC is home to the state’s second-busiest emergency department and the region’s only Level 1 trauma center. Baystate Medical Center has 20+ residency and fellowship programs, as well as educational programs for medical students, nurses and advanced practitioners. Departmental research includes participation in a number of national clinical trials that bring our patients options that might not otherwise be available in our community.

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Baystate Children’s Hospital is in the heart of Springfield, with inpatient services at our main hospital and outpatient clinics in the Springfield community. Iconic venues like the Quadrangle museum cluster, Basketball Hall of Fame and Mass Mutual Center give way to picturesque Forest Park and Zoo, Six Flags New England, historic towns, and great dining, shopping and entertainment. The area boasts many beautiful homes in good neighborhoods, a great selection of public and private schools, as well as prestigious colleges and universities. Living costs in Springfield are 14% lower than the Massachusetts average. Other popular towns that our providers choose to live in are Longmeadow, Amherst and Northampton, MA as well as the Connecticut towns of Enfield, Suffield and Granby.

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