Boston, Massachusetts (US)
Aug 03, 2020
Oct 31, 2020

Preparing for a Career Break


Emphasis on Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy


Tufts Medical Center, part of the Wellforce system, is seeking a board certified academic cardiac surgeon to join its clinically and academically renowned Division of Cardiac Surgery and CardioVascular Center (CVC). Responsibilities will include a broad spectrum of adult cardiac surgery, with a special emphasis on surgery for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). The candidate will have the opportunity to advance his/her career, while helping to further grow the surgical HCM program as a team member of the HCM Center and Research Institute, one of the largest and most accomplished multidisciplinary programs dedicated to advancing care in this disease.  Drawing from regional and national referrals, the HCM Center at Tufts currently performs over 100 myectomies annually and with an expansive list of ground-breaking research achievements in both the medical and surgical treatment of HCM.

Interested candidates should be at least mid-level in career, having demonstrated excellent outcomes in general adult cardiac surgery.  Submission of at least five years of STS O/E results is required. Although experience with myectomy is preferred, it is not required. This position offers an exceptional opportunity for mentorship and collaboration with a senior cardiac surgeon at Tufts, who is one of the nation’s most preeminent HCM surgeons having performed ~800 myectomies over the past 15 years. The successful candidate will work alongside our internationally recognized HCM team of clinical cardiologists and a team of world class cardiac surgeons and clinicians in every aspect of CV care. While participation in most aspects of adult cardiac surgery is expected, the major goal is to provide career development to help establish for the applicant a major clinical practice focused on surgical management of HCM.

Applicants must be collegial, with outstanding communication skills, a true team player, and sincerely interested in collaborative clinical and/or translational research. Teaching residents is a requirement. The candidate would participate in general adult cardiac surgery and our cardiac transplant program and benefit from referrals from across the Wellforce Eastern Massachusetts provider network and our Advanced Heart Failure New England-wide network. There is also a significant growth opportunity in arrhythmia surgery, in collaboration with our Electrophysiology group, and expertise in arrhythmia surgery is a plus. 

The CVC is an integrated Heart and Vascular Center with true financial and strategic alignment across Cardiology, Cardiac Surgery, and Vascular Surgery, as well as across the physician organization and the hospital. Research is integrated under the CardioVascular Center for Research and Innovation. The Division of Cardiac Surgery performs approximately 1000 cardiac procedures per year. The CVC has the largest advanced heart failure program in New England. The Division of Cardiac Surgery performs 40-60 heart transplants per year with a five-star rating for outcomes from the Scientific Registry for Transplant Recipients. The CVC is a world leader in both pre-clinical and clinical mechanical circulatory support development. It has robust and growing interdisciplinary programs in cardiac arrhythmia, structural heart disease, aortic disease, and ischemic heart disease. A 12-bed state-of-the-art cardiac surgery ICU is now being constructed, as well as 4-OR state-of-the-art cardiac surgery operating suite.  The surgeons and cardiologists partner with a 24/7 cardiovascular critical care team, closely aligned with the CVC, collaborating in pre-and post-surgical management, including patients with cardiac transplant or mechanical circulatory support.

Salary and academic appointment at Tufts University School of Medicine will be commensurate with training and level of experience.  Tufts Medical Center is an Equal Opportunity employer, and women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Interested candidates should submit their CV and letter of interest and intent to Frederick Y. Chen, MD, PhD, Chief, Division of Cardiac Surgery, CardioVascular Center, Tufts Medical Center, via email:


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