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Cardiothoracic Surgeon

University of Texas at Austin
Texas, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Jun 16, 2024

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Medicine
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Cardiothoracic Surgeon

College/School/Unit: Dell Medical School
Department: Surgery and Perioperative Care
Posted: Oct 14, 2022
Apply By: Open until filled


The Dell Medical School at the University of Texas at Austin, in partnership with Ascension Texas, is seeking a skilled and dedicated Cardiothoracic Surgeon to join the Division of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery in the Department of Surgery and Perioperative Care. Faculty in the division will be members of the Institute for Cardiovascular Health, representing a fully integrated heart care model. Eligible applicants will be fellowship trained and board certified (or board eligible within five years of completion of fellowship) in cardiothoracic surgery by the American Board of Thoracic Surgery. We seek individuals with excellent clinical skills, a passion for education, and the potential for scholarly contributions to join a dynamic department in an innovative, growing medical school.

About Dell Medical School

As part of The University of Texas at Austin, one of the nation's leading research universities, the Dell Medical School pursues innovation in the redesign of healthcare delivery, excellence in healthcare research, and programs in interdisciplinary and inter-professional education. It is the fifth medical school in the UT System and the first medical school established in nearly five decades by a member of the Association of American Universities, an organization of leading public and private research universities. An extraordinary commitment of resources, both public and private, has already been made to enable the development and success of the Dell Medical School. The School is partnering closely with the community and regional healthcare providers and payers to provide new models for health promotion, healthcare delivery, and clinical care for the underserved community. The Dell Medical School is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute to excellence within the learning health system.

About the Department of Surgery and Perioperative Care

The Department of Surgery and Perioperative Care comprises faculty in broad specialties (anesthesiology, cardiothoracic and vascular surgery, emergency medicine, general surgery, orthopedic surgery, otolaryngology, plastic surgery, and urology) with a focus on delivering outstanding care to the community.

The Department's priorities are:
  • To develop new models of person-centered, multidisciplinary care that reward value.
  • To educate and train future healthcare leaders.
  • To develop research programs to evaluate new care delivery paradigms.

Essential Functions:
  • Provision of clinical care to patients with cardiovascular disease as part of a multidisciplinary cardiovascular and thoracic surgical team
  • Medical student and resident education
  • Participation in clinical, health services, translational or basic science research.
  • The successful candidate will be an integral part of a multidisciplinary team with a passion for quality, innovation, and teamwork that will incorporate opportunities to train and mentor medical students and residents, as well as develop and foster an atmosphere of scientific and academic inquiry.
  • Actively participate in the academic department by all required departmental policies.


Required Qualifications
  • Medical degree from an accredited medical school;
  • Meets applicable credentialing and privileging standards for their specialty;
  • Unrestricted license to practice medicine in the State of Texas (or the ability to obtain before appointment);
  • Eligible applicants will be fellowship-trained and board certified (or board eligible within five years of completion of fellowship) by the American Board of Thoracic Surgery
  • Ability to work in a collaborative, multidisciplinary academic environment;
  • Outstanding clinical teaching skills;
  • Innovative self-starter with a commitment to excellence;
  • Excellent communication, problem-solving, and organizational skills;
  • Eligible for appointment as an Assistant, Associate, or Professor rank in the Department of Surgery and Perioperative Care at Dell Medical School at UT Austin.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience managing and delivering care through a multidisciplinary team;
  • Familiarity and experience with value-based healthcare payment and delivery models;
  • Proven track record of academic accomplishment

Application Instructions

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

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