Chief, Highland Hospital OBGYN

Rochester, NY


The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry seeks an experienced Obstetrician Gynecologist with outstanding clinical skills and leadership aptitude as its Chief of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Highland Hospital in Rochester, NY. Dynamic leadership, clear communication, strong interpersonal skills, excellent clinical experience and strategic vision are the crucial characteristics required. Reporting to the Chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and collaborating with Division Directors in General Obstetrics and Gynecology, Gynecologic Oncology, Maternal Fetal Medicine, Midwifery, OB/Gyn Research and Urogynecology, the Chief will be a key member of a busy clinical group of Ob/Gyns, Gynecologic Oncologists, Maternal Fetal Medicine specialists, community providers, Family Practice providers, Midwives and Nurse Practitioners based at Highland Hospital and will be responsible for continuing to build and maintain excellence in clinical care. A strong background in Obstetrics or Maternal Fetal Medicine is required. Responsibilities include direct clinical care, teaching medical students and residents, as well as administrative responsibilities. The ability to apply creativity to program growth and development in service of these missions is highly desirable, as is the ability to work collaboratively. Focus areas of special interest in women’s health care are encouraged and supported. Academic rank will be determined based on credentials and experience.

The Division of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Highland Hospital serves our community with more than 25,000 patient visits at 4 different clinical sites and 3,000 deliveries a year. The Chief will direct a clinical team consisting of 8 general OB/Gyn physicians, 3 midwives, 4 nurse practitioners, and 2 physician assistants. Highland Hospital also serves as the primary clinical site for The Division of Gynecologic Oncology and is fully supported by the Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine with ultrasound services at the hospital as well as 2 of the outpatient sites. For more information about our team, please visit

The University of Rochester Medical Center is the centerpiece of the university's medical research, teaching, patient care, and community missions. It has an integrated administrative structure led by Mark Taubman, M.D., Chief Executive Officer of URMC and University Senior Vice President for Health Sciences and Dean, UR SMD. The School of Medicine and Dentistry is a highly prestigious, widely respected, and academically productive center for the education and training of physicians, dentists, and other clinicians and scientist from many disciplines. It is widely recognized for its innovative basic and translational research initiatives and for its overall clinical excellence. The School ranks in the top quartile in research funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Highland Hospital is the largest affiliate of the University of Rochester Medical Center. Founded in 1889, the hospital has a history of innovative and personalized care. The hospital is a regional leader in specialties such as bariatric surgery, total joint replacement, geriatric care, gynecologic oncology, prostate cancer treatment, women's health services, and maternity. The 261-bed organization and its 2,900 employees serve a medical staff of over 1150 providers.

Rochester is an extremely livable, family-friendly, and attractive medium-sized city. Based on short commute times, the relatively low cost of living, and the affordability of housing, Rochester consistently ranks as a top place to live. Rochester has the arts, culture, and dining of larger cities along with five nationally ranked high schools. Located at the southern edge of Lake Ontario where the Finger Lakes meet the Great Lakes, Rochester provides easy access to a wealth of outdoor recreation. Rochester is a hub of innovation with a strong job market, educated workforce, and cluster of institutions of higher education. Rochester’s lively "knowledge economy" draws its strength from Bausch & Lomb, Xerox, growing telecommunications, "biotech" and IT sectors and other technology-driven enterprises located here. It is home to the renowned Eastman School of Music, Rochester Philharmonic, and Rochester Institute of Technology, in addition to the University of Rochester.


Candidate must be board certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology with greater than 5 years of applicable clinical and teaching experience. Leadership experience is preferred, but not required. Eligibility for medical licensure in New York is also required.

Application Instructions

Applicants must apply online to Job posting #239005 at

Applicants should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a list of three professional references with contact information. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until a sufficient applicant pool has been established.

Employment is contingent upon satisfactory completion of a health screening exam, pre-placement TB test and full cooperation in completing on site screening for the illegal use of drugs.

The University of Rochester is committed to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of equity, diversity, and inclusion to advance the University’s mission to Learn, Discover, Heal, Create – and Make the World Ever Better. In support of our values and those of our society, the University is committed to not discriminating on the basis of age, color, disability, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, military/veteran status, national origin, race, religion/creed, sex, sexual orientation, citizenship status, or any other status protected by law. This commitment extends to the administration of our policies, admissions, employment, access, and recruitment of candidates from underrepresented populations, veterans, and persons with disabilities consistent with these values and government contractor Affirmative Action obligations.

The University of Rochester is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

How To Apply

All applicants must apply online.

EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

Pay Range

Pay Range: $298,610 - $699,071 Annually

The referenced pay range represents the minimum and maximum annual salary for this faculty position. Individual salaries will be determined within the job’s salary range, and will be determined by considering factors including, but not limited to, market data, education, experience, qualifications, expertise of the individual, and internal equity considerations. Incentive-based compensation may also be applicable and will be discussed during the hiring process.

Location: School of Medicine & Dentistry
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Opening: Full Time 40 hours Grade 000 OBGYN Admin-SMD