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Associate/Professor of Surgery, Division Chief for Plastic, Burn, & Reconstructive Surgery

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Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati has embarked upon its third century – building on the past and defining the future by leading urban, public universities into a new era of innovation and impact through its strategic direction, Next Lives Here. Underscoring the power of creativity, ingenuity, invention and inclusion, what’s Next will accelerate our unrivaled academic, research and athletic momentum. As the global founder of cooperative education, UC remains a world-class leader in experience-based learning. U.S. News & World Report ranks UC’s co-op program in the Top 4 in the country, while the National Science Foundation places UC at No. 33 among America’s public research universities. A dynamic campus life environment boasts a diverse student body of nearly 47,000, what The New York Times calls “the most ambitious campus design program in the country,” and a history-making athletics program that has earned the respect of the Big 12 Conference. 


Job Overview

As one of the oldest medical schools in the country, the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine (COM) has a reputation for training best-in-class health care professionals and developing cutting-edge procedures and research that improves the health and clinical care of patients. In partnership with the UC Health academic healthcare system and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, College of Medicine’s faculty are transforming the world of medicine every day. The Department of Surgery is a top-tier department with world-renowned faculty and staff.


A full time Division Chief faculty position is available in the Department of Surgery, Division of Plastic, Burn, and Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. 


Responsibilities in this position include duties as division chief at the associate or full professor level. Advance your career at a center with a vibrant Plastic, Burn, and Reconstruction practice in a well-respected, accredited residency training program. Our practice is broad in scope and part of a tertiary care center serving adult and pediatric populations. The Plastic, Burn, and Reconstructive Surgery group sees conditions related to cancer reconstruction, general reconstruction (to include wound care), hand and extremity trauma (in collaboration with Orthopedics), facial trauma, adult burns, gender affirmation (growing specialty), and cosmetic surgery. Affiliations include the University of Cincinnati Medical Center and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, both Level I trauma centers, and the Cincinnati Veteran’s Medical Center. We seek a candidate with a strong vision to promote divisional growth while upholding our tradition of excellence. UC Health is one of the largest healthcare employers in the Greater Cincinnati area. We have a long-standing reputation of providing outstanding medical and graduate education, conducting cutting-edge biomedical research, providing innovative and compassionate patient care, and improving the health of the communities we serve.


Please submit online application, with a letter of intent, CV and the names of three professional reference. For additional inquiries, please contact Julie Valente at or 513-558-7556.

Essential Functions

Duties will include responsibilities for the clinical, research and teaching activities for our students and residents.

Minimum Requirements

  • Medical Degree (MD) or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in medicine or osteopathic medicine (DO).
  • Eligible for licensure by the Ohio Medical Board.
  • Completion of residency in Plastic Surgery.
  • Certification by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.

Additional Qualifications Considered

  • The preferred candidate demonstrates effective leadership and administrative skills and brings experience in resident education and research. Strong interpersonal skills are crucial to nurture and expand upon existing collaborations both within and beyond the rich UC Health network.
  • Candidates should be committed to education of surgeons and students and demonstrate a commitment to an academic career through research, teaching, and education.

Compensation and Benefits

UC offers a wide array of complementary and affordable benefit options, to meet the financial, educational, health, and wellness needs of you and your family. Eligibility varies by position and FTE.

  • Competitive salary range dependent on the candidate's experience.
  • Comprehensive insurance plans including medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage.
  • Flexible spending accounts and an award-winning employee wellness program, plus an employee assistance program.
  • Financial security via our life and long-term disability insurance, accident and illness insurance, and retirement savings plans.
  • Generous paid time off work options including vacation, sick leave, annual holidays, and winter season days in addition to paid parental leave.
  • Tuition remission is available for employees and their eligible dependents.
  • Enjoy discounts for on and off-campus activities and services.




The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.


As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).


The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran.


REQ: 77309


Associate/Professor of Surgery, Division Chief for Plastic, Burn, & Reconstructive Surgery

Date:  May 6, 2022

Cincinnati, OH, US

Facility:  Main Campus

Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati

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