GI Foregut Surgeon, Assistant Professor

Location: University of Texas at Austin

The Department of Surgery and Perioperative Care at The University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School in conjunction with the Dell Seton Medical Center are recruiting a full-time academic foregut surgery position at the Assistant Professor level to join the Heartburn and Esophageal Disorders Center under the umbrella of Digestive Health, a new partnership of UT Health Austin and Ascension Seton. The candidate must be board-certified or board-eligible in general surgery and have completed a Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS)/Foregut Surgery Fellowship.

The ideal candidate will have requisite skills to perform not only anti-reflux procedures but also more complex thoracic procedures such as esophagectomies and advanced therapeutic endoscopy. The position is a non-bariatric surgery focused position as Digestive Health does currently have a bariatric program. We seek individuals with excellent clinical skills, a passion for education, potential for scholarly contributions, and commitment to excellence in diversity and inclusion to join a dynamic department in an innovative, growing medical school.

About Dell Medical School

As part of The University of Texas at Austin, one of the nation’s leading research universities, the Dell Medical School, with a commitment to advance health equity as well as diversity, pursues innovation in the redesign of healthcare delivery, excellence in healthcare research, and programs in interdisciplinary and inter-professional education. It is the fifth medical school in the UT System and the first medical school established in nearly five decades by a member of the Association of American Universities, an organization of leading public and private research universities.

An extraordinary commitment of resources, both public and private, has already been made to enable the development and success of the Dell Medical School. The School is partnering closely with the community and regional healthcare providers and payers to provide new models for health promotion, healthcare delivery, and clinical care for the community’s underserved population. The Dell Medical School is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute to diversity and excellence within the learning health system.

About the Department of Surgery and Perioperative Care

The Department of Surgery and Perioperative Care is comprised of faculty in diverse specialties (anesthesiology, cardiothoracic and vascular surgery, emergency medicine, general surgery, orthopaedic surgery, otolaryngology, plastic surgery and urology) with a focus on delivering outstanding care to the community.

The Department’s priorities are:

  • To develop new models of person-centered, multidisciplinary care that reward value.
  • To educate and train future health care leaders.
  • To develop research programs to evaluate new care delivery paradigms. Essential Functions:
  • Serve as a clinical content expert on GI and Foregut for Dell Medical School and Dell Seton Medical Center at the University of Texas. 
  • Participate in the design and implementation of a new multi-disciplinary digestive health program within Dell Medical School’s Health Transformation Building and other sites of service
  • Participate in strategic planning and other efforts directly tied to the development and growth of a new digestive health program.
  • Develop partnerships with referring physicians, hospitals, and ancillary providers in Austin and Central Texas.
  • Assist in the creation of a data and evaluation infrastructure for regularly assessing the clinical quality and cost outcomes for patients.
  • Participate in the development and implementation of Undergraduate and Graduate Medical Education curricula related to evaluation and management of digestive issues.
  • Train and mentor medical students and residents on new models of care and clinical practice.
  • Develop and foster an atmosphere of scientific and academic inquiry in conjunction with trainees and researchers within the multidisciplinary team.
  • Collaborate with other schools at The University of Texas at Austin on multidisciplinary, value based care models.
  • Actively participate in the academic department by all required departmental policies.
  • Integrate an equity framework of health and health care into all aspects of medical education, clinical, research, and community impact.

Required qualifications:

  • Medical degree from an accredited medical school;
  • Current Board certification by the American Board of Surgery (or board eligible if within two years of residency);
  • Fellowship training in Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS)/Foregut Surgery;
  • Unrestricted license to practice medicine in the State of Texas (or the ability to obtain prior to appointment);
  • Ability to work in a collaborative, multidisciplinary academic environment;
  • Outstanding clinical teaching skills;
  • Innovative self-starter with a commitment to excellence;
  • Excellent communication, problem solving, and organizational skills;
  • Eligible for appointment as an Assistant Professor rank in the Department of Surgery and Perioperative Care at Dell Medical School at UT Austin. Preferred qualifications:
  • Experience delivering care through a multidisciplinary team;
  • Commitment to and experience with excellence in diversity and inclusion in education, clinical, research, and/or community impact;
  • Familiarity and experience with value-based health care payment and delivery models. How to Apply

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

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