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Chief Medical Officer

Cayuga Medical Associates

Ithaca, New York 14850
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Chief Medical Officer

Cayuga Medical Associates


Cayuga Medical Associates (CMA), a growing multispecialty group located in the heart of the beautiful Finger Lakes Region in Central New York, is currently seeking a Chief Medical Officer to work within the organization. This newly created senior leadership position is designed to ensure that high quality, service-oriented patient care is delivered by Cayuga Medical Associates’ physicians on a consistent basis. The Chief Medical Officer has primary responsibility for clinical issues pertaining to the delivery of patient care services, patient satisfaction, and quality at the practice level. This position will report to the President of CMA, with an administrative dyad/partnership to the Chief Operating Officer. In this role, the Chief Medical Officer will work in an administrative capacity 2 days a week, and will practice as a physician for the remaining 3 days of the workweek. 

This position will require the physician to:

  • Engage in Physician recruitment, engagement and retention, in collaboration with President and Chief Operating Officer
  • Set and communicate performance, service standards and expectations to all providers
  • Exercise professional clinical leadership regarding specific cases or questions of quality or compliance
  • Assist with compensation model refinements and redesign, with specific focus on quality and productivity metrics
  • Oversee CMA’s Physician Action Council (PAC)
  • Develop and implements physician peer review system, medical policies, and clinical program

Qualifications for this position include:

  • Graduate from accredited medical school and appropriate residency training
  • Board certified physician in a primary care or related sub-specialty area
  • Active NYS medical license
  • At least 3-5 years of relevant work experience in a physician practice setting, prior experience in physician leadership role preferred
  • Strong leadership skills to develop a close, collaborative working relationship with senior leadership team, physician leaders, and practice management staff

The Finger Lakes region of New York offers endless opportunities for outdoor adventures, as well as rich support of the arts and diverse cultural opportunities, excellent school districts, and charming villages, towns and small cities to call home.  If you are dedicated to excellence and possess a commitment to patient-centered care, please submit your CV and cover letter to or fax to (607) 277-1415, attention Human Resources. CMA offers a competitive pay and benefits package and is an equal opportunity employer.

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