The Section of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine (Yale PCCSM) at Yale School of Medicine (YSM) , the Yale New Haven Hospital (YNHH) Heart and Vascular Center (HVC), Yale New Haven Transplantation Center (YNHTC) are seeking a lung transplant pulmonologist to serve as the inaugural Medical Director of our newly established Lung Transplant Program. The Medical Director will be hired at the Associate Professor or Professor level, and will work with the multidisciplinary leadership of YNHH, Yale PCCSM, the Division of Cardiac Surgery and Thoracic Surgery at Yale to develop, initiate, and lead a highly successful lung transplant program at YNHH. Yale PCCSM has outstanding clinical, educational and research programs with ~70 faculty who are experts in Interstitial Lung Disease, Pulmonary Hypertension, Cystic Fibrosis, Interventional Pulmonology, Asthma, COPD, TB, respiratory infections, Long Covid, Thoracic Oncology, Sleep Medicine, Critical Care and a growing ECMO program. Yale faculty practice at YNHH, a large tertiary referral medical center with over 1400 hospital beds, a 60-bed medical intensive care unit, and the Winchester Center for Lung Disease, a state-of-the-art facility with 25 patient evaluation rooms dedicated to Yale PCCSM and the Yale Sleep Centers. YNHTC and HVC have established programs in renal, liver, face and cardiac transplantation.
Leadership and Strategic Planning: The Medical Director will work with the leadership of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Yale PCCSM, YSM, and YNHH on the mission, vision, goals of the Lung Transplant Program, ensuring its alignment with the vision and values of Yale School of Medicine and Yale New Haven Hospital.
Clinical Oversight: The Medical Director will be responsible for ensuring that all medical aspects of patient care at the Lung Transplant Program are of the highest quality and that they meet or exceed all regulatory, accreditation, and quality standards. This includes managing the clinical team, establishing, and enforcing clinical protocols, and monitoring clinical outcomes.
Program Development: The Director will oversee the development and implementation of new initiatives and programs to enhance the quality of care provided to patients in the Lung Transplant Program. This includes identifying opportunities for growth and development, collaborating with other departments and providers, and managing the implementation of new programs.
Quality Improvement: The Director will be responsible for ensuring that the Lung Transplant Program meets or exceeds all quality standards, including those established by regulatory and accreditation bodies. This includes monitoring quality metrics, implementing quality improvement initiatives, and ensuring that the program is prepared for any regulatory or accreditation surveys.
Research and Education: The Director will be responsible for promoting and supporting research and educational activities related to lung transplantation. This includes collaborating with other departments and providers to facilitate research and educational initiatives, managing educational programs for staff and trainees, and disseminating research findings to internal and external stakeholders.
Yale University is an American private Ivy League research university located in New Haven, Connecticut. Founded in 1701 in the Colony of Connecticut, the university is the third-oldest institution of higher education in the United States.