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Palliative Medicine Medical Director

Baltimore, MD

The University of Maryland School of Medicine is seeking a full-time palliative medicine physician to serve as Director of our Palliative Medicine program. Duties will include inpatient activities, development of an outpatient program, and leadership and expertise for the academic and clinical functions of a growing program. Opportunities for teaching are available. Successful candidates will be board certified/eligible Palliative Medicine, with a strong interest in teaching, and clinical experience in Palliative Medicine. Salary and academic rank will be commensurate with qualifications.

The Palliative Medicine Program at the University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC) is ten years old and is currently comprised of a team of MDs, RNs, NPs and a dedicated Clinical Pharmacist. The practitioners serve as expert palliative consultants to the UMMCs multi-disciplinary service teams, adding care quality and cost saving value. Please see our websites for additional information:

Strengths of the program as validated by independent consultants:

Staff: Multi-disciplinary and highly motivated staff

Supported by: Cancer Center Medical Director and Vice President; physician directors of our Medical and Surgical ICUs; Shock Trauma Center Director; hospital Chief Medical Officer and Nursing leadership; Chairs of Internal and Family Medicine

Quality: Routine collection of operational data; project integration with Medical ICU

Research: Strong foundation and support exists for grant funding to further interdisciplinary Palliative Medicine research

Qualified candidates should submit their CV and a cover letter to: Summy Phang, Physician Recruitment Specialist, Email:

The University of Maryland, Baltimore is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

Please reference position number 3-309-860 in your correspondence when applying.

Hospital Description

The University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC) is the heart of the University of Maryland Medical System's downtown campus.

The hospital provides comprehensive care for the West Baltimore community and tertiary care for Maryland and the surrounding area. The hospital has more intensive care beds than any other hospital in Maryland.

Community Description

We invite you to explore Baltimore, a vibrant city on the water where you will find something new around every corner. This is a city that is growing and evolving with new hotels, and new and expanding attractions. Whether you live in the area or are planning a visit, this is a destination filled with surprises and hidden treasures just waiting to be discovered.

Baltimore's world-renowned Inner Harbor is surrounded by historic neighborhoods where you will find city living at its best with unique shops and restaurants for every style and taste. The city enjoys a vibrant arts scene and embraces its history and influence on American culture. Excellent private schools, Moderate taxes, Rich historical heritage and a Short commute from area suburbs.
University of Maryland Medical System is a multi-hospital system that has genuine impact throughout our State...and beyond. Our twelve outstanding hospitals and numerous ambulatory centers not only offer you a choice of locations from urban to suburban and rural but also a choice of practice settings, including academic, teaching, and community. Since our inception as a private, not-for-profit corporation in 1984, we have pursued a clinical vision of providing measurably safe and quality care to the citizens of the State and region. Our goal is and always has been that every patient receives the same high standard of care, no matter where or when they make use of our services. Our focus on excellence in care quality and safety is evident in everything we do: from our application of evidence-based medicine aimed at reducing hospital-acquired infections, to continuous improvements in our operational design, facilities, and technologies. In fact, our efforts in quality improvement have allowed us to achieve mortality and unplanned readmission rates below benchmarks available from other Maryland hospitals. We're extremely proud of our successes to date. However, we know that achieving our clinical vision cannot happen without active physician leadership and support. To that end, we strive to recruit physicians committed to excellence in both clinical quality and service. And we give them the support they need to take their career and to take patient care to new levels together.