National Postdoctoral Association Career Center Associate
Professor/Professor & Division Chief, CT Surgery (T/TE)
Associate Professor/Professor & Division Chief, CT Surgery
(T/TE) University of Arizona - Department of Surgery
CV and Letter of Intent Due by August 1, 2020
The University of Arizona’s (UArizona) College of Medicine –
Tucson (COM–T) seeks a dynamic, nationally recognized leader to
serve as the next chief of the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery.
The division chief will also hold the Jack G. Copeland, MD, Endowed
Chair in Cardiothoracic Surgery. Reporting directly to Taylor S.
Riall, MD, PhD, Interim Chair of the Department of Surgery, the
chief will work collaboratively with the leaders of COM–T and
Banner – University Medicine to build upon excellence in existing
clinical, teaching, and team-based research programs and position
the division for growth and transformation.
The next chief of the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery will
have the opportunity to provide strategic leadership and direction
for the growth of the division. He or she will set a clear vision
and execute on this vision. This division chief will have the
opportunity to advance the division through multidisciplinary
clinical care, advanced and innovative surgical services, research,
education, and service. This leader is expected to work
collaboratively with faculty in the cardiovascular service line,
other divisions, departments, centers, and colleges within the
University of Arizona Health Sciences and with Banner Health to
grow programs in the larger context of the local and regional
health care system.
The chief will inspire, develop, and lead an accomplished team
of faculty and mentor trainees, drive the development of clinical
programs, and create accountability in the division. He or she is
expected to exhibit leadership and consensus-building within and
beyond the division and to elevate the current state of the
division through expansion of clinical programs, with particular
opportunities to grow heart and lung transplantation,
pediatric/adult congenital heart disease, and thoracic oncology. To
elevate the division to the next level, this leader will be
expected to strategically recruit and retain talented faculty to
support clinical growth, expand the division’s research footprint,
improve the national reputation of cardiothoracic surgery at
UArizona and Banner Health, and ensure excellence in the education
and training of medical students, residents, and fellows.
The Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery is housed within the
Department of Surgery. The six core faculty within the division
currently cover the continuum of cardiothoracic surgical care,
including adult cardiovascular disease, pediatric and adult
congenital heart disease, valvular heart disease, complex aortic
surgery, endovascular repair of thoracic aortic aneurysms,
endovascular valve replacements, complex thoracic surgical
oncology, minimally invasive and robotic thoracic surgery, and
surgical treatment of end-stage heart disease, including
ventricular assist devices, heart transplantation, and lung
transplantation. Faculty provide clinical services and mentor
trainees at Banner – University Medical Center Tucson, Banner –
University Medical Center South, and Diamond Children's Medical
The successful candidate will:
Be a Professor or Associate Professor ?
Be an outstanding academic leader with a national/international
reputation as an accomplished clinician, investigator, and
Have a proven, substantial, and progressive leadership
experience in an academic medical center. ?
Have a track record of building relationships with
community-based providers and working in complex systems. ?
Have the ability to engage faculty, mentor the careers of
others, and collaborate within a complex health care system. ?
Hold an MD, MD/PhD, or equivalent medical degree. ?
Be board-certified by the American Board of Thoracic Surgery.
Be eligible for medical licensure in Arizona. ?
Meet UArizona criteria for appointment to a tenured/tenure
eligible senior level faculty position. ?
Preferably, have experience in cardiac transplantation.
Board Certified/Eligible Cardiothoracic Surgery
Job ID: 54317541
Tucson, Arizona, United States
Position Title: Associate Professor/Professor & Division Chief,
CT Surgery (T/TE)
Company Name: University of Arizona - Department of Surgery
Industry: Academic Practice
Job Function: Department/Section Chief Surgeon
Job Type: Full-Time
Job Duration: Indefinite
Min Education: MD
Required Travel: 0-10%
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