University of Vermont Thoracic Surgeon Recruitment

The Department of Surgery at the University of Vermont College of Medicine and the University of Vermont Medical Center is seeking to fill a General Thoracic surgeon position in the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery. The successful candidate will be appointed at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor in the Clinical Scholar pathway, commensurate with years of experience and accomplishments.

The ideal candidate should be a recent graduate of an ACGME-accredited cardiothoracic residency program or have a few years of clinical experience. Expertise in minimally invasive techniques, including thoracoscopy and robotics, is required. An interest in all aspects of Thoracic Surgery, including esophageal surgery is desired. Lung transplant experience is not required. A strong interest in supporting medical student and general surgery resident education is expected. This is an incredible opportunity for a candidate looking to develop a program with a strong referral base and wide growth potential within a health network reaching more than 1.5 million people in Vermont and upstate New York. We offer a competitive compensation and benefit package and a collegial environment to work with highly successful medical professionals.

There are significant opportunities for research collaborations with investigators in the Vermont Lung Center at the Larner College of Medicine. The Vermont Lung Center is a Center of Excellence made up of basic, translational and clinical researchers dedicated to research and training that will improve health related to respiratory disease and critical illness.

Located in Burlington, the University of Vermont and the University of Vermont Medical Center serve as Vermont’s only academic medical center. It is the only ACS verified Level 1 trauma center in the state and provides tertiary care to patients from Vermont and Northern NY. Burlington is a vibrant community located on the shores of Lake Champlain, between the Adirondack and Green Mountains. With year-round recreational opportunities, safe communities and excellent schools, this progressive community has been frequently cited as one of the most livable cities in the U.S.

The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching, and/or service. Applicants are requested to include in their cover letter information about how they will further this goal.

The University of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other category legally protected by federal or state law. The University encourages applications from all individuals who will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the institution.

Interested individuals should apply online at (position number 001167).
Inquiries may be directed to Dr. Chris Rokkas, MD via Kristin Allard at

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