Gastroenterologist, Associate/Full Professor

Florida Atlantic University
Boca Raton, Florida
Not specified
Apr 29, 2024
Jun 17, 2024
Contract Type
Full Time
Gastroenterologist, Associate/Full Professor

Position Summary:

The Schmidt College of Medicine at Florida Atlantic University (FAU) and Broward Health North are opening doors for collaborative research, scholarship, and high-quality academic healthcare in South Florida. This a rare opportunity to transform the delivery of healthcare by setting the foundation for the first Academic Medical Center in Broward and Palm Beach counties. With an emphasis on teamwork and collaboration, FAU is committed to addressing the pressing healthcare needs of our communities. Join us in enhancing the healthcare workforce and driving innovation in health-related fields. FAU's Schmidt College of Medicine is dedicated to producing doctors who are not only highly skilled but also deeply connected to their communities. With Florida facing a looming shortage of physicians, the need for passionate, forward-thinking medical professionals has never been greater. Join us in leading the charge to revolutionize healthcare for generations to come. Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to be at the forefront of academic medicine. Apply now and be part of a legacy that's set to reshape the future of healthcare in South Florida and beyond!

The FAU Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine seeks a highly skilled and motivated Gastroenterologist with expertise in Advanced Endoscopy and Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS) to join our dynamic team, playing a pivotal role in shaping the future of our Gastroenterology program and mentoring the next generation of physicians. This is a unique opportunity to combine clinical excellence with a leadership role within our academic institution. The primary work site for this position is the University's affiliate hospital, Broward Health North.

The mission of the Schmidt College of Medicine as a community-based medical school is to advance the health and well-being of our community by training future generations of humanistic clinicians and scientists and translating discovery to patient-centered care. We are committed to providing educational programs, in partnership with our hospital affiliates, that enable our medical students and residents to become active, self- directed, life-long learners; equip our graduates to effectively treat the patients that they are most likely to encounter in their practices; produce graduates with the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and self-awareness required to practice effective, humanistic, patient-centered, evidence-based medicine; emphasize the centrality of collaborative relationships in the provision of the highest quality comprehensive health care; and foster and value collaboration among medical specialties, and between academic medicine and community health care professionals.

The Gastroenterologist - Associate/Full Professor will have the following specific responsibilities:

Clinical Expertise:
  • Provide outstanding clinical care in Gastroenterology, with a focus on Advanced Endoscopy and EUS procedures.
  • Perform complex endoscopic procedures including endoscopic ultrasound (EUS), endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP), endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR), and other advanced techniques.
  • Maintain a high level of proficiency in diagnosis and treatment of gastrointestinal diseases.

Teaching and Mentorship:
  • Act as a mentor to fellows, residents, and medical students, providing guidance and instruction in Gastroenterology, especially in Advanced Endoscopy and EUS.
  • Lead and participate in academic conferences, case discussions, and journal clubs to enhance the educational experience of trainees.
  • Develop curriculum, assessments, and evaluation methods for the Gastroenterology Fellowship Program.

Research and Scholarly Activity:
  • Engage in clinical research, publish scholarly articles, and present findings at national and international conferences.
  • Participate in ongoing research projects within the department and contribute to the advancement of Gastroenterology knowledge.

Quality Improvement and Program Development:
  • Play an active role in quality improvement initiatives within the Gastroenterology program.
  • Collaborate with colleagues to develop and implement new clinical programs and services to enhance patient care and the reputation of the department.

Community Engagement:
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with the local medical community, referring physicians, and community organizations.
  • Represent the medical center at regional and national gastroenterology conferences and events.

Clinical and Didactic Education:
  • Coordinate the delivery of clinical and didactic education, including grand rounds, conferences, simulation activities, and journal clubs.
  • Collaborate with faculty and subspecialty program directors to ensure a comprehensive educational experience for residents.

Professional Development and Continuous Learning:
  • Stay up to date with advances in medical education, program requirements, and accreditation standards. Engage in ongoing professional development through participation in conferences, workshops, and educational forums.

Collaboration and Interdisciplinary Coordination:
  • Collaborate with program directors, department chairs, and hospital leadership to ensure coordination and integration of educational activities, resources, and services.
  • Foster collaborative relationships with other residency programs and departments within the institution.

Administration and Documentation:
  • Manage administrative responsibilities related to the residency program, including maintaining accurate records, ensuring timely completion of evaluations, managing duty hour compliance, and addressing resident concerns and grievances.

Community Engagement:
  • Promote the program's visibility and engagement within the local medical community. Participate in community outreach initiatives, medical society meetings, and educational events.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

The College of Medicine at Florida Atlantic University seeks scholars who are committed to supporting the learning needs of students from diverse backgrounds and to thoughtfully engaging all communities in higher education. Florida Atlantic University embodies a culture of strategic and collaborative community engagement that results in mutual benefit to the institution and the various internal and external communities that it serves.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • M.D. or D.O. from an accredited institution and credentials that merit appointment at the rank of Associate Professor or higher required.
  • A Florida medical license or eligibility for Florida licensure and Board eligibility/certification in Gastroenterology.
  • Fellowship training in Advanced Endoscopy.
  • A track record of clinical excellence, including a high volume of advanced endoscopy procedures.
  • Experience as a faculty member in an academic setting, with a focus on medical education.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills and experience in program administration.
  • Familiarity with ACGME (Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education) requirements and accreditation processes.
  • Strong commitment to resident education, mentorship, and professional development.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to effectively interact with residents, faculty, staff, and external stakeholders.
  • Organizational and managerial abilities to oversee program logistics and administrative tasks.
  • Strong ethical and professional conduct.
  • Appreciation of the role of holistic care of the patient and family is preferred. The ability to effectively communicate with different members of the healthcare system as well as a variety of learners from diverse backgrounds is required. Applicants with teaching experience with students/residents, experience with administrative organization/leadership of outpatient practices, and/or clinical research/scholarship experience will be most competitive.

All applicants must apply electronically to the currently posted position Gastroenterologist, Associate/ Full Professor on the Office of Human Resources' career website ( ) by completing the required online employment application and submitting the related documents. When completing the online application, please upload all required documentation noted here: (1) cover letter and (2) curriculum vitae.

Information regarding FAU's faculty transcript requirements located in the Special Instructions section of the posted position on

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FAU is committed to the principles of engaged teaching, research and service. All persons aspiring to achieve excellence in the practice of these principles are encouraged to apply.