Plastic Surgeon – Gender Affirmation Surgery (Assistant or Associate Professor – Academic or Clinician Track)

University of Minnesota

As the multi-specialty group practice for the faculty of the University of Minnesota Medical School, University of Minnesota Physicians has more than 950 physicians and 1,600 health professionals, providing clinical care in over 100 specialty and sub-specialty areas. Our mission is three-fold: delivering exceptional patient care, advancing medicine through research, and training the next generation of health professionals.

The Division of Plastic Surgery at the University of Minnesota is seeking a full time American Board of Plastic Surgery certified/eligible surgeon at the Assistant/Associate Professor rank on the academic or clinician track (track to be determined by qualification and interest). The successful candidate must have completed a Gender Affirmation Surgery Fellowship, have demonstrable expertise/interest in caring for patients requiring body, genital, and facial gender affirmation surgery, and demonstrates the interest and ability to cultivate clinical and research collaboration within our Center for Sexual Health and other disciplines involved in the care of gender dysphoria. The candidate will be primarily responsible for gender affirmation surgeries, but will also be responsible for participating in plastic surgery call and treating general plastic surgery patients. The candidate must be willing to work at off-site facilities in addition to the main University Hospital. He/She/They must be eligible for licensure in the State of Minnesota, and be eligible to work in the United States. 

The University of Minnesota is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching, and/or service.

Applicants are requested to include in their cover letter information about how they will further this goal. The University of Minnesota is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications from women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and people of diverse racial, ethnic and cultural backgrounds are encouraged. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. 

Interested individuals should submit their curriculum vitae with a cover letter and contact information for three references electronically to:

Umar Choudry, MD

Associate Professor

Division Chief – Plastic Surgery

420 Delaware St SE

Minneapolis, MN 55455

[email protected]


  • Graduate of an accredited ACGME Plastic Surgery residency and/or fellowship training program.
  • Completion of a Gender Affirmation Surgery Fellowship.
  • American Board of Plastic Surgery eligible/certified.
  • Demonstrable expertise/interest in caring for patients requiring body, genital, and facial gender affirmation surgery
  • Demonstrates the interest and ability to cultivate clinical and research collaboration within our Center for Sexual Health and other disciplines involved in the care of gender dysphoria
  • Licensed or ability to obtain Minnesota Board of Medical Practice Licensure
  • Ability to obtain/maintain DEA certification in the State of Minnesota
  • Meet threshold criteria/qualifications for Credentialing and Privileges
  • Ability to receive work authorization in the United States from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services and maintain legal status according to the requirements of VISA category while in the United States. 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Exceptional collaboration abilities with partners and staff.
  • Understands and places importance on patient care/service.
  • Detail oriented and self-motivated
  • Education focused and a creative problem-solver

About the Division:

The mission of the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery is to provide excellent clinical care in all aspects of the specialty and to use this clinical base to provide an excellent and well-balanced educational experience for trainees at all levels.

We are particularly dedicated to educating the next generation of Plastic Surgeons to become exceptional clinicians, clear and insightful scientific thinkers, and generous citizens with unimpeachable ethical qualities and a dedication to service.

About the Department:

The vision of the Department of Surgery at the University of Minnesota Medical School is to be the preeminent department of surgery in Minnesota, serving patients of the world where groundbreaking research and exceptional training come together to produce the unrivaled care that we demand for our loved ones.


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M Health and Clinical Partnerships:

University of Minnesota Physicians providers practice at affiliated locations under the University of Minnesota Health (M Health) shared care delivery system. M Health represents a collaboration between University of Minnesota Physicians, University of Minnesota Medical Center and Fairview Health Services to create a nationally renowned academic health system that combines academic and community resources to provide the very best clinical care to patients and communities, while also supporting research and education across the joint healthcare delivery system.

The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC):

The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC), is among the largest public research universities in the country, offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students a multitude of opportunities for study and research. Located at the heart of one of the nation’s most vibrant, diverse metropolitan communities, students on the campuses in Minneapolis and St. Paul benefit from extensive partnerships with world-renowned health centers, international corporations, government agencies, and arts, nonprofit, and public service organizations.

Community Information:

University of Minnesota Physicians is based in the beautiful Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area, ranked as the #6 best place to live in America by U.S. News & World Report in 2019. For more information about the vibrant culture, community, and recreation that Minneapolis-St. Paul has to offer, please click on the links below.

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M Physicians offers competitive salary and excellent benefits and provides you with the opportunity to enhance your career in the exciting field of health care through rewarding and challenging assignments and the opportunities for advancement.

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