Physician-Surgery, Thoracic -133

West Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Mar 12, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time

The Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery of the WVU School of Medicine and the WVU Heart and Vascular Institute is actively recruiting a board certified/eligible General Thoracic Surgeon qualified for appointment at either the Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor rank as a chief of thoracic surgery for Wheeling Hospital in Wheeling, WV. The candidate will be joining a group of internationally renowned academic thoracic surgeons who are part of the WVU Heart and Vascular Institute and Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center. The advance training or competency in minimally invasive lung and esophageal surgery is required. In addition to providing excellent patient care, the successful candidate will be actively involved in the teaching of medical students, residents, and cardiothoracic surgery fellows.

This opportunity enables you to join a renowned team of surgeons and medical and radiation oncologists and others making an extraordinary difference in the lives of patients not only locally, but across our entire state. Ours is a collaborative atmosphere that allows you to practice advanced medicine in a highly satisfying academic environment. Our mission is to provide the best possible cancer care for our patients. We do so by recruiting some of the finest physicians from across the country – men and women who are often recognized leaders in their specialty or subspecialty; investing heavily in new technology; and placing the highest emphasis on achieving great quality outcomes.


WVU Medicine is West Virginia University’s affiliated health system, West Virginia’s largest private employer, and a national leader in patient safety and quality. WVUH provides the most advanced quaternary level of care available to the citizens of West Virginia and bordering states. With more than 13,000 employees and $2 billion plus in annual revenues, WVU Medicine is West Virginia’s premier academic health system and provider of advanced specialty care. WVU Medicine includes the specialists, sub-specialists, and primary care physicians of West Virginia; the WVU Cancer Institute; the WVU Eye Institute; the WVU Heart and Vascular Institute; and eight West Virginia hospitals and their affiliated practices and clinics. WVU Medicine also includes dozens of medical offices and a diverse network of affiliated organizations.


While this position will be primarily based in Wheeling, the participation in the research, clinical and academic activities at the flagship hospital is encouraged.

Successful candidates must have an MD or DO degree (the employer accepts foreign educational equivalent) and be eligible to obtain an unrestricted West Virginia medical license. Candidates must be board-certified or board eligible in thoracic surgery.


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For additional questions or to send your CV, please contact Kelli Piccirillo, Senior Physician Recruiter, at

WVU & UHA are AA/EO employer – Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran – and WVU is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity.


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