The Cleveland Clinic’s Neurological Institute announces a search for Chair, Department of Psychiatry and Psychology. The Department is one of four departments within the Neurological Institute (the other three are the Departments of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation). These departments reflect the ongoing rapid growth of the Neurological Institute’s activities at Cleveland Clinic’s main campus and across its regional health system.
The Chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Psychology will lead the clinical, education, and research activities related to behavioral health at Cleveland Clinic’s main campus, as well as more than 250 psychiatric inpatient beds spread across five regional hospitals and outpatient clinics located at 20 regional multi-specialty outpatient centers. Currently there are approximately 100 psychiatry and psychology faculty who have primary or joint appointments in the department, as well as 40+ APPs and 30+ social workers making the Department of Psychiatry and Psychology the largest department within the Neurological Institute. There is also a significant outpatient expansion goal to recruit a minimum of 45 faculty in the next 5 years.
The faculty represent a variety of models, including NIH supported investigators, academic clinician educators, and full-time clinicians. The Department maintains nationally/internationally recognized programs in virtually all areas of psychiatry and psychology, including research on DBS, TMS, ECT, lithium, ketamine and esketamine. Our research personnel have been highly productive having run national multi-center trials and having received multiple Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) grants; they have been awarded more than $30 million in research funding in the last seven years.
The Department is heavily engaged in the education of medical students, residents, and fellows. The residency training program has 32 residents and is led by an experienced program director. Residents rotate on the following services: inpatient, child and adolescent, alcohol and drug recovery, consultation liaison, outpatient, community psychiatry, research and specialty clinics such as neuropsychiatry and women’s mental health. The ABPN pass rate is above the national average and increasingly we have retained our graduates as Staff.
This position represents an outstanding leadership opportunity where the ideal candidate will be a clinician-scientist recognized nationally for his/her experience and accomplishments in research, clinical care, teaching, and administration. It will be paramount that the individual posses the skills necessary to lead and grow a large and complex department with a multi-faceted mission and multiple stakeholders. The Chair will need to work closely and effectively with the directors of all disease-based Centers in the Neurological Institute, including the Center for Adult Behavioral Health, Center for Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, Alcohol and Drug Recovery Center, and the Center for Comprehensive Pain Recovery.
Qualified candidates will be expected to demonstrate experience and strength in the following areas:
A strong history of original and innovative research and extramural funding.
A strong history of mentoring and promoting the professional growth of faculty
Record of success identifying philanthropic opportunities and cultivating key relationships to grow same
Track record of positive interpersonal engagement across behavioral health professionals
Vision for ensuring balance across the missions of research, clinical practice, and teaching
Psychiatrist candidates must be board certified by the ABPN or equivalent. Psychologist candidates must possess any one or more of the following: board certification by the ABPP, fellow status in a professional organization, associate or full professor, or other equivalent metric of recognized expertise. A faculty appointment commensurate with experience is available at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University.
Interested candidates should submit their cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a list of 3 references to:
Bartolome Burguera, MD, PhD Chair, Endocrinology and Metabolism Institute Chair, Search Committee for the Department Chair of Psychiatry & Psychology Cleveland Clinic, 9500 Euclid Avenue, F-20, Cleveland OH 44195
Cleveland Clinic is one of the largest and most respected hospitals in the country. Our mission is to provide better care of the sick, investigation into their problems, and further education of those who serve. Cleveland Clinic's Neurological Institute includes more than 300 medical, surgical and research specialists dedicated to the treatment of adult and pediatric patients with neurological and psychiatric disorders. The multidisciplinary institute offers a disease-specific, patient-focused approach to care. Cleveland Clinic is ranked as one of the nation's top hospitals by U.S. News & World Report.