Apr 13, 2022


  • Wake Forest University
  • Winston-Salem, NC, USA
Orthopaedic CHAIR

Job Description

Wake Forest School of Medicine is seeking a national leader as our new Chair of the Department of Orthopaedics.

This is a unique opportunity to lead a thriving academic and clinical department (26 academic locations, 3 research laboratories, 70 faculty, 2 residencies, 6 fellowships) and build on prior success, leveraging the talents of a diverse group of faculty, staff, residents, fellows, and students as our medical school and health system enter into a period of unprecedented growth including the construction of a second medical school campus in Charlotte, North Carolina.

The department is characterized by a highly collaborative and transparent culture where faculty have mutual respect for one another and are valued for their clinical, research and educational contributions and are supported in their growth in their particular areas of strength and interest. The department is very well rounded, and has high morale, very low turnover and our residency and fellowship programs are highly competitive and respected.

About Wake Forest

Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist Health (www.WakeHealth.edu) is a nationally recognized academic health system in Winston-Salem, NC, with an integrated enterprise serving 24 counties in NC and Virginia. It comprises a regional clinical system with more than 300 locations, 2,100 physicians and 1,535 acute care beds; Wake Forest School of Medicine; and Wake Forest Innovations, which promotes the commercialization of research discoveries. Public Health Sciences is located in the Innovation Quarter, an urban research and business park specializing in biotechnology, materials science and information technology. 

This is a time of tremendous growth for Wake Forest. In 2020, Wake Forest Baptist Health and Atrium Health officially joined together as a single enterprise. Headquartered in Charlotte, NC, Atrium Health is an integrated, not-for-profit health care system with nearly 40 hospitals and hundreds of care locations throughout the Carolinas and Georgia. As part of this new enterprise, Atrium Health has announced $3.4 billion in planned investments in our health system and the communities we serve. Wake Forest Baptist Health and Wake Forest School of Medicine will be a critical component of the academic core of Atrium Health, building a second campus of the School of Medicine in Charlotte. The growth of the medical school will expand existing academic research capabilities and opportunities for population health and clinical trials across a large, diverse market.

Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Located in Forsyth County (population ≈376,000) in the Piedmont Triad region of NC, Winston-Salem is the state’s fifth largest city, featuring a moderate climate with all four seasons and housing costs ≈30% below the national average. Residents enjoy a vibrant restaurant scene, a wide variety of indoor and outdoor recreational opportunities, strong public/private schools, enthusiastic support for the arts, and close proximity to the Appalachian Mountains and Atlantic Coast beaches.


A comprehensive position description is available upon request.

Wake Forest School of Medicine, Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist and Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center are Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employers with a strong commitment to achieving diversity among faculty and staff.

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