Job Title Intra-Abdominal Transplant Surgeon
Position Title Intra-Abdominal Transplant Surgeon
Job Category SSOM Clinical Faculty
Job Type Full-Time
FLSA Status Exempt
Campus Maywood-Health Sciences Campus
Location Code SURGERY (06740A)
Department Name SURGERY
Is this split and/or fully grant funded?
Duties and Responsibilities
The Department of Surgery and the Division of Intra-Abdominal Transplantation at Loyola University Medical Center (LUMC), in conjunction with the Edward Hines Jr. VA Medical Center is searching for an outstanding, highly motivated transplant surgeon, with a record of clinical and academic contributions to the field, to join our dynamic group of six surgeons in our expanding Transplant Program. To support the growth and fulfill the educational mission of LUMC, an ASTS Transplant Surgery Fellowship was established in 2020, and a partnership with the Division of Surgical Oncology was recently established to expand the care of patients with hepatobiliary disease.
The transplant program at LUMC has demonstrated an annual growth for the past three years, is a CMS/UNOS certified program, and is a member in good standing for liver, kidney and pancreas transplantation. The Abdominal Transplant Program at LUMC has recently established a partnership with The Edward Hines Jr. Veterans Administration Hospital to expand the local kidney transplantation footprint. The Kidney Transplant Program at the Edward Hines Jr. VA Hospital is only the eighth VA Kidney Transplant Program in the country.
The transplant surgeon will be an active member of both the Hines VA Kidney Transplant Program as well as LUMC transplant programs. The candidate will be expected to support both clinical programs, as well as contribute to education, outstanding outcomes in clinical care, and supporting the academic mission. This position includes protected time for academic endeavors.
- The successful candidate must have kidney transplant experience, encompassing both deceased donor and living donor transplants. Experience in laparoscopic donor nephrectomies is required. Robotic skills and experience with national paired kidney exchange transplants are desirable.
- The ability to independently perform deceased donor liver transplants is required. Formal Hepatobiliary training is highly desirable.
- Experience in multi-organ donor recovery is required.
- A proven academic track record as a transplant surgeon in education and research is highly desirable. Educational interests primarily in medical student education, as well as general surgery resident and transplant surgery fellowship training are expected from a successful candidate and will be of important considerations in the selection process.
Loyola Medicine is a quaternary care system that includes Loyola University Medical Center (LUMC) in Maywood, Gottlieb Memorial Hospital (GMH) in Melrose Park, MacNeal Hospital in Berwyn and convenient locations offering primary and specialty care services from 1,772 physicians throughout Cook, Will and DuPage counties. LUMC is a 547-licensed-bed hospital that includes the William G. and Mary A. Ryan Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine, the Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, a Level 1 trauma center, Illinois’s largest burn center, a certified comprehensive stroke center and a children’s hospital. The medical center campus is also home to Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, Loyola University Chicago Marcella Neihoff School of Nursing and the Loyola Center for Fitness.
Please apply by sending a cover letter and CV to:
Maureen Galvin, Manager of Physician Recruitment, firstname.lastname@example.org
Vivian Gahtan, MD, FACS
John P. Igini, MD Professor of Surgery
Chair, Department of Surgery
Loyola University Medical Center
Please also apply online at www.careers.luc.edu.
Loyola is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer/educator and is committed to a drug free and smoke free workplace.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion (except where religion is a bona fide occupational qualification for the job), national origin, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.
- Assistant or Associate Professor level
- Must have completed an ASTS certified program or a program of equivalent certification
- Board eligible or board certified by the American Board of Surgery
- Licensed to practice in the State of Illinois at the time of hire
Minimum Education and/or Work Experience
The ability to independently perform liver and kidney transplants is required. The ability to perform live donor nephrectomy and pancreas transplantation is preferred.
Open Date 02/05/2019
Special Instructions to Applicants
Quick Link for Posting https://www.careers.luc.edu/postings/10198
Job Number S190205-R1
Organizational Location HEALTH SCIENCES CAMPUS