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Associate/Professor Tenure Track - Division Chief, Plastic Surgery

Division Chief for Plastic Surgery – Department of Surgery, Indiana University School of Medicine

Indiana University School of Medicine (IUSM) and Indiana University Health Physicians are recruiting a Division Chief for Plastic Surgery. The Division Chief will provide strategic and operational leadership across the full range of Division service areas, including the tripartite missions of the academic institution: clinical and administrative service, education, and research.

This academic role in the Department of Surgery at IUSM will work with and represent 20 faculty members and 11 advanced practice providers covering 8 hospitals and 4 ambulatory surgery centers in the Indianapolis metropolitan area. The division encompasses a large variety of general plastic and reconstructive surgery for pediatric and adult patients and includes: microsurgery, hand surgery, breast reconstruction, general oncological reconstruction, trauma, gender affirming surgery, peripheral nerve, cosmetic surgery along with the adult and children’s burn units. Services specific to the Riley Children’s Hospital include the surgical management of pediatric plastic surgery conditions, malformations, anomalies and deformities, and craniofacial surgery. Candidates should be motivated to lead a busy and growing clinical program. The division also offers 20 residency and 5 fellowship positions; including fellowships in burn, hand surgery, and cleft and craniofacial surgery. The plastic surgery division boasts a strong and growing NIH-funded research program and ideal candidates will have research experience.

Department of Surgery – The IUSM Department of Surgery is committed to the education and development of excellent surgical clinicians, incorporating the skills, knowledge, and competencies essential for providing a high standard of care to residents across the state of Indiana and beyond. Faculty educators in the Department of Surgery strive to advance surgical scientists and their research and aim to instill the leadership qualities that will empower graduates to excel in all practice settings. To learn more about the Department of Surgery, please click on this link:

Indiana University School of Medicine – As the nation’s largest medical school, IUSM is committed to being an institution that not only reflects the diversity of the learners we teach and the patient populations we serve, but also pursues the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion that inform academic excellence. We desire candidates who enhance our representational diversity, as well as those whose work contributes to equitable and inclusive learning and working environments for our students, staff, and faculty. IUSM strives to take an anti-racist stance, regularly evaluating and updating its policies, procedures, and practices to confer equitable opportunities for contribution and advancement for all members of our community. We invite individuals who will join us in our mission to advance racial equity to transform health and well-being for all throughout the state of Indiana.

IU Health – IU Health is Indiana’s most comprehensive healthcare system (ranked No. 1 in the state by U.S. News & World Report). Our unique partnership with the Indiana University School of Medicine, one of the nation’s leading medical schools, provides physicians opportunities in breakthrough research and high-quality patient care. Based in Indianapolis, Indiana, with dozens of facilities statewide, IU Health is a regional leader in providing the right healthcare when and where it is needed.

Indianapolis – Indianapolis is the capital and most populous city in the State of Indiana. It is growing economically thanks to a strong corporate base anchored by the life sciences. Indiana is home to one of the largest concentrations of health sciences companies in the nation. Indianapolis has a sophisticated blend of charm and culture with a wonderful balance of business and leisure. The growing residential base is supported by rich amenities and quality of life – the city possesses a variety of professional sports, arts venues, and outdoor recreation areas. Residents of this dynamic city, and surrounding suburbs, enjoy leading educational systems and top-ranked universities, paired with a diverse population. Indianapolis International Airport is a top-ranked international airport, being named “Best Airport in North America” by Airports Council International for many years.

Expectations for the Division Chief include, but are not limited to, setting yearly academic goals, conducting annual reviews, involvement in graduate medical education, responsibilities for research activities, division financial performance, budget development, financial and division performance reporting, and collaboration with all other functional groups within the Department of Surgery, IUHP, affiliated hospitals and physician groups.

Further expectations are that the candidate have an MD or equivalent degree, will be a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon and will be eligible for licensure in the State of Indiana. The candidate must have at least 5-10 years of outstanding accomplishments in the field of plastic surgery including a long history of publications, funded research grants, previous supervision of medical, residency and staff positions as well as responsibility for group/division/department financial performance.

The candidate must have credentials that merit appointment as Professor or senior level Associate Professor, tenure track.

Please direct questions about the process to:

Christopher Paynter, SHRM-CP, PHR

Human Resources Business Partner

Department of Surgery

Please direct questions about the opportunity to:

Chair, Dr. Karl Bilimoria

Department of Surgery


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