The Office of Physician Services at University Hospitals

Physician Opportunities

Every day, for nearly 150 years, the physicians of University Hospitals have renewed a promise to meeting our patients’ health care needs. Our talented team is integral to our rich history of success and critical to our future in a dynamic environment. As stewards of the UH legacy for excellence in patient care, our physicians are guided by an unwavering commitment to our mission: To Heal. To Teach. To Discover.

We are actively recruiting primary care physicians, as well as physicians in most specialties and sub-specialties, to join our UH team.

Why UH?

University Hospitals in Cleveland, Ohio, is making the difference through clinical and technological innovation. The physicians and health care professionals of UH have dedicated themselves to advancing medical discoveries since the founding of this esteemed Cleveland institution in 1866.

University Hospitals, the second largest private employer in Northeast Ohio with 25,000 employees, serves the needs of patients through an integrated network of 16 hospitals, more than 40 outpatient health centers and primary care physician offices in 15 counties. UH features a physician network of 1,700 employed physicians and 3,000 affiliated members of our medical staff. More than 1,100 residents and fellows train each year at UH in more than 100 residency and fellowship programs.

At the core of our $4 billion health system is University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, a nationally recognized academic medical center located in the heart of Cleveland’s University Circle. An affiliate of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, UH Cleveland Medical Center is home to some of the most prestigious clinical and research centers of excellence in the nation. As a tertiary-quaternary care hospital with more than 1,000 registered beds, UH Cleveland Medical Center provides primary, specialty and subspecialty medical and surgical care across all medical disciplines.

UH Cleveland Medical Center physician-scientists, who also serve on the faculty at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, are at the forefront of medical research, education and discovery. The School of Medicine is among the nation’s leading recipients of National Institutes of Health awards. Approximately $206 million in total sponsored research funding to Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, including NIH grants, awarded at the UH Cleveland Medical Center campus only, and an additional $59 million industry-sponsored research to University Hospitals.

UH Cleveland Medical Center continues to garner national recognition for excellence in patient care. The hospital is ranked among America’s best hospitals by U.S. News & World Report in eight methodology-ranked specialties including, Cancer, Gastroenterology & GI Surgery, Ear, Nose & Throat, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Neurology & Neurosurgery, Orthopaedics, and Urology.  Additionally, UH Cleveland Medical Center is one of 100 Great Hospitals in America for 2016, according to Becker's Hospital Review, which compiles its list based on its own research adn other hospital rankings. 

UH Cleveland Medical Center’s 35-acre urban campus includes UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital, ranked among the top children’s hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report; UH MacDonald Women’s Hospital, Ohio’s only hospital for women; and UH Seidman Cancer Center, part of the National Cancer Institute-designated Case Comprehensive Cancer Center.

At UH, our core values define us as a health care system. We believe in:

    • EXCELLENCE: We have a continuous thirst for excellence and are always seeking ways to improve the health of those who count on us.
    • DIVERSITY: We embrace diversity in people, thought, experiences and perspectives.
    • INTEGRITY: We have a shared commitment to do what is right.
    • COMPASSION: We have genuine concern for those in our community and treat them with respect and empathy.
    • TEAMWORK: We work collaboratively as an integrated team to improve patient care and performance.

University Hospitals History

Founded in 1866, University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center has been deeply committed to advancing research and medical care since its founding days. The nationally renowned academic medical center is intricately linked to the history of Cleveland and was nurtured and supported by the city’s great industrial families of the late 19th and early 20th centuries – the same families that played key roles in the development of the city’s noted civic and cultural institutions, including the Cleveland Museum of Art, The Cleveland Orchestra, and The Cleveland Foundation.

Among the forward-looking thinkers in UH’s early history was industrialist Samuel Mather, who served as a trustee for 47 years, including more than 30 years as chairman. In 1891, Mather visited the fledgling Johns Hopkins hospital and medical school. He returned to Cleveland convinced of the value of an academic medical mission joined with patient care. He understood the synergy created in an academic medical center that brings together the power of healing, teaching and discovery, and he recognized that the future of great medicine lay in the academic medical center model.

This vision for University Hospitals led in 1895 to our formal ties with what is now Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. As the primary affiliate of the medical school, we grew to become one of the nation’s great centers of academic medicine and the region’s leading provider of high quality health care. Today, these two entities form the Center for Clinical Research and Technology – the largest biomedical research center in the state of Ohio, and one of top 15 in the country.

UH Cleveland Medical Center’s rich legacy of landmark medical innovation continues today. Our physician-researchers have made significant discoveries and pioneered new techniques and treatments in a variety of specialties ranging from neuroscience to cancer to cardiology to pediatrics.

University Hospitals “firsts”

  • First human blood transfusion performed in 1905.
  • Development of the infant formula SMA in 1915.
  • Pioneering work in surgical treatments of coronary artery disease in 1935.
  • First successful defibrillation of a human heart in 1947, leading to the development of CPR in the 1950s.
  • Establishment of Cystic Fibrosis Center in 1957, which became the world model.
  • First to validate importance of maternal bonding in infants, leading to permanent changes in practices in premature nurseries nationwide beginning in the 1960s.
  • First whole-body MRI scanner to be installed in a hospital in America in 1982.
  • Co-development of the first new drug in 20 years for treatment of schizophrenia, with FDA approval in 1989 of clozapine.
  • Discovery in 1990 of a genetic defect that causes osteoarthritis.
  • First triple organ (kidney, pancreas, lung) transplant performed in Ohio in 1991.
  • A team of UH cardiologists in 1998 was the first in Ohio and second in United States to implant an atrial defibrillator, a device that regulates the rapid heartbeats of patients suffering from atrial fibrillation, the most common heart rhythm problem.
  • The first living liver transplant in northern Ohio was performed in April 1999.
  • Along with Johns Hopkins, research team in 2006 defines the nearly complete genomic analysis of human colon and breast cancers. This detection of the human genome sequence makes it possible to identify genetic alterations in cancers in unprecedented detail.
  • New DNA-based colon cancer screening test, discovered at UH Cleveland Medical Center and Case Western Reserve, is approved by the American Cancer Society in 2009. First new cancer screening test approved in many years