Medical Director, Trauma Services

Updated: Jan 29

The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center is recruiting for a Medical Director of Trauma Service at Ohio State University Hospital. This unique and innovative leadership position will require the candidate to work in collaboration with nursing, hospital administrative, and Department of Surgery leadership to provide operational management, financial management and leadership functions within this service. This leader will also be responsible for the coordination, oversight and supervision of all medical care for patients within the Trauma Service. In addition, the Medical Director will collaborate with specialist and administrative leaders from other departments to ensure that timely and appropriate consultative and other clinical services are provided for the service’s patients. This is a full-time associate or professor appointment that will provide the successful candidate with the chance to develop and expand this clinical service within University Hospital. This leadership role will have an important presence in the Department of Surgery, University Hospital, and The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.


• Minimum five years of strong faculty clinical, academic and mentorship experience.

• Experience with service line development and implementation.

• Completion of an ACGME-accredited general surgery residency.

• Board certified in general surgery and surgical critical care.

• Strong track record of clinical operations leadership.

• Demonstrated leadership skills in building innovative programs.

• Eligibility for Ohio medical licensure required.

• Respected experience in research, clinical practice and/or education.

• Qualify for academic appointment at the associate or full professor level – Academic rank and salary will be commensurate with previous training and experience

The Division of Trauma, Critical Care and Burn

The Division of Trauma, Critical Care and Burn is led by Division Director, Carrie Sims, MD. The division concentrates efforts in clinical care, research, and education related to patients with acute surgical problems. The division delivers high-quality care to patients suffering from surgical critical illness, trauma, emergency general surgery diseases, and burns. The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center on the main campus is an established Level I Trauma Center seeing approximately 2,700 trauma patients annually. OSU East Hospital opened its trauma center in September 2018 and has experienced an ongoing growth of patient volume. We have an accredited surgical critical care fellowship that matches four fellows each year. We also have an acute care surgery fellowship. The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center Burn Program is directed by Nicole Bernal, MD and is one of only two American Burn Association (ABA) verified adult Burn Centers in Ohio.

The Medical Center has over 1,300 patient beds, performs over 44,000 surgeries per year, and has over 1.7 million annual outpatient visits. Established in 1914, The Ohio State Department of Surgery has a long and respected tradition of excellence in clinical care, research and education. The overall Department of Surgery is composed of nine surgical specialty divisions and seven centers. Collectively, the Department of Surgery performs over 21,000 cases annually and was ranked in the top 10 according to the Blue Ridge rankings for NIH funding among surgery departments nationally. To learn more about The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and the Department of Surgery visit our website .

Environment and Culture

The Ohio State University along with its academic partner The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center is located in Columbus, Ohio, the state capitol and the 14th largest city in the United States. From historic communities and suburban living to college crowds and nightlife, Columbus is a friendly Midwestern town with metropolitan style. The city is renowned for its leading technological companies, vast academic resources, thriving industry, an eclectic mix of entertainment, dining and shopping, and easily accessible opportunities for sports and recreation for participants and fans alike. The University and Medical Center are home to an exciting, growth-oriented culture of innovation and discovery.

Research Environment

The Department of Surgery, led by Timothy Pawlik, MD, MPH, MTS, PhD, boasts a broad array of clinical, research and educational opportunities. The department is home to multiple R01 funded researchers, several training grants, and with over $15.5M in NIH funding, was ranked #5 in the Blue Ridge Rankings among departments of surgery nationally. Three of the top 50 funded Surgery investigators are in the department, and our investigators collectively occupy over 25,000 square feet of laboratory space within and around the medical center campus. The Center for Surgical Health, Assessment, Research and Policy (SHARP) is the newest addition to the department’s investments in a transformative plan to ensure that the Department is in the top five nationally among academic departments of surgery, and boasts broad analytic and administrative support.

For consideration, please send CV along with a cover letter to:

Carrie Sims, MD | Division Director, Trauma, Critical Care, and Burn

Attn: Tiffany Bauman, MBA | Physician & Faculty Recruitment |

The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.