Cardiothoracic Surgeon

Location: University of California San Diego

The Department of Surgery (, Division of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery in the School of Medicine at the University of California, San Diego is committed to excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body. The Department is recruiting new faculty with a strong interest in education and academic medicine to join our multidisciplinary and fast-growing program.

The Division is searching for a candidate who can serve as an assistant surgeon in all aspects of cardiac surgery at the Cardiovascular Institute on the main campus in La Jolla. The selected surgeon will also be incorporated in the procurement call for thoracic organs.

Qualified candidates must have an MD or DO degree and be board certified or board eligible in Thoracic Surgery. Candidates must also have or be eligible for a California medical license or equivalent certification/permit as determined by the Medical Board of California.

The appropriate series and appointment at the Assistant, Associate or Full Professor level will be based on the candidate’s qualifications and experience.

A link to full descriptions of each series is provided for your review:

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on the University of California pay scales. Appointments may require candidates to be self-funded. As a member of the Health Sciences Compensation Plan, the appointee should be aware that there are limitations on outside professional activities and clinical moonlighting is expressly prohibited. Additional information can be found here:

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

Applications must be submitted through the University of California San Diego’s Academic Personnel RECRUIT system:

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.


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