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University of Wisconsin, Madison
Madison, WI, United States (on-site)
30+ days ago
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Madison, Wisconsin, United States (on-site)
30+ days ago


The Department of Surgery at The University of Wisconsin-Madison, School of Medicine and Public Health seeks a dynamic and exceptional academic plastic and reconstructive surgeon to lead our Division of Plastic Surgery. The Division Chair will lead and direct successful clinical, research, and education programs that span the breadth of the wide-ranging field of Plastic Surgery.

The selected Division Chair will be an accomplished plastic and reconstructive surgeon with success in scholarly pursuits. The Division Chair will be responsible for developing effective relationships with system and local clinical and administrative leaders to accomplish the goals and objectives of the Division of Plastic Surgery, Department of Surgery, and School of Medicine and Public Health. Duty allocations are approximate and include:

Management and Leadership (30%). The selected Division Chair will be responsible for managing and leading the Division, which will include working with faculty and staff to leverage their strengths, developing and enhancing Division-wide academic initiatives, empowering individuals to contribute to the missions of the school, university and the health system, identifying and implementing ways to ensure a cohesive and collaborative culture, and promoting engagement with Department strategic initiatives. The Plastic Surgery Division Chair will report to the Chair of the Department of Surgery.

Clinical, Research, and Education Activity (60%). The successful applicant must have a demonstrated record of successful clinical practice as well as excellence in research and education and be able to demonstrate the capacity to further grow and enhance the research and educational missions of the Division. Clinical activities will correlate with the incumbent's surgical sub-specialty in Plastic Surgery. The chairperson will participate in training of medical students, residents, and fellows, and will be expected to provide high quality care to the patients of UW Health.

Clinical Program and Faculty Development (10%). Ideal candidates will possess a record of creating and enhancing clinical programs and service lines with attention to engaging vulnerable or marginalized patient populations, aligning clinical care pathways across multiple care locations, maintaining a track record of responsible fiscal oversight, and establishing collaborative relationships with administrators and physicians.

The UW SMPH Division of Plastic Surgery includes 13 full time faculty members, 18 integrated plastic surgery residents, 2 research fellows, 7 advanced practice providers, and an administrative staff of eight. The full breadth of plastic surgery clinical care is performed for adults and children including general reconstruction, breast surgery, microsurgery, pediatric plastic and craniofacial surgery, gender affirmation surgery, hand and upper extremity surgery, aesthetic surgery, migraine surgery, and lower limb preservation surgery. The Division also participates in multiple robust collaborative inter-disciplinary programs including gender affirming treatment and services, oncologic reconstruction, hand and upper extremity surgery and pediatric craniofacial and vascular anomaly programs, among others. The majority of clinical care occurs at University Hospital, American Family Children's Hospital, and the Veterans Hospital, all of which are physically attached facilities. Additional clinical care is provided at the East Madison Hospital, Meriter Hospital, St. Mary's Hospital, and Madison Surgery Center. Multiple funded research programs are active and productive within the Division, and there is a strong philanthropic base with three endowed Chairs. Over the last three decades, the Division has developed and led a very successful and sustainable global surgery program with ongoing philanthropic support. The next leader of this very successful Division will provide direction, vision, oversight, development, and accountability across the full range of the academic mission and will partner with colleagues across the School of Medicine and Public Health, UW Health, and the broader health system and University.

The UW Department of Surgery consists of more than 140 faculty across eleven specialty divisions, performing more than 25,000 operations annually. The Department also trains more than 70 residents and fellows and is consistently ranked amongst the top surgery programs with extramural research funding, currently 8th in the nation according to Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research. The department provides a robust infrastructure of services including academic resources such as The Wisconsin Surgical Outcomes Research Program (WiSOR), which provides support, resources, and a collaborative environment to facilitate surgical health services research at the University of Wisconsin. The Department's Office of Clinical Research provides clinical trial coordinator support for Clinical Trials as well as regulatory support for research 24/7 and 365-days-per-year. The grants management team provides comprehensive pre-award to post- award support. The Surgical Collaborative of Wisconsin also provides access to a network of surgeons throughout the state and this platform provides opportunities for collaborative quality improvement that improves the care of surgical patients throughout the state and region.

A competitive salary and benefit package is provided, including generous academic support. UW- Madison is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

SMPH is committed to being a diverse, equitable, inclusive, and anti-racist workplace and is an Equal Employment Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Applications from Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) individuals, LGBTQ+ and non-binary identities, women, persons with disabilities, military service members, and veterans are strongly encouraged.


MD, DO, or equivalent.

The successful candidate is required to have, or be eligible for a Wisconsin medical license, and must be currently certified in Plastic Surgery through the American Board of Plastic Surgery, or equivalent. Candidates must be eligible for enrollment as a billing provider and for all necessary hospital privileges within the UW Health network.

Applicants should have a history of successful clinical program development and a demonstrated track record of scholarship and leadership as an academic plastic surgeon. Candidates must possess clinical and academic credentials sufficient for appointment at the CHS rank of Associate Professor or Professor. Appointment as Associate Professor or Professor will require that candidate's credentials meet criteria for rank established by the School of Medicine and Public Health and UW-Madison guidelines.

Job Information

  • Job ID: 64896392
  • Workplace Type: On-Site
  • Location:
    Madison, Wisconsin, United States
  • Company Name For Job: University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • Position Title: Division Chair, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon - UW-Madison
  • Job Function: Cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Required Travel: 0-10%

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