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Surgical Director- Heart Transplantation and Mechanical Circulatory Support. Charlotte, NC

Charlotte, NC, United States
Job ID: 62695
Job Family: Physicians
Specialty: Cardiac &Thoracic Surgery
Status: Full Time
Shift: Variable
Detailed Shift and Schedule: Will provide Lisa with details
Remote Opportunity: No
Job Type: Regular
Department Name: 26511035132048-Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery


Surgical Director- Heart Transplantation and Mechanical Circulatory Support
Sanger Heart and Vascular Institute
Atrium Health Wake Forest School of Medicine- Charlotte, NC

In conjunction with the newly formed Wake Forest School of Medicine in Charlotte, the Division of Cardiovascular Surgery at Atrium Health’s Sanger Heart & Vascular Institute (SHVI) is seeking a cardiac surgeon with academic orientation to serve as Surgical Director of the Heart Transplantation and Mechanical Circulatory Support Program.  SHVI comprises more than 120 cardiovascular physicians in a network of over 25 locations in the greater Charlotte, North Carolina region. As one of the Southeast's largest and most comprehensive programs, SHVI has over 50 years of experience in providing highest quality, multidisciplinary cardiovascular care, including the region's only Aortic Center and accredited Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy and Congenital Heart Disease Centers. As the only cardiac transplantation program in western North Carolina, SHVI is on pace to perform over 75 combined cardiac transplants and durable VAD implants in 2022, with a goal to exceed 150 such procedures by 2030.

Responsibilities of the Surgical Director will include oversight of all aspects of surgical care within the Program; leadership of all programmatic initiatives (in conjunction with the Programs’ Medical Director); direction of academic and research pursuits related to heart transplantation/mechanical circulatory support; and instruction of medical students and trainees. Academic appointment within the Wake Forest School of Medicine will be awarded, with rank commensurate with academic achievement.
•    Nationally recognized clinical expertise in heart transplantation/mechanical circulatory support
             - In addition, experience with all facets of adult cardiovascular surgery, with specific expertise in mitral surgery preferred.
•    Board Certification in Thoracic Surgery, with completion of an ACGME-approved Cardiothoracic Surgery Residency or equivalent.
•    North Carolina medical licensure eligibility.
•    Excellent communication and leadership skills to advance growth and development of program.