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Consultant Chair, KZ


Providing access to high quality health care close to home is the mission of UPMC. With a global reputation as a health care leader and innovator, UPMC is partnering with the Nazarbayev University (NU) and the Nazarbayev University School of Medicine (NUSoM) to reimagine the country’s approach to clinical care and medical education, and to align practices with those of a western style academic medical center (AMC). This program is the first of its kind in Kazakhstan.

UPMC and the Nazarbayev University School of Medicine are currently recruiting for five, U.S. board-certified physicians in various specialties who will partner with their NUSoM counterpart in the development, implementation, and oversight of departmental programs. They also will serve on committees and provide information to the department chair regarding the needs, accomplishments, and concerns of the department's physicians. Consultant chairs will work closely with their UPMC peers to ensure the care delivery model is implemented with the highest degree of integrity. This includes guidance on policy, quality assurance, hiring, research, and operationalizing best practices to ensure it represents the higher caliber of health care delivery for which UPMC is known.

In addition to a chief medical officer, we are recruiting for consultant chairs in the following specialties:

  • Women’s Health
  • Pediatrics
  • Anatomic Pathology
  • Radiology

About the Nazarbayev University

Nazarbayev University was established in 2010 and is the country’s flagship academic institution. A key component of the university is its model of introducing new approaches to higher education, and if the approaches have the desired impact, it subsequently serves as a template for future changes to the educational system throughout the country. Within the university is NU Medicine, a highly regarded health system, comprised of hospitals, a medical school, and research facilities, where the majority of faculty and staff are internationally trained and fluent in English.

UPMC is working with NU to build a gold-standard academic medical center (AMC) that will not only serve as the model for health care delivery in the future, but also will help ensure people throughout Kazakhstan will have increased access to comprehensive, high-quality health care without the need to travel far from home. The goal of the AMC is to help raise the level of health care and patient outcomes throughout Kazakhstan, through innovation and piloting new methods of health care delivery, medical education, and research, that will ultimately support improvement and modernization of national healthcare policies and practices.

The campus is comprised of three hospitals:

  • National Research Center for Maternal and Child Health (550 beds)
  • National Research Cardiac Surgery Center
    • 200 beds
    • 6 surgical units
    • 2 intensive care units
    • 36 beds w/ round the clock monitoring of life support
  • Republican Diagnostic Center (Diagnostics and Outpatient Care)


About UPMC

Based in Pittsburgh, PA (U.S.), UPMC is a $24 billion globally recognized academic medical center and integrated health care provider and insurer. Working in close collaboration with the University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences, UPMC shares its clinical, managerial, and technological skills worldwide. With more than 92,000 employees, 40 hospitals, 700 doctors’ offices and outpatient sites, and more than 4-million-member Insurance Services Division, UPMC works with public and private partners around the world to provide access to the best possible care close to home. With more than 20 years of international experience, UPMC operates hospitals and cancer centers in Italy and Ireland and provides clinical expertise in Kazakhstan. UPMC's team, based in Shanghai and Chengdu, is working to deliver that same level of advanced health care in China. Learn more about UPMC and its international operations at and



  • The Consultant Chair of the Women's Health, Pediatrics, Pathology, or Radiology shall possess a valid Medical License.
  • They should be Board Certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pediatrics, Pathology, or Radiology and have a minimum of 10 years of medical administrative and general medical business procedural knowledge in Women's Health, Pediatrics, Pathology, or Radiology; preferably from an academic health care system.
  • A medical education in Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pediatrics, Pathology, or Radiology including Master's and/or Doctoral studies (including PhD).
  • Clinical experience in an obstetrics and gynecology, Pediatrics, Pathology, or Radiology specialty.
  • Knowledge of international standards for the quality and safety of medical care in the profile of the CAD.
  • Knowledge of statistical analysis and information technology
  • Experience with developing and implementing new clinical technologies, clinical protocols, and standard operating procedures.
  • Experience in education and research
  •  Experience in a JC accredited organization
  • Proficiency in reading, writing, and speaking English is required; basic knowledge of Russian is preferred

Being part of the UPMC – NUSoM team offers the opportunity to:

  • Be part of a first of its kind program while bringing life-changing medicine to the local community.
  • Lead the activation, operationalization, and growth of hospital offerings, volume, and revenue.
  • Partner with and have access to UPMC’s world-class leaders, best practices, and resources.
  • Advance career and become informed on global health care delivery.
  • Receive competitive salary and benefits, including relocation benefits.

Interested Candidates:

Interested candidates should be passionate about creating change and delivering exceptional patient care. Candidates must be board-certified in their specialty, knowledgeable on accreditation processes and procedures, and willing to relocate to Kazakhstan’s capital city, Astana for a time period of 2 months-1 year

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