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Excellence, Integrity + Impact

Healthcare, Academic Medicine + Health Sciences

Insight, Diversity, Leadership

Our Experience

Isaacson, Miller has one of the nation’s largest and most diversified practices in academic medicine, healthcare, and health sciences. Our record recruiting senior administrative leaders for multi-faceted roles is based on continuous appraisal of an increasingly complex sector. 


Our Clients

IM regularly recruits nearly every leadership role that spans discovery, patient care, education at leading hospitals, healthcare delivery systems, academic medical centers, and health science universities. Our work includes searches for CEOs, C-suite executives, chancellors, presidents, academic deans, department chairs, division chiefs, and center directors. 


Our Consultants

Our consultants have deep expertise in critical related fields including associations affiliated with academic medicine and health sciences, certifying boards of medical specialties, national academic foundations, and research institutes. 


Our Relationships

Through each of these searches, we have developed trusted relationships and professional credibility that enable us to identify and attract candidates with the level of research and clinical excellence, intellectual creativity, world-class teaching, external engagement, and strategic vision required by our clients. We know how to assess the experience, skill sets, and aspirations of candidates while being well-versed in the various organizational structures, funds flow models, and broader changes in the healthcare environment.

Healthcare, Academic Medicine + Health Sciences

Expertise by Role


Deans of Medicine
Deans of Pharmacy
Dean of Nursing
Deans of Dentistry
Deans of Health Professions & Allied Health
Deans of Public Health
Associate / Vice Dean Roles

Health System Administration

Chief Executive Officer
Senior Vice President / Chancellor
Chief Medical Officer
Chief Operating Officer & Chief Information Officer
Chief Quality & Safety Officer
Chief Nursing Officer

Departments, Centers, Institutes

Center and Institute Directors
Clinical Science Chairs
Basic Science Chairs
Division Chiefs


Board / Association Leadership
Diversity, Equity + Inclusion Searches
Development Searches
Communications Searches
Board Members

Experience + Dedication

Evidence of Impact


Of executive leadership of the top academic medical centers are IM placements

We have recruited the executive leadership of nine of the top 20 leading academic health science centers in the nation including Duke University, University of Pennsylvania, University of Pittsburgh, and the University of California Los Angeles.


Largest Practice Area

Our healthcare practice is Isaacson, Miller's second largest practice area and is closely intertwined with our extensive work in higher education.



Since our founding, we have conducted more than one thousand searches across healthcare, academic medicine, and the health sciences.


Years of Experience + Results

For more than 40 years, we have developed and tested our understanding of the characteristics that define strong, visionary, inclusive, and effective leaders required to guide our clients into the future.

Lead the Future

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