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UT Health Chair, Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery - McGovern Medical School in Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas

Chair, Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery - McGovern Medical School

Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas


McGovern Medical School at UTHealth

Requisition #: 200000Y7

Chair, Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery

McGovern Medical School at University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Texas (UTHealth)

Founded in 1999 by internationally renowned cardiovascular surgeon Hazim Safi, MD, the Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery at McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center (UTHealth) is looking for its next visionary leader.

With a focus on innovation, the new chair of the department will be responsible for building upon an esteemed legacy and continuing the tradition of boundary-pushing research, excellence in education, and industry-changing care at one of the country’s largest medical schools.

Based within the Texas Medical Center, the world’s largest medical campus, the department’s clinical faculty deliver unmatched, patient-centered, quality cardiovascular care at UT Physicians outpatient clinics across the Greater Houston area, Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, Harris Health Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital, and other community hospitals.

The department – currently 25 faculty members strong – also has a growing basic science agenda and a vigorous clinical research program involving aortic diseases, cardiac valve disease, peripheral arterial disease, vascular trauma, vascular graft infection, hemodialysis access, thoracic outlet syndromes, and esophageal diseases.

The candidate for chair should have an MD degree with board certification in at least one of the department’s three core disciplines (cardiac surgery, vascular surgery and/or thoracic surgery), have served in an academic leadership role in a school of medicine, and be qualified for appointment as a senior level faculty member.

To express personal interest and obtain additional information or offer a nomination, please contact search committee co-chairs Sean Blackwell, MD, Chair & Professor, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences; and Mary Aitken, MD, Chair & Professor, Department of Pediatrics.; through the office of Gwendolyn Smith-Jenkins by email atGwendolyn.SmithJenkins@uth.tmc.eduor by phone at (O) 713-500-3166; (C)202-441-6830.

All inquiries will be held strictly confidential.

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth)

Established in 1972 by The University of Texas System Board of Regents, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) is Houston’s Health University and Texas’ resource for health care education, innovation, scientific discovery and excellence in patient care. The most comprehensive academic health center in the UT System and the U.S. Gulf Coast region, UTHealth is home to schools of biomedical informatics, biomedical sciences, dentistry, nursing and public health and the John P. and Kathrine G. McGovern Medical School. UTHealth includes The University of Texas Harris County Psychiatric Center, as well as the growing clinical practices UT Physicians, UT Dentists and UT Health Services. The university’s primary teaching hospitals are Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital and Harris Health Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital.

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