Mar 12, 2021

Chair and Chief of Orthopaedics

  • Cooper Medical School of Rowan University
  • Camden, NJ, USA
Orthopaedic CHAIR

Job Description


Chairperson, Department of Orthopaedics

Cooper Medical School of Rowan University (CMSRU) and Cooper University Health Care (CUHC) are actively committed to diversity at all levels of the organizations and are seeking an accomplished and innovative Orthopaedic Surgeon to serve as Chair and Chief of the Department of Orthopaedics. 

CMSRU’s/CUHC’s Department of Orthopaedic Surgery enjoys an excellent reputation for clinical excellence, commitment to Fellowship, Resident and Medical Student education along with a growing research initiative. Candidates must have a combination of leadership skills, management experience, and scholarly accomplishment consistent with the academic rank of Professor.   The Chair Chief of Orthopaedic Surgery will work collaboratively with other Cooper Bone and Joint Institute leadership and with CMSRU administrative personnel to ensure continued growth and success for the future.

The Chair/Chief will report to the dean of the medical school for academic matters and to CUHC’s chief physician executive for matters relating to the health system.

The Department of Orthopaedics at Cooper has a comprehensive team providing Orthopaedic Trauma, Joint Replacement, Hand and Upper Extremity, Sports Medicine, Spine, Foot and Ankle, and Orthopaedic Oncology in both inpatient and ambulatory settings. Our skilled and expert staff includes board-certified and fellowship-trained orthopaedic physicians and surgeons, physician assistants, and certified nurse practitioners. Our staff is committed to providing comprehensive orthopaedic care to people of all ages throughout the southern New Jersey and Philadelphia region, and commitment to our Orthopaedic residency and trauma fellowship program.


  • Board certified physician with an MD or DO from an accredited institution.
  • Demonstrated excellence in patient care, medical administration, clinical research, and medical education.
  • Excels in the clinical setting as well as in the contemporary health policy arena.
  • Experience as a physician leader of inpatient and outpatient orthopaedic department in a health system or complex medical setting.
  • Entrepreneurial spirit and a strong understanding of organizational dynamics with the communication and interpersonal skills to drive change with clarity in a complex environment.

Anchored by a 663-bed hospital and a Level I trauma center, Cooper University Health Care (CUHC) is a comprehensive academic health system affiliated with Cooper Medical School of Rowan University. In addition to Cooper University Hospital, the health system includes: MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper, Children’s Regional Hospital, and more than 100 outpatient offices, three urgent care centers, and an ambulatory surgery center. A partnership between Rowan University and Cooper University Health Care, Cooper Medical School of Rowan University (CMSRU) became the first new medical school in New Jersey in over 35 years and the only four-year, MD-granting medical school in southern New Jersey when it launched in 2012.  A proudly mission-driven school, CMSRU is focused on developing highly skilled and socially conscious physician leaders who value a patient-centered, team approach to health care.  Its innovative curriculum provides students with small group, self-directed learning and early and continuous patient care experiences. CMSRU earned full accreditation from the Liaison Committee on Medical Education for the maximum period of five years in June 2016, following the graduation of its Charter Class. This past summer, CMSRU graduated its largest class. In 2019, CMSRU received the Spencer Foreman award from the AAMC in recognition of its commitment to community engagement.

The successful candidate will, as Chairperson, implement strategic plans for the health system and CMSRU. Academic appointment will be confirmed by Rowan University commensurate with candidate’s experience. The Orthopaedic Department plays a pivotal role in the education and growth of our medical students. The successful candidate will provide leadership in education, research and clinical service.

Located in Camden, CUHC is just across the river from Philadelphia. In the past three years, major institutions like the American Water, Campbell Soup Company, Holtec International, Rutgers University, The Philadelphia 76ers, and Cooper have invested nearly $2 billion toward large-scale projects in Camden, which could create upwards of 1,000 new, permanent full- or part-time jobs in the city. Cooper University Health Care (CUH) is a leader in the City’s revitalization has been providing high quality medicine for more than 130 years. Annually, CUHC has more than 1.6 million patient visits generating revenues more than $1.6 billion.  Camden is a short commute from many beautiful New Jersey towns, including Haddonfield, Moorestown, and Cherry Hill.

This is a unique opportunity for the right physician to join a growing institution and shape the future of the department.

Please send a letter of interest and CV via email to:

Vincent DelGozzo [email protected]


Cooper University Health Care is an AA/EO Employer and is committed to diversity initiatives.

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