Thoracic Surgeon

  • Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Richmond, VA

This position has been filled.

VCU Health is on the forefront of healthcare, providing patients with the most progressive treatments and medical technology available. VCU Health encompasses five schools, an academic medical center, a Level I trauma center, one of only two NCI-designated cancer centers in Virginia, the region’s only full-service children’s hospital, and more than 800 physicians in 200 specialties and subspecialties. VCU Health has a community health center, dedicated research teams, facilities, and valued partners in every field to offer top-notch care to the communities it serves.

Position Overview

Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) is seeking a Thoracic Surgeon. The mission of the VCU Division of Cardiothoracic surgery is to both provide the Mid-Atlantic’s most advanced, patient-oriented, cost-effective and safe cardiothoracic services, as well as to create the finest training environment for the region’s future cardiothoracic specialists. The current environment increasingly mandates leading both regional and national quality initiatives in cardiothoracic surgery. The division is committed to enhance diversity among its faculty staff and students.

This position will fulfill several urgent needs of this division. Duties will include clinical responsibilities in all areas of cardiac and thoracic surgery. This person will be charged with the responsibility of developing a community based full service cardiac and thoracic surgery program. A broad expertise in cardiac and thoracic surgery with a track record of excellence is essential. Other key responsibilities include:

  • Teaching: The faculty member will have teaching responsibilities in all areas of Cardiothoracic Surgery for surgeons, medical specialties, medical students, and other students.
  • Research: Clinical Research will be encouraged.
  • Service: The Thoracic Surgeon will serve on departmental, College, and/or University committees as necessary, as well as in a professional capacity in their field, e.g., reviewer, conference organizer, etc.


Board Certified or Board Eligible in Thoracic Surgery; must have training and capabilities in both foregut and thoracic oncology.

  • Commitment to resident education and teaching, clinical research and innovation.
  • Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU.
    Additional expertise in specific areas of cardiac and thoracic surgery, minimally invasive approaches, etc.
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