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 Abdominal Transplant 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.
Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!
The next chief of the Division of Abdominal Transplant 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. Specifically, the division chief will be tasked with growing kidney transplantation and our kidney living donor program and re-establishing a strong liver transplantation program.
The chief will inspire, develop, and lead an accomplished team of faculty, 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. 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 transplant surgery at UArizona and Banner Health, and ensure excellence in the education and training of medical students, residents, and fellows.
The Division of Abdominal Transplant Surgery is housed within the Department of Surgery. Faculty provide clinical services and mentor trainees at Banner – University Medical Center Tucson, Banner – University Medical Center South.
The successful candidate will:
Be a Professor or Associate Professor
Have experience in liver transplantation.
Have experience in kidney transplantation, including living donor transplantation.
Have experience in pancreas transplantation.
Have experience as a UNOS medical director for solid organ transplantation (liver, kidney, or pancreas).
Be an outstanding academic leader with a national/international reputation as an accomplished clinician, investigator, and educator.
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 Surgery.
Be eligible for medical licensure in Arizona.
Prefer pediatric transplantation experience.
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About The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson
The University of Arizona’s (UArizona) College of Medicine – Tucson (COM–T) Department of Surgery is one of the largest multi-specialty surgical groups in the state. Our 53 surgeons provide excellent patient-centered care, engage in cutting edge research and mentor the next generation of surgeons and physicians. Under the guidance of Taylor S. Riall, MD, PhD, Interim Chair of the Department of Surgery, our surgeons 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.