Chief of Pediatric Plastic Surgery (Assistant/Associate/Full Professor) - Surgery, McGovern Medical

Texas Medical Center-Houston, TX

Chief of Pediatric Plastic Surgery (Assistant/Associate/Full Professor) - Surgery, McGovern Medical

Location: Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas

Category: Faculty

McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston

Requisition #: 23000174

The Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeryin theDepartment of Surgeryat the McGovern Medical School atUTHealth Houstonis searching for a Chief of the Section of Pediatric Plastic Surgery. Candidates would be considered at the level of Assistant/Associate Professor, or Professor of Plastic Surgery at UTHealth Houston and should be Board Certified or Board Eligible.

The Division of Plastic Surgery employs 10 full-time surgeons with integrated and independent plastic surgery residency programs. Selected individuals are expected to remain active in the education of these trainees and are encouraged to pursue academic research.

The clinical practice for this role will encompass all aspects of pediatric plastic surgery, including cleft lip and palate, craniofacial reconstruction, orthognathic surgery, facial reanimation, and traumatic reconstructions. The successful candidate would also be responsible for organizing and expanding the pediatric plastic surgery service line for our partner hospital,Childrens Memorial Hermann Hospital (CMMH-TMC).

CMMH-TMC in Houston is a 322-bed quaternary care hospital with a Level 4 NICU and an active Level 1 trauma center. CMMH-TMC offers the opportunity to establish a broad clinical practice and collaborate with the entire spectrum of providers at both UTHealth Houston and Memorial Hermann. As the largest employer in Houston, Memorial Hermann Health System offers a large footprint of over 12 regional hospitals with Memorial Hermann Health System offering a large footprint of over 12 regional hospitals with both private and affiliated physicians to collaborate with in this program. Opportunity for regional growth at other Memorial Hermann locations is available as the practice expands.

Houston, Texas is the fourth largest city in the US and one of the fastest-growing centers in the country. The city has a vibrant, multicultural history that is reflected in not only the patients that we treat at UTHealth Houston, but also in the food, arts, and music that Houstonians enjoy.Texas Medical Center (TMC)is the largest medical center in the world and provides opportunities for innovative research and collaboration with investigators at multiple institutions.


The selected candidate for the position must have a Texas Medical License or be eligible for a Texas Faculty Temporary License. Board certified or board eligible in the American Board of Plastic Surgery.

Qualified applicants must demonstrate a commitment to excellence, discovery, and service, have the potential to be outstanding in their field of expertise, and share an interest in fulfilling the common goals of McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston.

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 Houston 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 Houston 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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Work location is based on the needs of the department and may be adjusted.