ABOUT STANFORD MEDICINE and DEPARTMENT OF PATHOLOGY
Stanford Medicine has a long tradition of leadership in pioneering research, creative teaching protocols, and effective clinical therapies. Stanford Medicine is committed to lead the biomedical revolution in precision health, and recognizes that success in achieving this vision will require world-class innovation and method development for patient care across all aspects of pathology.
Stanford University School of Medicine, founded in 1858, has a mission to be a premier research-intensive medical school that improves health through leadership, diversity, and a collaborative approach to discovery and innovation in patient care, education, and research.
The School of Medicine is comprised of over 2,000 faculty, each providing a unique mix of research, education and patient care effort, organized in 29 different departments and 9 different institutes and centers, supported by over 3,500 staff, and occupying 2.5M square feet of academic space in over 80 buildings. The School of Medicine works closely with Stanford Health Care and Stanford Children’s Health, separate organizations referred to collectively as Stanford Medicine.
The Department of Pathology has approximately 105 faculty, 30 graduate students, 60 residents and clinical fellows, and 75 postdoctoral fellows who benefit greatly from this close, collaborative, and vibrant community. The faculty’s expertise covers a broad range that spans from discovery in fundamental science to innovation in clinical application and implementation. Particular areas of strength are bioinformatics, cancer biology, cell cycle regulation, genomics, inflammation, immunology, neurobiology, signal transduction, and stem cell research.
The Department of Pathology currently includes a Nobel Laureate, multiple members of the National Academies, and many other investigators with national and international distinctions. In conjunction with its outstanding research program, the Department of Pathology is responsible for over 16 million laboratory tests and 80,000 anatomic pathology specimens, and educates outstanding graduate students, residents, and fellows.
The Department of Pathology fully embraces the inspired vision to lead the biomedical revolution in precision health as they collaborate closely with colleagues across Stanford Medicine and seeks two new faculty members to join the department to set the direction and lead efforts in informatics and digital pathology.
The Department of Pathology seeks two individuals with backgrounds in pathology and/or internal medicine, with experience in clinical informatics, high complexity data management and/or data science, to be appointed as Director and Associate Director of Pathology Informatics. The successful candidates will develop an overall vision and strategic plan for the use of high performance informatics to advance medicine with quicker, higher quality and more accurate diagnoses that lead to better health outcomes and innovative translational research opportunities.
This new team will be responsible for leadership and oversight of departmental pathology information systems, including high complexity clinical data management and implementing innovative tools to support data-driven precision medicine. Their vision and strategic plan for pathology information technology will set the direction to be well integrated with all hospital information systems, serve the needs of clinical operations, support teaching and research, maintain reliable and safe performance of clinical technology systems, support quality improvement initiatives, and be compliant with regulatory requirements.
Successful candidates will join the faculty in the Department of Pathology as appointments at the rank of Assistant, Associate or Full Professor in the University Medical Line or Clinician Educator Line.
KEY SELECTION CRITERIA
The successful candidates will have a clinical background in any area of pathology or internal medicine as well as technical experience working with large digital data sets and the creative vision of how advances in informatics can be leveraged in medicine.
The major criteria for appointment in the University Medical Line are excellence in the overall mix of clinical care, clinical teaching, and scholarly activity that advances clinical medicine, and institutional service appropriate to the programmatic need the individual is expected to fulfill. There are many opportunities for University Medical Line faculty to develop independent or collaborative programs in clinical, translational or basic research.
The major criterion for appointment for Clinician Educators is excellence in the overall mix of clinical care, teaching, administration and/or scholarship appropriate to the programmatic need the individual is expected to fulfill. Faculty rank and line will be determined by the qualifications and experience of the successful candidate.
Candidates must be board certified or board eligible in Anatomic Pathology or Anatomic & Clinical Pathology (or equivalent qualification)or board certified or board eligible Internal Medicine, and must hold an MD or MD/PHD and hold or acquire a license to practice medicine in the State of California. Informatics experience and/or fellowship training in Informatics is highly desired.
The Department of Pathology, 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. Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, cover letter, brief description of plans for future research, and list of references
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 also welcomes applications from others who would bring additional dimensions to the University’s research, teaching and clinical missions.