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Geisinger Health System - Chair, Psychiatry

Danville, PA

Job Description

Geisinger Health (GH) has retained Witt/Kieffer to assist in the recruitment of an innovative and forward- thinking leader who will transform the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health. Geisinger is seeking a system-wide Chair of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health who will play a key leadership role across GH in all aspects of clinical care, teaching, quality improvement, research and faculty and staff development.

The Chair of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health will provide strategy and vision to make this Department a national model for behavioral health, known for the integration of behavioral health with primary care, as well as with other key specialties such as trauma, pain management, metabolic disorders/obesity and spinal disorders among others. Behavioral Health will be a highly visible service across the Geisinger Health enterprise and a strong partner to other clinical services. The Chair will have the opportunity to make a substantial impact on one of the nation’s most successful and important national/global healthcare systems, setting the pace for the entire industry and creating a destination Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine. Geisinger Health seeks a professional for whom that goal is a driving passion.

Geisinger is an internationally renowned, inspirational physician-led, fully-integrated healthcare organization that constantly seeks to examine and improve health care delivery systems. David T. Feinberg, MD, MBA, became the newest Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Geisinger Health on May 1, 2015. Dr. Feinberg, a psychiatrist, is leading GH on a journey of innovation and transformation toward achieving patient-centered care, and improving the health of the residents of the region.

Reporting to the head of the Geisinger Health Neurosciences Institute, Neil Martin M.D., and in partnership with the Department’s Vice President, Mark Basinger, the Chair of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health will lead a team of physicians, psychologists, advanced practitioners, nurses, residents, and administrative staff. The Department is comprised of three divisions: Psychiatry (adult and adolescent), Psychology and Addiction Medicine. The successful candidate will work closely with members of the Department, colleagues in primary care, and leaders at all sites across the network to expand needed services in the community, improving both the breadth and depth of access to those services.  For more information, see the Leadership Profile at

M.D., M.D./Ph.D., or D.O. degree from an accredited medical school, or Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology will be the required qualifications.

Please direct all confidential nominations and resumes to Kimberly Smith through the office of Stephen Davis at

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