Director, Division of Trauma, Critical Care and Burn

Location: The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, Ohio

The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center is recruiting for a division director of Trauma, Critical Care and Burn (TCCB). Under the direction of Timothy M. Pawlik, MD, professor and chair, the Department of Surgery boasts a broad array of clinical, research and educational opportunities. This unique and innovative leadership position will require the candidate to be collaborative and forward thinking to lead the division. This is a full-time associate or professor appointment that will provide the successful candidate with the chance to develop and expand the clinical, academic and educational programs within the TCCB division. This leadership role will have an important presence in the Department of Surgery, the Ohio State Wexner Medical Center, and the College of Medicine.


  • At minimum, eight to 10 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 as well as recruiting and retaining faculty.
  • Commitment to recruitment, development and retention of women, underserved minorities and those with a disability status.
  • Eligibility for Ohio medical licensure required.
  • Respected experience in research, clinical practice and education.
  • An active research program is desired but not required in basic, translational, clinical or health services research.
  • Qualify for academic appointment at the rank of full professor.

The Division of Trauma, Critical Care and Burn focuses its efforts on clinical care, research, and education pertaining to urgent and emergent surgical problems. These areas include trauma, burns, urgent and emergent general surgery conditions and surgical critical care. The division formed in March 2006 to enhance the Department of Surgery’s clinical care of critically ill surgical patients and patients with urgent and emergent surgical diseases, to develop excellent educational programs in those areas and to support the discovery of new medical knowledge. The mission of the division is to improve people’s lives through innovation in research, education and patient care related to our patient population.

Columbus, Ohio’s capital city (14th largest city in the country) has it all. 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 and eclectic mix of entertainment, dining and shopping.

Interested candidates should submit curriculum vitae, letter of interest, and references to:

Timothy Pawlik, MD, PhD, MPH | Chair, Department of Surgery |
Tiffany Bauman, MBA | Physician and 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.


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