Chief, Department of Pathology

    Chief, Department of Pathology


    Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA) is recruiting for a Chief of Pathology to join our award-winning health system based in Boston’s metro-north communities. CHA provides innovative primary, specialty and emergency care to our diverse patient population through an established network of outpatient clinics and three hospital campuses.  The Chief of Pathology position is full time, based at CHA Cambridge Hospital.

    CHA has a full service histology and cytology laboratory as well as an extensive point of care testing network throughout the clinics and inpatient areas.  Each CHA hospital campus has a three shift clinical laboratory. CHA offers a supportive and collegial environment with a strong infrastructure, and has a longstanding collaboration with Massachusetts General Hospital to provide management of clinical laboratory services.

    Duties and responsibilities:

    • Lead clinical service delivery, research, and training in clinical and anatomical pathology  in furtherance of the mission, vision, and strategic plan of Cambridge Health Alliance.  
    • Ensure highest quality patient care in a compassionate, culturally sensitive, efficient, and cost effective manner and model the values and professional standards of CHA.
    • Oversee quality and safety for the department of pathology. Be responsible for developing quality improvement initiatives and enhancing practice operations throughout our integrated health system and contributing to our initiative to become a High Reliability Organization.
    • Be responsible for the academic oversight and development of the department, including training programs, research, and relations with Harvard Medical School.  
    • Create an annual budget; set and manage financial, volume, total medical expenses, and access goals for the department under the direction of the CMO and in collaboration with the Senior Director and CHA senior leadership.
    • Have both clinical and administrative duties and be excited about working with interdisciplinary teams and bridging the gap between clinical and anatomical pathology.
    • Seek and implement innovative technology and diagnostics in the field of pathology. 

    Position carries a Harvard Medical School (HMS) appointment of Instructor, Assistant or Associate Professor, commensurate with HMS appointment criteria, candidate qualifications and commitment to teaching responsibilities. Academic rank will be determined based on credentials and experience.


    • American Board of Pathology board certification in AP/CP
    • 5+ years of clinical experience with progressive leadership experience
    • Exceptional clinical, problem solving and organizational skills
    • Excellent communication skills
    • Dedication to ensuring culturally and linguistically appropriate care

    To learn more and to apply confidentially please visit  CV and cover letter may also be confidentially submitted to Mary Cummings by emailing  CHA’s Department of Provider Recruitment may be reached by phone at (617) 665-3555.

    We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions or any other characteristic protected by law.