Academic Pediatric Surgeon and Pediatric Trauma Program Medical Director

University of California Davis

United States

Academic Pediatric Surgeon and Pediatric Trauma Program Medical Director

Job #JPF03293

Recruitment Period

Open date: December 6th, 2019
Next review date: Friday, Jan 31, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
Final date: Tuesday, Jun 30, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


The University of California, Davis, Department of Surgery
Academic Pediatric Surgeon and Pediatric Trauma Program Medical Director

The Department of Surgery at the University of California, Davis Children’s Hospital located in Sacramento, California seeks to recruit a full-time academic pediatric surgeon at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor rank in the Clinical X or In-Residence series depending on experience and qualifications. UC Davis Medical Center is the leading referral center in Northern California for the most seriously injured or ill patients and the most medically complex cases, covering 33 counties, more than 65,000 square miles and 6 million residents. It operates inland Northern California's only level I trauma center with comprehensive adult and pediatric emergency departments. In addition, UC Davis Children’s Hospital is a founding member of the Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN) and is a leading participant in a number of multicenter clinical trials in pediatric trauma.

The successful candidates must have a demonstrated interest in pediatric trauma with or without formal critical care training. The selected candidate will have responsibilities on the pediatric surgery service which include general pediatric, colorectal, thoracic, trauma and fetal surgical specialties at the University of California Davis Health, Children’s Hospital, and Shriner’s Hospital for Children – Northern California. The selected candidate will be expected to serve as the Pediatric Trauma Medical Director and run that program in partnership with the Chief of Trauma and the Chief of Pediatric Surgery. The selected candidate will also be expected to participate in teaching, clinical care, both inpatient and outpatient, in addition to research relating to pediatric and trauma surgery. Our pediatric surgery division uses an interactive group practice model. The complexity of our case mix provides diverse experience for everyone in our practice. Dependent upon the academic series, the individual will be expected to develop a research focus in pediatric trauma, or equivalent academic endeavor.

Basic Qualifications:
Qualified candidates must possess a Medical Doctorate, have graduated from an ACGME accredited pediatric surgery residency program, have completed an approved pediatric surgical fellowship and be board certified or eligible in general surgery and pediatric surgery. A strong commitment to patient care, medical student and resident education and research/scholarly activity is necessary. The ability to work cooperatively and collegially within a diverse environment is also required.

Preferred Qualifications:
Demonstrated clinical teaching and health services research skills, and experience in minimally invasive pediatric surgery, trauma, and critical care.

Additional Qualifications:
Candidates must acquire a CA Medical License, and California Fluoroscopy Supervisor and Operator’s permit before the appointment start date.

Salary and level of appointment will be based upon experience and qualifications.

For immediate consideration applications should be received by January 31, 2020.
However, the position will remain open and applications will continue to be accepted until filled or through June 30, 2020.

Qualified applicants should apply online at UC Recruit: by uploading a Letter of Interest outlining research, educational, and administrative experience; curriculum vitae with bibliography; statement of contributions to diversity, and the names and contact info of at least three professional references.

For more information, please contact the search committee chair, Payam Saadai, MD at:

UC Davis commits to inclusion excellence by advancing equity, diversity and inclusion in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: If you need accommodation due to a disability, please contact the recruiting department.

Under Federal law, the University of California may employ only individuals who are legally able to work in the United States as established by providing documents as specified in the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. Certain positions funded by federal contracts or sub-contracts require the selected candidate to pass an E-Verify check. More information is available

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Job location

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Document requirements
  • Letter of Interest outlining research, educational, and administrative experience

  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion documented in the application file will be used to evaluate applicants. Visit for guidelines about writing a statement and why one is requested.

  • Statement of Research (Optional)

  • Statement of Teaching (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)

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