Michigan Medicine is seeking a Section Head of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery who will be responsible for oversight of all clinical, research, administrative, and educational domains within the Section. They will lead all strategic visioning, programmatic growth, and new initiatives while maintaining a strong financial performance. The Section Head will be responsible for all faculty recruitment, mentorship, development, and retention. Most importantly, the preferred candidate will be fully committed to fostering a culture that supports diversity and inclusion. The preferred candidate will demonstrate a proven track record of success in all of these domains.
The University of Michigan Section of Plastic Surgery is part of a statewide network which includes the University of Michigan Hospitals, Ann Arbor Veterans Administration Hospital, MyMichigan Health (Midland, Michigan), Sparrow Hospital (Lansing, Michigan), Chelsea Community Hospital (Chelsea, Michigan), and Michigan West (Grand Rapids, Michigan). At the University of Michigan Hospitals in Ann Arbor, we have 22 full-time clinical faculty members and 2 Clinical Adjunct Faculty members. We have a large clinical volume with over 30,000 clinic visits and 4,000 major operations per year. The scope of our clinical practice encompasses the full breadth of plastic and reconstructive surgery including hand surgery, craniofacial surgery, pediatric plastic surgery, aesthetic surgery, body contouring, breast reconstruction, general plastic surgery, gender affirming surgery, microvascular reconstruction, peripheral nerve, lymphedema, limb reconstruction, and osseous integration.
The University of Michigan Section of Plastic Surgery is actively involved in the education of medical students, residents, and fellows. Plastic Surgery has 7-year integrated residency program with 28 approved positions. We have 2 ACGME accredited hand fellows, 1 ACGME accredited craniofacial fellow, 1 fellow in gender affirmation surgery, and 1 fellow in microsurgery.
The faculty in the Section of Plastic Surgery hold 8 Endowed Professorships and have extensively served in leadership roles locally and nationally. Currently, our faculty hold many significant leadership roles in organized plastic surgery helping to guide the specialty forward.
Plastic Surgery has a diverse and robust clinical and basic science research portfolio with notable strengths in health services, educational, and translational research. Eight faculty members in plastic surgery have extramural funding to support their individual research efforts. Over the past 10 years, the Section of Plastic Surgery’s annual research spending has exceeded $4,000,000/year and over the past 3 years, has exceeded $5,000,000/year. Plastic Surgery faculty collaborate closely with faculty colleagues in the Center for Healthcare Outcomes and Policy, the Center for Global Surgery, the Center for Surgical Innovation, the College of Engineering, and numerous departments across the university.
Candidates should have an M.D. and be Board Certified in Plastic Surgery. They should hold or have the ability to obtain the appropriate medical licenses in the State of Michigan.
Excellent leadership and communication skills are essential. Evidence of clinical competence and competence in clinical and didactic teaching and research is expected. For questions about the position, please contact the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Andrew Chang.
Please send your curriculum vitae to:
Nadine Lewis, MHSA
Administrator, Section of Plastic Surgery, Department of Surgery
2130 Taubman Center
1500 East Medical Center Drive
Ann Arbor, MI, 48109-5331
Email: [email protected]
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The Section of Pediatric Surgery is dedicated to setting the standard for teamwork, compassion, education, and innovation as we achieve outstanding outcomes for patients, invent novel life-saving treatments, and create a legacy of excellence in the field through advanced medical training. We’re proud of the well-rounded enterprise we’ve built — performing a high volume of operations annually in our fast-growing specialty practice; advancing pediatric surgery knowledge and practice through NIH-funded research; and offering collegial and unique fellowship training experiences. Our Section has an active clinical operation with 2,300+ operative cases and 4,800+ outpatient visits at C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital, a strong network of practice with 6 other regional partners, over $700K in annual sponsored research funding, and 6+ ACGME/non-ACGME fellows training with us annually. We’re motivated by providing the very best care to our patients while improving the health of children everywhere as we help create the future of pediatric surgery.
The Section of Pediatric Surgery is seeking applicants to fill a faculty position on the Tenure or Clinical Track, depending on candidate’s career goals. The ideal candidate should have a M.D. degree, should hold or have the ability to obtain the appropriate medical license in the State of Michigan, as well as be board certified or eligible by the American Board of Surgery in Pediatric Surgery. Preferred candidate will have evidence of clinical competence, an interest in an academic career, a record of teaching and research experience, as well as good oral and written communication skills and ability to collaborate effectively with other clinicians. Junior or more experienced applicants, and applicants with any combination of clinical- and non-clinical interests, are all invited to apply. Programmatic growth interest in specialty areas of congenital anomalies, colorectal surgery, and pediatric surgical oncology will be highly considered.
The academic rank for this position will be commensurate with the applicant’s credentials. Clinical, educational, research, and administrative duties will be aligned with the applicant’s interests, and location of practice will be dependent on Section’s needs.
Please send your curriculum vitae and letter of interest to:
Business Manager, Pediatric Surgery
The University of Michigan Health System
1540 E. Hospital Drive, 4-940
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-4211
Email: [email protected]