University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine

Position: Chair of Pediatrics

Location: Sioux Falls, South Dakota


The University of South Dakota's Sanford School of Medicine is the largest non-for-profit rural medical program in the nation and has provided high-quality medical education and served as the only school of medicine in the state since 1907, with a tripartite mission of education, research, and service.  The school is nationally known for excellence in medical education; with its award-winning curriculum, the school prepares medical students to practice in all fields of medicine and is particularly recognized for its reputation in family medicine and rural medicine. In particular, the department of pediatrics is recognized for its record of superb patient care, excellence in teaching and scholarship, and advocacy for the health and well-being of children, spread over 17 divisions, a residency program, and three clinical campuses, with more than 200 academic and clinical faculty members.

Job Description:

The chairperson of the Department of Pediatrics will work effectively and collegially with colleagues in the community and throughout the state, and will be charged with expanding the academic portfolio of the department.  This individual must be a respected, board-certified academic pediatrician with leadership experience in a medical school environment, and demonstrated ability as an educator, clinician, and researcher.  Additionally, the position will have clinical and leadership responsibilities at Sanford USD Medical Center in Sioux Falls.

The appropriate candidate will possess the abilities to effectively provide leadership by guiding, mentoring, and directing program faculty to support the institutional missions. Additionally, he or she will strive to serve the children of South Dakota and the region by providing compassionate, exemplary health care through medical education and research, and by serving as a clinical and technical resource to other care providers and agencies.

Search Team:

Gwen MacKenzie
Of Counsel

Mike Quick
Managing Partner

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