Surgical Director of the Liver Transplant Program at Loyola University Medical Center
Location: Maywood, Illinois
Type: Full Time
Academic Medical Group
Internal Number: R220615-R1
The Department of Surgery and the Division of Intra-Abdominal Transplantation at Loyola University Medical Center (LUMC) is searching for an outstanding, highly motivated transplant surgeon to become the Surgical Director of the Liver Transplant Program. The transplant program at LUMC has demonstrated an annual growth for the past three years, is a CMS/UNOS certified program, and is a member in good standing for liver, kidney, and pancreas transplantation. To support the growth and fulfill the educational mission of LUMC, an ASTS Transplant Surgery Fellowship was established in 2020 to expand on the Institution's educational mission.
The candidate will be expected to support outreach activities conducive to expanding and promoting the Liver Transplant Program. The expectation for the candidate includes an active participation in the education of medical students, residents, and fellows, administrative responsibilities related to the liver transplant program, and outstanding outcomes in clinical care supporting the Institution's academic mission.
Associate or Full Professor level
Must have completed an ASTS certified program or a program of equivalent certification
Board eligible or board certified by the American Board of Surgery
Licensed to practice in the State of Illinois at the time of hire
The successful candidate must have liver and kidney transplant experience, encompassing both deceased and living donor transplants.
Experience in Hepatobiliary Surgery is required. HPB Certification by the AHPBA is desirable.
Robotic skills in both hepato-biliary surgery and kidney transplantation are highly desirable.
Experience in multi-organ donor recovery for both DBD and DCD is required. Preference will be given to candidates who have experience with split liver transplants, with excellent track record in DCD liver transplants.
Experience with Normothermic perfusion technology is desirable.
A proven academic track record as a transplant surgeon in education and research is highly desirable. Educational interests, primarily in medical student education and a general surgery resident and transplant surgery fellowship training, are expected from a successful candidate and will be of essential consideration in the selection process.
Leadership/Administrative experience is highly desirable.
The candidate will participate in developing policy, procedures to meet regulatory standards, and be actively involved in Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement initiatives.
Loyola University Medical Center (LUMC) is a 547-licensed-bed quaternary hospital in Maywood, Illinois, that includes the William G. & Mary A. Ryan Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine, the Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, a Level 1 trauma center, Illinois's largest burn center, a certified comprehensive stroke center and a children's hospital. Loyola also trains the next generation of caregivers through its academic affiliation with Loyola University Chicago's Stritch School of Medicine and the Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing. Loyola has 7,221 employees, including 859 physicians, 491 residents, and 108 fellows. Loyola is consistently ranked among the top hospitals in Illinois and is currently ranked No. 4 in the state by both U.S. News & World Report and Newsweek. LUMC is part of Loyola Medicine, a three-hospital system that includes LUMC, Gottlieb Memorial Hospital, and MacNeal Hospital, and convenient locations offering primary care, specialty care, and immediate care services from more than 1,800 physicians throughout Cook, Will, and DuPage counties. Loyola Medicine is part of Trinity Health, one of the nation's largest Catholic healthcare delivery systems, with 92 hospitals in 22 states.
Loyola University Medical Center Please also apply online at www.careers.luc.edu.
The Loyola Medicine Department of Surgery is committed to fostering an environment that embraces the uniqueness of all individuals. We welcome and value individuals of all backgrounds. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion (except where religion is a bona fide occupational qualification for the job), national origin, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against based on disability.
Interested candidates should email cover letter and CV to Physician Recruitment Office, at LOY-PhysicianRecruit@lumc.edu as well as apply online at www.careers.luc.edu.www.LoyolaMedicine.orgAll qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion (except where religion is a bona fide occupational qualification for the job), national origin, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.