The Department of Surgery at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore is seeking a board-certified/board-eligible general surgeon with fellowship training in colorectal surgery to join its staff and faculty. We have an opportunity for a surgeon at the level of Assistant or Associate Professor to join our Program in colorectal surgery, comprised of 2 colorectal surgeons and 3 surgical oncologists at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore. This full-time position is designed to foster the development of an academic surgeon with a focus in either basic or clinical research related to topics relevant to colon and rectal surgery. This opportunity is based at the University of Maryland Medical Center and includes a significant affiliation with the Baltimore VA Medical Center.
This position is ideally suited for an individual with a strong interest in developing an academic colorectal surgery practice. Advanced training in colorectal surgery through a ASCRS-approved colorectal surgery fellowship is required, and advanced training in minimally invasive (laparoscopic and /or robotic) colon and rectal surgery is desirable. Anticipated case mix will include benign and malignant colorectal disorders. Experience in a multidisciplinary approach to these disorders, and an ability to work well in a team-based environment, are essential.
This position is designed for an individual committed to excellence in clinical practice; however, the opportunity for academic growth in our group is substantial. We will protect 50 % of time for research and will foster applications for career development awards through societies, the VA, and the NIH. Translational research opportunities include collaborations with several basic science investigators on campus. Our clinical research opportunities include clinical trial development and heath care services research utilizing NSQIP, Maryland State Databases, and VA databases. The University of Maryland School of Public Health is located on the UMB Campus with infrastructure support including a full time database manager and biostatistician.
The successful applicant will join the University of Maryland Department of Surgery in the Section of Advanced Gastrointestinal and Minimally Invasive Surgery within the Division of General and Oncologic Surgery. This individual will have a faculty appointment at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Metrics for academic success will include scholarship, success in extramural funding, and clinical program development. Significant interaction with GI medicine, GI oncology, radiation oncology, the inflammatory bowel disease program, and Division faculty and trainees is envisioned as we seek to grow colorectal surgery programs of excellence across The University of Maryland Medical System. This recruit will report directly to Jonathan Pearl, MD, Section Chief of Advanced Gastrointestinal and Minimally Invasive Surgery.