Breast Surgery Chief, Associate or Full Professor, Tenured

Updated: Mar 9


Position title: Chief of Breast Surgery


Open date: January 31st, 2022

Next review date: Wednesday, Mar 2, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Friday, Mar 25, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


The Department of Surgery, Division of Surgical Oncology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA invites applications for a full-time tenure track faculty position at the Associate Professor or Professor rank for the role of Chief of Breast Surgery.

Qualified candidates must hold an MD or an equivalent degree, and board-eligible or certified by the American Board of Surgery and the eligibility for an unrestricted California Medical License. The candidate should have a minimum of 5 years of experience in a breast surgical oncology practice. Successful candidates should have a national reputation for teaching and research excellence as well as experience with program development and trainee education. Academic rank will be commensurate with the applicant’s credentials.

In addition to a busy clinical practice, responsibilities will include overseeing and expanding a breast surgery program currently composed of 8 surgeons across 8 locations (including 6 community practices), overseeing the SSO-accredited fellowship program, and being the leader for breast surgery at UCLA Health. It is also strongly desired that this individual has a research program advancing techniques of breast surgery and treatment of patients with breast diseases.

The Division of Surgical Oncology at UCLA offers a state-of-the-art approach to cancer therapy through innovative surgical techniques, multi-disciplinary tumor boards, and integrated practice unit clinics. The division houses programs in pancreatic, breast, colon, and gastric cancers, as well as sarcoma, melanoma, and pseudomyxoma peritonei. The program is based at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center and David Geffen School of Medicine. Our physicians also see patients at the UCLA Santa Monica Medical Center and the UCLA Health community practice sites spanning most of southern California, the Olive View UCLA Medical Center, and the Wadsworth Veterans Affairs Medical Center. In addition to clinical care, clinical / translational research and applied basic laboratory investigations related to the etiology, diagnosis, and treatment of malignant solid tumors are prioritized. Many of our faculty have developed pioneering programs that have significantly improved the care of patients with solid tumors.

The University of California seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the people of California, to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives and ways of knowing and learning.

Interested applicants must submit their application materials online at:

Confidential inquiries related to this position and/or search may be directed to:

Jim Economou, M.D., Ph.D.

Search Committee Chair

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Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

M.D. or equivalent.


Document requirements

Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

Cover Letter

Statement of Research (Optional)

Statement of Teaching (Optional)

Statement on Contributions to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion - An EDI Statement describes a faculty candidate’s past, present, and future (planned) contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion. To learn more about how UCLA thinks about contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion, please review our Sample Guidance for Candidates and related EDI Statement FAQ document.

Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements

3-5 required (contact information only)

Please provide at least three references (contact information only).

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