Department of Surgery Seeking Multi-Organ Transplant Surgeon
Virginia Commonweatlh University Health
Department of Surgery
Division of Multi-Organ Transplant
The Hume-Lee Transplant Center at the Virginia Commonwealth University Health System is inviting applications from experienced liver transplant surgeons to join a multi-organ (kidney, liver, pancreas) transplant program. This position will require significant experience in living liver transplants and pediatric liver transplantation. This surgeon will be expected to lead the liver transplantation program under the direction of the Chair of Transplantation. This is an academic multi-organ transplant surgery position in a mature transplant program with an ASTS-approved (liver, kidney) transplant fellowship training program, that is currently performing approximately 80 liver and 200 kidney transplants annually. A small number of kidney-pancreas and pancreas after kidney transplants are performed each year as well. Additionally, the surgical team is very active in total pancreatectomy/islet auto-transplantation.
The multidisciplinary transplant program at VCU is one of the oldest and most established in the nation. It is supported by 5 dedicated transplant nephrologists and 5 transplant hepatologists and the full complement of transplant-expert medical specialists. Active clinical and bench research programs are featured, along with a progressive approach to expanding practices in transplantation.
The candidate should have strong interest in academic research and administrative duties, and will be actively participating in teaching of students, residents and fellows. Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU is required. This position is a mid to senior career, non-tenure eligible position on the collateral track. Appointments will be at Associate Professor or Professor level. Salary commensurate with experience.
- teaching responsibilities in all areas of Transplant Surgery and applied anatomy and physiology
- will assist in ongoing research and clinical trials
- he/she will mentor undergraduate and graduate students, as well as junior faculty
- develop interdisciplinary collaborations to enhance the research program in Transplant Surgery at VCU
- will serve on departmental and hospital committees and participate in regional and national professional organizations
- clinical responsibility will be in the care of the transplant patients on the MCV campus of VCU
- He/she will be responsible for the development of an active surgical practice in transplantation, with the support of the Division and Department’s leadership.
- will be primary surgical lead in the liver transplantation program which includes outreach, quality oversight, process improvement, program development (potentially living-donor liver program and pediatric liver program), etc.
- ABS Board Certified in General Surgery or equivalent
- ASTS Approved two year Transplantation Fellowship or equivalent
- Significant experience in liver transplantation
- Must be able to meet or obtain OPTN/UNOS requirements for primary liver surgeon
- National recognized clinical and/or basic science research program in Transplant Surgery with an established record of publication in high impact journals
- Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU is required
- Experience in living donor, split liver and pediatric liver transplantation
- Teaching experience at the undergraduate or graduate level in transplant or a related discipline
- Record of external funding or proposal submissions to obtain funding
- Innovation in solid organ transplant
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