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Surgical Director of the Liver Transplant Program at Loyola University Medical Center

The Department of Surgery and the Division of Intra-Abdominal Transplantation at Loyola University Medical Center (LUMC) is searching for an outstanding, highly motivated transplant surgeon to become the Surgical Director of the Liver Transplant Program. The transplant program at LUMC has demonstrated an annual growth for the past three years, is a CMS/UNOS certified program, and is a member in good standing for liver, kidney, and pancreas transplantation. To support the growth and fulfill the educational mission of LUMC, an ASTS Transplant Surgery Fellowship was established in 2020 to expand on the Institution's educational mission.


The candidate will be expected to support outreach activities conducive to expanding and promoting innovation and high-quality care for patients with End Stage Live Disease.


The expectation for the candidate includes:

  • outstanding outcomes in clinical care supporting the Institution's academic mission.

  • administrative responsibilities related to the liver transplant program including outreach activities .

  • active participation in the education of medical students, residents, and fellows.


Certification Requirements:

  • Associate or Full Professor level

  • Must have completed an ASTS certified program or a program of equivalent certification

  • Board eligible , board certified by the American Board of Surgery or equivalent.

  • Licensed to practice in the State of Illinois at the time of hire


Desired Qualifications:

  • Successful candidates will have experience and a passion for leadership, program building and working in a multidisciplinary approach with colleagues in numerous specialties.

  • The successful candidate must have 5-10 years of liver transplant experience, encompassing both deceased and living donor transplants.

  • Experience in multi-organ donor recovery for both DBD and DCD is required. Preference will be given to candidates who have experience with split liver transplants, with excellent track record in DCD liver transplants.

  • Experience with Normothermic Machine perfusion and Normothermic Regional perfusion technology are highly desirable.

  • Experience in Hepatobiliary Surgery is required. HPB Certification by the AHPBA is desirable.

  • Robotic skills in both hepato-biliary surgery and kidney transplantation are highly desirable.

  • A proven academic track record as a transplant surgeon in education and research is highly desirable. Educational interests in medical student general surgery resident and transplant surgery residents and transplant fellows is expected.

  • Leadership/Administrative experience is highly desirable.

  • The candidate will participate in developing policy and procedures to meet regulatory standards, and be actively involved in Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement initiatives.

  • Partner with the Medical Director to build a cohesive multidisciplinary team.


Benefits

  • Employed opportunity

  • Competitive salary commeasured to years of experience

  • Comprehensive benefit package that includes health and dental coverage and CME

  • Relocation assistance

  • Paid malpractice

  • Enjoy a collaborative environment with a group of 6 transplant surgeons, 5 transplant hepatologists, and a team of transplant nephrologists, Surgical PAs , Transplant fellows and APPs.


Loyola University Medical Center (LUMC) is a 547-licensed-bed quaternary hospital in Maywood, Illinois, that includes the William G. & Mary A. Ryan Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine, the Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, a Level 1 trauma center, Illinois's largest burn center, a certified comprehensive stroke center and a children's hospital. Loyola also trains the next generation of caregivers through its academic affiliation with Loyola University Chicago's Stritch School of Medicine and the Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing. Loyola has 7,221 employees, including 859 physicians, 491 residents, and 108 fellows. LUMC is part of Loyola Medicine, a three-hospital system that includes LUMC, Gottlieb Memorial Hospital, and MacNeal Hospital, and convenient locations offering primary care, specialty care, and immediate care services from more than 1,800 physicians throughout Cook, Will, and DuPage counties. Loyola Medicine is part of Trinity health. Trinity health is one of the largest multi-institutional faith-based health care delivery systems in the nation, serving diverse communities that include more than 30 million people across 27 states. Trinity Health includes 101 hospitals.


Please apply by sending a cover letter and CV to:

Katie Delaney, Physician Recruitment, katie.delaney@luhs.org

Attn: Vivian Gahtan, MD, FACS

John P. Igini, MD Professor of Surgery

Chair, Department of Surgery

Loyola University Medical Center Please also apply online at www.careers.luc.edu.


The Loyola Medicine Department of Surgery is committed to fostering an environment that embraces the uniqueness of all individuals. We welcome and value individuals of all backgrounds. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion (except where religion is a bona fide occupational qualification for the job), national origin, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against based on disability.




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