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Chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104
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The Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania invites applications for the position of Chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine.

Uncompromisingly committed to providing the highest quality, advanced emergency care in the Philadelphia region, the Department of Emergency Medicine is positioned to be the national leader in the practice of emergency medicine and in the training of the next generation of leaders in the field. Penn Medicine’s Emergency Medicine Department pursues the highest standards in the integrated delivery of efficient, safe, collaborative professional emergency care to anyone in need, while fostering an unparalleled training environment attracting the best residents and subspecialty fellows. The Department is consistently ranked as one of the top 5 research departments in Emergency Medicine as measured by grant funding and publications, and is dedicated to supporting a collegial, and intellectually exciting environment in which to work.

With oversight of Penn Medicine’s state-of-the-art emergency services, including a Level 1 Trauma Center, the Chair plays a critical role in the health system-wide operations. The Chair will provide vision and leadership for the Department, working in partnership with other health system leaders to foster integration, collaboration, a supportive environment and sense of community.


Applicants must have a MD, and/or MD, PhD, be a respected active practitioner with a distinguished national reputation in emergency medicine. Candidates should possess dynamic leadership skills, administrative expertise, and a clear commitment to – and excellence in – the education and mentorship of students, fellows and faculty. The applicant must have the demonstrated ability to manage complex clinical operations and to foster collaborative interactions among emergency medicine physicians and other clinicians and investigators in Penn Medicine. The candidate should articulate a compelling vision for the future of the Department of Emergency Medicine, the role of a clinical department within a highly regarded academic medical center and the field of emergency medicine in general. The candidate must be qualified for appointment as a full Professor in the Standing Faculty in the Department of Emergency Medicine in the Perelman School of Medicine.

All interested applicants are invited to submit their curriculum vitae and letter of interest to the attention of Michael S. Parmacek, Chair of the Search Committee. Apply for this position online at:

We seek candidates who embrace and reflect diversity in the broadest sense.
The University of Pennsylvania is an EOE. Minorities/Women/Individuals with disabilities/Protected Veterans are encouraged to apply.

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