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Chair, Department of Surgery

 and MSM Chief of Service, Grady Health Systems

Atlanta, Georgia

This is an exciting opportunity to operate as a visionary leader and drive change in a complex patient-centered, mission-driven, academic environment, providing leadership and oversight over the rapid growth and expansion of surgical clinical services at the ambulatory sites of Morehouse Health Care, the Grady Health System and other clinical sites including Atlanta Medical Center and the Atlanta VA Hospital System.  

The Opportunity

The new Department Chair must be a compelling and innovative leader and talented surgeon whose passion for the educational, clinical, and research missions energize the faculty, staff, and learners, focusing their efforts on a strategic vision of excellence in all missions.

Reporting to the new Executive Vice President for Health Affairs and Dean (EVP/Dean) of Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM), Dr. Adrian Tyndall, the new Chair of the Department of Surgery and Chief of Service for MSM Surgical Services at Grady Health Care will serve as the Surgeon in Chief for MSM and will partner with the EVP/Dean in articulating, directing and executing on the clinical vision, mission, and strategies for the Morehouse School of Medicine.

The Ideal Candidate

The successful candidate must be collaborative and able to lead an efficient and effective surgery program with the highest standards of clinical outcomes in a complex and dynamic environment.  Successful Chair candidates will be recognized as outstanding clinically active leaders in surgery and have an excellent track record in clinical care, research and teaching within a nationally recognized surgical program, including:

  • D. degree or equivalent foreign degree,
  • Current board certification in General Surgery and/or a related surgical subspecialty area; and
  • An appropriate record of scholarship, teaching, and service to meet the requirements for Full Professor at MSM.

The Organization

The Department of Surgery at Morehouse School of Medicine is leading the creation and advancement of health equity by providing underserved patient populations with access to comprehensive and innovative surgical care. Home to an accredited Surgery Residency Program and with clinical affiliations at Grady, Children’s Hospital of Atlanta, the Atlanta VA Medical Center, Piedmont Main Hospital, and Dekalb Medical Center, our cadre of board-certified, nationally and internationally trained surgeons provide inpatient and outpatient services

Morehouse School of Medicine is among the nation’s leading educators of primary care physicians and was recently recognized as the top institution among U.S. medical schools for its social mission.

The Region

Atlanta is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Georgia. Situated among the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, Atlanta features unique topography that includes rolling hills and the most dense urban tree coverage in the United States.  Atlanta also offers premier neighborhoods and shopping areas along with popular major sports teams and easy access to nearby coastal areas.

Nominations are greatly appreciated and may be sent to:

Bernard Godley, MD, PhD, MBA, Lead Physician Executive

Anne Neubauer, Vice President

c/o Charlotte Tinsley, Consultant

Executive & Physician Leadership Search, AMN Leadership Solutions, AMN Healthcare


This search is being led by AMN Leadership Solutions, Executive and Physician Search (EPLS), a division of AMN Healthcare.  EPLS is a retained executive search firm serving the healthcare and life sciences industries.  Ranked as one of the top healthcare recruiting firms in the country, AMN Leadership Solutions is known for leading healthcare into the future by its growing base of clients across the country, drawing on a national pool of candidates.  For more information, please visit their website at

Job Information

  • Job ID: 59900529
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia, United States
  • Position Title: Chair, Department of Surgery and MSM Chief of Service, Grady Health Systems
  • Job Function: Academic Surgery
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