Medical Director of the Ehlers Danlos Syndrome Institute (EDSI) at MUSC
Location: Charleston, South Carolina
Type: Full Time
Hospital, Public and Private
Internal Number: CFC
Join the team that’s changing what’s possible - The Medical University of South Carolina is seeking a Medical Director to lead its emerging EDSI. The EDSI represents a merged clinical and research institute for understanding treatment and science related to Ehlers Danlos Syndrome and related comorbidities. This individual will oversee all clinical responsibilities of the EDSI. The Medical Director reports to Executive Leadership of Hospital Services at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) and is responsible for providing clinical and administrative leadership for the EDSI. The Medical Director position is comprised of administrative and clinical time and will be required to maintain sufficient clinical time to remain competent in their specialty. The Medical Director is responsible for ensuring the provision of high quality, evidence-based, and patient-centered clinical care. The Medical Director collaborates with the scientific director of the EDSI, executive leadership at MUSC, and other leaders within the MUSC Health Network.
We are seeking candidates with:
MD, DO or MD/PhD from accredited medical school and completion of approved residency program.
Leadership experience and training preferred
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with ability to build consensus and engage physicians
Academic orientation, enthusiasm for teaching, passion for outreach and research
Oversee creation of clinical platform to provide needed clinical consultation, care and services for needs of EDS patient population
Establish and maintain collaborative partnerships with clinical departments to actively expand clinical providers’ partnership to drive quality care for complex clinical population.
Active partnership with EDS Research Director to drive all aspects of a comprehensive EDS Clinical and Research platform at MUSC Health
Provide oversight for EDS Specialty Concierge Clinic at MUSC and specialties contained within the institute.
Support recruitment of clinical provider and onboarding
Support Patient Experience initiatives and improve clinical performance, through evidence-based programs and processes
Develop and oversee clinical and quality programs and protocols
Report Quality benchmarks to appropriate bodies
Participate in organizationally prioritized committees
Education and Research
Develop and implement Internal educational rotations and act as liaison with GME, UME and advance practice providers.
Engage with the scientific director of the EDSI to cross pollinate clinical and scientific studies of interest that will collectively move the needle on fundamental causes of EDS
About our opportunity:
MUSC is currently receiving significant number of new hEDS patient referrals from across the country, largely driven by neurosurgical expertise
MUSC has the largest translational research lab investigating EDS and has identified the first disease gene for hEDS. This discovery has led to the generation of an animal model that will be used to understand disease mechanisms and develop new therapies
MUSC has established an EDS genetic registry, which will enable large scale population screens not possible anywhere else. These studies will provide clinical insights and diagnostic marker discoveries while providing the basis for long-term sustainable basic, translational, and clinical research programs.
Outreach and advocacy campaigns have resulted in >500,000 people recognizing MUSC as a leader in clinical care and research for EDS, which has led to a groundswell for MUSC to become a destination center.
Our newly designated hEDS genetics laboratory includes an innovation station that provides a think-tank setting for training future scientific leaders and healthcare professionals
Faculty position with academic rank and salary commensurate with qualifications, expertise, and accomplishments
Excellent retirement options, including a pension and optional tax deferred contributions
Sovereign Immunity malpractice coverage
22 days of annual leave, 15 days of sick leave, and 13 paid holidays
Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program eligibility
Epic Medical Record platform
Charleston, SC, is frequently named one of the best places in America to live, and it’s easy to see why. This charming coastal city offers residents a unique mix of history, culture, arts, innovation, and natural beauty. In Charleston, you can explore miles of pristine beaches and waterways in the morning, and wind your way along shaded cobblestone streets, exploring centuries-old historic homes in the afternoon. At night, visit one of Charleston’s many award-winning restaurants to enjoy traditional Low Country cuisine prepared by world-class chefs. Charleston is a place where you can live your life to its fullest.
Founded in 1824, the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) continues to uphold its long tradition of excellence in education, research and patient care. MUSC educates and trains more than 3,000 students and nearly 800 residents in six colleges and has more than 17,000 employees. As the state’s only integrated academic health sciences center and largest non-federal employer in Charleston, the university and its affiliates have collective annual budgets in excess of $3.2 billion, with an annual economic impact of nearly $4 billion and annual research funding in excess of $284 million.
We invite you to join a team committed to changing what’s possible in healthcare, and to do so in one of the most exciting cities in the country.
The Medical University of South Carolina is the state's only comprehensive academic medical center. We are changing what's possible in health care through our ongoing mission to provide excellence in patient care, teaching, and research. MUSC Health and MUSC Children's Health offer advanced care across South Carolina through hospitals, an extensive network of doctors' offices, and telehealth.