Adult Medical Director

The Department of Emergency Medicine at Stanford University is seeking a Board-Certified Emergency Medicine physician to join the Department in the role of Medical Director of the Adult Emergency Department.  The position includes a full-time faculty appointment in the Clinician Educator Line.  Rank will be determined by the qualifications and experience of the successful candidates.  Applicants who meet criteria for the rank of Associate Professor or Professor are preferred.  

Stanford Emergency Medicine has a strong focus on precision emergency medicine - the use of information and technology to improve the care of individual patients and their communities.  Key areas of focus include optimizing Access to Care, capitalizing on Technology and Digital Health Tools, Leveraging Human-Centered Data to Individualize Treatment Decisions, Advancing Population and Global Health, and Redesigning Medical Education.  Of particular interest are Adult Medical Director candidates who have experience in health innovation and information technology to advance and optimize the delivery of emergency care.

Clinical responsibilities will include patient care in the emergency department at Stanford Hospital, a world-renowned, academic medical center with approximately 90,000 adult Emergency Department visits annually.  Our faculty consists of over 90 board-certified emergency physicians with broad scholarly interests and extramural funding.  We sponsor 13 fellowship programs, a four-year residency program, required and advanced student clerkships, and several courses available to learners throughout our university.   

Medical Director

In the Medical Director role, the successful candidate will be an integral part of the Department leadership team as they will navigate a strong desire for emergency care services in our community in a new state of the art hospital and 66 bed Emergency Department with a Clinical Decision Unit.  The Medical Director will work with the Vice Chair of Clinical Operations and Quality along with a team of Associate and Assistant Medical Directors and collaborate with hospital leadership to enhance clinical care.  The successful candidate will represent Emergency Medicine within our interdisciplinary teams and to healthcare system leadership.  Besides providing administrative and management experience in areas of ED operations, we are especially interested in EM physician leaders with specific expertise with:

·       Emergency Department clinical operations strategies

·       Optimizing patient flow

·       Clinical pathway design and implementation

·       Novel clinical decision support

·       Informatics and clinical data science

·       Process and quality improvement science

·       Digital Health/Telemedicine

·       Health System Science education

·       Expertise in innovative emergency care delivery models

Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Stanford welcomes applications from all who would bring additional dimensions to the University’s research, teaching and clinical missions.

The Department of Emergency Medicine, School of Medicine and Stanford University value faculty who are committed to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion.  Candidates may optionally include as part of their research or teaching statement a brief discussion of how their work will further these ideals.


To Apply

Please submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and the names of three references to: 

Jody Vogel, MD, MSc

Vice Chair of Academic Affairs

900 Welch Road, Suite 350

Palo Alto, CA 94304

(650) 497-5068 (Telephone)

(650) 723-0121 (Fax)