Physician – Thoracic Surgery

WVU Medicine

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The West Virginia University Health System, the state’s largest health system and largest private employer, comprises 18 hospitals throughout the state and bordering states. In addition, it includes five institutes, as well as providing management services for other local hospitals through affiliate agreements.

Whether you are caring for our patients at one of the critical access hospitals, community sites, regional or academic medical centers, we are all one WVU Health System.

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Additional Job Description:

West Virginia University School of Medicine and the Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery seek a General Thoracic Surgeon (ranks available: Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor). The successful candidate will be expected to practice in Morgantown, WV.

Depending on operational needs, a successful candidate may also be assigned to provide services at additional worksites in West Virginia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania. In such instances, travel would be anticipated and expected to fulfill said duties at these additional sites.

Duties: The successful candidate joins a group of internationally renowned academic thoracic surgeons who are part of the WVU Heart and Vascular Institute and Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center. Candidates with competency in minimally invasive lung and esophageal surgery should apply. In addition to providing excellent patient care, the successful candidate will also be actively involved in teaching medical students, residents, and fellows. 

Qualifications: Candidates must have an MD or DO degree (or foreign educational equivalent), and be eligible for state medical license. Successful candidate must have completed general surgery residency program, as well as cardiothoracic surgery fellowship program. Successful candidate must be board-certified or board-eligible in thoracic surgery. All qualifications must be met by the time of appointment. 

WVU Medicine Thoracic and Esophageal Surgery Program

  • A collaborative atmosphere that allows you to practice advanced medicine in a highly satisfying academic environment
  • Our providers are leading researchers, scientists, and innovators on the regional, national, and international stage – since 2017, publishing close to 600 peer-reviewed manuscripts and generating millions of dollars in grant funding, including from the NIH
  • 8 Board-certified, dedicated general thoracic surgeons
  • One of the most cutting-edge, modern, and comprehensive service lines in the country
  • Using the most advanced equipment and latest surgical techniques, including minimally invasive robotic surgery and video-assisted thoracic surgery to achieve the best possible patient outcomes
  • Access to state-of-the-art technology such as Da Vinci Robot Xi, ION, and Auris Monarch
  • Our physicians have more experience performing minimally invasive robotic surgeries than any other surgeons in the region
  • Earned prestigious 3-star (highest) rating from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons
  • Ranked by US News & World Report as one of the Best Hospitals 2020-21: High Performing in Lung Surgery
  • Recognized by the American Association for Thoracic Surgery and the Society of Thoracic Surgeons as one of the nation’s best and a destination for visiting surgeons from around the world
  • 800% growth in thoracic and esophageal surgeries over the last four years
  • Dedicated Division of Research – with generous resources to perform clinical and translational research

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WVU Medicine is West Virginia University’s affiliated health system, West Virginia’s largest private employer, and a national leader in patient safety and quality. WVUH provides the most advanced quaternary level of care available to the citizens of West Virginia and bordering states. With more than 13,000 employees and $2 billion-plus in annual revenues, WVU Medicine is West Virginia’s premier academic health system and provider of advanced specialty care.

Comprehensive Benefits

  • Highly competitive salary
  • Malpractice coverage
  • Health Benefits
  • Retirement plans – including 100% Employer Contributed 401a
  • Relocation allowance

For additional questions or to send your CV, please contact Erin Mills at [email protected]

West Virginia University & University Health Associates are an AA/EO employer – Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran – and WVU is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity.


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United States of America (Exempt)


UHA University Health Associates

Cost Center:

124 UHA HVI CVT Surgery


1 Medical Center Drive


West Virginia

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