Chief for the Division of General and Minimally Invasive Surgery

University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center
Date Posted: April 29, 2022

University Hospitals Health System is seeking candidates for the position of Chief for the Division of General and Minimally Invasive Surgery. The ideal candidate will be a clinically skilled, academic, minimally invasive surgeon with experience growing clinical and academic programs for a quaternary care center and its strong regional partners. The Chief of General Surgery will lead a strong division of bariatric, endoscopic, hernia, and general surgeons, with the opportunity to add additional faculty. Responsibilities will include implementing the vision, direction, operation and management of the Division and advancing the mission of University Hospitals, ‘To Heal, To Teach, To Discover’. Ideal candidates would have experience and vision for optimizing operations and quality outcomes, including a vision for the creation of outpatient hernia centers and in-patient complex abdominal wall reconstruction program. The candidate would work to help attract and retain general surgeons for regional hospitals throughout the UH System. Educationally, the division is integral to our residency in general surgery and trains three fellows in bariatric/minimally invasive, and advanced GI surgery annually. A strong candidate would serve as a mentor and sponsor for trainees and young faculty in national organizations. Academically, preferred candidates would have interest and experience in translational or outcomes research, including mentoring young surgeons and surgical trainees. The current profile of the General Surgery Division at University Hospitals includes fellowship-trained specialists in minimally invasive general and gastrointestinal surgery, bariatric surgery, foregut, PEG, POEM, diaphragm pacing, and abdominal wall reconstruction. University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center is among the nation’s best hospitals, ranked by U.S. News & World Report in all 12 methodology-ranked specialties, including cancer and gastroenterology and gastrointestinal surgery. The Department of Surgery at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, in conjunction with Case Western Reserve University, have a long tradition of excellence in education, research and clinical care. Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine’s Department of Surgery is a proud affiliate of University Hospitals. At UH Cleveland Medical Center and Louis B. Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center, which serve as the primary teaching hospitals, strong academic leaders represent surgical disciplines across the Department.

How To Apply

Candidates should have completed a general surgery residency as well as additional fellowship experience in minimally invasive, bariatric, or endoscopic surgery and be American Board of Surgery Certified. Expertise in complex abdominal wall and hernia surgery is preferred. Candidates would join the staff as either an Associate or Professor at Case Western University. University Hospitals is committed to ensuring candidates of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply and given equal opportunity. Women, veterans, members of underrepresented minority groups, and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Please consider this opportunity or share this opportunity with colleagues. Interested applicants should forward a current curriculum vitae and a cover letter describing their academic interests and career goals: In employment and education, CWRU and University Hospitals are committed to equal opportunity and diversity. Women, veterans, members of underrepresented minority groups, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For information regarding reasonable accommodations, please visit: https://www.uhhospitals.org/about-uh/diversity-and-inclusion http://www.case.edu/diversity/faculty/EEO.html Please consider this opportunity or share this opportunity with colleagues. Interested applicants should forward a current curriculum vitae and a cover letter describing their academic interests and career goals: Sharon L. Stein, MD FACS FASCRS Murdough Master Clinician in Colon and Rectal Surgery Professor of Surgery University Hospitals/Cleveland Medical Center

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