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Chair, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Job ID 113608 Date posted 03/05/2015

The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Akron Children’s Hospital, Akron, Ohio, is seeking a Chairperson with demonstrated leadership ability to head a collegial department of 5 pathologists and approximately 150 laboratory personnel.The ideal candidate will have training and board certification in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology and Pediatric Pathology.Anatomic pathologists with training in an anatomic pathology subspecialty (and board certification, if applicable) will also be considered, as well as individuals with training and board certification in Clinical Pathology, with or without training in a clinical pathology subspecialty; experience in a children’s hospital is desirable.The prospective candidate should be eligible for Ohio licensure.

In leading the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, the successful candidate will be responsible for the Department’s provision of excellent diagnostic services to Children’s Hospital and to the Department’s diverse referral clientele.The department processes approximately 6,000 surgrical pathology specimens per year, 1,000 placentas, 200 bone marrow aspirates, and 450 electron microscopy specimens.The clinical laboratories perform approximately 550,000 total raw tests.The successful candidate will maintain an academic appointment at the associate professor level or higher in the hospital’s affiliated medical school (Northeast Ohio Medical University, NEOMED) and will further the Department’s educational mission in the training of pediatric pathology fellows, pathology residents, medical students and medical technology students.He or she will have a track record of scientific inquiry and will be expected to foster a culture of research in the Department; opportunities for collaboration with investigators at 2 large local universities.

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