Chair, Department of Oral Health and Dentistry

MetroHealth System
Cleveland, Ohio
Mar 08, 2018
Apr 07, 2018
Organization Type
Non-Profit and Associations

The MetroHealth System, a nationally ranked non-profit, public health care system, is one of the largest, most comprehensive healthcare providers in Northeast Ohio, serving the medical needs of the Greater Cleveland community since 1837. MetroHealth is conducting a national search for a new Chair to lead the transformation of the Department of Oral Health and Dentistry, paving the future for innovative clinical care, education, and research. Affiliated with Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) School of Dental Medicine since September 2017, the Department is uniquely situated to train the next generation of innovative dentists and oral surgeons. The new Chair will be responsible for developing key relationships between and among CWRU and local and regional clinical and education collaborators. The new Chair will be an outstanding leader and skilled educator or educator-investigator. The next Chair inherits the benefit of a recently approved plan for a $950 million campus transformation which includes construction of a new in-patient tower and clinical facilities. This is an unparalleled opportunity to lead a growing clinical, education, and research enterprise, and serve as an integral leader of MetroHealth.

About the Department of Oral Health and Dentistry: Clinical Care in the Department of Oral Health and Dentistry blends cutting edge technology and a highly trained nationally renowned staff with a well-deserved reputation for compassionate, patient-focused care. A hallmark of the Department is its camaraderie amongst faculty and residents and the dedication to the mission of serving Metrohealth's diverse population. The Department of Oral Health and Dentistry is organized within the Adult Health and Wellness (for dentistry) and Surgery (for oral surgery) service lines at MetroHealth. There are 9 attendings (6 full-time and 3 part-time) within dentistry and 3 attendings (2 full-time and 1 part-time) within oral surgery. There are 8 residents in the Department's General Practice Dentistry program. There are also 2 dental hygienists and 6 dental assistants. In addition to the primary hospital, the Department operates out of three satellite clinics. The Department sees approximately 100 patients per day across 24 total chairs (including primary campus and satellite clinics), as well as 45 patients per day within the oral surgery unit. The Department is known for an exceptional variety of cases and has particular strength in caring for special needs patients requiring general anesthesia, and geriatric patients. The Department is well-positioned for a Chair who has an interest in population health and health disparities research, given MetroHealth's diverse population and commitment to care for the underserved. For more information, visit

About MetroHealth: MetroHealth, celebrating its 180th year, cares for the health of everyone in the community. This mission has remained at the core of MetroHealth generation after generation and is woven into its fabric and character – to serve as the community's caregiver, regardless of circumstance or station. A key to its longevity and fulfillment of its mission has been its ability to formulate strategies and execute business plans that are responsive to market and regulatory forces. Teaching and research have always been an important part of the System's mission as exemplified by the rich history of medical research and education. MetroHealth offers a CODA-accredited residency program in General Practice Dentistry. For more information, visit

Send applications (curriculum vitae and detailed cover letter), nominations, and inquiries to the email address below. For priority consideration, please apply by April 9, 2018.

Bernard Godley, MD, PhD, MBA, Senior Client Partner and Josh Ward, Ph.D., Senior Associate

Academic Health Center Practice, Korn Ferry

MetroHealth is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.



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