The Department Head for Surgery will oversee the faculty, staff and residents in the Department of Surgery to advance the educational, clinical and research missions of the department and the School of Medicine. This includes faculty and residents in New Orleans, Baton Rouge and Lafayette. The Department Head will report directly to the Dean of the School of Medicine and work closely with the leadership at our partnering clinical facilities, our regional campuses, and the LSU Healthcare Network. Partnering clinical facilities include University Medical Center-New Orleans (UMCNO), the Southeast Louisiana Veteranâ€™s Affairs Hospital, West Jefferson Medical Center, Ochsner Medical Center â€“ Kenner, Childrenâ€™s Hospital New Orleans, and others including hospitals in Baton Rouge and Lafayette. The Department Head will also work with associate and assistant deans to ensure high quality educational experiences for students and residents. The Department Head will have opportunities to collaborate with other clinical and basic science departments and with our multidisciplinary centers of excellence including the Stanley S. Scott Cancer Center, the Cardiovascular Center, the Neuroscience Center and the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Center.
Board Certified in Surgery or a Surgical Subspecialty, or be actively enrolled in the maintenance of certification program; licensure to practice in the State of Louisiana before hire date.
10 years on a medical school faculty; Must have obtained the rank of Associate Professor or Professor; Must have achieved distinction in the areas of clinical practice, education, research, and/or program administration.
About Louisiana State University Health New Orleans
The mission of the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans (LSUHSC-NO) is to provide education, research, and public service through direct patient care and community outreach. LSUHSC-NO comprises the Schools of Allied Health Professions, Dentistry, Graduate Studies, Medicine, Nursing, and Public Health.
LSUHSC-NO educational programs prepare students for careers as health care professionals and scientists. The Health Sciences Center disseminates and advances knowledge through State and national programs of basic and clinical research, resulting in publications, technology transfer, and related economic enhancements to meet the changing needs of the State of Louisiana and the nation.
LSUHSC-NO provides vital public service through direct patient care, including care of indigent and uninsured patients. Health care services are provided through LSUHSC-NO clinics in allied health, dentistry, medicine, nursing, and in numerous affiliated hospitals and clinics throughout Louisiana.
LSUHSC-NO provides referral services, continuing education, and information relevant to the public health of the citizens of Louisiana. In addition, LSUHSC-NO works cooperatively w...ith two Area Health Education Centers (AHECs), whose programs focus on improving the number and distribution of health care providers in underserved rural and urban areas of Louisiana and on supporting existing rural health care providers through continuing education programs.