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Associate or Full Professor (tenured), Division Head, Cardiology

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School / Campus / College: School of Medicine

Organization: Medicine, Cardiology

Title: Associate or Full Professor (tenured), Division Head, Cardiology

Position Details

Position Description

The University of Washington School of Medicine invites nominations and applications for the Cardiology Division Head at the University of Washington (UW) Department of Medicine.  The position will be appointed as an Associate or Full Professor and have a reporting line to the Chair of Medicine, University of Washington, Dr. Barbara Jung.

The base salary range for this position will be $26,666-$37,500 per month, commensurate with experience and qualifications, or as mandated by a U.S. Department of Labor prevailing wage determination. Other compensation associated with this position may include an administrative salary supplement (ADS), and incentive through UW Physicians (UWP) practice plan. 

For practitioners holding an appointment in one of the physicians practice plans, see the link for additional benefits that may be available. For UWP:  

The Division includes over 200 physicians, trainees, and advanced practice providers and more than 65 staff members.  The Division Head will provide executive and strategic leadership, with a strong vision, to strengthen and build the Division of Cardiology including fostering a diverse and collaborative academic community committed to innovation and discovery, providing expert clinical care, and training future leaders in cardiovascular disease. The incumbent will exhibit sound management of financial resources.  The Division Head should demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

The Cardiology Division excels in patient care, education, and basic, translational, and clinical research. The Division includes clinical activities, research and education at six campuses, including the Montlake and Northwest campuses of the University of Washington Medical Center (a quaternary referral center for the five-state WWAMI region), Harborview Medical Center (the only level-1 trauma center in a 5-state area), UW South Lake Union, the Eastside Specialty Clinic, Mountlake Terrace Cardiology Clinic, and VA Puget Sound Hospital.  The Division is a member of the UW Medicine Heart Institute, which includes Cardiology, Cardiothoracic Surgery, and Cardiac Anesthesia, provides a collaborative and integrated patient-focused clinical service line. 

Clinical Activities:  As a resource for the most complex cardiac patients in the WWAMI region, the Heart Institute provides comprehensive Advanced Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplant Services inclusive of both percutaneous and durable ventricular support.  Interventional services include complex high-risk interventions and a structural heart program that is a leader in both percutaneous valve deployment and amelioration of congenital heart disease. We have active programs in Cardiac Electrophysiology, multimodality Cardiac Imaging, and Adult Congenital Heart Disease.  We also have specialized clinics in Cardiogenetics, Cardio-Obstetrics, Sports Cardiology, Cardio-Oncology and a Women’s Heart Health Center.

Research programs: Our comprehensive research portfolio spans from basic discovery to clinical trials, to epidemiology and implementation science. Our investigators receive more than 11 million dollars of funding annually. Highlights include:

  • The Center for Cardiovascular Biology is dedicated to discovering the molecular basis of cardiovascular disease, harnessing this information to develop new therapies, and training the next generation of scientists.
  • The Heart Regeneration Program is developing stem cell-based technologies for treatment of heart failure and myocardial infarction.
  • The Cardiovascular Health Research Unit (CHRU) conducts epidemiological and health services research as a joint program of the Department of Medicine, Divisions of Cardiology, and the Group Health Research Institute. Focus areas include cardiovascular risk factors, genetics of arrhythmia, and resuscitation outcomes.
  • The Center for Cardiovascular Innovation is accelerating cardiovascular device development for the diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease.
  • Our Clinical Trials Unit conducts a broad portfolio of more than 35 drug and device trials.
  • In the Cardiovascular Program at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, we are leading cardiovascular disease modeling for the Global Burden of Disease Study.
  • In 2021, we partnered with the Department of Global Health to create a joint Global Cardiovascular Health Program dedicated to global cardiovascular disease research and training.

Fellowship Training: With distinguished faculty, a wide breadth of clinical and research programs, and world-class medical facilities, the UW Division of Cardiology provides a unique and engaging learning environment for its trainees.  Our UW Training Program in Cardiovascular Disease is highly competitive, and is the only ACGME accredited program in the five-state, WWAMI region.  Over 30 fellows are in our programs and we are committed to training exceptional clinicians and future leaders in cardiovascular medicine.  We offer ACGME accredited advanced subspecialty fellowship training in interventional cardiology (IC), clinical cardiac electrophysiology (CCEP), heart failure and cardiac transplantation (HF), and adult congenital heart disease (ACHD), a joint program shared with Seattle Children’s Hospital.  In addition, there are non-ACGME advanced training programs in cardiac imaging, structural interventional cardiology, and complex coronary intervention. 

Appointment to the full-time faculty would be at the rank of Associate or Full Professor (with tenure). Salary and academic appointment at University of Washington will be commensurate with experience, qualifications, and academic rank. Associate and Full Professors hold indefinite appointments that align with a 12-month service period (July 1-June 30). Faculty with 12-month service periods are paid for 11 months of service over a 12-month period (July-June), meaning the equivalent of one month is available for paid time off. University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research and service. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The anticipated start date is January 2024.


Candidates must possess demonstrated excellence in and proven leadership in cardiovascular scholarly activities with national recognition for achievements in cardiology and must have 2 or more years administrative experience leading clinical or research programs.  Candidates should have an MD (or foreign equivalent) and board certification in Cardiology (or foreign equivalent). In order to be eligible for university sponsorship for an H-1B visa, graduates of foreign (non-U.S.) medical schools must show successful completion of all three steps of the U.S. Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE), or equivalent, as determined by the Secretary of Health and Human Services.



The search advisory committee, chaired by Dr Catherine Otto, invites applications for the position.  Interested, qualified individuals should provide a letter of interest and curriculum vitae, along with a bullet-point summary of key accomplishments in each leadership role held, as well as a statement describing your commitment and contributions toward greater diversity, equity, inclusion, and antiracism in your career or that will be made through your work at the University of Washington. For questions or confidential inquiries, please contact: Kelly Waters at

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