Director, Center of Excellence in Diabetes and Obesity - School of Medicine

University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center and Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine are seeking an exceptional candidate to serve as the Founding Director of a newly created Center of Excellence for Diabetes and Obesity.

University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center is an affiliate of Case Western Reserve University and the primary academic medical center for the University Hospitals Health System, a top 10-rated (Thomson Reuters) integrated health network in Northeast Ohio with eight wholly-owned community medical centers, seven ambulatory health centers, and a network of greater than 400 primary care physicians. Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine is noted for its strong collaborations between basic and clinical science departments and is committed to premier basic, translational and clinical discovery science.

The Center is expected to rapidly evolve into an internationally recognized unit with outstanding programs in discovery, research and education. The Center will support 1) outpatient and inpatient consultative services at UH and its affiliate hospitals; 2) an internationally recognized research program in the areas of diabetes/obesity and their complications supported by government and private industry sponsored grants; 3) education services for patients at UH and its affiliate hospitals.

The successful candidate will have an outstanding record of scholarly achievements, clinical excellence, sustained extramural research funding, along with proven leadership, mentoring and administrative abilities. All areas of research in diabetes/obesity will be considered including clinical/translational, drugs/device, behavioral and or outcomes based; He/she should qualify for the rank of Professor or Associate Professor with tenure at CWRU. A strong commitment to building inter-disciplinary programs is expected with other Centers at UH/Case including the Harrington Heart and Vascular Institute, the Seidman Cancer Center and the UH Digestive Institute. In addition, working closely with the leadership of the UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital’s Pediatric Diabetes Center, the development of a transition of care program for young adults is anticipated. Significant resources are available for the development of the center and collaborative efforts.

Candidates should submit their curriculum vitae and a letter describing their research, teaching, service and administrative experience to:

Sanjay Rajagopalan, MD, FACC, FAHA

Chair of the Search Committee

University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center

11100 Euclid Avenue

Cleveland Ohio 44106-5029


In employment, as in education, Case Western Reserve University is committed to Equal Opportunity and Diversity. Women, veterans, members of underrepresented minority groups, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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