Chief, Nuclear Medicine at VA Palo Alto Health Care System, and Faculty Appointment
Stanford University, School of Medicine
Chief, Nuclear Medicine at VA Palo Alto Health Care System, and Faculty Appointment

The VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS) and Stanford University invite nuclear medicine physicians to apply to join its full-time faculty as Chief, Nuclear Medicine. As the Chief, Nuclear Medicine, the incumbent will maintain a faculty appointment in the University Tenure Line, Medical Center Line, or Clinician Educator Line, at Stanford University School of Medicine. This is an open rank search. Rank, Line, and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Physicians with M.D. or M.D./Ph.D. degree or equivalent will be considered.

The VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS) consists of three inpatient divisions located at Palo Alto, Menlo Park, and Livermore, in addition to seven Community Based Outpatient Clinics. VAPAHCS has 833 operating beds, which include 100 acute care beds located at the Palo Alto division. VAPAHCS provides a full range of patient care services with state-of-the-art technology, as well as education and research. Comprehensive health care is provided through primary, tertiary, and long-term care in areas of medicine, surgery, psychiatry, physical medicine and rehabilitation, neurology, oncology, dentistry, geriatrics, and extended care. VAPAHCS is also home to one of the most advanced educational simulation centers in the VA network. The imaging services will be opening a new building this year with all new modalities, including a PET/MRI. Replacement of all nuclear medicine equipment is slated for 2021.

An affiliation with the world renowned Stanford University School of Medicine provides a rich academic environment including medical training for physicians in virtually all specialties and subspecialties. The VAPAHCS Nuclear Medicine Service is tightly affiliated with the Stanford Radiology and Nuclear Medicine residency programs, which are fully accredited with a total of 52 residents.  

The predominant criterion for appointment in the University Tenure Line is a major commitment to research and teaching. The major criteria for appointment for faculty in the Medical Center Line are excellence in the overall mix of clinical care, teaching, scholarly activity that advances clinical medicine, and institutional service appropriate to the programmatic need the individual is expected to fulfill. The major criterion for appointment for Clinician Educators is excellence in the overall mix of clinical care and clinical teaching appropriate to the programmatic need that the individual is expected to fulfill.

VAPAHCS maintains one of the top three research programs across the VA, supporting both basic and clinical research efforts in a wide range of areas including geriatrics, mental health, Alzheimer's disease, spinal cord regeneration, schizophrenia, rehabilitation and regenerative medicine, HIV research, health services and health economics research.

The Chief, Nuclear Medicine Service provides oversight and leadership for the clinical, teaching, and research functions within the Nuclear Medicine Service at VAPAHCS.  Leadership and administrative experience is highly desirable, as the Chief, Nuclear Medicine, is responsible for establishing and maintaining high standards of excellence in the clinical service. Informatics experience is desirable as VAPAHCS is a center of informatics innovation throughout the nation, and Stanford is leader in the field.

Applicants must be board certified Nuclear Medicine, possess a minimum of three years demonstrated successful executive leadership/management experience in a complex, academic healthcare setting. Experience in applying for and obtaining extramural research funding is desirable.

The Department of Veterans Affairs is an equal opportunity employer committed to increasing the representation of women and members of minority groups on its faculty and particularly encourages applications from such candidates.

Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and 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, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Stanford welcomes applications from all who would bring additional dimensions to the University’s research, teaching and clinical missions.

Please submit your curriculum vitae and a brief statement (no longer than 3 pages) describing your clinical, research, teaching, and administrative leadership experience and interests at

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