Department Chair Laboratory Medicine

Opportunity Criteria

ProfessionPhysician (MD,DO, Resident)
Loan RepaymentNot Specified
Salary RangeNot Specified
Employment TypeFull Time
Bonuses OfferedNone


Cleveland Clinic, one of the world’s most distinguished academic medical centers, is seeking a Chair of the Department of Laboratory Medicine within the Robert J. Tomsich Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Institute (RT-PLMI).

RT-PLMI touches virtually every patient at Cleveland Clinic and thousands of patients across the world. From simple blood tests to sophisticated DNA analysis and expert biopsy interpretation, RT-PLMI serves a vital role in diagnosing and monitoring disease. With approximately 1,700 dedicated caregivers processing more than 20 million tests annually, the RT-PLMI laboratories are often cited as one of the largest volume and busiest hospital laboratories in the United States. RT-PLMI also provides pathology and laboratory services to external regional and national clients through our reference laboratory, Cleveland Clinic Laboratories. The Department of Laboratory Medicine has six unique specialty areas within the Department of Laboratory Medicine, including hematopathology, transfusion medicine, microbiology, biochemistry, molecular pathology, and transplant medicine (Allogen Laboratories). These sections provide a thriving and comprehensive subspecialty practice rooted in collaborative relationships with clinical colleagues. The Department’s Staff has extensive experience in research and knowledge development. The Department is an active teaching center with 28 residents as well as fellowships in Transfusion Medicine, Hematopathology, Clinical Microbiology, Molecular Genetic Pathology, and Clinical Biochemistry.

Duties and responsibilities of the new Chair will be to provide leadership for the Department, facilitate and develop best in class laboratory diagnostics services, oversight of business review and general operations, department organization, fiduciary matters, quality and safety, recruitment, and retention and mentoring of medical staff, administrators, educators and researchers. The Chair is responsible for enhancing the important academic and research mission of the Department and driving innovation.

The ideal candidate for Chair of the Laboratory Medicine Department should hold an MD, DO or MD/PhD and be board certified by the American Board of Pathology. They should be a well-recognized national and international collaborative leader in Laboratory Medicine, have demonstrated strong academic achievement, a reputation for clinical excellence, and be well versed in laboratory operations and finance. The Chair will have ultimate responsibility for the clinical, educational, research and financial success and development of the department. A faculty appointment at a rank commensurate with experience is available at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University. This is a chance to work in a world-class medical institution in a highly collegial and dynamic environment.

Application should be submitted by March 31, 2021. Interested candidates are to submit their cover letter, curriculum vitae, and 3 references to:

Melissa Li-Ng, MD, Cleveland Clinic

Chair, Search Committee for Laboratory Medicine Department Chair; Phone: 216 445-6260

Cleveland Clinic values a culture where caregivers integrate diversity and inclusion throughout the enterprise.  We respect and appreciate our similarities and differences; they enable us to better serve our patients, one another, and our global communities. Cleveland Clinic is pleased to be an equal employment/affirmative action employer: Women/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

Smoke/drug free environment.


About Us

Cleveland Clinic's vision is to become the best place for care and the best place to work in healthcare. We are committed to providing a safe, stable, and financially fulfilling work environment.  Even in these uncertain times, Cleveland Clinic is ambitiously investing in growth. Being a physician-led organization means doing what is best for the patients, every day.

Cleveland Clinic is one of the world's largest and busiest health centers.Patients come to Cleveland Clinic from all over the world. We offer advanced treatment for all illnesses and disorders of the body. We enjoy a strong reputation for outstanding quality care. U.S News & World Report has named us the No. 2 hospital in the nation. Cleveland Clinic’s heart program has ranked No. 1 in the nation since 1995. 

Thirteen Cleveland Clinic specialties are ranked in the Top 10. Cleveland Clinic earned the highest ranking of any Ohio hospital.

Other specialties noted for national excellence include ENT and pediatrics. Cleveland Clinic Children's offers highly specialized pediatric care in a family-centered atmosphere. It has been ranked the best children's hospital in Ohio by Child magazine.

In addition, Cleveland Clinic has been recognized as the No. 2 hospital in the world by Newsweek’s World’s Best Hospitals 2021 list.

Cleveland Clinic main campus and Cleveland Clinic Fairview Hospital are ranked internationally while five other locations are listed among the best hospitals nationwide -

  • Cleveland Clinic Akron General Hospital
  • Cleveland Clinic Avon Hospital
  • Cleveland Clinic Florida-Weston
  • Cleveland Clinic Hillcrest Hospital
  • Cleveland Clinic Lutheran Hospital

Cleveland Clinic was founded in 1921 as a not-for-profit group practice, integrating clinical and hospital care with research and physician education. In addition to our Cleveland location, we have Cleveland Clinic Florida, Cleveland Clinic Nevada, Cleveland Clinic Canada, and Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi. Cleveland Clinic London is also scheduled to open in Fall 2021.

Cleveland Clinic has more than 4,200 salaried physicians and scientists on staff, representing approximately 120 specialties and subspecialties. Patients came to us from across America and from more than 180 nations. We also lead an extensive system of community hospitals in Northeast Ohio called the Cleveland Clinic Hospitals.

This system is made up of Cleveland Clinic Main Campus, Akron General Hospital, Avon Hospital, Euclid Hospital, Fairview Hospital, Hillcrest Hospital, Lodi Hospital, Lutheran Hospital, Marymount Hospital, Medina Hospital, Mercy Hospital, South Pointe Hospital, and Union Hospital. Ashtabula County Medical Center is also an affiliate of Cleveland Clinic. With approximately 5,895 staffed beds, Cleveland Clinic Hospitals offers broad geographic coverage, a full continuum of care, improved quality and lower cost of care to Northeast Ohio residents.

Cleveland Clinic was named a top hospital and health system by Diversity Inc. in 2020. Companies on this list score well in talent pipeline, talent development, leadership commitment, and supplier diversity.


Our Culture

Cleveland Clinic values a culture where caregivers integrate diversity and inclusion throughout the enterprise. We respect and appreciate our similarities and differences, they enable us to better serve our patients, one another, and our global communities.

Cleveland Clinic is pleased to be an equal employment/affirmative action employer: Women/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

Smoke/drug free environment.

Any application submitted without a CV will delay the review process

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