Chief of the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery

The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Rumford, Rhode Island
Closing date
Jan 31, 2023

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The Alpert Medical School of Brown University and Lifespan Hospitals are beginning a search for a Chief of the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Rhode Island Hospital, and Karl E Karlson, MD and Gloria A Karlson Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery Chair. The Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery has a reputation of excellence in clinical care, clinical and basic research excellence with funding from the National Institutes of Health, a T32 Training grant in Cardiovascular Surgery Research and participation in multiple clinical trials.  Responsibilities include leading the division, mentoring diverse stakeholders, supporting an inclusive environment for faculty, trainees, and staff, and leading research with potential to mitigate care disparities.

Minimum requirements include board certification in general surgery and special qualifications in cardiothoracic surgery.  The successful applicant has a national reputation and a clinical strength in one or more areas of cardiovascular surgery such as valve repair, heart failure or complex coronary surgery. The applicant should have a strong record in education and peer reviewed publication and proven experience in administration and leadership. The applicant must meet the requirements to be eligible for appointment as a Professor of Surgery in the Research Scholar or Teaching Scholar tracks at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University to include an established record of scholarly achievements and publications with a national or international reputation.  Highly desirable attributes include involvement in national or international committees and relevant professional societies, and a track record of an administrative role at a major medical institution. 

University Cardiovascular Surgical Associates, Rhode Island Hospital, and Brown University are EEO/AA employers and are committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty. We welcome nominations and applications from minorities, women, and individuals with varied experiences, perspective, and backgrounds, which would enrich the institutions’ research, teaching, and service missions.  Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled or the search is closed.  

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