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Division Chief, Radiology at VA Palo Alto Health Care System

Apply now Work type: CE - Clinician Educator, University Medical Line, University Tenure Line
Location: VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS)
Categories: School of Medicine

The Department of Radiology at Stanford School of Medicine and the VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS) invites ABR-certified radiologists who have completed an ACGME-accredited fellowship in diagnostic radiology or any adult radiology specialty to join its full-time faculty.  The faculty appointment will be in the University Medical Line, University Tenure Line or Clinician Educator Line at the Associate or Full Professor level. The major criteria for appointment for faculty in the University Medical Line shall be excellence in the overall mix of clinical care, clinical teaching, scholarly activity that advances clinical medicine, and institutional service appropriate to the programmatic need the individual is expected to fulfill. The predominant criterion for appointment in the University Tenure Line is a major commitment to research and teaching. The major criterion for appointment as Clinician Educators is excellence in the overall mix of clinical care, teaching, administrative and/or scholarship appropriate to the programmatic need the individual is expected to fulfill. Academic rank and line will be determined by the qualifications and experience of the successful candidate.

The Division Chief of VAPAHCS Radiology will be responsible for clinical, teaching, and research activities of the division. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated both scholarly and clinical achievement in their specialty, have mentored junior faculty, and preferably a track-record of research funding. Exceptional leadership and administrative skills are also required. The applicant must have an M.D. or M.D./Ph.D. degree(s) or equivalent.

VA Palo Alto Healthcare System consists of three inpatient facilities located at Palo Alto, Menlo Park, and Livermore, in addition to seven community-based outpatient clinics around the Bay Area.  We are one of the premier Veterans Affairs sites in the country, operating over 800 beds including three nursing homes and a 100-bed homeless domiciliary. We directly serve over 67,000 enrolled Veterans, as well as many more Veterans who are referred to our site for higher-level care. Our health system provides a comprehensive range of patient care services using state-of-the-art technology. As part of our mission, we make substantial contributions to both education and research – and maintain one of the top three research programs in the national VA system.

The Radiology Department opened a new facility that includes a GE Signa Premier MR (3T), GE PET-MR (3T), and two GE Revolution CT scanners. Other resources include Siemens Force CT and Skyra MR (3T) scanners. The new facility will inaugurate two additional MRI scanners in the summer 2024, a Siemens Vida and a Siemens Prisma.  Moreover, a newly renovated IR suite has a 640 detector Canon Aquilion CT scanner available for interventional and diagnostic use, a newly renovated bi-plane room, and a new Ultrasound procedure room.  VA Palo Alto is also home to one of the most advanced educational simulation centers in the VA network.

An affiliation with the world-renowned Stanford University School of Medicine provides a rich academic environment including medical training for physicians in virtually all specialties and subspecialties. The Radiology Service at VA Palo Alto is closely affiliated with the Stanford Radiology residency program, a fully-accredited program with a total of 52 residents. Many of the full-time faculty also participate in medical student education and clerkships.

The Department of Veterans Affairs is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty. It welcomes nominations of, and applications from women and members of minority groups, as well as others who would bring additional dimensions to the VA and Stanford university's research, teaching and clinical missions.

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.

Please apply on-line by submitting your curriculum vitae and a candidate statement describing your clinical, teaching, research, and administrative leadership activities and interests. The Radiology Department, School of Medicine and Stanford University value faculty will help foster an inclusive academic environment for colleagues, students, and staff with a wide range of backgrounds, identities, and outlooks. Candidates may choose to include as part of their research and teaching statements a brief discussion about how their work and experience will further these ideals. Additional information about Stanford's IDEAL initiative may be found here:

The expected base pay range for this position is:

Associate Professor:  $423,000 - $441,000
Full Professor:  $461,000 - $479,000

This pay range reflects base pay, which is based on faculty rank and years in rank. It does not include all components of the School of Medicine’s faculty compensation program or pay from participation in departmental incentive compensation programs. For more information about compensation and our wide-range of benefits, including housing assistance, please contact the hiring department.

Stanford University has provided a pay range representing its good faith estimate of what the university reasonably expects to pay for the position. The pay offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors including (but not limited to) the experience and qualifications of the selected candidate including equivalent years in rank, training, and field or discipline; internal equity; and external market pay for comparable jobs.

Please reach out to Stanford Radiology Faculty Affairs with any questions at

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