About Academic Med The Leader in Academic Medicine Executive Search & Physician Recruitment


Academic Med is a premier healthcare executive search firm specializing in the recruitment of physicians, scientists and healthcare leaders within the market niche of "Academic Medicine". We are a team of dedicated and experienced recruitment professionals who understand the unique needs and challenges of academic medical institutions and health systems. Our mission is to help our clients recruit and retain the best and brightest physician leaders, scientists, and clinicians to enhance the quality of patient care and advance the field of academic medicine.


Our client-focused recruitment firm offers a wide range of services to meet the needs of our clients, including healthcare executive search, faculty and physician recruitment, and consulting services. We understand the importance of finding the right fit for both the organization and the candidate, which is why we take a strategic and consultative approach to every search. We take the time to understand our clients’ needs and goals, and then use our extensive network and expertise to find the best candidates for the job.


We pride ourselves on our ability to successfully place the most talented and accomplished academic physician leaders, through our unmatched expertise and connections in the industry. Our clients rely on us to provide them with the best possible service, and we are committed to delivering results that exceed their expectations.


Academic Med's team of executive search consultants serve as trusted advisors to some of the nation’s most prominent Hospital CEOs, Medical School Deans, and University Presidents by bringing subject-matter expertise and data-driven processes that are necessary to successfully recruit world class surgeons, NIH-funded scientists, and healthcare executives in the modern era of academic medicine, higher education, and biomedical research. 


As you navigate our website, you will find more information about our services and our team, and you can learn more about the ways in which we can help your organization achieve success in the field of academic medicine. If you have any questions or would like to discuss your specific recruitment needs, please do not hesitate to contact us. We look forward to the opportunity to work with you.

Who We Are

Based in Dallas, TX, Academic Med is a nationally recognized leader in physician recruitment and healthcare consulting. Academic Med is a full service executive search and physician recruitment firm that encompasses every medical specialty and scientific discipline.

What We Do

Academic Med's team of search consultants serve as trusted advisors to some of the nation's most prominent healthcare leaders. Academic Med provides strategic and consultative physician recruitment solutions to a wide array of academic medical centers, hospitals, health systems, physician groups and other healthcare enterprises throughout the country. Read More +

How We Work

We use a proven and tailored approach to ensure the most comprehensive and effective search process possible. We recognize that each client has different requirements and objectives for each search. Similarly, each candidate has unique skills and interest to their professional development. Read more +

Our Leadership


Gentry Zacheis,

President & Co-Founder

Gentry Zacheis is the President and Co-Founder of Academic Med Physician Recruiters. Gentry is involved in all aspects of th... Learn More


Jim Hagood,

Managing Director & Co-Founder

Jim Hagood is the Managing Director & Co-Founder of Academic Med Physician Recruiters. Throughout Jim’s career in ... Learn More