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Academic Transplant Surgeon and Chief, Division of Transplant Surgery

Recruitment Period

Open date: October 18th, 2019

Last review date: Wednesday, Jan 8, 2020 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: Wednesday, Sep 30, 2020 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 Transplant Surgeon and Chief, Division of Transplant Surgery

The Department of Surgery at the University of California, Davis, Health System located in Sacramento, California, seeks to hire a full time Transplant Surgeon and Chief of the Division of Transplant Surgery at the associate or full professor level in the Health Science Clinical Professor, Clinical X or In-Residence series. The Division of Transplant Surgery currently performs both adult and pediatric transplantation of the kidney, kidney-pancreas and isolated pancreas, and seeks to develop the full portfolio of solid organ transplantation.

The successful candidate must have acquired a history of leadership and administration experience in 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 adult and pediatric transplant surgery; including: clinical care, both inpatient and outpatient; and basic science/translational research related to transplant immunology and clinical outcomes.

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

Preferred Qualifications:
Include experience and capability in transplants of the kidney, kidney-pancreas and/or isolated pancreas. 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.

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 one of the search committee co-chairs, Gregory (Jerry) Jurkovich, MD or Junichiro Sageshima, MD at:

For full consideration applications must be received by: November 14, 2019
However, the position will remain open until filled through September 30, 2020

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


Document requirements
  • Cover Letter

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

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

  • Statement of Research (Optional)

  • Statement of Teaching (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-4 required (contact information only)