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Chief, Division of Thoracic Surgery

The Department of Surgery at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA invites applications for Chief of the Division of Thoracic Surgery, a tenured faculty position at the Associate or Full Professor level.

The Division of Thoracic Surgery provides exceptional patient care, pursues breakthrough research, produces significant advances in the treatment of thoracic disease, and trains the next generation of highly accomplished surgeons. The program is based on the campus of UCLA in Westwood. The service also provides care at the UCLA Santa Monica Hospital, Greater Los Angeles Veterans Administration Hospital, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, and Olive View-UCLA Medical Center. The Thoracic Surgery Residency program is a two-year ACGME Accredited program with rotations at many of these sites.

The Division Chief must demonstrate transparency, a deep sense of professionalism, commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in all its forms, an unwavering ethical compass, and strong support for interdisciplinary and interprofessional collaboration and institutional growth. It is the responsibility of the Division Chief to work alongside the Department Chair to represent the Division in the areas of financial performance, faculty career development, research, education, and clinical care, while achieving local, regional and national visibility and prominence in the subspecialty. Candidates must possess an M.D. degree or equivalent, be board certified in thoracic surgery, and be eligible for licensure in the State of California. Candidates must also be eligible for appointment to the University of California regular professor series with a strong track record as a clinician investigator and educator including scholarly work in basic science, translational science, public health, global health or social science research. The salary will be commensurate with academic rank and experience.

The University of California seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the people of California, to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives and ways of knowing and learning.

Interested applicants are asked to provide an updated curriculum vitae and a letter of interest.  Applicants must submit their application materials online at: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF07205.


 

Chief of Breast Surgery, Division of Surgical Oncology

The Department of Surgery, Division of Surgical Oncology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA invites applications for a full-time tenure track faculty position at the Associate Professor or Professor rank for the role of Chief of Breast Surgery.

Qualified candidates must hold an MD or equivalent degree, and board-eligible or certified by the American Board of Surgery and the eligibility for an unrestricted California Medical License. They should have a minimum of 5 years of experience in a breast surgical oncology practice. Successful candidates should have a national reputation for teaching and research excellence as well as experience with program development and trainee education. Academic rank will be commensurate with the applicant’s credentials.

In addition to a busy clinical practice, responsibilities will include overseeing and expanding a breast surgery program currently composed of 8 surgeons across 8 locations (including 6 community practices), overseeing the SSO-accredited fellowship program, and being the leader for breast surgery at UCLA Health.  It is also strongly desired that this individual has a research program advancing techniques of breast surgery and treatment of patients with breast diseases.

The Division of Surgical Oncology at UCLA offers a state-of-the-art approach to cancer therapy through innovative surgical techniques, multi-disciplinary tumor boards, and integrated practice unit clinics. The division houses programs in pancreatic, breast, colon, and gastric cancers, as well as sarcoma, melanoma, and pseudomyxoma peritonei. The program is based at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center and David Geffen School of Medicine. Our physicians also see patients at the UCLA Santa Monica Medical Center and the UCLA Health community practice sites spanning most of southern California, the Olive View UCLA Medical Center, and the Wadsworth Veterans Affairs Medical Center. In addition to clinical care, clinical / translational research and applied basic laboratory investigations related to the etiology, diagnosis, and treatment of malignant solid tumors are prioritized. Many of our faculty have developed pioneering programs that have significantly improved the care of patients with solid tumors.

The University of California seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the people of California, to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives and ways of knowing and learning.

Interested applicants must submit their application materials online at: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF07091

Confidential inquiries related to this position and/or search may be directed to:

Jim Economou, M.D., Ph.D.  
Search Committee Chair
[email protected]


 

Chief, Division of Vascular Surgery, Department of Surgery

The Department of Surgery at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA invites applications for Chief of the Division of Vascular Surgery, a tenured faculty position at the Associate or Full Professor level.

 The Division of Vascular Surgery provides exceptional patient care, pursues breakthrough research, produces significant advances in the treatment of vascular disease, and trains the next generation of highly accomplished surgeons. The program is based on the campus of UCLA in Westwood and includes a vascular ultrasound lab, venous center and ambulatory procedure unit, wound care clinic, and hyperbaric medicine program. Faculty and residents also provide care at the UCLA Santa Monica Hospital, Greater Los Angeles Veterans Administration Hospital, and Olive View-UCLA Medical Center. Training programs include a vascular surgery two year fellowship, five year vascular surgery residency program, and a recently added podiatric medicine residency program.

The Division Chief must demonstrate transparency, a deep sense of professionalism, commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in all its forms, an unwavering ethical compass, and strong support for interdisciplinary and interprofessional collaboration and institutional growth. It is the responsibility of Division Chief to work alongside the Department Chair to represent the Division in the areas of financial performance, faculty career development, research, education, and clinical care, while achieving local, regional and national visibility and prominence in the subspecialty. Candidates must possess an M.D. degree or equivalent, be board certified in vascular surgery, and eligible for licensure in the State of California. Candidates must have a strong track record as a clinician investigator and educator including scholarly work in basic science, translational science, public health, global health or social science research. The salary will be commensurate with academic rank and experience. The Division Chief is eligible for appointment to the Wiley F. Barker Chair in Vascular Surgery. 

