Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not Specified
Feb 12, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Job no: 231433-AS
Work type: Faculty Full or Part Time, Faculty-Full Time, Faculty-Part Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Health Care, Medical, Social Services

Position Summary:

The Department of Surgery at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health is seeking a full-time Adv/GI MIS and/or Abdominal Wall fellowship trained surgeon to join our well-established Division of MIS and Bariatric Surgery. Interested candidates should be dynamic, innovative individuals with experience, training, and interest in abdominal wall surgery. Expertise in complex abdominal wall surgery (open, laparoscopic and robotic) and a willingness to practice general surgery as part of our MIS team are mandatory. Leadership opportunities are available to expand and lead our abdominal wall program.

The successful applicant must have a strong interest in clinical practice and a demonstrated track record of research and educational accomplishments. The ideal applicant should have a desire to build a robust clinical practice while being integrally involved in the education and training of our MIS fellow, general surgery residents and medical students.

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:

The Division of MIS and Bariatric Surgery provides a complete spectrum of minimally invasive general surgery services including complex foregut surgery, advanced endoscopic procedures, abdominal wall surgery/reconstruction, comprehensive medical and surgical weight loss services in additional to the full breadth of general surgery. We offer open, laparoscopic, and robotic abdominal wall surgery via our Hernia Center, and maintain and run our own esophageal motility lab. We have a MBSAQIP- accredited bariatric surgery program that additionally provides medical weight loss services with the help of a full-time medical bariatrician as well as an integrated and comprehensive multi-disciplinary team that provides all aspects of care in obesity medicine. We also have a Fellowship Council accredited Adv GI/MIS fellowship that trains one fellow per year.

We are seeking a surgeon with experience in abdominal wall surgery to join our team. The successful candidate will have an MD or equivalent, have completed an accredited Adv GI/MIS and/or advanced abdominal wall fellowship, be board certified/eligible in general surgery and be eligible for a Wisconsin medical license. The incumbent will be expected to play a major role in the growth of the abdominal wall surgery program with the opportunity to be the Director of our Hernia Center (based on experience). They should be able to deliver high-quality patient care, be excited about participating in teaching the fellow, residents, and medical students, and be involved in a scholarly clinical or basic science research program. Expertise in complex abdominal wall surgery (open, laparoscopic and robotic) and a willingness to practice general surgery as part of our MIS team are mandatory. The successful candidate will also participate in professional, public, and university service.

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 or equivalent is required. Advanced Abdominal Wall Fellowship or Advanced GI/MIS fellowship training with focus in abdominal wall surgery required.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

Completion of an approved residency program and an Advanced Abdominal Wall Fellowship or Advanced GI/MIS fellowship and focus in abdominal wall surgery required.

Candidates must possess clinical and academic credentials sufficient for appointment at the Assistant Professor, Associate Professor rank. The candidate must have the credentials that meet the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health criteria for promotion or appointment on the Clinical Health Sciences Track. Rank will depend on candidate's interest and academic credentials.

License or Certificate:

Candidate is required to have or be eligible for a Wisconsin Medical License. Board Certification in Surgery through the American Board of Surgery or equivalent. Must be eligible for enrollment as a billing provider and for all necessary hospital privileges.



Work Type:

Full or Part Time: 50% - 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:


Anticipated Begin Date:

JULY 01, 2021


ANNUAL (12 months)

Instructions to Applicants:

To apply, click "" to upload a CV and cover letter. In your cover letter please detail your clinical experience and interests as it relates to this position, as well as statements of research and teaching interests.

The deadline for assuring full consideration is March 16, 2021 however positions will remain open and applications may be considered until the position is filled.


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Official Title:


Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

Job Number:


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: https://employeedisabilities.wisc.edu/disability-accommodation-information-for-applicants/

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is engaged in a Title and Total Compensation (TTC) Project to redesign job titles and compensation structures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles on current job postings may change in Fall 2020. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit: https://hr.wisc.edu/title-and-total-compensation-study/ .

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).

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Applications Open: Feb 12 2021 Central Standard Time
Applications Close:

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