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Liver Transplant Medical Director, University of Utah Health

University of Utah
Utah, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Jun 19, 2024

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Liver Transplant Medical Director, University of Utah Health


The Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition at the University of Utah is recruiting a Liver Transplant Medical Director. The Medical Director will collaborate with the surgical directors of Living Liver Donation and Liver Transplantation and Transplant Service Line Director to expand the liver transplant program, promote cutting-edge evidence-based clinical services to achieve high-quality outcomes, and engage with community physicians to ensure regional access for transplant-eligible patients. The Medical Director will have a concentrated focus on the delivery of top-quality patient services, operational excellence, and service growth. The individual chosen will also be involved in all clinical and administrative activities of the Liver Transplant Program as well as academic activities of the Department and Division.

Unique features of our program include a strong Comprehensive Multidisciplinary Liver Tumor Program in collaboration with Huntsman Cancer Institute, our affiliated NCI-designated Cancer Center. Our program has a strong focus on Liver Transplant oncology and living donor liver transplant. The individual chosen will demonstrate the ability to thrive within our outstanding multidisciplinary team to provide the best care possible for our patients.

Academic track and rank will be commensurate with qualifications.

  • Eligible for unrestricted licensure in the state of Utah
  • MD with board certification in Hepatology and Transplant hepatology
  • Advanced expertise in Liver Transplant and living liver donation that meets or exceeds OPTN criteria for Directorship.

  • Broad capabilities in the medical management of Liver Disease.
  • Proven leader with an integrated approach to care and program growth.
  • Effective collaborator and communicator with referring providers to expand referral network and provide the best possible care for patients.
  • Strong orientation towards patient-focused care, quality improvement, and team building.
  • Proven ability to actively participate in creating an environment that promotes initiative, innovation, and continued learning.
  • Demonstration of professional competence and ethical standards that allow the Medical Director to serve as a role model.
  • Engage in the teaching of students, residents, and fellows in the art and science of liver disease management including transplantation.
  • Promote and support research in hepatology and liver transplantation.
  • Develop an inclusive and equitable environment in which a diverse group of faculty can thrive.

Contact for inquiries: Dr. John Fang, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition at

To apply online submit CV with a letter of interest describing your research and/or teaching background, here:

The University of Utah is in beautiful Salt Lake City, which offers an outstanding quality of life in a metropolitan area of 1.5 million residents, nestled in the foothills of the Wasatch Mountains. Utah's great outdoors are nearby, offering world-class skiing, hiking, and mountain biking activities in the spectacular surrounding canyons. The city is vibrant and cosmopolitan, with theater, the arts, sports, and nightlife. The area has received international recognition for its light rail system, downtown, library system, and increasing diversity. Salt Lake City is home to sizable Latinx and immigrant populations (21.5% and 11.5% of residents, respectively). More than a third of Utah's ethnic/racial minorities are children or youth under the age of 18 years, and the Salt Lake City School District is now a majority-minority district, with one in five Salt Lake County residents speaking a language besides English at home. The International Rescue Committee, headquartered in Salt Lake, is one of eight national resettlement committees committed to helping people with refugee status thrive in the United States. Per capita, Salt Lake City has the 11th largest LGBTQ population in the US and, among large US cities, has the highest percentage of same-sex couples (26 percent) raising children.

The University of Utah Health (U of U Health) is a patient focused center distinguished by
collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. The U of U Health values candidates
who are committed to fostering and furthering the culture of compassion, collaboration, innovation, accountability, diversity, integrity, quality, and trust that is integral to our mission.

Department: 00229 - Gastroenterology
City: Salt Lake City, UT
Track: Track Dependent on Qualifications
Close Date:
Open Until Filled: Yes
Requisition Number: PRN03586F

To apply, visit

All qualified individuals are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

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