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Director of Regional Thoracic Surgery

Cleveland Clinic Vero Beach ,FL
  • Expired: January 18, 2020. Applications are no longer accepted.

The world class cardiothoracic surgery program at Cleveland Clinic is seeking candidates for Director of Western Region Thoracic Surgery to join our established and highly respected practice. The Director will be responsible for managing and integrating thoracic surgery services across the Cleveland Clinic Health System.
The Cleveland Clinic Health System includes 11 regional hospitals and over 180 outpatient facilities in Northeastern Ohio. The following locations are all tertiary referral and teaching centers in close proximity to Cleveland Clinic Main Campus.
Western Region

Cleveland Clinic Fairview Hospital

  • S. News & World Report: 5th best hospital in Ohio
  • Level 2 Trauma Center
  • Expanded Emergency Department
  • Comprehensive Cancer Care
  • 488 beds

MetroHealth Medical Center
  • An academic medical center
  • Cuyahoga County's most experienced Level 1 Trauma Center
  • 589 beds

Southern Region

Cleveland Clinic Akron General
  • S. News & World Report: 11th best hospital in Ohio
  • Level 1 Trauma Center
  • New, state-of-the-art Emergency Department
  • 532 beds

Eastern Region

Cleveland Clinic Hillcrest Hospital
  • S. News & World Report: 6th best hospital in Ohio
  • Level 2 Trauma Center
  • Expanded Emergency Department
  • Comprehensive cancer care
  • 500 registered hospital beds
Our highly trained and skilled surgeons care for patients with benign and malignant diseases of the lungs, chest wall, pleural space, and mediastinum. The practice offers a full spectrum of endoscopic procedures of the lungs and esophagus, as well as dilation and stenting procedures. Minimally invasive surgical approaches are used in the treatment of both benign and malignant chest pathology. Minimally invasive excellence is critical for both lobectomy as well as the care of infectious disease and other thoracic diseases.
Requirements: Board Certified in American Board of Surgery as well as American Board of Thoracic Surgery, and a valid and unrestricted license to practice medicine in the state of Ohio or are eligible for an Ohio medical license. A faculty appointment at a rank commensurate with experience will be with the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University.

Opportunity to develop a rewarding practice while benefiting from these key features:
  • Opportunity for research
  • Robotics program with state-of-the-art equipment - VATS and DaVinci
  • Surgical focus on all aspects of general thoracic surgery to include robotic minimally invasive thoracic surgery
  • Collaboration with staff in the Cleveland Clinic Heart and Vascular Institute, whose adult Cardiology and Cardiothoracic Surgery program has been ranked 1 st in the nation by S. News & World Report for more than 20 years, a driving force behind the STS database
  • Becoming Regional Quality Director
  • Recruitment and management of regional staff
  • Development of regional expansion and outreach
The successful candidate will have a joint appointment with Cleveland Clinic's Heart and Vascular Institute at the main campus. This position reports to the leadership at the Heart and Vascular Institute at the Main Campus. Moreover, our physicians enjoy full access to a distinguished team of caregivers, from medical oncology & radiation oncology, to radiology and an experienced OR staff, including advanced practice practitioners.
Sudish C. Murthy, MD, PhD, FACS, FCCP
Daniel and Karen Lee Endowed Chair in Thoracic Surgery
Professor of Surgery, CCLCM of Case Western Reserve University
Section Head, General Thoracic Surgery
Surgical Director, Center of Major Airway Disease
Associate Program Director, Thoracic Surgery

This dynamic position commands an extremely competitive salary enhanced by an attractive benefits package including medical malpractice coverage and a collegial work environment.

For the 25th consecutive year, Cleveland Clinic's heart program has ranked as the best in the nation, earning the No. 1 ranking in U.S. News & World Report's "2019-20 Best Hospitals." Since 1995, no hospital in the country has ranked higher than Cleveland Clinic in cardiac care.

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Cleveland Clinic


Vero Beach, FL
32964 USA