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Chief, Division of Liver and Pancreas Transplant

Position title: Associate or Full Professor

Salary range: $184,500- $802,700

APPLICATION WINDOW Open date: August 25, 2023

Next review date: Sunday, Sep 24, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Monday, Oct 30, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


Chief, Division Liver and Pancreas Transplantation Department of Surgery

The Department of Surgery at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA invites applications for Chief of the Division of Liver and Pancreas Transplantation, a tenured faculty position at the Associate or Full Professor level, and the Ronald W. Busuttil, MD, PhD, and Sidney Kimmel Endowed Chair in Transplantation Surgery.

The Division of Liver and Pancreas Transplantation provides exceptional patient care, pursues breakthrough research, produces significant advances in the treatment of liver and pancreas conditions, and trains the next generation of highly accomplished surgeons. The program is one of the most established and active in the U.S., and the transplant team has performed transplants for infants, children and adults, focusing on innovative surgical techniques, advances in immunosuppressive drugs and quality patient care. Responsible for developing some of today's leading techniques, UCLA’s experts are spearheading research efforts to improve care, expand donor pools, and better manage and treat advanced liver disease . The Division cares for all aspects of liver and hepatobiliary disease. Adult outpatient care and evaluations are performed n the Pfleger Liver Institute and for children in the Children’s Health Care clinic. Adults with cancer are treated in the Dumont-UCLA Liver Cancer Center. UCLA is one of a few programs that offers pediatric and adult care in the same facility, Ronald Reagan-UCLA Medical Center – which includes the Mattel Children’s Hospital. In addition to serving as a tertiary referral center for other transplant programs with challenging hepatobiliary cases, the Division has longstanding expertise in pancreas, intestinal, and multivisceral transplantation.


The Division Chief must be a respected active clinical surgeon in liver transplantation with a distinguished record of clinical excellence in surgery, creative research productivity, and administrative skills. Experience in Pediatric liver transplantation including Living Donor transplantation is preferable. The Division Chief must demonstrate transparency, a deep sense of professionalism, commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in all its forms, an unwavering ethical compass, and strong support for interdisciplinary and interprofessional collaboration and institutional growth. The Division Chief must be committed to interdisciplinary collaboration between all team members, and is expected to work closely with adult and pediatric hepatology transplant specialists, as well as take a leadership role with other Division Chiefs and Chairs in Surgery, Internal Medicine and Pediatrics. The Division Chief must also be an active participant in the Fellowship Program. It is also the responsibility of the Division Chief to work alongside the Department Chair to represent the Division in the areas of financial performance, faculty career development, research, education, and clinical care, while achieving local, regional and national visibility and prominence in the subspecialty .


Candidates must possess an M.D. degree or equivalent, be board certified in surgery and certified in abdominal transplantation and be eligible for licensure in the State of California. Candidates must also be eligible for appointment to the University of California regular professor series with a strong track record as a clinician investigator and educator including scholarly work in basic science, translational science, public health, global health or social science research. The salary will be commensurate with academic rank and experience.


The University of California seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the people of California, to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives and ways of knowing and learning.


The posted UC salary scales set the minimum pay determined by rank and step at appointment. See Table 5 – Summary https://www.ucop.edu/academic-personnel-programs/_files/2023-24/oct-2023-acad-salary-scales/t5-summary.pdf

The salary range for this position is $184,500- $802,700. This position includes membership in the health sciences compensation plan which provides for eligibility for additional compensation. https://medschool.ucla.edu/sites/g/files/oketem456/files/media/documents/SOM-Imp-Proc-32015.pdf


Interested applicants are asked to provide an updated curriculum vitae and a letter of interest. Applicants must submit their application materials online at: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF08597


UC Regents Statement on Ethical Values and Standards of Conduct: All aspects of searches are confidential and all candidates are expected to review and abide by UC Regents Policy 1111 on Statement on Ethical Values and Standards of Conduct https://regents.universityofcalifornia.edu/governance/policies/1111.html



Confidential inquiries related to this position and/or search may be directed to Search Committee co-Chairs: Timothy Donahue, MD tdonahue@mednet.ucla.edu; Suzanne McDiarmid, MD smcdiarmid@mednet.ucla.edu


Cultural North Star: The shared values of the DGSOM are expressed in the Cultural North Star, which was developed by members of our community and affirms our unswerving commitment to doing what’s right, making things better, and being kind. These are the standards to which we hold ourselves, and one another. Please read more about this important DGSOM program at https://medschool.ucla.edu/cultural-north-star. Anti-Racism Roadmap: The David Geffen School of Medicine Anti-racism roadmap is our co-created path to ensuring racial justice, equity, diversity and inclusion. We are committed to actively dismantling structural racism in our organization as described in more detail at: https://medschool.ucla.edu/diversity-anti-racism-roadmap


The University of California is committed to creating and maintaining a community dedicated to the advancement, application, and transmission of knowledge and creative endeavors through academic excellence, where all individuals who participate in University programs and activities can work and learn together in a safe and secure environment, free of violence, harassment, bullying and other demeaning behavior, discrimination, exploitation, or intimidation. With this commitment as well as a commitment to addressing all forms of academic misconduct, UCLA conducts targeted employment reference checks for finalists to whom departments or other hiring units would like to extend formal offers of appointment into Academic Senate faculty positions. The targeted employment reference checks involve contacting the finalists’ current and prior places of employment to ask whether there have been substantiated findings of misconduct that would violate the University’s Faculty Code of Conduct. To implement this process, UCLA requires all applicants for Academic Senate faculty positions to complete, sign, and upload the form entitled “Authorization to Release Information” into RECRUIT as part of their application. If the applicant does not include the signed authorization to release information with the application materials, the application will be considered incomplete. As with any incomplete application, the application will not receive further consideration. Although all applicants for faculty recruitments must complete the entire application, only finalists (i.e., those to whom the department or other hiring unit would like to extend a formal offer) considered for Academic Senate faculty positions will be subject to targeted employment reference checks.


QUALIFICATIONS: Basic qualifications (required at time of application) M.D. or equivalent. APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:

Document requirements- Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

Cover Letter

Statement on Contributions to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion - An EDI Statement describes a faculty candidate’s past, present, and future (planned) contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion. To learn more about how UCLA thinks about contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion, please review our EDI Statement FAQ document.

Reference check authorization release form - Complete and upload the reference check authorization release form

Statement of Research (Optional)

Statement of Teaching (Optional)

Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements 3-5 required (contact information only)

3 listed references with contact only information will be required

Completed reference check authorization release form will be required



CAMPUS INFORMATION As a University employee, you will be required to comply with all applicable University policies and/or collective bargaining agreements, as may be amended from time to time. Federal, state, or local government directives may impose additional requirements. The University of California 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, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy. JOB LOCATION Los Angeles, CA




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