Opportunity Details

Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology

Minimally Invasive Surgery


Commensurate w/Experience

Chief, Obstetrics & Gynecology - Division of Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery

Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, a nationally recognized medical school ranked #2 in NIH funding, seeks a Division Chief (Chief) for the Division of Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery of Obstetrics & Gynecology.  The Obstetrics & Gynecology Department at Washington University is top-ranked with extensive clinical and basic science research. With advanced training in the full range of general obstetric and gynecologic conditions, our faculty offers a superior level of expertise, delivering innovative treatments and personalized care plans to our patients.


Reporting to the Chair of the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, the Chief will have overall responsibility for the strategic planning, program development, growth, and expansion of clinical operations and outreach in line with the department’s mission, vision, and values.  This key leadership role requires an academic physician leader with strong clinical, business, and marketing acumen.


The Chief will join an academic practice of three faculty and one fellow. Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery faculty are engaged in in-patient care, clinical research, and medical student, resident, and fellow education. We are in the foundation year of our Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery fellowship program.

Clinical responsibilities include care for gynecology patients in the St. Louis metropolitan area.  Currently, the division performs over 1,000 procedures per year. In 2018, a brand new state-of-the-art operating facility opened in coordination with the new academic and clinical office space.  Surgeries are performed at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, a level I trauma center and academic teaching hospital with 1,259 staffed beds, and Missouri Baptist Medical Center, a 489-bed community-based hospital, both are Magnet-designated hospitals and members of the BJC HealthCare system.

Qualified candidates will be at the Associate Professor level or above in the clinician-educator track and have a track record of outstanding patient care, collaborative leadership, program growth/development, educational excellence, and faculty recruitment. A background in individual scholarship is preferred, but not required. They will be well-informed on national trends and best practices in the specialty of Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery and 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.

Preferred candidates must have a strong commitment to teaching medical students, residents, and fellows.  The candidate should be able to provide care to patients with complex surgical pathology and be a resource for department and community gynecologic surgeons.  Strong interpersonal skills and an interest in surgical research are also essential.


The successful candidate will be an innovative leader with knowledge and experience in navigating complex academic institutions, health centers, and/or teaching hospitals coupled with clinical program expansion and administrative experience.  Qualified candidates must hold board certification in Obstetrics & Gynecology with an MD, DO, MD/PhD or equivalent degree as well as have completed a fellowship in Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery.  Applicants must hold or be qualified to obtain an unrestricted license to practice medicine in Missouri and be eligible for appointment at the rank of Associate Professor or above.

To learn more about this opportunity, please contact:

Nancy Donohoo

Senior Consultant, Executive Search 

Washington University School of Medicine 

Email:  ndonohoo@wustl.edu

Nancy Donohoo



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Washington University in St. Louis is committed to the principles and practices of equal employment opportunity and affirmative action. It is the university’s policy to recruit, hire, train, and promote persons in all job titles without regard to race, color, age, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, veteran status, disability, or genetic information. Washington University seeks an exceptionally qualified and diverse faculty; women, minorities, protected veterans and candidates with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

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