Director – Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology, & Metabolism
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Location: Nashville, Tennessee
Type: Full Time
Hospital, Public and Private
Internal Number: 0001
The Vanderbilt University Medical Center Department of Medicine seeks an innovative physician-scientist or clinical investigator to direct the Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism.
Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) is a leading health care center, committed to exceptional patient care, ground-breaking research, and advanced biomedical education. Recognized as a Best Hospitals Honor Roll Hospital by U.S. News and World Report, Vanderbilt's mission is to promote health and wellness via superior patient care programs, innovative education, and cutting-edge research.
Vanderbilt's reputation for excellence in these domains has established it as a prominent patient referral center, not only in the mid-South but also nationally. Each year, individuals from across Tennessee and the Southeast prefer Vanderbilt for their health care needs. This preference is not solely due to Vanderbilt's renowned medical expertise, but also its dedicated faculty and staff who are committed to treating patients with respect and compassion.
Division Overview: The Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Metabolism is composed of a team of ~40 faculty and ~50 staff members. This Division is 1 of 13 unique divisions that make up the VUMC Department of Medicine.
Over the past year, this Division has been highly active, providing services for nearly 54,000 outpatient visits in clinics located in Davidson and neighboring counties. In addition, they have also completed 12,500 telehealth visits. The Division also provides primary and consultative diabetes and endocrine care at Vanderbilt University Hospital, including an innovative glucose management service. The Division specializes in offering multidisciplinary care for patients suffering from a variety of endocrine disorders, oversees a highly subscribed and very successful medical weight loss program, and supports the VIVID clinic providing gender affirming care to gender and sexual minority patients. The Division also delivers comprehensive medical care to patients with diabetes and endocrine disorders at the adjacent Nashville Veteran’s Administration (VA) Hospital.
The Division is home to a robust research portfolio with investigators conducting biomedical research ranging from basic science to translational to clinical research, that is supported by grants from the NIH, the VA, private foundations and pharmaceutical partners. Direct funds from the NIH this past year totaled more than $7.2 million. The faculty is engaged with interdisciplinary research teams, team science and outside collaborations. Areas of research include insights into the pathogenesis and treatment of type 1 and type 2 diabetes, metabolic bone disorders, thyroid disease, interaction of lipid signaling molecules with nuclear receptors, obesity, lipid disorders, and the role of oxidative stress and diet in the etiology of neurological diseases. The Division’s faculty provides national leadership in endocrine and metabolic research and clinical care by directing the Program for Metabolic Bone Disorders, the Vanderbilt Clinical Research Center, the National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive, and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) Human Islet Phenotyping Program, and one of the NIDDK Diabetes Research Centers. The Department of Medicine is highly recognized for its biomedical research with its NIH funding currently ranking 3rd in the nation, per the Blue Ridge Institute.
Moreover, the Division emphasizes education and training and boasts robust educational programs for trainees at all levels, including clinical and research fellows, resident physicians, medical students, and undergraduate students. It offers an Endocrinology Clinical Fellowship, an Obesity Medicine Fellowship, and an LGBTQ Healthcare Fellowship; these fellowship programs annually matriculate 5 fellows. The Division is home to a NIH T32 training grant for postdoctoral fellows and a NIH T35 training grant for research training for medical students.
To apply for this position, please submit your resume and cover letter through our online application portal: https://apply.interfolio.com/134879.
To learn more or for specific questions, please contact Tom Elasy, MD, MPH, Director, Division of General Internal Medicine and Public Health, Chair, Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Metabolism Search Committee by emailing Holly Jones at email@example.com.
The successful candidate will have a national and international reputation in an area of Diabetes, Endocrinology, or Metabolism with a strong record of sustained scholarly accomplishments, leadership abilities, and commitment to mentoring. The candidate must have experience and a commitment to increasing diversity, equity and inclusion. Candidates should be eligible for rank of Associate Professor or Professor.
Vanderbilt University Medical Center is a comprehensive health care organization dedicated to innovative research, high-impact training and personalized patient care. Its reputation for excellence in each of these areas has made the Medical Center a major patient referral center for the Mid-South and a national leader in health care.
The mission of the Department of Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) is to dedicate our diverse talents to advance human health for all. We value being on the forefront of personalized care for diverse patient populations, making and implementing impactful scientific discoveries, advancing inclusive excellence, and training the next generation of clinicians, scientists, and educators.