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Chief of Cardiac Surgery

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The Department of Surgery at the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine is recruiting a Cardiac Surgeon 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 Associate or Full Professor Level.

The successful candidate will be expected to provide patient care; participation in research programs, excel in teaching clinical programs to fellows, residents, and medical students; demonstrate professional competence and activity; and perform 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, providing invaluable support to both the cardiology and trauma programs.

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 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.

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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, transplantation, trauma and surgical critical care.

The department has become one of the region’s most prestigious clinical, research and academic surgical programs. For more than 50 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.

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Requirements – An M.D. or M.D./Ph.D., board certification or board eligibility in cardiothoracic surgery with advanced training in minimally invasive and endovascular cardiac surgery, and a California Medical License are required. Academic rank and salary will be commensurate with training, qualifications, and experience. Strong interest and demonstrated abilities in delivering patient care in an academic clinical setting, teaching residents and medical students, and providing service to the university are required.

Application Instructions - To be considered for the position interested candidates should visit:, complete an online application profile and upload application materials electronically.

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to excellence through diversity. 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

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Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Self-Statement of Teaching/Research/Clinical Activity - Describe participation in patient care, teaching clinical programs, clinical research, performing university and public service, demonstration of professional competency and activity

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing how past and/or potential contributions to diversity will advance UCI's Commitment to Inclusive Excellence.

  • Student/Teaching Evaluations - Evaluations on teaching sessions, lectures, and/or presentations

  • Cover Letter (Optional)

  • Statement of Research (Optional)

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 5-7 letters of reference required