Program Director for New Psychiatry Residency Program in New England - Hartford HealthCare Behavioral Health Network, Hartford, CT

Quality of Life While Living and Working in a Vibrant Coastal Region of New England!


Hartford HealthCare (HHC) is seeking an experienced clinician and committed leader to develop and lead a new Psychiatry Residency Program as the Founding Program Director within the largest Behavioral Health Network (BHN) in New England. HHC is the largest integrated health care system in Connecticut and includes seven (7) acute care hospitals and four (4) inpatient BHN facilities. The BHN is an expansive psychiatric treatment, research, and academic network that includes the world-renowned Institute of Living and the Olin Neuropsychiatry Research Center, as well as nearly 300 inpatient beds, and more than 40 outpatient programs throughout the state.


This is a key Leadership role within Connecticut’s most comprehensive health care network. Your contribution will be significant in the advancement of Education and Psychiatric Care in the region.


Opportunity Highlights:

  • Join a prestigious Behavioral Health Network employing 3,000 colleagues including nearly 100 psychiatrists and clinicians dedicated to providing world-class psychiatric services throughout the state.
  • An experienced GME organization, the BHN currently hosts one (1) well-established Adult Psychiatry Residency and three (3) Fellowship programs (Child, Consult-Liaison, and Addiction Medicine) sponsored by HHC’s quaternary care academic partner, Hartford Hospital. Hartford Hospital is one of the largest surgical centers and academic centers in the northeast, andhas been ranked #1 in the Hartford region and among the best in Connecticut by US. News & World Report.
  • Benefit from the mentorship of senior national experts in psychiatry graduate medical education and program accreditation, backed by the largest and most comprehensive behavioral health systems in the country.
  • Continue to build a legacy model of healthcare, and establish your legacy—one that enriches the quality of medical education and expands clinical training capacity in New England.
  • The new Psychiatry Residency Program, which will be one of just four in the state, will be open to four (4) new medical school graduates, enrolling four (4) each year for an eventual total of 16 residents.
  • An exceptional variety of clinical environments with abundant opportunities to teach.
  • Experience a highly collegial psychiatry care team and collaborative work environment—backed by a full team of interdisciplinary advanced practitioners, researchers, and social workers providing the full continuum of both mental health and substance abuse recovery services.
  • Healthy work-life balance…all on vibrant campuses surrounded by green space.
  • Tremendous opportunities to perform research with the Olin Neuropsychiatric Research Center at the internationally renowned Institute of Livinga member of the elite Ivy League Hospitals.
  • Excellent Total compensation and benefit package options that provide security for you and your family.
  • Easy access to Boston and New York City.

Successful candidate should have:

  • Successful candidate will be a psychiatrist who is well seasoned clinically but who also has the academic background necessary to help create the Founding Psychiatric Residency Program.
  • Board Certification in Psychiatry; Specialty in Addictions, Child & Adolescent, or Geriatrics preferred, but General Psychiatrist perfectly acceptable.
  • Interest in research pursuits is available, and for clinical responsibilities, able and willing to care for inpatients.
  • At least three (3) years documented educational and/or administrative abilities; or possess qualifications acceptable to the ACGME’s Psychiatry Residency Review Committee is required. Possessing specialty expertise and demonstration of clinical competence as a practicing physician is required.
  • Have leadership experience and be willing to further develop one’s leadership abilities.
  • Ability to recruit faculty members both from within our training program and beyond.
  • Eligible for unrestricted medical licensure in the State of Connecticut prior to the start of appointment.

Community Highlights: Live in a Top-Rated City!

Located near Boston and New York City, Connecticut offers a lifestyle that is second to none. We are in the heart of some of New England's most stunning and enterprising communities offering four distinct seasons for recreational activities, some the finest schools in the nation, access to world-class medical facilities, and options to live either along the shore, in leafy suburbs, or within vibrant urban areas.

  • One of the most charming states, Connecticut offers an idyllic setting to work and live in — with a diverse mix of urban, suburban and rural life, perfectly designed for everyone’s taste.
  • A short drive to pristine beaches, lakes, rivers, and easy access to popular coastal destinations, Connecticut offers both the cultural amenities of a big city and close-knit feel of a small town.
  • The plethora of recreational activities provide residents with a great outdoors experience with miles of hiking trails, coastal beaches, and beautiful views year-round.

Application Instructions:

For immediate consideration, please inquire with an updated copy of your CV so we can discuss the position by phone. All inquiries should be sent to Kurt Voelker: or


Kurt Voelker
Executive Search Consultant
Kaye/Bassman International Corp.
Phone: (972) 265-5306 – Direct
Email: or


Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. A comprehensive benefits package is included.


Hartford HealthCare has partnered with Kaye/Bassman to provide executive search services for the Department of Psychiatry. HHC is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.