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Professor, Clinical Expertise and Innovation

This area of excellence is appropriate when a specific area of clinical expertise provides the unifying theme for the candidate's academic activities and achievements. The individual is considered a leader in a clinical field. The candidate may have a reputation as an innovator in approaches to diagnosis, treatment or prevention of disease, applications of technology to clinical care and/or in developing models of care delivery. The candidate must demonstrate scholarship, which may include chapters and reviews in the area of clinical expertise, guidelines/protocols for patient care, publications evaluating the impact of a clinical innovation and/or other research publications. There should be a strong educational component in the clinical field (reported in Teaching and Education) and the individual may participate in clinical, translational, or basic scientific research related to the clinical field (if research activities are substantial, investigation should be designated as a supporting activity).

Clinical Expertise and Innovation Metrics

Summary

Sustained national, and in many cases international, reputation as a leader and innovator in a clinical field; expertise must be demonstrated through high impact scholarship; must have a significant influence on practice in the clinical field as a result of his/her teaching, scholarship and innovation.

In addition to distinguished service as an Associate Professor:

Clinical expertise may take the form of: Examples of Metrics
Recognition as a clinical expert National, and in many cases international, recognition as a clinical expert as evidenced by national, and in many cases international, leadership roles and reputation related to the clinical field
Influencing clinical practice Development of innovative approaches to diagnosis or treatment, applications of technologies and/or models of care that influence care at a national, and in many cases international, level. Examples of activities (many others are possible) include:

Having a critical role in defining a new field

Developing innovative treatments, procedures, or technologies demonstrated to be superior to previous approaches

Developing treatment protocols or practice guidelines that influence the standard of care

Recognition Examples of Metrics
Visiting professorships and invitations to speak nationally, and in many cases internationally, on issues related to area of clinical expertise

Leadership roles in national, and in many cases international, professional organizations related to area of clinical expertise including leadership of national, and in many cases international, courses or programs

Service as a consultant on issues related to area of clinical expertise

Service on national, and in many cases international, committees developing guidelines and policies for management or evaluating programs in area of clinical expertise

Editor of a journal in the area of clinical expertise

Peer-reviewed funding to support innovations that influence clinical practice nationally, and in many cases, internationally

National, and in many cases international, awards for contributions and/or innovation in the area of clinical expertise

Scholarship
Publication of senior author original research, chapters, reviews, and/or textbooks related to area of clinical expertise that are widely recognized as influencing the field nationally, and in many cases, internationally

Development of guidelines and/or protocols for patient treatment or delivery of care that are adopted nationally, and in some cases, internationally

Publication of senior author manuscripts that demonstrate the impact of the candidateâ€̀W innovation on quality of care, clinical outcomes, and/or access to care


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