Chief, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Westchester Medical Center Advanced Physician Services
Valhalla, New York
Aug 20, 2019
Aug 19, 2020
Full Time
Position Type

Westchester Medical Center/New York Medical College, a regional academic medical center located in Westchester, New York, 30 minutes north of New York City.

The Department of Surgery is seeking a Section Chief to be based at Westchester Medical Center, a 600-bed hospital, which serves as the primary teaching affiliate for New York Medical College.  We are seeking a physician at an associate or professor level; academic rank at the New York Medical College will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.  The successful applicant must be board certified in general surgery, have completed a fellowship in plastic surgery, and be eligible for a New York State medical license. This is an outstanding opportunity for a qualified clinician to advance and build a strong and comprehensive plastic surgery division in a large catchment area.   The Section Chief will also assume responsibility for plastic surgery services at our MidHudson Regional Hospital, located in Poughkeepsie, NY and be expected to provide clinical leadership across our multi-hospital system. We offer a very competitive salary with an outstanding benefits package.

The Section of Plastic Surgery is an integral part of the Department of Surgery at Westchester Medical Center. The Section Chief works closely with numerous medical and surgical departments to provide consultation and surgical service for both elective and medically necessary procedures.  While the section offers a broad variety of surgical procedures, Westchester Medical Center is recognized for its skill in performing microvascular reconstruction and reattachment of amputated limbs and extremities. Our surgeons also maintain a strong interest in upper extremity injuries with an emphasis on long-term rehabilitation, an area that has remained at the forefront of clinical and research activities. With the opening of the new state-of-the-art Ambulatory Care Pavilion, WMCHealth responds to the evolving world of healthcare delivery, accommodating growing medical services, showcasing the latest healthcare technologies and providing a patient-centered healing environment.

WMCHealth is a 1,900-bed healthcare system headquartered in Valhalla, New York, with 10 hospitals on eight campuses spanning 6,200 square miles of the Hudson Valley. WMCHealth employs more than 12,000 people and has nearly 3,000 attending physicians. From Level I, Level II and Pediatric Trauma Centers, the region’s only acute care children’s hospital, an academic medical center, several community hospitals, dozens of specialized institutes and centers, a state-of-the-art Telemedicine program, skilled nursing, assisted living facilities, homecare services and one of the largest mental health systems in New York State, today WMCHealth is the pre-eminent provider of integrated healthcare in the Hudson Valley.

Interested candidates should send curriculum vitae to Rifat Latifi, MD, FACS, FICS, Director of the Department of Surgery, along with a letter of interest by email to or contact Emily Mehedin, Director of Advanced Clinical Recruitment for WMCHealth at 914.493.2140.

WMCHealth is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the policy of Westchester Medical Center Health Network to provide equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age (40 or older), marital status, genetic information or carrier status, disability (mental or physical), citizenship status, pregnancy, military service or veteran status, arrest or criminal accusation, domestic violence victim status or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law.

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