Academic Chief of Pediatric Surgery

Updated: May 30

Department of Surgery

Division of Pediatric Surgery



The Division of Pediatric Surgery at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine seeks a pediatric surgeon at the Associate Professor or Professor level to join a busy clinical and academic program. This individual will serve as the Chief of the Pediatric Surgery Division. This person is required to provide continuity of administrative excellence, to maintain the growth of the Pediatric Surgery service, and to provide excellent pediatric patient care while teaching and training residents and students.

Candidates must be board certified in pediatric surgery, have demonstrated a strong interest in clinical and academic achievement, and be committed to the education and training of students and residents. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated leadership and successful research in pediatric surgery. Interest and experience in ECMO, pediatric NSQIP, trauma, and advanced minimally invasive techniques are preferred. Kentucky Children’s Hospital is an ACS Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center, a Level IV NICU, and an ELSO Center of Excellence. The catchment area reaches 1.6 million people. UK HealthCare’s University of Kentucky Albert B. Chandler Hospital has been named the No. 1 Hospital in Kentucky by the U.S. News & World Report's Best Hospitals Rankings for the last five consecutive years. Kentucky Children’s Hospital is ranked in two Pediatric Specialties by U.S. News & World Report.


The University of Kentucky has been named among America's Best Employers by Forbes magazine. The University of Kentucky is one of only four employers in Kentucky, and the only university in Kentucky, on the list. Overall, UK is ranked No. 263 of 500 large employers in the country across all industrial sectors. In addition to world-class horses, bourbon, and basketball, Lexington is ranked among the top 10 most educated cities in the United States by the United States Census Bureau. Lexington, Horse Capital of the World, is located in the heart of the Bluegrass Region and is surrounded by the largest concentration of thoroughbred horse farms in the world. The opportunity to live in this beautiful area of the country, while simultaneously enjoying a successful pediatric surgery practice with leadership influence, is invaluable.


This full-time faculty position will be in the Department of Surgery at the UK College of Medicine. Qualified applicants should send a cover letter and CV to:


John M. Draus, Jr., MD,

Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics

Chief Medical Officer, Kentucky Children’s Hospital

Division Chief, Pediatric Surgery

john.draus@uky.edu.

Upon offer of employment, successful applicants must pass a pre-employment drug screen and undergo a national background check as required by University of Kentucky Human Resources. The University of Kentucky is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.




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