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Job Title: Academic Chief of Pediatric Surgery
Job Type: Full-Time
Date Posted: Aug/Sept 2021
Location: the University of Kentucky College of Medicine
Description: The Division of Pediatric Surgery at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine seeks a pediatric surgeon at the Associate Professor or Professor level to join a busy clinical and academic program. This individual will serve as the Chief of the Pediatric Surgery Division. This person is required to provide continuity of administrative excellence, to maintain growth of the Pediatric Surgery service, and to provide excellent pediatric patient care while teaching and training residents and students.

Candidates must be board certified 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 and successful research in pediatric surgery. Interest and experience in ECMO, pediatric NSQIP, trauma, and advanced minimally invasive techniques are preferred. Kentucky Children’s Hospital is an ACS Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center, a Level IV NICU, and an ELSO Center of Excellence. The catchment area reaches 1.6 million people. UK HealthCare’s University of Kentucky Albert B. Chandler Hospital has been named the No. 1 Hospital in Kentucky by the U.S. News & World Report's Best Hospitals Rankings for the last five consecutive years. Kentucky Children’s Hospital is ranked in two Pediatric Specialties by U.S. News & World Report.

The University of Kentucky has been named among America's Best Employers by Forbes magazine. UK is one of only four employers in Kentucky and the only university in Kentucky on the list. Overall, UK is ranked No. 263 of 500 large employers in the country across all industrial sectors. 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. Lexington, Horse Capital of the World, is located in the heart of the Bluegrass Region and is surrounded by the largest concentration of thoroughbred horse farms in the world. The opportunity to live in this beautiful area of the country, while simultaneously enjoying a successful pediatric surgery practice with leadership influence, is an invaluable opportunity.

This full-time faculty position will be the in the Department of Surgery at the UK College of Medicine.
Qualifications: Candidates must be board certified 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 and successful research in pediatric surgery. Interest and experience in ECMO, pediatric NSQIP, trauma, and advanced minimally invasive techniques are preferred.
How to Apply: Qualified applicants should send a cover letter and CV to:

John M. Draus, Jr., MD,
Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics
Chief Medical Officer, Kentucky Children’s Hospital
Division Chief, Pediatric Surgery
john.draus@uky.edu.