VCU Department of Pathology Seeking Division Chair of Anatomic Pathology - F63670


Richmond, VA



Virginia Commonwealth University Health 

Department of Pathology

Division of Anatomic Pathology


The Department of Pathology at Virginia Commonwealth University Health System seeks an outstanding academic pathologist to serve as Division Chair of Anatomic Pathology and Director of Anatomic Pathology Services.

The Division of Anatomic Pathology comprises 15 full time faculty members who actively participate in the clinical, educational, and research missions of a large academic department. Educational programs include over 500 formal teaching contact hours in the VCU School of Medicine and over 3,000 contact hours with residents and fellows. The division boasts multiple Anatomic Pathology fellowships including accredited programs in Cytopathology, Forensic Pathology, Neuropathology, and Surgical Pathology. Faculty have access to departmental project funding intended to support and facilitate clinical research. The Division accessioned over 22,000 surgical pathology cases, over 11,500 cytopathology cases, and over 130 autopsies in 2018. Our practice includes a broad range of subspecialty and consultative services based at VCU Health, Community Memorial Hospital, and the Hunter Holmes McGuire VA Medical Center. In addition to thriving subspecialty-based services in Surgical Pathology, Dermatopathology, and Cytopathology, the Division of Anatomic Pathology has a strong collaborative history with the Virginia Central District of the Medical Examiner's Office.

Our scientists are supported by numerous research grants, primarily from NIH, with extramural funding in excess of $2.5 million in 2018. We have funded research programs in clinical chemistry, molecular diagnostics, blood banking, infectious disease, growth factor signal transduction, hepatobiliary and breast cancer, and the pathobiology of metastasis. There is also a wide variety of clinical and applied research in all areas of pathology and laboratory medicine.
Currently, 18 Residents and 7 Fellows are in our training programs. The education residents receive in Anatomic, Clinical and Molecular Pathology Divisions is of the highest caliber, in part because of the dedication of the faculty to pathology education, as evidenced by their leadership roles in GME at the local and national levels.

Academic rank, tenure, and salary will be commensurate based on qualifications, experience, and scholarly accomplishments.


The division chair will report to and work closely with the department chair to further the mission of the division.
The Division Chair is responsible for overseeing faculty, staff and trainees within the division and advancing the educational, clinical, and research missions. Additionally, the position works closely with hospital leadership, clinical and basic science department heads, and will actively participate in the strong academic interactions of the VCU Massey Cancer Center, one of only 69 National Cancer Institute-designated institutions in the country.


  • Superb diagnostic skills as well as a national and international reputation for excellence in clinical service work in his/her area of expertise.
  • Strong background and interest in administrative aspects, including operational oversight of anatomic pathology services.
  • Adept in leadership, team building, and mentorship as it relates to managing 15 divisional faculty.
  • Strong research focus with experience in or potential for developing clinical research collaborations.
  • Experience in graduate and undergraduate medical education.
  • Track record of publications demonstrating clinical and scientific accomplishments.
  • Currently at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor, MD, MD/PhD, or equivalent degree with BC in Anatomic Pathology, or combined Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, as well as fellowship training or proven expertise in a focused area of Anatomic Pathology.
  • Qualified for full, unrestricted medical licensure in Virginia. In addition, the candidate should have experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or show a commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU.

Applicants are encouraged to apply via our website,

Virginia Commonwealth University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women, minorities & persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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