Henry Ford Medical Group: Chair, Department of Neurology

Henry Ford Medical Group (HFMG), one of the nation’s largest group practices, is seeking a Department Chair of Neurology.  It is comprised of hospitals, medical centers, and ambulatory clinics.  The Neurology Chair will provide executive leadership for Neurology at Henry Ford Hospital and HFMG as well as strategic input and planning for neurological services throughout Henry Ford Health System (HFHS). This position will report directly to the Chief Executive Officer of the HFMG. 

The Department of Neurology at Henry Ford has strong local, regional, national, and international recognition for excellence in clinical care, clinical and translational research, and education.  This position will partner with an administrative leader to lead the Department of Neurology.  The Neurology Department currently provides care at 3 hospitals and 9 outpatient clinic sites with the intent of supporting the continued expansion and integration of Neurology in a collaborative and fully integrated model when possible. The Department consists of 59 Neurologists, 13 researchers, 13 APPs, 21 RN ’s, 17 MA and 4 support staff in addition to 24 residents and 7 fellows.   The Chair will be a practicing member of the Neurology Department.  

We are actively recruiting a physician leader to continue our tradition of success!  The Neurology Department Chair knows, understands, incorporates, and demonstrates the mission, vision, and values of HFMG and HFHS in leadership behaviors, practices, and decisions. The Chair also models behaviors, which support continuous learning and empowerment through team leadership. The Chair, in conjunction with relevant Division Heads will also be responsible for academic activities of all physicians within Neurology.  The Chair will work in collaboration with the Chief Medical Officers within each market to meet market goals in Neurology where those services are offered. 


  • Doctorate degree in Medicine and Neurology residency required.
  • Must be licensed or qualified for licensure to practice medicine in the State of Michigan and be Board Certified in a Neurology-related specialty.
  • Strong clinical experience as a Neurologist.
  • MBA or MHA preferred.
  • Ten (10) or more years of clinical and executive leadership experience, including responsibility for fiscal and medical staff management.
  • Experience in a large, advanced, complex health system is essential.  Experience within an integrated care system that includes multiple hospitals, a pluralistic medical staff
  • A proven track record in improving quality and safety in a complex health system is required.  Must be a leader champion of quality.
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of current trends in health care, including physician hospital relations, physician practice models, access issues, quality improvement processes, clinical information systems, and the implications of changing health care environment for medical credentialing are essential.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication and presentation skills.
  • Advocate for organizational values and commitment to justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion.

Henry Ford offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical/vision, dental, disability, life, 403(b), 457 (b), professional development allowances, moving expenses, and CTO to name a few. For additional details please visit Chair - Department of Neurology - Henry Ford Health System Careers (selectminds.com)

Please forward your CV and letter of interest to Laura Settles via the link or by emailing lsettle2@hfhs.org.  I may also be reached by phone at (313) 282-4747.

Thank you in advance for your consideration.

Laura Settles

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