Tucson, Arizona – The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson seeks a visionary telehealth expert to serve as director of the award-winning Arizona Telemedicine Program (ATP). Reporting directly to Dean Michael M.I. Abecassis, MD, MBA, the director will lead and develop ATP’s team and engagement, partnerships with local, regional, and national, healthcare, state legislature, business, and academic leaders; working collaboratively to continually advance and fulfill ATP’s core mission and strategic goals and objectives. The director will also serve as co-chair of the Arizona Telemedicine Council, created by the Arizona State Legislature’s Joint Legislative Budget Committee in 1996, which meets quarterly. There is also tremendous potential to leverage the university’s close partnership with Banner Health, a seven-state not-for-profit health system which is a national leader in utilizing telehealth.
The ATP, is a large, multidisciplinary, university-based program that provides telehealth training, distance learning, and telehealth technology assessment capabilities to communities throughout Arizona; and also provides video infrastructure and technology support for education and research programs. The program has succeeded in creating partnerships among a wide variety of not-for-profit and for-profit healthcare organizations and has created new interagency relationships within the state government. ATP is recognized as one of the premier programs at UArizona College of Medicine – Tucson and has received numerous awards at the national level for its research and innovations. Since 2009, the ATP has served as home to the Southwest Telehealth Resource Center, which is funded by a competitively awarded Health Resources and Services Administration grant that provides telehealth technical assistance to the southwest region of the United States.
The ATP was co-founded and directed by Dr. Ronald Weinstein, a renowned innovator in telemedicine and the “father of telepathology.” The next director of the ATP will provide strategic leadership and direction, build on the program’s remarkable history, and expand the impact of the program’s state-wide mission.
The successful candidate will be an outstanding leader with an established track record of leadership, innovation, program development, and authorship of peer-reviewed publications, and is recognized and well-respected by local, regional, and national peers, with strengths and accomplishments as a telehealth expert. The director will set a clear vision, inspire staff and telehealth stakeholders, and drive results. They will have a passion for developing unique models of building relationships with community-based providers and possess a desire to build systems and processes to maximize efficiency. The director will engage faculty and staff, mentor their careers, hold them accountable to agreed-upon objectives, and create a collaborative environment conducive to camaraderie, research, education, training, and scholarship.
Qualified candidates must hold an MD/DO, PhD, MD/DO-PhD or equivalent; and preferably meet The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson’s criteria for appointment to a tenured/tenure-eligible senior-level faculty position.
Nominations, expressions of interest and applications are welcome and can be made via the WittKieffer Candidate Portal by clicking here. Applications should include, as separate documents, a CV/resume, a letter of interest, and statement of contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion.
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