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Medical Director, Great Midwest Region

Chicago, IL
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May 20, 2024

Medical Director, Great Midwest Region – Chicago, IL


Sante Consulting has recently been engaged to conduct a national search for the position of Regional Medical Director, located in Chicago.

Our client is the world's leading provider of diagnostic testing, information and services that doctors and patients need to make better healthcare decisions. They are pioneers in developing innovative diagnostic tests and advanced healthcare information technology solutions that help improve patientcare.

The company offers the broadest access to diagnostic testing services through its network of laboratories and patient service centers and provides interpretive consultation through its extensive medical and scientific staff.

Position Summary

Reporting to the Regional Medical Director, the Medical Director is integral to our client’s vision of empowering better health with diagnostic insights. This is a senior leadership position. The Medical Director is the holder of CLIA licenses for two regional laboratories and is responsible for upholding high quality of laboratory testing and represents the Chicago’s laboratories and diagnostics insights services with its customers and the medical community.

The daily responsibilities of the Medical Director include, but are not limited to, providing consultations to clients about medical significance of laboratory data and results, assisting with clinicopathologic correlation of data to contribute toward patient care (diagnosis and patient management), providing interpretation of peripheral blood smears as well as other clinical laboratory tests, and providing oversight and coverage to the Associate Medical director in anatomic pathology service.

The Medical Director is responsible for providing medical direction, consultation, and guidance to all levels of the medical and laboratory staff and interacts effectively with accrediting/regulatory agencies, administrative officials, the medical industry, customers, and patients. The Medical Director regularly interfaces with executive level physicians and administrators in hospitals and health systems. This position is a member of the leadership team of the laboratory, and as such, is an active participant in discussion of strategy around business growth, medical quality, and evolving customer needs toward improved healthcare.

Directly reporting into this role is the Associate Medical Director.

Key Responsibilities

·       The Medical Director coordinates all medically related activities within the region.

·       The Medical Director is the chief medical quality officer for the Chicago laboratories and leads through influence across Operations leadership to ensure the highest of quality standards are met.

·       The Medical Director leverages local and community involvement as a source of competitive advantage by proactively engaging with clients and partnering with Sales and Operations to market and advocate for Quest Diagnostics, our services and our role in patient care.


·       The successful candidate must be a M.D. or D.O. Board Certified Pathologist with certifications in both Clinical Pathology and Anatomic Pathology.

·       A minimum of 10 years Clinical Pathology and Laboratory Management is required.

·       Must have or be able to obtain an active, unrestricted medical licensure minimally for the states covered by the Region.

·       Proven industry executive with a minimum of 10 years post-fellowship experience as a Clinical Pathologist with progressive leadership including 3-5 years of experience at an Associate Professor/Director level or above, managing other pathologists.

·       Must have experience and superior knowledge in both Clinical Pathology and Anatomical Pathology disciplines, and have the ability to interact with outside physicians in both arenas. Experience in an independent clinical laboratory is ideal.

·       Exceptional leadership skills, interpersonal skills, oral and written communications skills and the ability to be influential both internally and externally are required, as is the ability to develop relationships and influence key stakeholders who impact the business.

·       Passion for our business and clients. Strength in responding to common inquiries or complaints from clients, regulatory agencies or members of the business community.

·       Must have experience in managing a budget.

·       Capability to provide leadership and direction in a fast-paced, high volume and complex operating environment.

·       Works on complex problems where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of multiple interactive factors.

·       Personal adaptability and ability to lead change.

·       Ability to work well in a matrix organization.

·       In this position, the successful candidate works effectively in a team environment, and can interact seamlessly and productively with colleagues while providing clinical leadership, and medical expertise. Commitment to quality patient care through laboratory excellence in keeping with the corporate philosophy of empowering better health with diagnostic insights is essential. Commitment to quality patient care through laboratory excellence in keeping with the corporate philosophy is essential.

·       All requirements are subject to possible modifications to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.


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