University of Kentucky: Thoracic Surgeon

The Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the University of Kentucky, College of Medicine, is seeking a full-time, academic Thoracic Surgeon to join the Section of General Thoracic Surgery. Rank and compensation will be commensurate with experience and achievement and will include an academic appointment through the University of Kentucky, College of Medicine and an appointment at the on-site Lexington Veterans Affairs Medical Center. The candidate will join a growing practice, which focuses on lung, esophageal and mediastinal neoplasms through the NCCN designated Markey Cancer Center, benign thoracic disease including POEM, and complex and uncommon thoracic conditions. The candidate should have a strong interest in minimally invasive thoracic surgery including VATS or robotics for pulmonary surgery and laparoscopic approaches to esophageal disease. In addition, the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery supports two ACGME-accredited training pathways: traditional 2-year fellowship pathway and integrated 6-year pathway and enthusiastic participation in resident teaching is required.

Candidates must be board eligible or board certified by the American Board of Thoracic Surgery and have a demonstrated ability to work cooperatively and collegially to provide optimal multidisciplinary care for our patients. This position can be tailored to the academic interests of the candidate as the University of Kentucky offers excellent collaborators with expertise ranging from cutting-edge clinical trials to health services research to care for underserved populations.

The University of Kentucky Albert Chandler Hospital is the top ranked hospital in Kentucky in the 2019 US News and World Report rankings. The Markey Cancer Center Affiliate Network extends throughout the state offering opportunities for clinical and academic collaboration. The main hospital is located in downtown Lexington, Kentucky, which features beautiful horse farms, a thriving bourbon industry, an excellent public school system, a diverse culinary scene, and extensive cultural opportunities available through the large University of Kentucky campus and surrounding community.

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 candidates should submit a letter describing their clinical and academic interests and their CV to:
Shari Meyerson MD, Chief Section of Thoracic Surgery at
Please cc Michael Sekela MD, Chief Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery at

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