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University of Utah Geriatrics Division Chief, Department of Internal Medicine - Rank DOQ in Salt Lake City, Utah

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Position/Rank Geriatrics Division Chief, Department of Internal Medicine - Rank DOQ

Department 00224 - Internal Medicine Admin

City Salt Lake City, UT

Track Tenure Track

New Position to Begin 2023 or thereafter


Geriatrics Division Chief, Department of Internal Medicine

Spencer Fox Eccles School of Medicine at the University of Utah


Executive Director, University of Utah Center on Aging

The University of Utah seeks a geriatrician leader to serve as the Chief for the Geriatrics Division in the Spencer Fox Eccles School of Medicine’s Department of Internal Medicine and Director of its Center on Aging. This is a remarkable opportunity for a dynamic academic leader to further the growth, innovation, and diversity of this vibrant program’s research, clinical, educational, and other programmatic missions.

The Geriatrics Division’s mission is to improve the health, independence and quality of life for older adults. As an Age-Friendly Health System – Committed to Care Excellence, our goal is to ensure that every University of Utah Health patient receives care that addresses each of the geriatric 4MS – What Matters, Mobility, Medications, and Mentation. The Division benefits from a seamless relationship with the VA Salt Lake City Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center ( GRECC ). The Division includes 29 faculty members – 21 physicians and eight PhD research faculty – two Advance Practice Clinicians, and 50 administrative and research staff. Its FY23 operating budget totals $6.3 million dollars.

University of Utah Health has ranked in the top 10 of the prestigious Vizient Quality Leadership Award for the last 13 years. The University of Utah is also a Top-Tier 1 research university and a member of the Association of American Universities. Its research funding was $686 million in FY22. Its research community is highly collaborative across 18 colleges, 35 interdisciplinary programs, and 100 academic departments and divisions.

Research activities in the Geriatrics Division are supported by $7 million dollars of annual extramural research funding and through the GRECC . Dr. Randal Rupper was appointed the GRECC Director in 2022. The GRECC is funded with an annual recurring budget of approximately $1.6 M. Its well-established research programs include the Utah Vascular Research Lab and the Translational Vascular Physiology Lab. Building from this solid research foundation, applicants can expect resources needed to further expand research in the Geriatrics Division.

Clinical activities include a geriatrics patient-centered medical home clinic with specialty clinical programs including Aging Brain Care and Fall Evaluation programs, medical directorship of the Utah State Veterans home, and both inpatient geriatrics consultation and a Hospital Elder Life Program ( HELP ). Twenty-four clinicians provide outpatient services and inpatient consultations at five locations in the Salt Lake Valley.

Educational activities include a medical student fourth-year clerkship, a required rotation for the internal medicine residency program, an ACGME -accredited clinical fellowship with three fellows appointed each year, a NHLBI -funded T32 training grant, and a VA GRECC Advanced Geriatric Fellowship track. In addition, many Division faculty support the Utah Geriatric Education Center ( UGEC ), a HRSA -funded Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program.

Center on Aging

The University of Utah Center on Aging’s ( ) Executive Director leads a “One U,” campus-wide program with more than 200 faculty members devoted to interdisciplinary aging research and supports interprofessional clinical and training programs including the Gerontology Interdisciplinary Program ( ), the Age-Friendly Health System initiative, and community engagement through the Utah state-funded Governor’s Commission on Aging ( ). The Executive Director reports directly to the Health Sciences and Academic Affairs Senior Vice Presidents. These research efforts are supported by a University of Utah total annual external funding directed to aging research that is more than $25 million.


The successful candidate will be a practicing geriatrician with a national reputation reflecting a strong record of federal funding, scholarly accomplishments, clinical leadership, and progressive administrative experience. Demonstration of leadership capacity and ability to communicate effectively are essential. The position will entail engagement with individuals representing multiple disciplines across a variety of operational and investigative roles. There will be abundant opportunities and resources to enhance and increase the Division’s research enterprise.

The Chief will work closely with the Chair of Internal Medicine to promote a collaborative environment that enhances clinical growth and academic development, and advances research consistent with Department and Institutional missions. The ideal candidate will be a strategic leader who promotes institutional stewardship throughout University of Utah Health and the University of Utah.

Candidates should qualify for the appointment at the Associate Professor or Professor level on the Tenure Track at the University of Utah, must be board certified in Geriatrics, and must be eligible for a renewable medical license in the State of Utah. Review begins immediately, continuing until the position is filled or the search is closed.

Inquires may be sent to:

John Inadomi, MD c/o Lori Maness

30 North 1900 East, Room 4C104

Salt Lake City, Utah 84132-2406


Please apply at:

The U of U Health is a patient focused center distinguished by collaboration, excellence, leadership, and Respect. U of U Health values candidates who are committed to fostering and furthering the culture of compassion, collaboration, innovation, accountability, diversity, integrity, quality, and trust that is integral to our mission.

EEO/Non-Discrimination Information

All qualified individuals are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability or if you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action ( OEO /AA). More information, including the Director/Title IX Coordinator’s office address, electronic mail address, and telephone number can be located at:

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The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“ URS ”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen and immunizations. This report includes statistics about criminal offenses, hate crimes, arrests and referrals for disciplinary action, and Violence Against Women Act offenses. They also provide information about safety and security-related services offered by the University of Utah. A paper copy can be obtained by request at the Department of Public Safety located at 1658 East 500 South.

Special Instructions for Candidates

Open Date 10/11/2022

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Requisition Number PRN03113F

Type Faculty