Chief of Rheumatology Opening with Ochsner Health

Shreveport, LA

full-time
Inpatient and outpatient

Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport

Ochsner Health Services

Opportunity Highlights:

  • The Division of Rheumatology s home to the Center for Excellence in Arthritis and Rheumatology (CEAR).
  • The Division serves a large geographic area in north Louisiana with general rheumatology clinics and subspecialty clinics tailored specifically to patients with vasculitis, systemic sclerosis, psoriatic arthritis, spondyloarthritis, immunotherapy-induced rheumatic disease, juvenile to adult transitions, gout, and glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis.
  • Priority will be given to candidates with a proven track record of academic productivity, as demonstrated through high-impact publications, thematic-based research, and/or grant funding.
  • The candidate will be expected to deliver patient care in an academic setting, teach medical students, residents, and fellows, engage in an independent and extramurally–funded clinical research program, and provide service to the University.
  • The candidate will oversee 2 fellows

Minimum Requirements

  • MD, MD/PhD, DO, or international equivalent terminal degree
  • Eligible for medical licensure and clinical practice in the state of Louisiana
  • Have a proven record of administrative and academic leadership abilities, as well as a demonstrated commitment to education and mentoring
  • Be eligible for faculty appointment at LSUHSC-Shreveport as an Associate Professor or above, per SOM standards.

Preferred Qualifications

  • A strong record of scholarly achievement and extramural funding
  • Demonstrated leadership and accomplishments in complex organizational environments
  • We are especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community and will work toward building an equitable and diverse scholarly environment.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required

  • Program building
  • Financial management
  • Building relationships with donors and community leaders
  • Development of performance metrics for faculty


Posted January 14, 2021