Section Chief of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery

Location: University of Texas Southwestern

The Department of Surgery, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center is seeking outstanding candidates for a full time academic leadership position as Section Chief of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery in the Division of Burn, Trauma Acute and Critical Care Surgery (BTACCS). Candidates must demonstrate an exemplary record of patient care and expertise in Acute Care Surgery and Trauma Surgery.

The Section Chief will provide clinical leadership in Emergency General Surgery and Trauma and will direct the multidisciplinary functions of the Trauma and Emergency General Surgery programs. Candidates must be board certified in General Surgery by the American Board of Surgery, eligible for a Texas medical license. Qualified candidates should have demonstrated experience in a trauma center and/or system leadership and excellent communication and collaboration skills. Documentation of scholarly activities in the field of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery is preferred, along with active participation in field specific national societies and organizations.

The Division of Burn, Trauma Acute and Critical Care Surgery (BTACCS) is comprised of the following subdivisions: emergency general surgery, trauma, burn, and surgical critical care. There are 19 university-appointed faculty members who performed more than 4,200 operating room cases in the past year and generated nearly 86,000 RVUs for an annual operating budget of $9 million). The division covers the Parkland Health & Hospital System, Clements University Hospital, Zale Lipshy University Hospital, Last year the division evaluated over 3,500 trauma patients, playing a significant role in a mature regional trauma system. The division also performed over 3,000 emergency non-trauma operations and 750 burn operations.

Responsibilities include ensuring the quality of emergency general surgery patient care provided at the Clements University Hospital and trauma care provided at Parkland Hospital which is commensurate with the institution’s designation as a Level 1 center. The Section Chief will also help enhance institutional policies and procedures and protocols to improve the quality and cost-effectiveness of trauma and emergency general surgery care. The Section Chief will also support initiatives in the domains of professional development, collaboration and wellness.

Candidates must have recognized skills in the education of Surgery Residents and Medical Students, and will be expected to be active participants in the department’s residency and fellowship training and educational programs.

UTSW ranks among the top academic medical centers in the world. Our distinguished faculty includes active Nobel Prize winners. Nearly 4,200 medical, graduate, and allied health students along with residents and postdoctoral fellows are trained each year. Our physicians provide care to patients at UTSW university hospitals and clinics as well as three other affiliated hospitals.

The Dallas area boasts a low cost of living with diverse neighborhoods and great schools. The area has world-class quality-of-life options, with more than 175 museums, art galleries, premier performance halls, parks, lakes, and golf courses, and seven professional sport franchises.

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