VCU Department of Pathology Seeking Division Chair of Anatomic Pathology - F63670

Virginia Commonwealth University Health
Facility: Virginia Commonwealth University Health 
Address: 1250 East Marshall Street 
Richmond, VA 23298-5048 
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Specialty: Pathology : Anatomic 
Candidate Type: MD, DO 
Visas Accepted: No J1 or H1
Loan Repayment: Not Specified
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Virginia Commonwealth University Health 

Department of Pathology

Division of Anatomic Pathology


The Department of Pathology at Virginia Commonwealth University Health System seeks an outstanding academic pathologist to serve as Division Chair of Anatomic Pathology and Director of Anatomic Pathology Services.

The Division of Anatomic Pathology comprises 15 full time faculty members who actively participate in the clinical, educational, and research missions of a large academic department. Educational programs include over 500 formal teaching contact hours in the VCU School of Medicine and over 3,000 contact hours with residents and fellows. The division boasts multiple Anatomic Pathology fellowships including accredited programs in Cytopathology, Forensic Pathology, Neuropathology, and Surgical Pathology. Faculty have access to departmental project funding intended to support and facilitate clinical research. The Division accessioned over 22,000 surgical pathology cases, over 11,500 cytopathology cases, and over 130 autopsies in 2018. Our practice includes a broad range of subspecialty and consultative services based at VCU Health, Community Memorial Hospital, and the Hunter Holmes McGuire VA Medical Center. In addition to thriving subspecialty-based services in Surgical Pathology, Dermatopathology, and Cytopathology, the Division of Anatomic Pathology has a strong collaborative history with the Virginia Central District of the Medical Examiner's Office.

Our scientists are supported by numerous research grants, primarily from NIH, with extramural funding in excess of $2.5 million in 2018. We have funded research programs in clinical chemistry, molecular diagnostics, blood banking, infectious disease, growth factor signal transduction, hepatobiliary and breast cancer, and the pathobiology of metastasis. There is also a wide variety of clinical and applied research in all areas of pathology and laboratory medicine.
Currently, 18 Residents and 7 Fellows are in our training programs. The education residents receive in Anatomic, Clinical and Molecular Pathology Divisions is of the highest caliber, in part because of the dedication of the faculty to pathology education, as evidenced by their leadership roles in GME at the local and national levels.

Academic rank, tenure, and salary will be commensurate based on qualifications, experience, and scholarly accomplishments.


The division chair will report to and work closely with the department chair to further the mission of the division.
The Division Chair is responsible for overseeing faculty, staff and trainees within the division and advancing the educational, clinical, and research missions. Additionally, the position works closely with hospital leadership, clinical and basic science department heads, and will actively participate in the strong academic interactions of the VCU Massey Cancer Center, one of only 69 National Cancer Institute-designated institutions in the country.


  • Superb diagnostic skills as well as a national and international reputation for excellence in clinical service work in his/her area of expertise.
  • Strong background and interest in administrative aspects, including operational oversight of anatomic pathology services.
  • Adept in leadership, team building, and mentorship as it relates to managing 15 divisional faculty.
  • Strong research focus with experience in or potential for developing clinical research collaborations.
  • Experience in graduate and undergraduate medical education.
  • Track record of publications demonstrating clinical and scientific accomplishments.
  • Currently at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor, MD, MD/PhD, or equivalent degree with BC in Anatomic Pathology, or combined Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, as well as fellowship training or proven expertise in a focused area of Anatomic Pathology.
  • Qualified for full, unrestricted medical licensure in Virginia. In addition, the candidate should have experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or show a commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU.

Applicants are encouraged to apply via our website,

Virginia Commonwealth University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women, minorities & persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


About Richmond, Virginia

Richmond is centrally located along the East Coast. With easy access to Washington D.C., the Atlantic Ocean and the Blue Ridge Mountains, this River City was ranked #3 Top Destination by Frommer’s for its rich history, colonial charm, outdoor adventure, trendy restaurants, upscale shopping, and world class museums.

With the James River flowing through the heart of City, and the mild climate year round, Richmonders take full advantage of the area’s athletic events, public gardens and festivals. The area boasts a wide variety of arts, culture and entertainment as well. Among the numerous historical landmarks, you will find numerous theaters, the Richmond Ballet, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and the Richmond International Raceway to name a few.

Richmond is for everyone. It’s family friendly, dog friendly and there is never a shortage of things to do. Whether you want to live downtown, Church Hill, Shockoe Bottom, Forest Hills, The Fan, or the Suburbs of the West End or Chesterfield County, each Richmond neighborhood is unique making it an attractively-sized and very livable city.

About VCU Health

Virginia Commonwealth University Health is the regions only Level 1 Trauma center. As part of the VCU’s School of Medicine, physicians provide quality patient care services, teach the next generation of physicians and conduct important research. Nationally known for cutting-edge medical advancements and diagnostic insights, VCU physicians aim to be the provider of choice for quality healthcare that is patient-centered, physician-driven, accessible, efficient and evidence-based to reflect the values of an outstanding integrated academic practice.

US News and World Report ranked VCU the No. 1 hospital in Virginia and the Richmond Metropolitan area. Our Nephrology, Pulmonology, Orthopaedics and Urology programs ranked among the top 50 in the country. VCU was also ranked “high performing” in Oncology, Cardiology, Diabetes, Gastroenterology, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Neurosurgery, Rehabilitation and Otolaryngology. With more than 600 physicians in 200 specialties, VCU has the areas only NCI-designated Cancer Center - Massey Cancer Center, and a full-service children’s hospital – Children’s Hospital of Richmond.

Virginia Commonwealth University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


Virginia Commonwealth University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action university providing access to education and employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, political affiliation, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or disability.


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Contact: Anthony Coviello 
Phone: 804-628-9660
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