The Department of Surgery, under the direction of Dr. Timothy Pawlik as Chair, is recruiting a full time Associate Professor or Professor of Surgery for a Division Chief of Gastrointestinal / Minimally Invasive General Surgery. The successful candidate will lead an academic division that consists of comprehensive surgical programs in esophageal, foregut, hepato-pancreato-biliary, bariatric, complex hernia / abdominal wall reconstruction, wound care as well as advanced endoscopy. The successful candidate will have a proven national/international reputation and experience as a clinical program builder with a strong record of scholarship and funding. The candidate will be responsible for developing and expanding academic and research programs in clinical and laboratory research, as well as outcomes research and quality initiatives. The individual will also play an important leadership role in the Department of Surgery, as well as the Wexner Medical Center.
• A minimum of seven years of strong clinical experience
• Demonstrated leadership skills in building innovative programs as well as recruiting and retaining faculty
• Board Certified in general surgery
• Experience with teaching, research and clinical practice
• Qualify for academic appointment at the associate or professor rank
• An active research program in basic, translational, clinical or health services research is strongly desired
• Completion of an accredited MIS or comparable fellowship training program is desired
In addition, the qualified applicant will hold the distinguished Robert M. Zollinger Professorship in Surgery. This endowed professorship bears the namesake of an icon in American Surgery who was Chair of the Department of Surgery at Ohio State for over a decade.
The Division of Gastrointestinal / Minimally Invasive Surgery has over 16 faculty members (10 clinical and 6 research) and performs over 3,500 surgical cases. The clinical program has been at the forefront of robotic surgical procedures, as well as advanced endoscopic techniques. The Division has a robust research portfolio with over $17 million dollars in extramural funding from the NIH and Department of Defense (DOD). The Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery is also housed within the Division. In addition to having a robust clinical and research portfolio, the Division of Gastrointestinal / Minimally Invasive Surgery has one of the premiere training programs in the country with 3 fellows annually (advanced surgical endoscopy, bariatrics, foregut / MIS). The Division’s mission is consistent with The Ohio State University College of Medicine’s goal to the deliver high quality patient care, contribute to innovations in medicine through translational research, as well as educate the next generation of physician leaders.
The Medical Center has over 1,300 patient beds, performs over 44,000 surgeries per year, and has over 1.7 million annual outpatient visits. Established in 1914, the Ohio State Department of Surgery has a long and respected tradition of excellence in clinical care, research and education. The overall Department of Surgery is composed of nine surgical specialty divisions and seven centers. Collectively, the Department of Surgery performs over 21,000 cases annually and was ranked 15th according to the Blue Ridge rankings for NIH funding among surgery departments nationally. To learn more about Ohio State and the Department of Surgery visit our website https://wexnermedical.osu.edu/departments/surgery.
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