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The newly established UTHealth Rio Grande Valley is recruiting a Thoracic Surgeon. Candidate must be a surgical specialist in diseases of the chest involving the esophagus, lungs and soft tissues. Chosen individual will likely operate in multiple hospitals in the Rio Grande Valley initially at Doctors Hospital Renaissance and the VA. The position is 80% clinical. In addition, the individual will be expected to teach general surgery residents and medical students. Further, the chosen individual will start a large animal research program in esophageal cancer and transplantation.

Current Board certification in General Surgery and Thoracic Surgery. Viable candidate will have expertise in pulmonary and esophageal surgery. VATS and Robotic surgical skills are preferred.
Candidate must possess or be eligible for a Texas medical license, and qualified to hold a faculty appointment in the Department of Surgery UTRGV School of Medicine and appropriate hospital staff appointments. Salary and academic rank will be awarded commensurate with credentials and qualifications.

For consideration, please forward a copy of your CV and letter of interest.

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine (UTRGV SOM) received preliminary accreditation in October 2015 with first class matriculating in July 2016. UTRGV SOM is comprised of faculty in the following departments: Family and Community Medicine, Internal Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Psychiatry and Neurology, Surgery, Pediatrics, Medical Education, Biomedical Sciences, Population Health and Behavioral Sciences and the South Texas Diabetes and Obesity Institute. Present Residencies include Family and Community Medicine, Ob/Gyn, Internal Medicine, Surgery, Preventive Medicine and Psychiatry. Our physicians will practice under UT Health Rio Grand Valley.

EEO Statement
UTRGV is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer that strives to hire without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information or veteran status. UTRGV takes affirmative action to hire and advance women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Diversity Statement
UTRGV is a Hispanic-serving Institution dedicated to student success and building a diverse faculty committed to working in a multicultural environment. UTRGV has an NSF ADVANCEgrant to increase the representation of women in STEM fields and to promote a positive, family friendly workplace for all faculty. We strongly encourage applications from women and minorities.