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Chair, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

University of California Davis, School of Medicine c/o Korn Ferry

Sacramento, California
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University of California, Davis School of Medicine invites applications and nominations for the position of Chair, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery.

As the region's only academic health center, UC Davis Health is a hub of innovation that encompasses UC Davis Medical Center, UC Davis School of Medicine, The Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis and UC Davis Medical Group. The system is currently in an era of major investment and growth and is transforming healthcare by providing excellent patient care, conducting groundbreaking research, fostering innovative, inter-professional education, and creating dynamic, productive partnerships with the community. UC Davis School of Medicine is one of the premier research-intensive schools in the nation. Key leadership positions, many recently recruited, are strategically focused on the goal of becoming the Preferred Academic Medical Center of the 21st Century.

The recruitment of the Chair of Orthopaedic Surgery is essential to the continued growth and success of UC Davis Health and the Department. He/she will inherit an exceptional foundation, a Department that is nationally ranked and recognized for outstanding clinical orthopaedic care. This includes the tailwind from an excellent reputation for orthopaedic trauma and resident education, well organized services that cover the full scope of work; faculty that are collegial and productive, and a funded Orthopaedic Research Laboratory.

The Chair will have the opportunity to re-shape the Department with new research and/or clinical recruits, new basic, interdisciplinary and translational/ clinical research programs, and leveraging the existing strengths of an already strong regional clinical footprint.

The successful candidate will hold an M.D. or M.D./Ph.D. and will be an outstanding leader and skilled surgeon, widely recognized in the field with a strong track record of scholarly productivity and impactful research. He/she must be a respected leader who is operationally savvy, highly knowledgeable of cutting edge orthopaedic surgical care, and a visionary leader in the new age of orthopaedic science.

The candidate will hold and Endowed Chair and must meet requirements for appointment as Full Professor in the Ladder Rank (Regular), Clinical Investigator (Clinical X), or the Health Sciences Clinical Professor series at the University of California, have a California Medical License (or be eligible for licensure), and be board certified.

Korn Ferry is assisting UC Davis with this important search. Please forward nominations or your CV, letter of interest, a list of six references and a diversity statement addressing aspirations and contributions to promoting equity, inclusion, and diversity to:

Rafael Sierra, Bernard Godley, MD, PhD, MBA and Abigail Ulrich, MHA.

c/o Terri Toth:

Korn Ferry

Suite 2300 | 1650 Arch Street

Philadelphia, PA 19103

Screening of complete applications will begin immediately. For full consideration, materials should be received by August 21, 2017; however the position will be open until filled through December 31, 2017. Electronic submission of materials is required.

The University of California, Davis, is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity.


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