OB/GYN Residency Program Director

Opportunity Criteria

ProfessionPhysician (MD,DO, Resident)
SpecialtyAcademic : Residency Program Director, Obstetrics & Gynecology
Loan RepaymentNot Specified
Salary RangeNot Specified
Employment TypeFull Time
Bonuses OfferedSign-on, Relocation

Title: Residency Program Director, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Creighton University Arizona Health Education Alliance at Dignity Health Medical Group Saint Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center and District Medical Group – Valleywise Health

Reports to: The GME Program Director (PD) is directly accountable to the Department Chair/Vice-Chair in Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Creighton University School of Medicine - Phoenix Campus and indirectly accountable to the Designated Institutional Official (DIO)

The Arizona Health Education Alliance through Dignity Health Medical Group (DHMG-AZ) in Arizona is actively seeking an experienced leader and visionary to serve as Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Program Director in a well-established and prominent integrated program, formerly known as the Phoenix Integrated Residency in Ob/Gyn (PIROG). In 2017, Creighton UniversityDignity Health St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical CenterValleywise Health, District Medical Group, and Dignity Health Medical Group entered into a strategic partnership to strengthen and expand the Graduate Medical Education programs offered by each institution. The move brought together the administration of the residency and fellowship programs previously managed by each member under the Arizona Health Education Alliance, with Creighton University serving as the sponsoring entity. 

Ideal candidates will have strong experience in educational, clinical, and administrative services, will be board certified in obstetrics and gynecology, will be eligible for an unrestricted Arizona medical license, and will have at least 5 years of educational experience. The Program Director will be provided with the salary support required to devote 50 percent FTE of non-clinical time to the administration of the program. 

Our four-year, 36-resident program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). The obstetric services at both hospitals combine for over 7,000 deliveries per year (35% high risk) and both are Regional Perinatal Care Centers that receive maternal-transport patients. Both institutions have robust gynecological services providing care in all subspecialties including minimally invasive surgery. 

Our mission is to train excellent, diverse obstetrician-gynecologists to practice our specialty independently, gain competitive fellowships as desired, and function as community leaders. The structure of our program affords our residents a wide breadth of experience by caring for a diverse patient population in a variety of clinical environments. We strive to be leaders in medical education, centered on evidence-based medicine and treatment of the patient as a whole. The culture of our program strongly values a commitment to service and to care of underserved populations through community collaboration. 

Additionally, leadership strives to establish a culture of safety that minimizes hazards and patient harm by focusing on processes of care. Emphasizing patient safety in maternal health is an organizational priority. This priority is addressed via education for medical and hospital staff regarding the commitment to reduction of medical errors, integration of best practices into the care model, and integration of patient safety priorities into the new design and redesign of all relevant organization processes, functions, and services in the units serving obstetrical and gynecological patients. 

As leaders in Women’s Health, we are passionate about building a safe and inclusive environment for all faculty, residents, and ancillary staff. Each member of our team brings a unique perspective that enriches the program’s diversity. The Program Director is the foundation for this environment and is expected to lead in a way that bolsters an inclusive and equitable space for all. 

Minimum Requirements:

  • MD or DO Degree and Board Certification in ABOG of AOBOG
  • 5+ years of proven clinical & administrative educational experience
  • Clinical responsibilities within the previous 3 years
  • Proven track record in clinical and/or basic science research with documented publications
  • Must have or be eligible for Arizona State medical licensure
  • Ability to achieve full and unrestricted hospital privileges at Dignity Health Arizona hospitals and Valleywise Health
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to travel to as needed between clinical sites

We are offering a competitive salary and generous benefits package that includes a matched 403b, gifted pension plan, relocation allowance if approved, CME benefit and excellent malpractice insurance.

Group Description

With over 240 physicians and 800 total employees, Dignity Health Medical Group - Arizona is a comprehensive, integrated, multi-specialty, academic medical group that serves Dignity Health St. Joseph’s and Westgate Medical Centers, Chandler Regional Medical Center, and Mercy Gilbert Medical Center – a flagship region of Dignity Health currently ‘headquartered’ in San Francisco, California. The physicians of DHMG-AZ are regularly involved with clinical duties, as well as academics and translational bench research, keeping the enhancement of care and the patient experience at the forefront of the work that they do.

Dignity Health, as part of CommonSpirit Health – the largest not-for-profit healthcare organization in the nation—seeks to serve the poor and disenfranchised, while furthering the healing ministry of Jesus Christ. The mission of Dignity Health Medical Group - Arizona is consistent with Dignity Health's mission and St. Joseph's guiding principles with a focus on innovative clinical care and the pursuit of excellence through scholarly activities. As part of the Dignity Health hospital system, DHMG-AZ has full access to the staff and all facilities on our hospital campuses. This unique relationship with our hospital allows the group to provide its patients with state-of-the-art patient services including care of the poor and disenfranchised.

Community Description

Like its legendary namesake rising out of the ashes, the greater Phoenix area has emerged as one of the bright metropolitan areas of the 21st century. The Phoenix area encompasses more than 20 incorporated cities, including Glendale, Scottsdale, Tempe, and Mesa, and all serve as a timeless Southwestern backdrop to the spirit of Puebloans, cowboys, miners, and visionaries. Recently, the Census Bureau named Arizona’s Maricopa County, which includes the greater Phoenix metro area, the county with the nation’s highest annual population growth. Home to more than 4 million residents where everyone has a sunny disposition, the Phoenix area also ranks as the sixth-largest city in the United States. Phoenix is a premier destination offering the best of both worlds: a growing and diverse economy and a great place to live with more than 300 sun-filled days a year and an almost endless supply of attractions including:

  • 189 city parks, 33,000 acres of desert preserves, and 200 miles of trails
  • Host to MLB Spring Training and the annual Fiesta Bowl
  • Home of the “Phoenix Open” and 200 golf courses
  • Professional sports teams including the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Arizona Cardinals.
  • Host to 5 Fortune 500 company headquarters
  • The “Best Mexican Food North of the Border”
  • Affordable housing and cost of living
  • A family-friendly area, with the Children’s Museum of Phoenix, ample youth sports and athletic leagues, the Challenger Space Center Arizona, a wide variety of school options, including public, private, magnet, and charter, the Phoenix Zoo, large water parks, SEA LIFE Arizona, and many more!

The Phoenix area is also a destination for people from all over the world to receive outstanding healthcare.  This is particularly true of Dignity Health’s St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center – home to the world-renown Barrow Neurological Institute and The Norton Thoracic Institute - #1 lung transplant program in the U.S. - as well as many other world-class healthcare services and teaching programs.

Contact Information

Dignity Health Physician Recruitment

Phone: 888.599.7787

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Facility & Address

  • Dignity Health Medical Group - Arizona
  • Phoenix AZ


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