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Medical Director, Clinical Pathology Informatics

(Non-Tenure Academic Clinician Track): Assistant or Associate Professor

The Weill Cornell Medicine Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine seeks candidates for an Assistant or Associate Professor position in the non-tenure academic clinician track. Applicants must have an M.D or M.D./Ph.D. degree. Candidates with an M.D. or M.D./PhD should have primary board certification in Pathology (CP or both AP and CP).  Subspecialty training in pathology informatics is required, but current fellows are encouraged to apply.  An advanced degree in statistics or considerable experience with statistical analysis is highly desired. Candidates must have demonstrated ability in teaching and in scholarly productivity.

The incumbent will have significant effort dedicated to departmental and institutional informatics services and initiatives. The position will have time for an investigational career, with a goal of developing collaborative research in clinical pathology informatics. The successful candidate will also support trainee and faculty development in informatics through collaboration and teaching.  Teaching responsibilities may include working closely with department leadership to develop pathology informatics education and fellowship opportunities for trainees.

This position will work collaboratively with the Vice Chair of Laboratory Medicine, Laboratory Information System Director, Chief Medical Informatics Officer, Hospital Quality Department and the Division of Computational Pathology to foster a dynamic and constructive partnership. The Clinical Pathology Data Engineer, who has experience with extracting, engineering and analyzing data for research from the Electronic Medical Record, will report to this position.  In addition, the candidate will work with the data analyst from the hospital analytics team assigned to the laboratory.

Responsibilities of this position will include:

  • Initiate and lead innovative laboratory medicine research, educational, and/or clinical activities in translational bioinformatics, clinical research informatics, clinical informatics, and/or population health informatics.
  • Develop and evaluate clinical informatics tools within the EMR.  Participate in clinical decision support and order set committees for the EMR.
  • Help design best practice alerts and clinical decision support in the EMR to help avoid overutilization and inappropriate utilization of tests, including providing real time alerts about best practices, prior test results, cost of testing, and turnaround testing. 
  • Develop a laboratory medicine informatics research program.
  • Work with colleagues in the Division of Computational Pathology to solve department-wide informatics challenges.
  • Serve as a consultant to the medical staff and health system leadership in the domain of Pathology Informatics.
  • Provide medical collaboration with our LIS team and work closely with our Health System IT team.
  • Work with the newly formed Enterprise-wide Laboratory Stewardship Committee to identify and capture cost savings from the reduction of unnecessary laboratory tests. 

The faculty of the Division of Laboratory Medicine provide medical oversight for the chemistry, blood bank, toxicology/mass spectrometry, coagulation, microbiology, molecular, and cellular therapy laboratories to support the tertiary care practices of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell Medical Center and a large urban reference laboratory network.

Salary will be commensurate with experience and accomplishments.

Interested applicants should forward curriculum vitae, statement of interest, and the names and contact information of three references to:

Melissa Cushing, MD
Vice Chair, Division of Laboratory Medicine
Director of the Weill Cornell Clinical Laboratories
Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Weill Cornell Medical College
1300 York Avenue, Room C302/Mailbox 69
New York, NY 10065 

or preferably electronically to mec2013@med.cornell.edu.

Diversity is one of Weill Cornell Medicine’s core values and is essential to achieving excellence in patient care, research, and education. We welcome applications from candidates who share our commitment to fostering a culture of fairness, equity, and belonging. Weill Cornell Medicine is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, providing equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, color, age, religion, protected veteran or disability status, or genetic information.

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