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Academic Cardiac Surgeon and Chief, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery

Recruitment Period

Open date: July 30th, 2018
Last review date: Tuesday, Feb 5, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: Sunday, Jun 30, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


The University of California, Davis, Department of Surgery

Academic Cardiac Surgeon and Chief, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery

The Department of Surgery at the University of California, Davis, Health System located in Sacramento, California, seeks to hire a full time Adult Cardiac Surgeon and Chief of the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the associate or full professor level in the Health Science Clinical Professor, Clinical X or In-Residence series. The Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery is a comprehensive academic program with an Integrated 6-year Pathway program, in cardiothoracic surgery in affiliation with Shriners Hospital and David Grant Medical Center on the Travis Air Force Base.

The successful candidate must have acquired a history of leadership and administration experience relating to clinical and educational programs, including successful research activities, by virtue of his/her training and/or prior experience.

The selected candidate will provide strategic and operational direction that will lead to growth of the educational, research and clinical missions of the surgical programs at UC Davis Health. The candidate selected is expected to engage in the teaching and practice of a broad spectrum of adult cardiac surgery; including: clinical care, both inpatient and outpatient; and research relating to cardiothoracic disease.

Basic Qualifications:
Qualified candidates must possess a Medical Degree and be eligible or certified by the American Board of Thoracic Surgery. The ability to work cooperatively and collegially within a diverse environment is also required.

Preferred Qualifications include experience and capability in end-stage heart disease, minimally invasive surgery and complex coronary revascularization. Specific training and experience with complex aortic surgery, catheter based surgery and minimally invasive surgery for atrial fibrillation would also be desirable. The ideal candidate will have vision and willingness to grow a program of excellence.

Additional Qualifications:
The candidate must acquire a CA Medical License before the appointment start date; and obtain a California Fluoroscopy Operator’s Permit within the first year of appointment.

Qualified applicants should apply online at UC Recruit: by uploading a Letter of Interest outlining research, educational, and administration experience, curriculum vitae with bibliography, statement of contributions to diversity, and the names and contact info of at least three professional references.

Salary and level of appointment will be based upon experience and qualifications.

For more information, please contact the search committee chair, Gregory J. Jurkovich, MD at:

For full consideration applications must be received by: August 31, 2018
However, the position will remain open until filled through: June 30, 2019

Under Federal law, the University of California may employ only individuals who are legally able to work in the United States as established by providing documents as specified in the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. Certain positions funded by federal contracts or sub-contracts require the selected candidate to pass an E-Verify check. More information is available

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Job location

Sacramento, CA

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Document requirements
  • Cover Letter - Cover letter of interest outlining research, educational, and administration experience.

  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Diversity contributions documented in the application file will be used to evaluate applicants. Visit for guidelines about writing a diversity statement and why one is requested.

  • Statement of Research (Optional)

  • Statement of Teaching (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)