Chair of Family Medicine

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Job ID: EB-1181588848
Job Title: Chair of Family Medicine
Location: Phoenix, AZ

Department Chair of Family Medicine
District Medical Group Valleywise Health Medical Center – Phoenix, AZ

District Medical Group (DMG)—a not-for-profit faculty practice group in Phoenix, Arizona—employs and exclusively contracts board-certified physicians and mid-level providers to provide clinical, administrative, and teaching services to Valleywise Health (VWH), the Phoenix area’s only public teaching health system. DMG medical specialists’ staff and practice in a 450-bed hospital that includes a level 1 Adult and level 2 Pediatric Trauma Center, Arizona’s only nationally verified burn center-Arizona Burn Center, Arizona Children’s Center, Comprehensive Healthcare Center, and an ambulatory care system of 10 Family Health Centers across the Valley.

In a region growing as fast as Phoenix, building a pipeline of medical talent is imperative to caring for the communities we serve. To continue this trajectory, District Medical Group, in conjunction with Valleywise Health, seeks a physician leader specialized in family practice to lead the Department of Family Medicine at Valleywise Health Medical Center as the Department Chair. DMG/VWH strongly encourages applications from all qualified applicants, including women and minorities in medicine.

This position will be employed by District Medical Group and will be staffed at Valleywise Health Medical Center in Phoenix, AZ. The Chair reports to Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at District Medical Group and to the CEO of Valleywise Health and functions as the Chair of Family Medicine for the health system. The Department Chair, Family Medicine serves on the Physician Leadership Team of DMG and interacts with the other clinical chairs and the administrative leadership of FQHC operations at Valleywise Health.


  • Join a comprehensive faculty practice and multidisciplinary team of more than 450+ providers who collaborate and represent more than 50 medical specialties. The Department Chair must be committed to “giving back” to the medical field and community.
  • Valleywise Health (VWH) serves a safety-net population, offers a full scope clinical practice, teaching opportunities, and community involvement, and includes a strong internal referral network. VWH hosts 12 GME programs, including a Family Medicine Residency program with Dignity Health.
  • Medical Education: Twenty-four (8/year) Family and Community Medicine residents are trained at VWH under Creighton University-Arizona Health Education Alliance. The Department Chair may have the opportunity to serve as the Regional Academic Department Chair.
  • Patient Caseload: DMG served approximately 85,000 member lives and 220,000 primary care visits during FY22.
  • Support from Academic Affiliates: DMG is an affiliated academic practice for Creighton University School of Medicine, University of Arizona College of Medicine, Dignity Health, and in partnership with VWH.
  • DMG offers an outstanding work environment, competitive compensation plan/benefits package including Sign-on Bonus, employees qualify for both Federal & State Loan Repayment, paid time off, CME allowance with paid time off, and employer paid malpractice insurance.
  • Live in a Top City, the Valley of the Sun: Phoenix, AZ, the economic hub for the Mountain West region, is centrally located and ranks as one of the fastest-growing cities in the United States. With its broad, tree-lined avenues, Spanish-style architecture, surrounding mountains, and a bustling downtown, Phoenix is boasting with opportunities at every corner. No wonder Phoenix has been named an All-American City five times in a row. From stargazing to top-notch museums, Phoenix is an ideal place to live and work.
The Department Chair, Family Medicine will be responsible for departmental administration, clinical activities, and continued development of the Family Medicine residency program. The candidate should have a strong track record of professional collaboration, successful administrative/leadership experience, physician education, and a vision for growth of the department.

Experience and Education:

  • M.D. or D.O. medical degree from an accredited school is required.
  • At least five (5) years documented leadership, supervising, and/or administrative experience in a director or similar physician leadership role.
  • Board Certification in Family Medicine by the American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM).
  • Possessing specialty expertise in Family Practice and demonstrate clinical competence as a practicing physician is required.
  • Licensed or eligible to practice medicine in the state of Arizona is required upon hire.

For immediate and confidential consideration, all expressions of interest (including an updated CV and a letter of interest) must be submitted to Elaine Auerbach: and/or

Contact Information:
Elaine Auerbach, MBA, MPH
Managing Partner & Practice Leader
Kaye/Bassman International Corp.

Phone: (972) 265-5259 – Direct

DMG/VWH Comprehensive Benefits Package:

  • 4 weeks paid time off
  • 1 week CME time off with CME stipend
  • 10 paid holidays
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • Life insurance, long term disability, AD&D insurance
  • 401K plan with up to 6 percent employer match
  • Paid medical malpractice insurance with tail coverage
District Medical Group (DMG) has partnered with Kaye/Bassman to fill this Department Chair, Family Medicine position at Valleywise Health.

DMG/Valleywise Health is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by law.