Academic Transplant Surgeon

Location: Loyola University Medical Center

The Department of Surgery and the Division of Intra-Abdominal Transplantation at Loyola University Medical Center, is searching for an outstanding, highly motivated transplant surgeon, with a record of clinical and academic contributions to the field, to join our dynamic group of physicians in our expanding Transplant Program.

The Abdominal Transplant Program at Loyola University Medical Center has recently established a partnership with The Edward Hines Jr. Veterans Administration Hospital to expand the local kidney transplantation footprint. In addition, the transplant program had demonstrated an annual growth for the past three years, and it is a CMS/UNOS certified program and a member in good standard for liver, kidney and pancreas transplantation. To support the growth and fulfill the education mission of Loyola Medical Center, an ASTS Transplant Surgery Fellowship was established in 2020 and a partnership with the Division of Surgical Oncology was recently established to expand the care of patients with hepatobiliary disease.

We are seeking a transplant surgeon who is passionate about clinical excellence and is also capable of making significant contributions to our educational and academic missions. The department provides a robust infrastructure of services, a competitive salary and a benefit package. Loyola University Medical Center is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Certification Requirements:

  • Applicants should be at the Assistant or Associate Professor level.
  • They must have completed an ASTS certified program or a program of equivalent certification, be board eligible or board certified by the American Board of Surgery.
  • Licensed to practice in the State of Illinois at the time of hire.

Principal Duties:

The successful candidate must have kidney transplant experience, encompassing both deceased donor and living donor transplants. Experience in laparoscopic donor nephrectomies is required. Robotic skills are desirable. Experience with national paired kidney exchange transplants is also desirable. In addition, the ability to independently perform deceased donor liver transplants is required. Pancreas transplantation experience is required. Experience in multi-organ donor recovery is required. Formal Hepatobiliary training is desirable.

A proven academic track record as a transplant surgeon is highly desirable. Educational interests primarily in medical student education, as well as general surgery resident and transplant surgery fellowship training are expected from a successful candidate and will be of important considerations in the selection process.

Loyola Medicine is a quaternary care system that includes Loyola University Medical Center (LUMC) in Maywood, Gottlieb Memorial Hospital (GMH) in Melrose Park, MacNeal Hospital in Berwyn and convenient locations offering primary and specialty care services from 1,772 physicians throughout Cook, Will and DuPage counties. LUMC is a 547-licensed-bed hospital that includes the William G. and Mary A. Ryan Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine, the Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, a Level 1 trauma center, Illinois's largest burn center, a certified comprehensive stroke center and a children’s hospital. The medical center campus is also home to Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, Loyola University Chicago Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing and the Loyola Center for Fitness.

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

Please apply by sending a brief cover letter and CV to:

Alycia Snow
Provider Recruitment Specialist, Physician Recruitment

Vivian Gahtan, MD, FACS
John P. Igini, MD Professor of Surgery,
Chair, Department of Surgery
Loyola University Medical Center

Loyola is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer/educator with a strong commitment to diversifying its faculty.


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