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Job Title: Dept. of Surgery Division of Plastic, Hand and Burn Surgery
Date Available: Open until filled
Location: Veterans Administration Medical Center, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Department of Surgery
Division of Plastic, Hand and Burn Surgery

Veterans Administration Medical Center – New Mexico

The Division of Plastic, Hand and Burn Surgery in the Department of Surgery at the University and the VAMC New Mexico are recruiting an academic plastic surgeon faculty member. This joint recruitment is 6/8 VAMC and 2/8 UNM School of Medicine. The successful recruit will be versed in general adult reconstructive plastics surgery with a record of academic productivity and publications. The VAMC and UNMH see patients who are in need of treatment of diseases of the skin, hand, trunk and maxillofacial structures. It is anticipated the successful recruit will be the Chief of Plastic Surgery at the VAMC.

The University of New Mexico Hospital (UNMH) is the principal teaching hospital of the UNM School of Medicine and the state's only Level 1 Trauma center. The VAMC New Mexico is the primary VA referral center for the entire state of New Mexico and attracts VA patients from neighboring states as well.

Shared call coverage is provided by 4 board-certified UNM faculty plastic surgeons, with the support of specialized services provided by our advanced practice providers. We have an RRC approved Integrated Plastic Surgery Residency with 6 full time residents.

This faculty position is being recruited at Assistant, Associate or full Professor Rank.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Board certified/eligible in Plastic Surgery
  • Eligible for licensure in New Mexico
  • Eligible to work in the U.S.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (or Canadian equivalent)
  • Experience in General Adult Reconstructive Plastic Surgery
  • Must have demonstrated academic productivity and publications
  • Experience in clinical research
  • Experience in Clinical Education

Albuquerque, New Mexico, is a culturally rich and naturally beautiful metropolitan area. It is best known for the annual Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. Sitting at the crossroads of New Mexico's major highways (Interstates 40 and 25). New Mexico is the home of two national laboratories, Sandia and Los Alamos, and Kirtland Air Force Base houses the Air Force Research Laboratory, which focuses on cutting edge research. Year-round good weather and easy access to the outdoors (the Sandia mountain wilderness is 20 minutes from UNM) make Albuquerque an incredible area for outdoor enthusiasts. New Mexico has a great diversity in landscapes and wildlife, containing six of the seven “Life Zones” on Earth.

Interested applicants must apply for this position at the VA Albuquerque Medical Center directly. For more information and/or application Job Link, please contact the VA Human Resources Department at 1-505-256-2760.

This position will remain open until filled. For more information about the position, directly please contact Gregory Borah, MD DMD FACS, Professor of Plastic Surgery, Hand and Burn Surgery at

Gregory Borah, MD, DMD, FACS
Professor of Plastic Surgery, Hand and Burn Surgery
University of New Mexico Health Science Center
MSC10 5610, 1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131
Phone: 505-272-4264

The UNM School of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and Educator. This position may be subject to criminal records screening in accordance with New Mexico state law. J1 Visas are not eligible for this opportunity. UNM's confidentiality policy ("Disclosure of Information about Candidates for Employment," UNM Board of Regents' Policy Manual 6.7), which includes information about public disclosure of documents submitted by applicants, is located at


Gregory Borah, MD, DMD, FACS

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