Director of Dermatopathology Within an Academic Health Center
Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

Job Summary

Occupation Physician
Specialty Dermatopathology
Degree Required MD/DO
Position Type Full-Time
Work Environment Hospital Clinic/Private Practice
Location 350 W 11th Street, Indianapolis, Indiana, 46202, United States
Visa Sponsorship No

Job Description

Last Update: 6/28/24

Due to a retirement, the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the Indiana University School of Medicine in conjunction with IU Health Physicians, are recruiting an experienced dermatopathologist to fulfill the role of director of dermatopathology.
The individual selected will be based at the IU Health Central Pathology Laboratory (IUHPL). Anatomic pathology is now comprised of over fifty pathologists, with a plan for continued expansion. The dermatopathology division has 6 board certified dermatopathologists and serves 8 hospitals in the IU Health Hospital system and Eskenazi Health (affiliate county hospital). The dermatopathology division supports a comprehensive dermatopathology fellowship training program for up to 2 fellows per year. A team of 9 certified pathologist assistants and 2 grossing technicians serve as support to the anatomic pathology faculty including dermatopathology. The ability to recruit and attract top talent to the growing department has been strong over the past 18 months. The ideal candidate will arrive at a freshly renovated histology and immunohistochemistry laboratories designed to accommodate the integration of digital pathology into the practice. Pathologists also have open access to a research histology/immunochemistry pathology core for clinical and translational endeavors. These factors afford our new director of dermatopathology the rare opportunity to build and innovate.

The department is a strong proponent of career development and professional growth. As a result, this position will have strong mentoring support from the chair and vice chairs in the department.

This position is available on the clinical track: academic rank is determined by qualifications and level of experience.


  • Set strategy and policy for dermatopathology for the health system
  • Drive change and implement new technologies and practices in the department
  • Clearly communicate expectations and changes to dermatopathology faculty
  • Oversee pathology sign-out service of 6 dermatopathology faculty
  • Provide direction of dermatopathology services at 8 hospitals within the IU Health System plus the affiliated county hospital (Eskenazi Hospital)
  • Teach medical students, residents, and fellows, including 2 dermatopathology fellows


  • Doctorate or terminal degree
  • American Board Certified in anatomic pathology or anatomic and clinical pathology; also boarded in dermatopathology
  • Experience with quality assurance, inspection, accreditation process. employee relations and scheduling
  • Able to obtain IN license

Community Overview

Indianapolis, Indiana, the 17th largest U.S. city, is a sophisticated city blending charm and culture with a wonderful balance of business and leisure. Residents of this dynamic city enjoy:

  • Leading educational system and top-ranked universities, paired with a diverse population
  • Vibrant downtown offering arts, theaters, world-class museums, zoo, concerts and memorials
  • Named to U.S. News & World Report's 2023-2024 list of the best places to live in the United States
  • Top ranked international airport: "Best Airport in North America" twelve consecutive years
  • Ranked by Niche in 2023 as one of the most diverse counties in America, as well as one of the best cities to live in and buy a house in the country
  • Historic neighborhoods with surrounding cultural districts and low cost of living
  • Outdoor recreation includes golfing, boating and unique parks
  • Home of the Colts (NFL), Fever (WNBA), Pacers (NBA), Indians (MiLB), Indianapolis 500 (IndyCar) and the nation's largest half marathon
  • Close proximity to Chicago, St. Louis, Louisville, and Cincinnati

Client Overview

Rewarding Physician and Advanced Provider employment opportunities await with Indiana University Health Physicians.

IU Health Physicians group, which employs over 2,200 physicians and advanced providers at more than 175 locations across the state, is one of the fastest-growing, comprehensive, multi-specialty practice groups in Indiana. IUHP also serves as the faculty practice plan of Indiana University School of Medicine, and brings together faculty physicians, IU Health-affiliated physicians and private practice physicians to give highly skilled doctors access to innovative treatments using the latest research and technology.

At IU Health, we are committed to advancing a culture where all people can come together while we work to equitably improve the health of all Hoosiers. Working together, our health system fosters an environment in which differences are respected and valued.

Indiana University Health National Recognition:

  • Ranked #1 in Indiana by U.S. News & World Report
  • Riley Hospital for Children is ranked among the top children’s hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report, and is the only nationally ranked children’s hospital in Indiana
  • Preferred by consumers and referring physicians as the best health system overall in Indiana

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity and inclusion at IU Health. IU Health does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, national origin, gender identity and/or expression, marital status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

Indiana University Health, Indiana University Health Physicians and Indiana University School of Medicine are EOE/AA Employers, M/F/D.

Hospital Overview

The IU Health Pathology Laboratory resides in a 150,000-square-foot dedicated central laboratory building in downtown Indianapolis with first-class facilities. The lab processes over 100,000 cases per year, and houses an electron microscopy laboratory, eight full-time certified pathologists’ assistants, twenty residents and eleven different fellowships. IU Health pathologists are engaged in promoting innovation and excellence in the education of medical students, residents, and fellows, with strong support for research in an environment that provides the ability to collaborate with a diverse cadre of subspecialized pathologists.