Autopsy Pathologist and CLIA Medical Director Leadership Opportunity

University of Vermont Health Network
Plattsburgh, New York
May 08, 2023
Jul 08, 2023
Job # F2594PO
Contract Type
Full Time

Autopsy Pathologist and CLIA Medical Director
Leadership Opportunity
University of Vermont Health Network

The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the Robert Larner, M.D. College of Medicine, and the University of Vermont Health Network (UVMHN) seeks a pathologist to provide anatomic and clinical pathology services at Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital (CVPH) in Plattsburgh, NY. This full-time position in the department’s Community Practice Pathology Division will join a 4-pathologist team, all with more than 10 years’ experience, providing state-of-the-art patient care at CVPH. The department completes approximately 10,000 surgical cases, 2,000 non-gyn cytopathology cases, and 4,000 Paps per year. This position will focus on providing autopsy services at the CVPH location, based on contracts with three counties in upstate New York. The case load is approximately 200 autopsies (mix of medical and forensic, not all complete) per year. All faculty will perform autopsies, but the new recruit will be responsible for the majority. The ideal candidate also will serve as the CLIA Laboratory Director for the CVPH Clinical Laboratories and provide cross coverage in anatomic pathology. As the CLIA Laboratory Director at the CVPH location, they will be a member of our department’s “High Value Patient Care” leadership team responsible for ensuring high-quality pathology and laboratory services across our 7 hospital laboratories in VT and upstate NY. This position offers the applicant the opportunity to be part of an academic pathology department and a faculty member at the Robert Larner, M.D. College of Medicine, and the University of Vermont, while working in a community practice environment.

The ideal candidate will have at least 5 years’ experience, including autopsy, general surgical and cytopathology, and clinical laboratory management, as well as excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Previous experience in a high-volume community practice is highly desirable. Applicants must be Board-eligible or Board-certified in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, and eligible for medical licensure in New York. Fellowship training in forensic pathology, surgical pathology, and/or cytopathology is desirable, and obtaining appropriate New York State Certificate of Qualification(s) will be required.

Plattsburgh is located on the shores of Lake Champlain, near the Adirondack Mountains, the Olympic-Lake Placid region, Montreal, Canada, and Burlington, Vermont. While working at CVPH, many physicians live throughout the region including, upstate New York, upstate Vermont, and southern locations in the province of Quebec, Canada.

The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching and/or service. Applicants are required to submit a separate statement of advancing diversity and inclusive excellence. The University of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity/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 category legally protected by federal or state law. The University encourages applications from all individuals who will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the institution.

Please prepare 1) an introductory cover letter summarizing your qualifications and expertise, 2) a curriculum vitae, 3) a statement of your work in and commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, and 4) a list of three references and apply online at using Job#F2594PO. Review of applications will begin immediately. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled; however, we strongly encourage the submission of application materials by July 5, 2023. Please direct any questions regarding the application process to Mr. Brian Drinkwater at:

Brian Drinkwater
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
University of Vermont Health Network

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