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Job Title: Academic Burn/Plastic Surgeon
Date Available: Immediately
Location: Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Lubbock
Description: The Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Department of Surgery is seeking applicants for the position of Academic Burn Surgeon based at the Timothy J. Harnar Burn Center at University Medical Center, our primary teaching hospital. The Timothy J Harnar Burn Center is the 12th busiest in the nation, with robust adult and pediatric volume and a busy inpatient and outpatient surgical practice.

Overnight and weekend call coverage is covered by the in-house trauma service, freeing the burn surgeon to focus on the daily care of the burned patient. There is opportunity to blend an elective surgery or trauma/acute care surgery practice into the position, to allow the surgeon a diverse practice and maintain a broad range of surgical competencies. The long-term goal of this recruitment is for the selected candidate to become Burn Director in a few years, under the mentorship and guidance of John A. Griswold MD FACS, the current Burn Director, and Sharmila Dissanaike, MD FACS FCCM, Chair of Surgery and Burn Surgeon.

The successful candidate must be either Board certified or in the process of certification in General Surgery with additional fellowship training in Surgical Critical Care, Burn or Trauma, or they may be Board certified or in the process of certification in Plastic Surgery. The candidate should have exemplary clinical skills, a team spirit, collegiality, an interest in teaching and clinically based scholarly activity. Faculty rank will be commensurate with experience.

The department is active in both basic science and clinical research, and our medical school was recently ranked #1 nationally among graduates as “The best place to learn”. Surgical education is a core mission of the department, and the surgeon is expected to work closely with residents and medical students. Our faculty enjoy competitive salaries benchmarked to national medians, along with a generous state benefits package which includes PTO, paid medical insurance, dental and disability insurance, as well as an attractive retirement package.

Lubbock is a growing educational, commercial, medical and cultural center with a college-town atmosphere. The metropolitan population in excess of 300K residents of whom 30K+ are Texas Tech students, lives in mild seasonal conditions with an average of 267 days of sunshine per year. Lubbock residents enjoy an easy lifestyle with low housing costs, unique restaurants, bars and boutiques, and the shortest commute in the nation. Lubbock also has great public and private school systems and over 66 public parks, resulting in a very family- friendly atmosphere.

All applicants must apply online at:

As an EEO/AA employer, the Texas Tech University System and its components will not discriminate in our employment practices based on an applicant's race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or status as a protected veteran.

Contact: All questions may be directed to:
Director of Faculty Recruitment and Enrollment.

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