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Job Description / Duties

The University of Arizona College of Medicine Phoenix (COM-P) invites applications for the Vice Chair of Obstetrics Services and Director for the Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine.  


The Vice Chair of Obstetrical Services will be responsible for the planning, policy development, operations and oversight of the academic, research and the clinical programs of the MFM and obstetrical services of the department.  In strategic consultation with the Chair of the department, UAHS, COM-P and Banner University Medical Group (BUMG) and Banner-University Medical Center Phoenix (B-UMCP), the Vice Chair will direct the recruitment and retention of faculty within the division.  As head of the division of MFM at BUMC-P, they will be collaborating closely with the Tucson team to develop a collective Fetal Center for the Banner enterprise.  


The successful candidate will be an accomplished physician leader in the field, one with a track record of publications and funding in basic science and/or clinical research. They will work alongside the Chair and focus their efforts on a strategic tripartite mission of excellence in clinical care, research and education.  As Vice Chair and Director, the candidate will be a nurturing mentor to faculty and trainees, providing ongoing guidance and support of their professional development.  They must be a respected leader who is experienced with operations, clinically active and knowledgeable of cutting-edge medicine.  The candidate must be viewed by stakeholders as an effective leader who will guide the division and hospital system through historic changes that will positively impact the delivery of maternal and fetal care in the region.  


The successful candidate will meet the requirements of either a career track or tenure track faculty according to the College and University guidelines.

Qualifications / Required Skills

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Serve as physician lead overseeing the MFM and Obstetrics program at UArizona College of Medicine-Phoenix / Banner University Medical Center -Phoenix
  • Set the policies and strategic goals of the maternal care unit within the department and hospital system
  • Build specialized and comprehensive programs in prenatal diagnosis and perinatal care
  • Build internal and external relationships to inspire and promote collaborations across the health system
  • Promote and provide a teaching environment of the highest quality and integrity
  • Foster clinical and research programs of national distinction through innovation and interdisciplinary collaboration.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Qualified candidates must possess a doctor of medicine (MD/DO) or equivalent degree from an accredited institution; AND be eligible for a University of Arizona academic appointment at the Associate Professor level or higher.
  • Board certified
  • Eligible for unrestricted medical licensure in the State of Arizona.
  • Subspecialty training and certification in Maternal Fetal Medicine
  • Greater than 5 years of progressively complex administrative experience (e.g., program leader, center/section director, etc.) in an academic medical center setting.
  • Demonstrated track record of national distinction in teaching, clinical care and research discovery in an academic department of obstetrics and gynecology or comparable environment
  • Experience working in a multidisciplinary team environment
  • Demonstrated commitment to patient care, reflecting a service­ oriented, team­ based philosophy with hospital administration and health professional colleagues from all disciplines, departments and specialties.
  • Successful track record of recruitment and development of faculty, trainees, and students.
  • Evidence of successful program building beyond one’s own research group.
  • Eligible for medical staff membership at BUMC-P.

Contact Information

Employer Profile


The Department of Ob Gyn is experiencing a period of clinical and academic growth under the leadership of Dr Rosanne Kho, a recognized leader in gynecologic surgery and clinical investigation.  The department currently hosts 36 residents, 4 Maternal Fetal Medicine fellows, 3 Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery fellows, and 1 Addiction Medicine fellow.  Faculty provides clinical services and mentor trainees at the Banner-University Medical Center Phoenix, Scottsdale and at the newly built Arcadia facilities.  Mirroring the growth in population in the Phoenix metropolitan area, the department is experiencing rapid extension of the clinical enterprise with year-over-year increases of surgical volume, clinic visit volumes and hospital deliveries.  


The labor and delivery and maternity units are housed within the medical center located within central Phoenix.  It is attended by over 100 obstetrics and gynecology specialists and subspecialists who provide routine and high-risk obstetrical care for a record number of 7000 deliveries in 2022. The Women’s and Infants services at BUMC-P was recently recognized as a Level 4 perinatal center by the Arizona Perinatal Trust reflecting the comprehensive, mature and high-level perinatal care program.  In addition to the in-house educational and care delivery programs, the department holds an annual CME symposium on Critical Care in Obstetrics and Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery that is well-attended and recognized for innovation and integrated teaching.  


The University of Arizona

UArizona is one of the nation's premier research institutions. The National Science Foundation ranks the university 21st in research and development expenditures among U.S. public and private universities. The Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research ranks UArizona 47 of 142 institutions for NIH funding.


Banner University Medicine

In 2015, Banner Health merged with the University of Arizona Health Network to form Banner University Medicine. At the heart of this merger is academic medicine - research, teaching and patient care - across three academic medical centers in Phoenix and Tucson. Banner - University Medical Center Phoenix (BUMC-P) is currently licensed for 766 beds. In 2019, BUMC-P constructed a new tower with 278 beds, but only netted an addition of 33 to the campus. Campus has 378 private rooms and features a total of 24 operating rooms (OR’s) with shell space for 4 more OR’s that will be built out when needed. The hospital is located 1 mile away from the COM-P campus.


Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, vision, and life insurance; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!  


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