The University at Buffalo Department of Family Medicine seeks an experienced primary care leader to head a growing and nationally recognized addiction medicine program dedicated to excellence in training, scholarship and clinical care at the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. The Vice Chair for Addiction Medicine will:
Coordinate and expand clinical addiction medicine services in the Department of Family Medicine and support such efforts in other departments.
Direct an addiction medicine research and training program focused on translation of evidence to practice.
The Department of Family Medicine includes one of the first accredited addiction medicine fellowship programs, which operates in conjunction with a family medicine residency program that is one of the nation’s oldest and largest. The Department also is heavily involved in medical school curriculum.
The Vice Chair will be responsible for an Addiction Medicine Section that staffs the chemical dependency unit at Erie County Medical Center as well as a dedicated addiction medicine community practice whose patients include a substantial number of pregnant women. The section also staffs a local methadone program, a residential detox and stabilization facility, an adolescent treatment center and a free-standing faculty private practice office, and the unit has been expanding activities with justice-involved populations. Research is well-integrated into the educational and clinical missions – the Vice Chair is a key member of the UB Primary Care Research Institute and collaborates with the nationally recognized Research Institute on Addictions.
The candidate will have a strong record of scholarship and experience as an addiction medicine clinician/educator, with administrative skills in operation of an academic unit.
MD or DO
Board-certified in any primary specialty (Family Medicine or Internal Medicine preferred)
Board-certified or eligible in Addiction Medicine
Eligible for license to practice medicine in NYS, with no license restrictions
Additional Salary Information: Salary is negotiable and competitive.
The University at Buffalo, Department of Family Medicine provides a full array of additional benefits beyond salary including but not limited to: funds for continuing medical education, paid vacation and sick days, 401(k), life insurance, and health care insurance.
About University at Buffalo Dept. of Family Medicine
The University at Buffalo Department of Family Medicine is one of 16 departments within the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.
The department's mission statement includes:
- Our department achieves high standards of education, research and patient care, all with the goal of bringing family medicine to a new level.
- Our department educates and trains physicians throughout ...their careers, from medical school to residency, fellowship and beyond.
- Our faculty physicians staff four ambulatory practices and care for inpatients at our affiliated hospitals, serving primarily underserved and other vulnerable populations. We train medical students, residents and fellows at these sites, modeling exemplary care as we seek to enhance health and quality of life in families, one patient at a time.
- Faculty in our transdisciplinary research unit pursue clinical and health services studies that benefit patients, inform policy and improve the health care system. Our department is ranked seventh in the medical school for external funding.
- We’re deeply committed to our community, and we show that by contributing to the health and well-being of Western New Yorkers — particularly those with limited access to, or options for, medical care.
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