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Regional Anesthesia and Acute Pain Medicine Division Chief

Regional Anesthesia and Acute Pain Medicine

The University of Iowa Department of Anesthesia is seeking an accomplished academic anesthesiologist to serve as chief of its Division of Regional Anesthesia and Acute Pain Medicine. This position is available at the rank of associate professor or professor. The division chief will have a clear vision for advancing the subspecialty, experience collaborating with anesthesiologists and other colleagues, and demonstrated leadership skills in academic medicine. Interested and experienced candidates also may be eligible for other departmental leadership positions, including vice chair roles in faculty development, research, and education.

Division Chief Role

The division chief will be responsible for actualizing our tripartite mission--clinical care, education, and research. These responsibilities include:

  • Leading regional anesthesiology and acute pain medicine clinical operations to ensure consistently high quality patient care with efficient and innovative utilization of clinical and material resources
  • Promoting effective collaborations among divisional faculty and other clinical and research scientists across campus
  • Facilitating undergraduate and graduate medical education in regional anesthesiology and acute pain medicine
  • Recruiting new faculty to the division and supporting their career development
  • Leading innovative scholarship in regional anesthesiology and acute pain medicine


  • Competitive salary and generous benefits package
  • Protected administrative time to support goal-directed personal and division-related professional development
  • Seed funding for research as well as statistical and clinical trial support
  • Opportunity to participate in the development and refinement of simulation models for graduate and postgraduate education in regional anesthesiology and acute pain medicine
  • ACGME accredited Regional Anesthesiology and Acute Pain Medicine Fellowship
  • Opportunity to participate in Regional Anesthesia Study Center of Iowa (RASCI) ultrasound workshops
  • Active clinical research program, including participation in international, multi-center trials
  • University of Iowa Pain Research Program, which includes the opportunity to interact and collaborate with pre-clinical and clinical investigators
  • NIH-funded Institute for Clinical and Translational Science, which includes collaboration with investigators from all 11 colleges on campus
  • Spacious ambulatory surgery center with high volume of peripheral nerve block and home-going catheter procedures

Regional anesthesia and acute pain medicine procedures include:

  • More than 2,500 regional anesthesia procedures
  • More than 900 upper extremity and 600 lower extremity blocks per year
  • Nearly 700 thoracic epidural catheters for postoperative analgesia
  • 130 abdominal wall blocks and more than 130 paravertebral blocks per year
  • 180 nerve catheters for continuous infusion

Qualified candidates must show successful completion of an approved residency program in anesthesiology. Candidates must hold an MD, DO, or equivalent degree and be eligible for licensure in Iowa. Candidates must be board-certified in anesthesiology.

For more information, refer to requisition #73882 at jobs.uiowa.edu, or send a CV and letter of interest to:

Cynthia A. Wong, MD
Professor, Chair and DEO
Department of Anesthesia, University of Iowa
200 Hawkins Drive, 6618 JCP
Iowa City, IA 52242-1079
Phone: (319) 356-3868
E-mail: cynthia-wong@uiowa.edu

Equal Opportunity Employer: The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.  All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.