Academic Medicine

The academic medicine practice of Quick Leonard Kieffer addresses the complex triple aim of patient care, teaching, and innovation found in academic medical institutions. These organizations set the standard for health care across the country and around the globe, preserving strong reputations and traditions. Our firm's recruiters provide trusted guidance to academic medical organizations that are seeking to advance clinical care, break new ground in educational offerings, and/or expand research capabilities. Because we have been a niche firm across the full spectrum of health care since our inception, we are able to offer both depth of experience and nimbleness in expertly meeting our academic medical clients' needs.

Academic medicine has a culture all its own, in which diversity and transparency are highly valued. The leadership of these institutions must be strategic, innovative, and politically savvy, bringing skill in fundraising, mentorship, and relationship-building, as well as an enthusiasm for technology implementation. Through the robust network of contacts our firm has developed over the years, we are able to keep our finger on the pulse of the academic medical space, identifying and successfully recruiting candidates who excel in these varied skill areas.

QLK's academic medicine executive search practice benefits from close relationships with top-rated academic medical centers across the country. We have worked with organizations such as:

  • University of South Florida
  • Hackensack University Health Network
  • University of Rochester Medical Center
  • Rush University Medical Center
  • University of Chicago Medical Center
  • University of Utah School of Medicine
  • University of Mississippi Medical Center
  • University Health Care System (GA)
  • University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • Loyola University Health System
  • Wake Forest Baptist Health

placing leaders at the dean and associate dean levels, in department chairmanships, and in leadership positions in administrative services, strategy, finance, and compensation and benefits, among others.