Lahey Health Director, Inflammatory Bowel Disease in Burlington, Massachusetts
Lahey Hospital & Medical Center is a vibrant and growing health care system, recognized as a trailblazer in medicine and a standard bearer in patient experience. It includes an award-winning academic medical center, a superb constellation of community hospitals, home care services, rehabilitation facilities and more.
We are committed to attracting, developing and retaining top talent in a market long recognized and revered as a global leader in health. With a team approach to care, we encourage learning and growth at all levels, and we offer competitive salaries and benefits. We adhere to the principles of a just and fair work environmentfor all colleagues, where respect is foundational and performance is rewarded.
About the Job
Director, Inflammatory Bowel Disease Position Currently Available at Lahey Hospital and Medical Center in Burlington, MA
The Department of Gastroenterology at Lahey Hospital and Medical Center (LHMC) is currently seeking a Director of the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center. The Director will lead a team of 5 Gastroenterologists specializing in IBD, and work alongside some of the country’s leading colorectal surgeons. With support from Nutrition and Behavioral Health, the Lahey IBD Center is the largest and most highly regarded IBD Center in New England. The IBD Director will have protected time for research and administrative responsibilities. The chosen candidate will be expected to be actively engaged in research and other academic activities.
Lahey’s GI Department is comprised of 21 physicians and 4 advanced practitioners all committed to providing compassionate, high quality, patient focused care. Providers see approximately 35,000 outpatients per year for a wide variety of GI and liver related problems including inflammatory bowel disease, liver disease, biliary tract disorders and diseases of the pancreas, colon cancer, and disorders of the esophagus. Physicians also perform approximately 20,000 procedures annually. Many of the Department’s physicians are frequently recognized in local and national publications as among the best in their field. The Department offers a collegial and supportive environment in which providers feel their efforts are recognized and valued. All of these factors contribute to an extremely low turnover rate within the Department.
The GI Department also has an ACGME accredited GI Fellowship Program with staff physicians holding academic appointments at Tufts Medical School. Staff gastroenterologists have the opportunity to interact with fellows, residents and medical students, and to teach at Tufts Medical School if so inclined.
Lahey Hospital and Medical Center (LHMC) is a 330-bed, state of the art, Tufts- affiliated Academic Medical Center consistently recognized as one of the best hospitals in the country by local and national publications including Boston Magazine and US News and World Reports. LHMC is the flagship facility of Lahey Health, a progressive and award winning integrated healthcare system which also includes Lahey Hospital Peabody, Beverly Hospital, Winchester Hospital, and Addison Gilbert Hospital in Gloucester, as well as Outpatient Centers in Danvers and Lexington, and more than 50 affiliated Primary Care Practices.
Lahey Hospital & Medical Center (LHMC) is conveniently located in Burlington, MA, a scenic suburban community approximately 15 miles northwest of Boston, and a short drive to the lakes, mountains, and shores of New England. The area offers excellent schools and academic institutions, as well as abundant cultural and recreational amenities making it a highly desirable location in which to practice and live.
Interested candidates should be Fellowship Trained in GI. In addition to strong academic credentials, candidates should possess superb clinical and leadership skills as well as a demonstrated ability to engage and interact effectively with patients and their families, medical and nursing staff, and other clinical and administrative colleagues within the organization. A solid work ethic and well developed organizational skills are also required to effectively manage care in our fast-paced environment where quality care and safety are our highest priorities.