Johns Hopkins Medicine: Advanced Lung Failure Fellowship

The Department of Surgery and the Division of Thoracic Surgery, at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, seeks candidates for a one-year Advanced Lung Failure Fellowship.

The fellow will be based at the Johns Hopkins Hospital and will be participating in the day-to-day management of the advanced lung failure program supported by established physicians, surgeons and critical care specialists who will provide appropriate supervision of the fellow in patient care activities. The advanced lung failure program has an outstanding record of superb clinical outcomes, multidisciplinary teaching and scholarship, which provide a rich learning environment conducive to educating the fellow in defined competency areas.

Service responsibilities include participation in preoperative candidate evaluations in multidisciplinary conferences, assessment of donor candidates, organ procurement, utilization of Ex-vivo Lung Perfusion (EVLP) modalities, ECMO deployment for respiratory failure, implantation procedures and perioperative lung transplant patient care including daily rounds. The preferred candidate is expected to have had a diverse experience in all aspects of general thoracic surgery. Prior Experience with organ recovery and lung transplantation and/or independent UNOS surgical organ recovery credentials is preferred but not mandatory.

Active participation in the procurement process including travel by airplane, helicopter, and ground vehicle is a required component of this position.  The individual should have a strong commitment to educating general surgery house officers, cardiothoracic surgical residents, and be amenable to collaborating with nurse practitioners, physician assistants and fellows in the clinical environment.  

Qualifications include board certification in general surgery and/or board eligibility/certification in thoracic surgery.  Successful candidates must also possess qualifications to support credentialing at Johns Hopkins Hospital with an appointment at the Assistant level in the School of Medicine; a current, unrestricted Maryland medical license (if not held, assistance in obtaining will be provided); demonstrated clinical ability and experience to perform duties and responsibilities outlined above; and work effectively in a surgical service environment.  Excellent verbal communication skills are necessary.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  Women and veterans are particularly encouraged to apply.  Letters of application or nomination, as well as a current CV, should be e-mailed to:

Errol L. Bush MD, Associate Professor
Surgical Director Lung Transplant Program  
Johns Hopkins University SOM           

Robert S. D. Higgins, MD
Director, Department of Surgery
Johns Hopkins University SOM

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