Maternal Fetal Medicine Division Chief

Prestigious Leadership Opportunity in Upstate New York

Syracuse, NY 13210
Income Potential:
Up to $450,000.00*
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Recruiter's Name:
David King
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(800) 876-0500
Merritt Hawkins

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Merritt Hawkins, the nation’s leading academic search firm, has partnered with The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at State University of New York – Upstate Medical University to conduct a national search for Division Chief of Maternal Fetal Medicine.  The Division Chief position is available to highly qualified individuals at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor, with fellowship training in Maternal-Fetal Medicine and significant clinical and leadership experience is required. Subspecialty board certification is required. In addition, a significant record of either educational or research success is required.      

The MFM Division serves as a resource and referral area for 19 level I, II, and III hospitals in a 14 county region of Central and Upstate New York. The Regional Perinatal Center was developed as one of the first comprehensive units in the United States in a Medical Center that was founded in 1834. The Division is actively involved in the education of 20 residents and the 165 Upstate Medical University medical students annually.
The Director position is 70% clinical, 15% Admin, 10% teaching, and 5% research.  Director of the Division responsibilities includes the expansion of the clinical outreach opportunities, the development of an MFM Fellowship program with a direct reporting relationship to the Department Chair. 

The Division consists of five other MFM specialists, one of whom is Board Certified in Critical Care, three Genetic Counselors, three Certified Nurse Midwives, two Nurse Practitioners, and three Ultrasound Technologists. Our Ultrasound service is AIUM Certified.  The Department is continuing to expand and in addition to the five MFM physicians, it includes eight Generalists, three Gyn-Oncologists, Reproductive Endocrinologist, Breast Health/Lactation specialist, five Certified Nurse Midwives, Andrologist, and an Embryologist. The Department also includes Ph.D. Epidemiologists, Bio-Statisticians, and Data Managers for research projects.
Academic appointment at the Associate or Professor Level and salary are commensurate with qualifications and are competitive both nationally and regionally. Excellent benefits are offered that include health, dental, and vision insurance, a tax saving benefit plan to support your healthcare costs, and generous time off. The Department does offer relocation assistance, professional development opportunities with a stipend, and one week of continuing medical education time that is in addition to your accrued time off per year.
The SUNY Upstate Medical University is in the city of Syracuse, in central New York State. Syracuse has a metropolitan area population of approximately 750,000.


  • Central New York is a beautiful, friendly and very affordable place to live.
  • CNN’s Money magazine named Syracuse the No. 8 city in the nation with the most affordable real estate market.
  • Parenting magazine lists Syracuse as one of the top 10 small cities to raise a child.
  • Syracuse ranked No. 4 in the Forbes listing of the Top 10 cities to raise a family.
Home of the Syracuse Orange and the only domed stadium in the Northeast provides an excellent venue for NCAA Division I Football and Basketball. Summer and winter, there are ample outdoor recreational options at our numerous nearby county and state parks. Downhill and cross-country skiing, ice skating, swimming, boating and hiking opportunities are all within a 30-minute drive of the medical center. Cultural attractions such as museums, theater, symphony, jazz fests, and home to the New York State Fair. The area is consistently ranked as having the “Top 100” public education in the United States. Located less than five hours from Boston, New York City, Montreal, or Toronto, it affords quick access to large metropolitan venues.
Upstate Medical University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin.  

About The Company

Merritt Hawkins, an AMN Healthcare company, is a permanent physician placement service that fills more physician jobs than any other firm. In addition to being the nation’s leader in physician employment search and consulting services, Merritt Hawkins also recruits and places select allied health professionals. AMN Healthcare is an EEO/AA/Disability/Protected Veteran Employer.  We encourage minority and female applicants to apply.