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Chief, UCSF Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine (ZSFG)

Recruitment Period

Open date: November 8th, 2017
Last review date: March 2nd, 2018
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: May 8th, 2019
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


Chief, UCSF Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center

The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) Department of Medicine at the Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center (ZSFG) seeks an outstanding leader for its Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine. The Division, comprising 16 MD faculty, 3 PhD faculty and clinical/research staff, is committed to academic, clinical and educational excellence.

Clinical programs include a Medical Intensive Care Unit, inpatient consultation, outpatient diagnostic consultation (e.g. thoracentesis, pleural manometry, pleural biopsy, bronchoscopy and endobronchial ultrasonography), outpatient clinics (including high-risk asthma, interstitial lung disease, and pulmonary hypertension) and a sleep program. Faculty interact closely and regularly with Radiology, Oncology, Pathology and the ZSFG Tuberculosis Clinic.

Education of medical students, residents and fellows, in inpatient as well as outpatient settings, represents an important mission of the Division.

Research programs focus on global health and vulnerable populations with emphasis on tuberculosis, asthma & COPD, technological approaches to care of underserved populations, and trauma critical care. The $23 million grant portfolio, predominantly from the National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control, supports research conducted locally as well as in Africa, Asia and South America.

ZSFG and UCSF have been partners in public health since 1872, attracting physicians who are leaders in their fields and making ZSFG one of the nation’s top academic medical centers, training tomorrow’s providers and leaders and providing the best care that medical science has to offer. ZSFG is an essential part of San Francisco’s health care system serving over 100,000 patients each year and providing 20 percent of the city’s inpatient care. We serve the community with a full complement of inpatient, outpatient, emergency, diagnostic and psychiatric services for adults and children. ZSFG offers compassionate and culturally competent care to a diverse community of patients in more than 20 languages. ZSFG is owned and operated by the City and County of San Francisco, Department of Public Health and is part of a city-wide integrated health care system, providing primary, specialty and hospital care for vulnerable populations. ZSFG opened a new hospital in May 2016. The faculty in the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine play key roles in clinical management and leadership.

The Department of Medicine research programs at ZSFG receive over $100 million annually in funding. Research conducted at ZSFG has led to important breakthroughs in basic, clinical and systems research. The successful candidate will join the UCSF Department of Medicine (DOM) faculty and be included in the UCSF DOM compensation and benefits program.

We seek a Chief who has a demonstrated commitment to science, education and clinical practice, the ability to lead a diverse group and work with hospital partners using a collaborative approach, success in promoting or producing scholarship and funding, and the ability to mentor young academic clinicians. Successful candidates must demonstrate exceptional leadership, administrative and organizational skills and have national stature in academic Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine. Board-certification in Pulmonary or Critical Care Medicine is required. An understanding of and commitment to the safety net population is also crucial.

Please apply online at: and submit a curriculum vitae, cover letter, statement of research, and statement of teaching.

UC San Francisco seeks candidates whose experience, teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.

Job location

San Francisco, CA


Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research

  • Statement of Teaching

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity (Optional)

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

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