Academic Endocrine Surgeon

The Department of Surgery at the University of Kentucky

Position Overview: The Department of Surgery at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, KY is seeking a fellowship-trained endocrine surgeon to join a high volume endocrine surgery program. Candidates must have completed an accredited residency program, successfully completed an AAES accredited endocrine surgery fellowship, and be eligible for American Board of Surgery certification. Ideal candidates will have excellent clinical and operative skills, be accomplished at ultrasound and ultrasound-guided FNA, have interest in resident and medical student education, and an interest in clinical and/or basic science research. Applicants should have credentials appropriate for appointment at the Assistant Professor level. The candidate will be joining three full-time endocrine surgeons who are dedicated to thyroid, parathyroid, and adrenal surgery including the Chair of the Department of Surgery. The Section of Endocrine Surgery enjoys the benefits of in-office ultrasound/FNA with immediate on-site cytopathologic interpretation, intraoperative turbo PTH, option of gamma probe localization, in-office flexible laryngoscopy, access to quality adrenal vein sampling, and a multidisciplinary thyroid cancer conference. The Endocrine Surgery Program is based out of UK Good Samaritan Hospital, which is a low acuity satellite hospital located on the UK campus approximately one mile from the main UK Chandler Hospital. The candidate will take evening general surgery call at Good Samaritan Hospital (current call frequency is 1 in 8, including 7 weekends/year) with appropriate handoffs to the Acute Care Surgery service during the day.The Department of Surgery is comprised of 11 Divisions with over 90 faculty of which 27% are female (65% of our residents are female). The Department has over $6.6 million in annual NIH funding, ranking 21st in the nation among surgery departments. Departmental strategic initiatives focus on clinical excellence, education, research, innovation, leadership training, global health, and equity. For the last five consecutive years, US World News and Report has recognized UK Chandler Hospital as the number 1 hospital in the state of KY. The UK Health System is the largest in the state and houses the Markey Cancer Center, Kentucky’s only NCI-designated cancer center.Location: Lexington, Horse Capital of the World, is located in the heart of the Bluegrass and is surrounded by the largest concentration of thoroughbred horse farms in the world. Kentucky's famed Bluegrass Region is listed in National Geographic Traveler's "50 Best Places of a Lifetime.” In addition to world-class horses, bourbon, and basketball, Lexington was ranked as one of the top 10 most educated cities in the United States by the United States Census Bureau. The opportunity to live in this beautiful area of the country, while simultaneously enjoying a successful endocrine surgery practice, is an invaluable opportunity.Salary and Benefits: We offer a competitive salary and a full array of benefits. Rank and compensation will be commensurate with experience and achievement. Upon offer of employment, successful applicants must pass a pre-employment drug screen and undergo a national background check as required by University of Kentucky Human Resources. The University of Kentucky is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.

Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest and their CV to Dr. Cortney Lee, Associate Professor of Surgery ([email protected]), cc’ing Dr. William B Inabnet III, the Johnston-Wright Endowed Professor and Chair of Surgery and Surgeon-in-Chief of UK HealthCare ([email protected]).

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