Chief Department of Pathology

Olive View-UCLA Medical Center (OVMC) invites applications for the position of Chief for the Department of Pathology. OVMC is a large, community-based, academic safety-net hospital that is part of the County of Los Angeles, Department of Health Services (DHS), dedicated to serving underserved communities. As an academic affiliate of the UCLA Health System, we emphasize excellence in patient care, innovative research, and comprehensive medical education. Our hospital is committed to fostering a collaborative and inclusive environment that advances healthcare for all. 

We are looking for an experienced and visionary leader who will give strategic direction to achieve our clinical, educational, and academic mission. The ideal candidate will possess strong leadership skills, a commitment to academic excellence, significant knowledge of both anatomic and clinical pathology, and a passion for advancing the field of pathology. This role involves overseeing clinical, operational, and academic activities within the department to ensure the highest standards of patient care, research, and education. Additional requirements include eligibility for California medical licensure, as well as the ability to successfully collaborate across disciplines and work effectively within a large and complex health delivery system.  

Essential duties will include, but are not limited to, the following: 

  • Provide strategic leadership and direction in the oversight of all clinical, operational, and administrative functions for the Pathology Department 
  • Ensure the delivery of high-quality diagnostic services in anatomic and clinical pathology 
  • Promote and support research initiatives and scholarly activities within the department 
  • Mentor and develop faculty and fellows in pathology 
  • Collaborate with other departments and healthcare providers to enhance patient care 
  • Maintain compliance with all regulatory and accreditation standards 
  • Develop and manage departmental budget and resources effectively 
  • Represent the department in various OVMC, Department of Health Services, and UCLA committees 
  • Review, enforce, and comply with all departmental, facility and County policies 

Required qualifications: 

  • MD or DO degree with board certification in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology 
  • Eligibility for licensure in the state of California 
  • Academic credentials suitable for an appointment at the Associate Professor or Professor level at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA 
  • A strong track record of clinical service, teaching, and research 
  • Demonstrated leadership skills and experience in managing a diverse team 
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills 


  • Competitive salary commensurate with experience 
  • Comprehensive benefits package, including health, dental, vision, and retirement plans 
  • Generous paid time off, CME allowances, and educational opportunities 
  • Opportunities for professional growth and development within the UCLA Health System 

A confidential review of all applications, nominations, and expressions of interest will continue until an appointment is made.

To apply for this position, interested applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references to Jaclyn Spiegel, Medical Director of Transitions of Care, at

Candidates must also formally apply at:

Olive View-UCLA Medical Center is an equal opportunity employer.  

We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. 

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