Division Chief Hand Surgery- University of Rochester

University of Rochester
Rochester, New York
Nov 01, 2021
Nov 01, 2022
Full Time
Position Type

The Department of Orthopaedics at the University of Rochester seeks applicants for the position of Chief, Division of Hand Surgery. The successful candidate will hold a CAQ in Hand Surgery and will be board certified in Orthopaedic Surgery. Candidates with an academic career trajectory who are committed to leadership are encouraged to apply. Applicants must qualify for appointment to the School of Medicine faculty as an Associate Professor or Professor.

The Division is comprised of 7 surgeons and 8 advanced practice providers, providing care at two hospitals, 2 ambulatory surgery centers and across 9 clinic sites in the greater Rochester, NY region. The major hospital is Strong Memorial Hospital, a regional Level I trauma center and an ACS Regional Hand Trauma designated referral center. The Department of Orthopaedics has 42 full-time faculty, 58 advanced practice providers and approximately 620 staff. The Department is currently constructing a state-of-the-art musculoskeletal outpatient center extending to 330,000 square feet with 8 operating rooms, 4 procedure rooms and 144 exam rooms, as well as advanced imaging, motion analysis and advanced therapy including a dedicated hand therapy suite.

The Division and the Department have a rich academic tradition. There are 40 orthopaedic surgery residents, many of whom have traditionally been interested in hand surgery, and an ACGME accredited hand surgery fellowship. The University of Rochester is committed to patient reported outcomes and actively collects PROMIS on all our patients. Our PRO database contains data on close to 300,000 patients. The Department’s Center for Musculoskeletal Research has been among the top 5 NIH-funded orthopaedic research groups for more than 20 years. Many clinical faculty have created highly productive research collaborations with one of the 16 full-time scientists in the CMSR.

Rochester, NY is in the heart of New York’s beautiful Finger Lakes region, and is home to 7 colleges and universities. Access to the outdoors is tremendous, and the city and its surrounding communities are accessible and safe with outstanding public schools.

The University of Rochester is committed to fostering, cultivating and preserving a culture of diversity and inclusion. The University believes that a diverse workforce and inclusive workplace culture enhances the performance of our organization and our ability to fulfill our important missions. The University is committed to fostering and supporting a workplace culture inclusive of people regardless of their race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, marital status, age, physical abilities, political affiliation, religious beliefs or any other non-merit fact, so that all employees feel included, equally valued and supported.  The University of Rochester is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

Candidates should send letters of interest with a current CV to:

Paul T. Rubery MD
Marjorie Strong Wehle Professor and Chair, Department of Orthopaedics
601 Elmwood Ave, Box 665
Rochester, NY 14642
or via email:

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