The University of California seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the people of California, to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives and ways of knowing and learning. 

Interested applicants are asked to provide an updated curriculum vitae and a letter of interest.  Applicants must submit their application materials online at: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF07097.

Confidential inquiries related to this position and/or search may be directed to:

Melinda Maggard Gibbons, MD
Search Committee Chair
[email protected]   


Assistant Professor or Associate Professor, Division of Plastic Surgery

The Department of Surgery at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA seeks candidates to join the Division of Plastic Surgery for a full-time faculty appointment at the Assistant or Associate Professor level for academic year 2022-2023, with an expected start date of July 2022.

The Division of Plastic Surgery provides exceptional patient care, pursues breakthrough research, and trains the next generation of highly accomplished surgeons. Responsibilities for this position include research, teaching, and patient care. The candidate must have an M.D. degree or equivalent, be board eligible or certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, be eligible for California medical licensure, and have completed subspecialty fellowship training in microvascular surgery. The ideal candidate will have superior clinical abilities, a track record of peer-reviewed research publications, and commitment to teaching. The salary will be commensurate with academic rank and experience.

The University of California seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the people of California, to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives and ways of knowing and learning.

Interested applicants are asked to provide an updated curriculum vitae and a letter of interest.  Applicants must submit their application materials online at: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF07148.

Confidential inquiries related to this position and/or search may be directed to:

Andrew Da Lio, MD
Search Committee Chair
[email protected]   


Assistant or Associate Professor, Division of Cardiac Surgery, Department of Surgery

The Department of Surgery at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA invites applications for a highly qualified academic cardiac surgeon for appointment at the Assistant or Associate Professor level.

The UCLA Division of Cardiac Surgery is a nationally renowned team of experts who set standards in the field. We have a cohort of specialists, pioneering innovative technologies, who work to provide cutting edge, state of the art cardiac procedures to patients.

The ideal candidate should have expertise in diagnosing and treating adult cardiac and advanced diseases. Advanced training in diseases of the thoracic aorta is desirable. The candidate should be proficient in surgical and interventional treatments. In addition, the candidate will actively participate in our busy ECMO program. Advanced skills that include adult cardiac surgery procedures including heart & lung transplantation, procurement, mechanical circulatory support and TAVR are desired. A strong academic background with research is essential as well as a commitment to teaching and education. The clinical practice will be at the UCLA Ronald Reagan Medical Center and the Los Angeles VA Hospital.

The candidate must possess an M.D., be ABTS board eligible or certified, and be eligible for California medical licensure. The salary will be commensurate with academic rank and experience.

The University of California seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the people of California, to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives and ways of knowing and learning.  As such, the candidate must demonstrate transparency, a deep sense of professionalism, commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in all its forms, an unwavering ethical compass, and strong support for interdisciplinary and interprofessional collaboration and institutional growth.

Interested applicants must submit their application materials online at https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF07096.

Recruitment Period: January 1, 2022 – February 29, 2022. All inquiries related to this position and/or search may be directed to:

Haruko Uchida
Division Administrator for Cardiac Surgery
[email protected]


Assistant Professor-in-ResidenceColon and Rectal SurgeryUniversity of California, Los Angeles

The Department of Surgery, Division of General Surgery at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, is seeking candidates for a full-time junior faculty member in Colon and Rectal Surgery.

Candidates must be board certified or board eligible in Colon and Rectal Surgery and eligible for licensure in the State of California. Responsibilities will be patient care in inpatient and outpatient settings, teaching of medical students, residents and fellows along with an emphasis on establishing an independent research program. 

Appointment in the In-Residence series requires evidence of research productivity or a trajectory to research productivity, scholarship, and an enthusiasm for discovery. The successful candidate will have a MD or MD PhD and a strong commitment to academic surgery. The Department seeks candidates with a research background and interest in surgical sciences to build on a growing clinical and interdisciplinary health services research program.

The successful candidate will have a commitment to collaborative and independent research and a commitment to a path to independent extramural funding. Candidates should demonstrate evidence of clinical excellence and documentation of scholarly ability and achievement.  The Department provides resources to support the academic endeavor of early career physician scientists. Leadership skills, administrative experience, and teaching experience are a plus. Compensation is commensurate with AAMC standards.

The University of California seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the people of California, to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives and ways of knowing and learning.

Interested applicants must submit their application materials online at, https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF07099.

Confidential inquiries related to this position and/or search may be directed to:

Clifford Y. Ko, MD
Search Committee Chair
[email protected]


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