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Physician - Palliative Care

Job Ref: 14306

Talent Area: MD or DO

Houston Methodist Hospital
Houston, TX 77030

Area/Department: Med Admin

Employment Type: Regular

Job Type: Full-Time

Organization: Houston Methodist

Work Shift: DAY

Work Week: M - F

Company Profile

Since its founding in 1919, Houston Methodist has earned worldwide recognition. Houston Methodist is affiliated with the Weill Medical College of Cornell University and New York-Presbyterian Hospital, one of the nation's leading centers for medical education and research. Houston Methodist is consistently ranked in U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Hospital” list and was recently named the number one hospital in Texas. FORTUNE magazine has placed Houston Methodist on its annual list of “100 Best Companies To Work For” since 2006.  Houston Methodist directs millions of research dollars into patient care and offers the latest innovations in medical, surgical and diagnostic techniques. With 1,119 licensed beds, 73 operating rooms and over 5,000 employees, Houston Methodist offers complete care for patients from around the world.

Job Summary

Houston Methodist Hospital is seeking physicians for the role of clinician-educators in our Supportive and Palliative Care program. One position will be for a senior leader to drive clinical excellence, develop educational programs, and initiate clinical research.  Additional positions for clinician-educators to will also be available. All candidates will be eligible for faculty positions at Weill Cornell Medical College commensurate with experience and scholarly achievements. Residents and medical students, case managers, nurse practitioners, and social workers are all active members of the service.


  • Opportunity to practice at the USNWR #1 hospital in Texas
  • Existing interdisciplinary team
  • Dedicated and gifted faculty and staff in all allied subspecialties
  • World-class academic environment including opportunity to establish a Hospice and Palliative Medicine fellowship
  • Strong research institute that provides unique opportunities for research, program development, and education
  • Institutional culture that is highly supportive of palliative care
  • Opportunity to develop outpatient Palliative Care Services for continuity of care

All physicians will:

  • Serve as an Attending Physician on the interdisciplinary Palliative Care Services at HMH
  • Supervise and train medical students, residents, and fellows (oncology, geriatrics)
  • Participate in scholarly activities in education, quality improvement, program development, and/or research
  • Have Board certification in a primary specialty
  • Have Board-certification or Board-eligibility in Hospice and Palliative Medicine
  • Have completed a Palliative Medicine Fellowship training or comparable experience

Interested candidates, please forward your CV to Rob Henges at rhenges@houstonmethodist.org

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