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Palliative Medicine Physician - Assistant Professor

Required Qualifications

MD, DO or equivalent. Board Certified/Eligible in Palliative Medicine.  Strong clinical background to assume patient care, teach fellows and medical students.

Preferred Qualifications

Fellowship trained and Board certified Palliative Medicine physician with interest in palliative care education and research. At least one year of inpatient palliative care consultation experience.

Responsibilities & Requirements

Stony Brook Medicine’s Palliative Care Program seeks a Board Certified or Board Eligible Palliative Care physician to join a very experienced and valued inpatient consultation service. The Palliative Medicine Program at Stony Brook University Hospital resides in the Department Medicine, Division of Hematology and Oncology. This is an exciting time to join our growing and very dynamic interdisciplinary team, consisting of physicians, nurse practitioners, social workers, volunteers, etc. The physician will have extensive opportunity to teach trainees of all levels and develop curricula and educational programs at Stony Brook University Hospital and Stony Brook School of Medicine, as well as participate in research and quality improvement projects throughout Stony Brook University Hospital. Furthermore, our program has recently received ACGME accreditation for a newly developed Hospice and Palliative Medicine fellowship creating additional opportunity for involvement in fellowship development and leadership. This past summer Stony Brook University hospital was awarded for the fourth time Advanced Certification in Palliative Care by the Joint Commission.   

Stony Brook university Hospital is a 603-bed medical center and is the largest and only combined tertiary and academic center in Suffolk county, Long Island. Stony Brook University Hospital provides care to a diverse patient population with wide range of disease pathology.Long Island provides a variety of living environments ranging from a cosmopolitan style with big city amenities to suburban/small town feel with top notch school systems and quality of life.

Special Notes

This is a non-tenure track position.  FLSA Exempt position, not eligible for the overtime provisions of the FLSA.  Internal and external search to occur simultaneously.   Anticipated Start Date: As soon as possible.

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Application Procedure

Those interested in this position should:

1. Complete the online Applicant Information Survey.  Do not submit this survey to the department with your application.  Any questions regarding the survey, please email

2. Submit a   State Employment Application, cover letter and resume/CV by clicking Apply.  Alternately, you may submit your application package to the departmental address or fax below.


Dr. Grace LaTorre
Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
Medicine - Palliative Care
Health Sciences Center, Level 15, Room 053
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY 11794-8151
Fax: (631) 444-3811

Campus Description

Long Island’s premier academic medical center, Stony Brook Medicine represents Stony Brook University’s entire medical enterprise and integrates all of Stony Brook’s health-related initiatives: education, research and patient care. It encompasses Stony Brook University Hospital, Stony Brook Children’s Hospital, the five Health Sciences schools — Dental Medicine, Health Technology and Management, Renaissance School of Medicine, Nursing and Social Welfare — as well as the major centers and institutes, programs and more than 50 community-based healthcare settings throughout Suffolk County. With 603 beds, Stony Brook University Hospital serves as Suffolk County’s only tertiary care center and Regional Trauma Center. Stony Brook Children’s, with more than 180 pediatric specialists in 30 specialties, offers the most advanced pediatric specialty care in the region.

Official Job Title: Assistant Professor
REF#: F-9764-19-08-F
Campus: Health Sciences Center
Department: Medicine - Palliative Care
Salary: Commensurate with Experience
Posting Start Date: 08/21/2019
Posting End Date: 12/23/2019

Applications for this position must be received, as specified in the Application Procedure Section, no later than 5:00 PM Eastern Time on 12/23/2019, unless specifically noted otherwise in the Special Notes Section.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Stony Brook University is committed to excellence in diversity and the creation of an inclusive learning, and working environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, familial status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, genetic information,veteran status and all other protected classes under federal or state laws.

If you need a disability-related accommodation, please call the university office of institutional diversity and equity at (631)632-6280.

Job Category:   Health Science and Medical Center Faculty
Posting Date:   08/21/2019