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Cardiac Surgeon

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Open date: May 18th, 2022

Most recent review date: Friday, Jun 17, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Monday, Aug 15, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

The Department of Surgery at the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine is recruiting a Cardiac Surgeon. You would be joining an exceptional cardiovascular program in the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery. This position will be in the (Senate) Professor of Clinical-X Series or the (Non-Senate) Health Sciences Clinical Professor Series at the Assistant or Associate Professor Level.

The responsibilities of this successful candidate include:
• Leadership role in building and growing an advanced aortic program
• Providing patient care in multiple aspects of adult cardiac surgery including interest in heart failure and mechanical circulatory support (ECMO, LVAD, Impella)
• Participation in research programs
• Teaching clinical programs to fellows, residents, and medical students
• Demonstrating professional competence and activity
• Performing University and public service

UC Irvine, School of Medicine, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery
The Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery is an essential component of the comprehensive cardiovascular program at UC Irvine's School of Medicine. The goal of the program is to provide the highest level of care with the use of the most modern and cutting-edge surgical techniques and technologies. We also work closely in collaboration with cardiology and vascular surgery to partner in this endeavor.

The program currently performs all aspects of adult cardiac surgery including coronary, valvular, aortic, and arrhythmia, both open and via minimally invasive approaches. We have a growing advanced heart failure and MCS program. There are active structural heart (TAVR, Mitraclip, Watchman) as well as a TEVAR programs with procedures performed using our two hybrid operating rooms. There are currently four APPs supporting the division of cardiothoracic surgery and a fully staffed, 24/7 in-house CVICU team. UCI is the only academic and tertiary care center in Orange County, and we manage complex cardiac patients from throughout the region.

The division was reorganized and refocused in 1995, and it has since been a leader in terms of outcomes research and quality improvement. For the past 10 years, division faculty members have consistently achieved superior clinical outcomes in a challenging environment with critically ill patients. The most recent Leapfrog Report listed UC Irvine as one of only 98 hospitals as a “Leapfrog Top Hospital,” noting that the program is “better than the national average for coronary bypass procedures,” despite having one of the highest-risk populations in California.

The general surgery residents who rotate through the cardiothoracic service receive intensive educational experience. The best and brightest remain challenged to master the complex hemodynamic and physiologic alterations found in the sickest patients. This is also a fertile educational environment for third- and fourth-year medical students who receive individual attention during their rotations, which include one-on-one discussions with attending physicians, and participation in the operating room team and on the clinical units.

The goal of UC Irvine, School of Medicine, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery is to provide the highest quality cardiothoracic surgery services and outcomes, offer superb customer service, emphasize continuous quality improvement, encourage growth and diversity of services, provide responsible, cost-effective care, and prepare for the changing healthcare environment.

To learn more about the Division, visit https://www.surgery.uci.edu/cardiothoracic.

UC Irvine, School of Medicine, Department of Surgery
UC Irvine’s Department of Surgery faculty members have expertise in multiple complex diseases and are integrated to subspecialties including cancer, gastrointestinal diseases, vascular diseases, cardiovascular diseases, hepatobiliary diseases, trauma and surgical critical care.

The department has become one of the region’s most prestigious clinical, research and academic surgical programs for several key reasons, including:

• UC Irvine is one of only several institutions nationwide to be named a Level I Accredited Educational Institute by the American College of Surgeons. Fellowships and residencies are offered in nearly every specialty, and the general surgery residency is one of the most competitive in the country.
• UC Irvine surgeons have pioneered several minimally invasive surgical approaches, including laparoscopic nephrectomy for kidney removal and endoscopic ultrasound — guided fine needle aspirations for gastrointestinal conditions. In addition, UC Irvine is renowned for delivering leading-edge training and education to surgeons throughout the nation.
• UC Irvine was the first in Orange County to install the da Vinci robotic system, the gold standard of minimally invasive surgical procedures, which is regularly used to treat patients with urological, gastroenterological, cardiothoracic, vascular and gynecological problems, among others.
• UC Irvine surgeons pioneered laparoscopic pancreatic surgeries and perform more of these surgeries than any institution on the West Coast. In terms of patient outcomes, UC Irvine is in the top 5 percent for Whipple procedures and No. 2 in the country for laparoscopic distal pancreas resections. Similar outcomes exist for esophageal resection.
• UC Irvine has Orange County’s only Level I Trauma Center, treats more trauma cases than any other hospital in the county. The Level I designation — the highest distinction awarded by the American College of Surgeons’ Committee on Trauma — means that UC Irvine Medical Center fulfills the nation’s highest standards in trauma care for treating both adults and children.
• Surgeons at UC Irvine have been responsible for many technologies and therapies to improve healthcare. In fact, UC Irvine is ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the nation’s top 50 medical schools for research.

For more than 40 years, the Department of Surgery has been dedicated to helping patients live well and stay well. The department’s principle — “When You See One of Us, You See All of Us” — underscores the department’s commitment to ensure patients the broadest expertise and most comprehensive care possible.

To learn more about UC Irvine’s Department of Surgery, visit https://www.surgery.uci.edu.

Requirements
• Preferred but not required: training or experience in complex aortic surgery including open thoracoabdominal aneurysm repair
• Recent graduates with specialized fellowship training in complex aortic surgery are encouraged to apply
• An M.D. or M.D./Ph.D.
• Board certification or board eligibility in cardiothoracic surgery
• California Medical License
• Strong interest and demonstrated abilities in delivering patient care in an academic clinical setting

Academic rank and salary will be commensurate with training, qualifications, and experience.

Application Instructions - To be considered for the position, interested candidates should visit:
https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/apply/JPF07437, complete an online application profile and upload application materials electronically.

Candidates can also submit their CV and cover letter of interest via confidential email to:

Jack C.J. Sun, MD
Chief, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery
c/o Kelly Lundeen Estrera
University of California, Irvine
Department of Surgery
333 City Blvd. West, Suite 1600
Orange, CA 92868
klundeen@hs.uci.edu

Qualifications

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

• Preferred but not required: training or experience in complex aortic surgery including open thoracoabdominal aneurysm repair
• Recent graduates with specialized fellowship training in complex aortic surgery are encouraged to apply
• An M.D. or M.D./Ph.D.
• Board certification or board eligibility in cardiothoracic surgery
• Strong interest and demonstrated abilities in delivering patient care in an academic clinical setting

Application Requirements

Document requirements
Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)
Apply link: https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/JPF07437

Campus Information

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

Job location

Orange, CA