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Chair, Div of Cardiovascular Surgery / Surg Dir of Heart Transplant

Job ID 193356BR Date posted 11/11/2022
  • Phoenix, Arizona
  • Full Time
  • Cardiovascular Surgery
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Position description
Mayo Clinic is searching for an innovative leader to help create a world class Division of Cardiovascular Surgery at its Destination Medical Center (DMC) in Phoenix, Arizona. The Division Chair will also serve as the Surgical Director for the Heart Transplant program at Mayo Clinic Arizona. Depending on interest and experience, Surgical Director of ECMO may also be considered as an additional opportunity.

Mayo Clinic Arizona ranked #1 in Arizona by the U.S. News and World Report evaluations for 2021-2022 with excellent scores in outcomes and experience. In addition to a broad-based practice in routine and complex cardiac surgery and the close ties with other Mayo sites, provide streamlined patient care and excellent opportunities for academic and scholarly activities.

The Division Chair of Cardiovascular Surgery, aligned with CT Surgery Department vision of Bold. Forward. Preeminent., will be expected to advance patient care, support the Division’s research efforts and to help guide in educating and developing the future generation of cardiovascular surgeons. She/he will be responsible for achieving exceptional patient outcomes, as well as actively recruiting and retaining top talent to advance Mayo’s mission. As Surgical Director of Heart Transplantation, she/he will be responsible for partnering with the medical director for heart transplantation to plan, organize, conduct and direct the activities of the heart transplant program.

Outcomes Expected
  • Prioritize business strategies to position the division for the future
  • Drive innovation across Practice, Education, and Research
  • Build and sustain a robust and diverse cardiovascular surgery practice
  • Foster collaboration across the organization to provide the best patient outcomes
  • Effective management that will align to Mayo Clinic’s 2030 strategy of identifying new cures for patients, connections through a digital strategy and transformational business models
  • Recruit top tier staff to sustain Mayo Clinic’s vision of being the most trusted partner in healthcare
  • Partner with the Transplant Center to support our high-quality heart transplant program.

For more information on the history and success of our program, please watch our video: 500th Heart Transplant - Mayo Clinic Arizona - YouTube

Ideal Candidate Profile
  • Board certified in Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery by the American Board of Thoracic Surgery or the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
  • Meets eligibility requirements of Primary Heart Transplant Surgeon delineated in UNOS bylaws
  • Successful completion of a 2-3 year accredited cardiothoracic surgery fellowship
  • M.D., D.O. or equivalent degree with a current license to practice in Arizona
  • Academic rank of Associate Professor or Professor
  • Evidence of continued academic and scholarly activity in laboratory or clinical research; including those with interest in translational research
  • Strong leadership qualities
  • Superb clinician with understanding of cardiovascular surgery, ECMO, and heart transplant practices
  • Drive on-going practice innovation
  • Adept at mentoring junior staff
  • Ability to seamlessly work in a cardiovascular team concept and to build relationships and networks globally
  • Recognized as an expert in their field
  • This is a leadership position which requires the ability to effectively develop others, recruit and retain talent and have an understanding/appreciation for creating and supporting diverse teams.

Organizational Requirements
  • Individual will be based in Arizona.

*Please include CV and letter of interest.

License or certification
Eligible for Arizona state licensure.

Benefits eligible

Full Time

International Assignment

Site description
Over the next four years, Mayo Clinic is making significant investments in both the physical and technological future of health care, through doubling the size of the Mayo Clinic campus in Phoenix, inclusive of practice, education, and research activities. Mayo Clinic's campuses in Arizona are located in Phoenix and Scottsdale, in the beautiful Sonoran Desert. The region is known as the Valley of the Sun, a metropolitan area with more than 4 million residents in 25 cities and towns.

With Phoenix being the fifth largest city in the nation, this sunny "desert metropolis" offers the amenities of a big city in the midst of a strikingly beautiful, rugged, southwest landscape.

Scottsdale frequently earns praise as a highly desirable place to live. The city's more than 200,000 residents enjoy a vibrant mix of culinary hot spots, arts and entertainment, professional and collegiate sports teams, and community resources. The region's desert climate promotes an outdoor lifestyle with a full complement of sports and recreation.

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