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Job Title: Chair, Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Date Available: Immediately
Location: The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
Description: The Ohio State University (OSU) College of Medicine seeks a collaborative, visionary and nationally recognized surgeon to serve as its next Chair for the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. As part of The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center's growth and strategic plan to become a top 20 academic medical center, the next chair will have a unique opportunity to build upon one of the strongest plastic surgery programs in the country across its research, education and patient care missions.


The department hosts 33 primary and associate faculty providing advanced specialty care across the OSU Wexner Medical Center, including the Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital, University Hospital, East Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute, as well as at Nationwide Children's Hospital. The department is home to the largest team of reconstructive microsurgeons in the Midwest, an internationally recognized trauma, hand and complex reconstruction faculty as well as a large residency program and fellowships in microsurgery, pediatric craniofacial surgery, and speech disorders.

OSU College of Medicine is a key component of the OSU Wexner Medical Center, which is one of the largest and most comprehensive health sciences campuses in the world. It comprises seven hospitals, more than 100 clinical sites, 2,100 clinical faculty, 800 residents and fellows, and more than 20 research centers and institutes, along with 25 core research laboratories that promote collaboration among experts from virtually all departments, divisions and branch campuses of OSU.

Reporting to Dean K. Craig Kent, M.D., the incoming chair must be passionate about building collaborative clinical and research programs of excellence, mentoring junior and mid-career faculty, and propelling OSU plastic surgery to greater heights.

The successful candidate will be a surgeon or surgeon-scientist with an outstanding record of accomplishments in the specialty of plastic and reconstructive surgery, who has served in leadership positions at an academic medical center. In addition, the successful candidate will be board certified in plastic surgery, have a distinguished record of accomplishment in scholarship, education, research, or clinical service. Women and underrepresented candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

The University has a strong commitment to diversity and encourages applications and nominations from traditionally underrepresented groups. Applicants should include a current vitae and cover letter reviewing the candidate's experiences, strengths, and accomplishments. Confidential inquiries, nominations, expressions of interest and candidate materials should be submitted via email to the search consultants, Karen Otto, Jeff Schroetlin and Megan Welch at OSUPlasticSurgery@wittkieffer.com; phone 630-575-6904.

The Ohio State University is committed to establishing a culturally and intellectually diverse environment, encouraging all members of our learning community to reach their full potential. We are responsive to dual-career families and strongly promote work-life balance to support our community members through a suite of institutionalized policies. To build a diverse workforce, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center encourages applications from individuals with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women. Ohio State 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 status or protected veteran status.

Contact: Megan Welch
630-575-6904
Email: OSUPlasticSurgery@wittkieffer.com

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