Associate Chief Medical Officer, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center

Los Angeles County Harbor-UCLA Medical Center (HUMC) invites applications for the position of Associate Chief Medical Officer (ACMO).

Reporting to the HUMC Chief Executive Officer/Chief Medical Officer, the ACMO will provide vision, leadership, and strategic direction to achieve HUMC’s clinical care mission within a large urban academic safety-net hospital that is part of LA County Health Services, an integrated health system. The ACMO will be directly responsible for the administration, operational management, and quality of care delivered by the 12 clinical departments at HUMC. The ACMO will directly supervise each of the Clinical Department Chairs, the Associate Medical Director of Inpatient Services, and the Associate Medical Director of Ambulatory Care Services. The ACMO will join HUMC’s Chief Nursing Officer, Chief Operating Officer, and CEO/CMO as a key member of the hospital and health system’s leadership team.

Candidates must have an outstanding track record as a leader, manager, and innovator in clinical care delivery and integration. Additional requirements include commitment to our vulnerable patient population, eligibility for California medical licensure, as well as a proven ability to successfully collaborate across disciplines, engineer culture change, and work effectively within a large and complex health delivery system. The ACMO will be expected to assist Clinical Departments in recruiting and mentoring outstanding faculty and trainee physicians, identifying and resolving operational issues that impact access, quality, and patient experience, and facilitating robust integration and synergy of clinical programs within HUMC and across sister LA County Health Services facilities.

Located in the beautiful South Bay area of Los Angeles, HUMC enjoys a longstanding partnership with The Lundquist Institute for Biomedical Innovation on campus in addition to a strong affiliation with UCLA-David Geffen School of Medicine. All 12 of the clinical departments have high quality residency programs, and many offer fellowships. HUMC has a tradition of providing exceptional graduate and undergraduate medical education, advancing knowledge, and extending comprehensive clinical care to a large underserved population.

Candidates for ACMO should meet the requirements and qualifications for the Los Angeles County Chief Physician III position. Additional details here.

Confidential review of applications, nominations, and expressions of interest will begin immediately and continue until an appointment is made.

A letter of interest, resume, and the names of two references should be submitted to Anish P. Mahajan, MD, HUMC Chief Executive Officer/Chief Medical Officer



Harbor-UCLA Medical Center is committed to create a truly diverse, equitable, and inclusive workforce. The Department of Medicine is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute through their research, teaching and/or service to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. 

Harbor-UCLA Medical Center is located in the city of Torrance, a city in the Southwestern (South Bay) region of LA County. Its neighboring cities are Lomita, Redondo Beach, Rolling Hills, and Palos Verdes. The city has over 30 city parks and includes a total of 1.5 miles of beaches on the Pacific Ocean. It has an estimated population of over 145,000 residents.


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Chief Physician III