Academic Transplant Surgeon and Chief, Division of Transplant Surgery

Location: The University of California, Davis, Department of Surgery

The Department of Surgery at the University of California Davis, Health located in Sacramento, California, seeks to hire a full time Transplant Surgeon, Chief of the Division of Transplant Surgery, and Medical Director of UC Davis Transplant Center at the associate or full professor level in the Clinical X or In-Residence series. The Division of Transplant Surgery currently performs both adult and pediatric transplantation of the kidney, kidney-pancreas and isolated pancreas, and seeks to develop the full portfolio of solid organ transplantation with plans to initiate a liver transplant program in the near future.

The successful candidate must have acquired a history of leadership and administration experience in clinical and educational programs, including successful research activities, by virtue of training or prior experience.

The selected candidate will provide strategic and operational direction that will lead to growth of the educational, research, and clinical missions of the surgical programs at UC Davis Health. The candidate selected is expected to engage in the teaching and practice of adult and pediatric transplant surgery; including both inpatient and outpatient clinical care and basic translational/clinical science research related to transplantation.

Basic Qualifications:

Qualified candidates must possess a Medical Degree and be eligible or certified by the American Board of Surgery. The ability to work cooperatively and collegially within a diverse environment is also required.

Preferred Qualifications:

Qualified candidates will include experience and capability in liver, kidney and pancreas transplants and must meet UNOS requirements for primary surgeon in both liver and kidney transplantation. The ideal candidate will have vision and willingness to grow a program of excellence.

Additional Qualifications:

The candidate must acquire a CA Medical License before the appointment start date.

Qualified applicants should apply online at UC Recruit: by uploading a cover letter, curriculum vitae with bibliography, statement of contributions to diversity, and the names and contact information of at least three professional references. Salary and level of appointment will be based upon experience and qualifications. For immediate consideration applications should be received by March 3, 2021. However, the position will remain open and applications will continue to be accepted until filled or through June 30, 2021.

For more information, please contact one of the search committee co-chairs:
Gregory (Jerry) Jurkovich, MD or Junichiro Sageshima, MD at

UC Davis commits to inclusion excellence by advancing equity, diversity and inclusion in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.

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