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University of Wisconsin-Madison
Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jul 12, 2019

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Medicine, Other Health & Medicine, Surgery
Employment Type
Full Time
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ANNUAL (12 months)

Position Summary:

The Department of Surgery is recruiting an exceptional team-oriented surgeon to join our dynamic Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery. We are seeking an organ procurement specialist to primarily support our growing heart and lung transplant programs as well as other critical UW Health clinical programs including ECMO, TAVR and laser-lead extraction.

The School of Medicine and Public Health has a deep and profound commitment to diversity both as an end in itself but, also as a valuable means for eliminating health disparities. As such, we strongly encourage applications from candidates who foster and promote the values of diversity and inclusion.

Principal Duties:

Clinical responsibilities comprise 85-90% of this role and will include heart and lung procurement, TAVR co-surgery, electrophysiology/cath lab back-up for laser-lead extraction and ECMO cannulation and management. The ideal candidate will have experience in each of these areas of responsibility. In addition, the successful candidate will assist with handling communication regarding the logistics of organ offers. The individual can be involved with ex-vivo lung and heart perfusion efforts to expand the available donor pool and/or resuscitate marginal organs and may serve as a first assistant on the implantation of mechanical assist devices, heart and lung transplants and other complex cardiothoracic operations.

Clinical research activities relating to mechanical circulatory support and transplantation will comprise 5-10% effort and the remaining 5-10% effort will be devoted to teaching medical students, residents, and fellows.

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion

Degree and Area of Specialization:

MD, DO, or equivalent is required.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

Sufficient experience to satisfy UNOS criteria to independently perform both heart and lung procurements is required. Experience with cannulation and management of patients requiring ECMO is desirable.

The successful candidate must be eligible for an unrestricted Wisconsin Medical License and must possess clinical and academic credentials sufficient for appointment at the Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor rank. Appointment as associate professor or full professor will require that candidate's credentials meet criteria for rank established by UW School of Medicine and Public Health Guidelines.

License or Certificate:

Completion of a fellowship in cardiothoracic surgery is Required. Certification or eligibility for certification by the American Board of Thoracic Surgery is Preferred.

Additional Information:

The successful applicant will participate in administrative and committee work to support the clinical and scholarly missions of UW Health and the School of Medicine and Public Health. An essential part of these duties will be working in a collegial relationship with other faculty members.

Madison is the capital city of Wisconsin. It is situated on several scenic lakes, and is frequently cited as one of the best cities in which to live. It offers an excellent environment for families and a wide variety of cultural and recreational opportunities. A competitive salary and fringe benefit package is provided.



Work Type:

Full or Part Time: 50% - 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:


Anticipated Begin Date:

SEPTEMBER 01, 2019

Instructions to Applicants:

Your application must be received through the Jobs at UW portal to be considered as a candidate. To apply for this position, please click on the "" button. You will be asked to upload a CV and personal statement/cover letter.

The deadline for assuring full consideration is August 13, 2019, however positions will remain open and applications may be considered until the position is filled.


Deborah Gugel
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Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

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The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to make a request at the following website:

Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinary policies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, and on-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statistics for the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a paper copy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin Police Department .

Applications Open: Jul 12 2019 Central Daylight Time
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