Chair – Neurosurgery

Henry Ford Medical Group
Detroit, Michigan
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Jul 30, 2022

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Chair – Neurosurgery

The Chair of Neurosurgery– Henry Ford Medical Group (HFMG) will provide executive leadership for all Henry Ford Health (HFH) inpatient and outpatient Neurosurgery services delivered by all providers throughout the system. This position will report directly to the Chief Executive Officer of the HFMG.  This position will partner with an administrative leader to lead Neurosurgery.  
In collaboration with Neurosurgery Physicians, Nursing and other health care providers, Medical Group Leaders, Market Leaders, Health Alliance Plan, Specialty and Hospital Leadership; the Chair of Neurosurgery will develop and implement strategies to continue the advancement of Neurosurgery’s clinical and research enterprises. 
The Chair of Neurosurgery knows, understands, incorporates, and demonstrates the mission, vision and values of HFMG in leadership behaviors, practices and decisions. The Chair also models behaviors, which support continuous learning and empowerment through team leadership. The Chair, in conjunction with relevant Division Heads will also be responsible for academic activities of all physicians within Neurosurgery.  The Chair will work in collaboration with the Chief Medical Officers within each market to meet market goals in Neurosurgery where those services are offered.  

Principal Duties and Responsibilities: 
Oversight and responsibility for care delivery within HFMG Neurosurgery.  
Key areas:
1.    Quality and Safety Outcomes: Collaborates with leaders across the system including Chief Medical Officers (CMO) and Chief Quality Officer (CQO) to standardize, align, and improve quality and safety metrics.
2.    Promotes national best operational practice tactics to achieve objectives, evaluate impact and ROI, and review operational and administrative expenses.
3.    Partners with leaders across HFH to achieve the growth strategies and targets in Neurosurgery.
4.    Develops services and care models necessary to optimize Neurosurgery practices leading to improved professional satisfaction and engagement among Neurosurgery care providers.
5.    Oversees the development of common performance measures, clinical protocols and improvement plans across Neurosurgery.
6.    Resource Stewardship: Responsible for patient safety and quality of care variation in care through use of evidence-based care guidelines and analytics to decrease use of low value tests and services, and to drive care to lowest cost appropriate venues. 
7.    Sets metrics, monitors, and manages clinical productivity within Neurosurgery.
8.    Optimize care experience including patients’ access to care.
9.    Responsible for financial performance of Neurosurgery.
10.    Partners with Philanthropy to develop and implement a system wide Neurosurgery philanthropic campaign. 
11.    Participates in various external forums and serves as a representative of Henry Ford Health on the national front applying clinical experience and neuroscience research to leverage grant funding, national policy, etc.  
12.    Partner with other leaders to promote and champion an inclusive workplace culture.  Maintains a working knowledge of applicable Federal, State and local laws and regulations, as well as other policies and procedures in order to ensure adherence in a manner that reflects honest, ethical and professional behavior.
13.    Provides leadership support and assists with the development of research and educational programs in collaboration with Michigan State University.

•    Doctorate degree in Medicine with residency and/or fellowship training in Neurosurgery required.
•    Certification as a Diplomate of the American Board of Neurological Surgery.
•    Strong clinical experience as a Neurosurgeon.
•    Ten (10) or more years of clinical and executive leadership experience, including responsibility for fiscal and medical staff management.
•    Experience in a large, advanced, complex health system is essential. 
•    Experience within an integrated academic health care system that includes multiple hospitals, a pluralistic medical staff, as well as an insurance product is ideal.
•    A proven track record in improving quality and safety in a complex health system is required.  Must be a leader champion of quality.
•    Thorough knowledge and understanding of current trends in health care, including physician hospital relations, physician practice models, access issues, quality improvement processes, clinical information systems, and the implications of changing health care environment for medical credentialing are essential.

Must be licensed or qualified for licensure to practice medicine in the State of Michigan and be Board Certified in a Neurosurgery-related specialty. 
Must possess the following personal qualities:
•    Self-directed
•    Flexible and committed to the team concept
•    Comfortable, able and agile in a matrix reporting structure
•    Demonstrate teamwork, initiative and willingness to learn
•    Open to new learning experiences
•    Accept and respect diversity without judgement
•    Demonstrate customer service values

If you are interested in this opportunity please forward your CV via email to: Laura Settles at and apply via the Henry Ford Health careers page at: Chair- Neurosurgery - Henry Ford Health System Careers (

Thank you for your consideration,

Laura Settles, FASPR 
Senior Physician Recruiter
Henry Ford Health

Henry Ford Health is an EEO/AA employer.  


The Henry Ford Medical Group is one of the nation’s largest and most experienced group practices, with 1,900 physicians and researchers in more than 40 specialties.  The System also includes six hospitals, Health Alliance Plan (a health insurance and wellness company), Henry Ford Physician Network, a 150-site ambulatory network, and many other health-related entities throughout southeast Michigan, providing a full continuum of care.  The System's flagship, Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, is a Level 1 Trauma Center recognized for clinical excellence in cardiology, cardiovascular surgery, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopedics, sports medicine, multi-organ transplants and cancer treatment. With more than 30,000 employees, Henry Ford Health System is the fifth-largest employer in metro Detroit, and among the most diverse.

Founded in 1915 after consultations with physicians at Johns Hopkins Hospital and the Mayo Clinic, the Henry Ford Medical Group has established itself as one of the premier group practices in the nation. For more than 100 years, the Henry Ford Medical Group has fostered innovation and advancement in patient care, education and research while encouraging improvement in technology and patient care processes. The Henry Ford Medical Group has established itself as a leader in healthcare by excelling in three key areas:

  • Clinical care: Ranked in the 99th percentile of all group practices.
  • Research: We are in the top 6 percent of National Institutes of Health-funded institutions.
  • Education: We are one of the largest post-graduate medical education enterprises in the country -- one-third of all physicians in Michigan receive training at Henry Ford.

Academic Affiliations:

Michigan State University School of Medicine (MSU SOM) - In January 2021, Henry Ford Health System and Michigan State University signed a final primary affiliation agreement to conduct joint research and clinical care, collaborate more on health student education and develop a long-term plan to build a research institute and a regional health campus in Detroit.

Wayne State University School of Medicine (WSU SOM)- Henry Ford Hospital began a relationship with Wayne State University School of Medicine in 2002, and the Health System has been expanding upon it ever since. In 2010, HFHS signed an affiliation agreement with Wayne State that increased the number of Wayne State medical students training in Henry Ford facilities, encourages collaborative research and seek efficiencies through programmatic integration.

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