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./Ph.D. should have primary board certification in Pathology (CP or both AP and CP).  Subspecialty training in pathology informatics is desirable, but not required.  Current fellows are encouraged to apply.   Candidates must participate 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 Executive Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs in the Dept of Pathology, Vice Chair of Laboratory Medicine and Molecular Pathology, 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. 
  • Provide professional consults and sign-out in immunology.

The faculty of the Division of Laboratory Medicine provide medical oversight for the chemistry, immunology, 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
Daniel M. Knowles, M.D. Distinguished Professor in Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine in Anesthesiology
Director of the Clinical Laboratories, Transfusion Medicine and Cellular Therapy
Executive Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs for the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

or preferably electronically to


Assistant Professor Salary: $193,930-$255,976
Associate Professor Salary: $242,624-$309,688

Weill Cornell Medicine provides the above salary range in compliance with the New York City law on Salary Transparency in Job Advertisements. The salary range listed is for fulltime employment not including bonuses, clinical incentive compensation, or benefits. Actual salaries depend on a variety of factors including but not limited to internal equity, specialty, training, and hospital/community needs.

The above salary range for New York City based roles represents WCM’s good faith and reasonable estimate of possible compensation at the time of posting.

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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