Henry Ford Health System — Chair, Department of Neurology

Henry Ford Medical Group (HFMG), one of the nation’s largest group practices, is seeking a Department Chair of Neurology. It is comprised of hospitals, medical centers, and ambulatory clinics. The Neurology Chair will provide executive leadership for Neurology at Henry Ford Hospital and HFMG as well as strategic input and planning for neurological services throughout Henry Ford Health System (HFHS). This position will report directly to the Chief Executive Officer of the HFMG.

The Department of Neurology at Henry Ford has strong local, regional, national, and international recognition for excellence in clinical care, clinical and translational research, and education. This position will partner with an administrative leader to lead the Department of Neurology. The Neurology Department currently provides care at 3 hospitals and 9 outpatient clinic sites with the intent of supporting the continued expansion and integration of Neurology in a collaborative and fully integrated model when possible. The Department consists of 59 Neurologists, 13 researchers, 13 APPs, 21 RN ’s, 17 MA and 4 support staff in addition to 24 residents and 7 fellows. The Chair will be a practicing member of the Neurology Department.

We are actively recruiting a physician leader to continue our tradition of success! The Neurology Department Chair knows, understands, incorporates, and demonstrates the mission, vision, and values of HFMG and HFHS in leadership behaviors, practices, and decisions. The Chair also models behaviors, which support continuous learning and empowerment through team leadership. The Chair, in conjunction with relevant Division Heads will also be responsible for academic activities of all physicians within Neurology. The Chair will work in collaboration with the Chief Medical Officers within each market to meet market goals in Neurology where those services are offered.

Principle Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Oversight and responsibility of care delivery within HFMG Neurology.
  • Collaborate with leaders across the system to standardize and improve quality and safety metrics, achieve growth strategy targets, and promote an inclusive workplace culture.
  • Provides support and assists with the development of research and educational programs in collaboration with Michigan State University.
  • Monitors and manages clinical productivity as well as oversees the development of common performance measures, clinical protocols and improvement plans across the Neurology Department.


  • Doctorate degree in Medicine and Neurology residency required.
  • Must be licensed or qualified for licensure to practice medicine in the State of Michigan and be Board Certified in a Neurology-related specialty.
  • Strong clinical experience as a Neurologist.
  • MBA or MHA preferred.
  • Ten (10) or more years of clinical and executive leadership experience, including responsibility for fiscal and medical staff management.
  • Experience in a large, advanced, complex health system is essential. Experience within an integrated care system that includes multiple hospitals, a pluralistic medical staff
  • A proven track record in improving quality and safety in a complex health system is required. Must be a leader champion of quality.
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of current trends in health care, including physician hospital relations, physician practice models, access issues, quality improvement processes, clinical information systems, and the implications of changing health care environment for medical credentialing are essential.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication and presentation skills.
  • Advocate for organizational values and commitment to justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion.

Henry Ford offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical/vision, dental, disability, life, 403(b), 457 (b), professional development allowances, moving expenses, and CTO. For additional details please visit Chair – Department of Neurology – Henry Ford Health System Careers (selectminds.com).
Henry Ford Medical Group

The Henry Ford Medical Group is one of the nation’s largest and most experienced group practices, with 1,900 physicians and researchers in more than 40 specialties. The System also includes six hospitals, Health Alliance Plan (a health insurance and wellness company), Henry Ford Physician Network, a 150-site ambulatory network, and many other health-related entities throughout southeast Michigan, providing a full continuum of care. The System’s flagship, Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, is a Level 1 Trauma Center recognized for clinical excellence in cardiology, cardiovascular surgery, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopedics, sports medicine, multi-organ transplants and cancer treatment. With more than 30,000 employees, Henry Ford Health System is the fifth-largest employer in metro Detroit, and among the most diverse.

Founded in 1915 after consultations with physicians at Johns Hopkins Hospital and the Mayo Clinic, the Henry Ford Medical Group has established itself as one of the premier group practices in the nation. For more than 100 years, the Henry Ford Medical Group has fostered innovation and advancement in patient care, education and research while encouraging improvement in technology and patient care processes. The Henry Ford Medical Group has established itself as a leader in healthcare by excelling in three key areas:

  • Clinical care: Ranked in the 99th percentile of all group practices.
  • Research: We are in the top 6 percent of National Institutes of Health-funded institutions.
  • Education: We are one of the largest post-graduate medical education enterprises in the country — one-third of all physicians in Michigan receive training at Henry Ford.

Academic Affiliations:
Michigan State University School of Medicine (MSU SOM) – In January 2021, Henry Ford Health System and Michigan State University signed a final primary affiliation agreement to conduct joint research and clinical care, collaborate more on health student education and develop a long-term plan to build a research institute and a regional health campus in Detroit.

Wayne State University School of Medicine (WSU SOM) – Henry Ford Hospital began a relationship with Wayne State University School of Medicine in 2002, and the Health System has been expanding upon it ever since. In 2020, HFHS signed an affiliation agreement with Wayne State that increased the number of Wayne State medical students training in Henry Ford facilities, encourages collaborative research and seek efficiencies through programmatic integration.

Please forward your CV and letter of interest to Laura Settles via the link or by emailing lsettle2@hfhs.org. I may also be reached by phone at (313) 282-4747.

Thank you in advance for your consideration.

Laura Settles, FASPR

Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer Henry Ford Health System is committed to the hiring, advancement and fair treatment of all individuals without regard to race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, size, height, weight, marital status, family status, gender identity, sexual orientation, and genetic information, or any other protected status in accordance with applicable federal and state laws.