Milwaukee, WI - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) seeks an experienced, dynamic and distinguished academic Ophthalmic leader to serve as the next chair of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences. This is a unique leadership position at one of the most respected healthcare institutions in the U.S. This collaborative chairperson has the opportunity to elevate a nationally recognized department through research, education, multidisciplinary clinical care, and innovative surgical services.
MCW is one of the nation’s premier freestanding and private academic health sciences institutions widely recognized for advancing academics, training, education and research. The institution provides excellence in teaching and education for physicians, scientists and researchers. This is coupled with graduate and undergraduate medical education programs, basic and translational research initiatives and overall clinical excellence. MCW is a major national research center ranking in the top third of U.S. medical schools in NIH funding and is Wisconsin’s largest private research institution.
The Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences is a $28 million enterprise and ranked in the top 30 of NIH funded departments of Ophthalmology with nearly $3 million in funding. The 40 faculty members are nationally recognized leaders for advances in eye care and the Department serves as a regional leader for state-of-the-art medical and surgical eye care. The clinical enterprise includes the MCW Eye Institute, home to the clinics, surgical centers, and research laboratories of the Department. Faculty also provides care at the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, Zablocki VA Medical Center and various CHW, Froedtert and MCW regional health centers.
The next leader of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences will enhance a financially and clinically sound enterprise in a competitive marketplace. The Chair will have diverse leadership experiences within the academic and community settings, the ability to recruit, think strategically, collaborate across disciplines and understand the ever-changing healthcare environment. The successful candidate will be a physician leader with the demonstrated ability to set a vision, effectively inspire, manage and mentor. He/she will be an individual who has a passion for providing outstanding care, a desire to improve systems and processes to maximize efficiency, the leadership to engage faculty and hold them accountable across key mission areas.
For confidential nominations or expressions of interest, please contact Linda Komnick or Beth Frye, MD through the office of Vinny Gossain at MCWChairOphtho@wittkieffer.com.
The Medical College of Wisconsin values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity for all persons regardless of age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status protected by law.