An Invitation to Apply for the Position of
Chief, Spine Division
Duke University School of Medicine
The School of Medicine at Duke University invites applications and nominations for the position of Chief of the Spine Division. In a pioneering move, the Department of Neurosurgery and the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery have partnered together to create the Spine Division. This new division offers a unique opportunity to utilize the strengths and resources of both departments in order to provide coordinated, comprehensive, and high-quality care to spine patients.
Duke University is a premier academic, scientific, and healthcare institution. The Duke University School of Medicine is ranked 7th in the nation among research-intensive medical schools. The Duke University Health System is a global leader in outstanding patient care and is closely aligned with the School of Medicine. Duke's focus on education, clinical care, and research is evident throughout the School of Medicine, and the creation of the Spine Division allows Duke to develop a nationally-renowned reputation in spine in all of three of these essential areas.
The creation of the Spine Division offers an opportunity to envision a new and innovative system for delivering spine care. The Chief of the Spine Division will serve as an inspiring leader overseeing the clinical, research, and academic activities of the Division. Reporting jointly to the chairs of the Department of Neurosurgery and the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, the Chief will work with a diverse team of practitioners in order to create a new model for providing spine care at Duke. The Chief will be responsible for achieving programmatic excellence and establishing a strong reputation for the new division. S/he will shape a future vision for the Spine Division and create a collaborative and holistic team in order to deliver high quality care to all spine patients.
Candidates should hold a doctorate in medicine, academic credentials that qualify for appointment at the level of Professor with tenure, board certification, and eligibility to practice medicine in the state of North Carolina. The successful candidate will have the experience and reputation necessary to ensure the continuation and enhancement of the clinical, educational, and research missions of the Division.
Duke University has retained Isaacson, Miller, a national executive search firm, to assist with this search. All inquiries, nominations, and applications should be directed in confidence to:
John Muckle, Vice President
Ariannah Mirick, Managing Associate
Kelly Shenk Koontz, Associate
263 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02210
Electronic submission is strongly preferred. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's race, color, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, veteran status, or disability.