Endocrine Surgeon

Location: University of Kentucky Lexington

The Department of Surgery at the University of Kentucky in Lexington is seeking a fellowship-trained endocrine surgeon to join a high volume endocrine surgery program. Candidates must have completed an accredited residency program, an AAES accredited endocrine surgery fellowship, and be eligible for American Board of Surgery certification.

Ideal candidates will have excellent clinical and operative skills, be accomplished at ultrasound and ultrasound-guided FNA, have interest in resident and medical student education, as well as clinical and/or basic science research. Applicants should have credentials appropriate for appointment at the Assistant Professor level. The candidate will be joining three full-time endocrine surgeons, including the Surgery Department Chair, who are dedicated to thyroid, parathyroid, and adrenal surgery.

The Section of Endocrine Surgery enjoys the benefits of in-office ultrasound/FNA with immediate on-site cytopathologic interpretation, intraoperative turbo PTH, option of gamma probe localization, in-office flexible laryngoscopy, access to quality adrenal vein sampling, and a multidisciplinary thyroid cancer conference. The Endocrine Surgery program is based out of UK Good Samaritan Hospital, a low acuity satellite hospital located on the UK campus approximately one mile from the main UK Albert B. Chandler Hospital. The candidate will take evening general surgery call at Good Samaritan Hospital (current call frequency is 1 in 8, including 7 weekends/year) with appropriate handoffs to the Acute Care Surgery service during the day.

The Department of Surgery is comprised of 11 Divisions with over 90 faculty of which 27% are female (44% of our residents are female). The Department currently ranks 21st in the nation among surgery departments for research funding with over $6.6 million in annual NIH research grants. Departmental strategic initiatives focus on clinical excellence, education, research, innovation, leadership training, global health, and equity. For the last five consecutive years, US World News and Report has recognized UK Chandler Hospital as the number 1 hospital in Kentucky. The UK Health System is the largest in the state and houses the Markey Cancer Center, Kentucky’s only NCI- designated cancer center.

Lexington, Horse Capital of the World, is located in the heart of the Bluegrass region, surrounded by the largest concentration of thoroughbred horse farms in the world. Kentucky's famed Bluegrass Region is listed in National Geographic Traveler's "50 Best Places of a Lifetime.” In addition to world-class horses, bourbon, and basketball, Lexington is ranked among the top 10 most educated cities in the United States by the United States Census Bureau. The opportunity to live in this beautiful area of the country, while simultaneously enjoying a successful endocrine surgery practice, is an invaluable opportunity. 

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

Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest and their CV to: 

Dr. Cortney Lee
Associate Professor of Surgery

and CC:

Dr. William B Inabnet III
Johnston-Wright Endowed Professor, Chair of Surgery, Surgeon-in-Chief of UK HealthCare

Anticipated timeline:

  • Zoom interviews Sept/Oct/Nov 2020
  • Select onsite visits Oct/Nov/Dec 2020
  • Signed offer letter Jan 2021
  • Start date Aug/Sept 2021.


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