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Job Title: Pediatric Trauma Medical Director
Job Type: Full-time faculty position (Assistant or Associate Professor) in the Division of Pediatric Surgery at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine
Date Posted: August 7, 2018
Location: Kentucky Children's Hospital, Lexington, Kentucky
Description: The Division of Pediatric Surgery is actively recruiting a pediatric surgeon to lead our trauma program. We are a growing academic division that practices broad-based pediatric surgery. Our clinical volume is increasing each year. Kentucky Children’s Hospital is an ACS Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center and an ELSO Center of Excellence. The hospital has 70 level III/IV NICU beds, 12 PICU beds, 12 intermediate care beds, and 55 acute care beds. We have fellowship-trained subspecialists in all pediatric surgical disciplines.

Lexington is an affluent community of 300,000 people in north-central Kentucky. It serves as the commercial, legal, and medical hubs for the central and eastern parts of the Commonwealth. Our catchment population is approximately 1.6 million people and includes all of eastern Kentucky. The birth rate in this region is expected to climb over the next 10 years. The cost of living is reasonable, the traffic is modest, and UK athletics provide year-round national sports exposure. It is a wonderful place to live and raise a family with good public, private, and religious schools. Kentucky has much to offer for horse lovers, bourbon enthusiasts, and outdoor adventurers.

Candidates must be board certified/eligible in pediatric surgery, have demonstrated a strong interest in clinical and academic achievement, and be committed to the education and training of students and residents. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated leadership, innovation, and successful research in pediatric surgery and trauma.

Contact: Please email CV to John M. Draus, Jr., MD (