UPMC Chief of Hepatology & Medical Liver Transplantation

Employer
Univ of Pittsburgh - Div of Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition
Location
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Closing date
Jul 19, 2023

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Specialty
Gastroenterology
Hours
Full Time
Position Type
Permanent
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The Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) invites applications for a Chief of Hepatology faculty leader at the professor of medicine level. Highlights include involvement with multidisciplinary care models for advanced liver disease care, inclusive of transplant hepatology. A robust research portfolio is desired. The applicant will lead physician scientists in the already proficient and accomplished UPMC Center Liver Diseases. The position is located within the UPMC health system, a multibillion dollar health care provider, which offers a health insurance product with over 4 million subscribers. The University of Pittsburgh offers a stellar basic science and clinical translational research foundation, and consistently ranks within the top 10 institutions receiving NIH funding. Qualified candidates will have an academic focus on clinical care, research, and education. Experience working with diverse populations is welcome.

We are seeking a full-time, BC/BE hepatologist to lead the UPMC Center for Liver Diseases at the level of Associate Professor and Professor, tenured and outside the tenure stream.  The candidate will have or will be eligible for an unrestricted medical license in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The successful candidate will possess clinical skills to further develop outpatient/ inpatient care and teaching within a large, dynamic academic medical center. Qualified candidates will have an academic focus on hepatology clinical care, research, and education.

The UPMC Center for Liver Diseases (CLD) offers access to expert care for a full range of liver conditions. The CLD a complete care center, focusing on high-quality, timely diagnoses and treatment at convenient outpatient locations. The CLD hub and specialty inpatient unit are located at UPMC Montefiore in the Oakland section of Pittsburgh. Intensive liver patient care is provided in the UPMC FLOW (Fatty Liver, Obesity, & Wellness) Clinic and through UPMC’s distinguished Thomas E. Starzl Transplantation Institute. The UPMC Liver Transplant Program is one of the oldest and largest in the U.S., with more than 6,000 adults receiving liver transplants since 1981, including Living Donor Liver Transplantation (LDLT) which comprise more than 50% of UPMC’s liver transplants. UPMC Transplant Services has forged new treatments and innovative research to enable the field of transplantation to thrive around the world. 

The Pittsburgh Liver Research Center (PLRC) is led by S. Paul Monga, MD and serves as a point of convergence for timely research in liver health and disease. The PLRC is committed to providing a platform to enhance, enrich, and synergize scientific interactions and collaborations among various investigators in the field of liver pathobiology who are currently residing in diverse departments. The PLRC has received the Digestive Diseases Research Core Center (DDRCC) designation from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK).

The Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition possesses strong translational programs of clinical and research excellence in hepatology, pancreatic disease, IBD, GI cancer, disorders of GI motility, and transplant medicine. With 60+ faculty, advanced and internationally recognized clinical and research initiatives, and a multidisciplinary focus on innovation, leading-edge technologies, and education, the Division is among the top collaborative academic GI groups in the U.S. 

The Department of Medicine has 665 full time faculty in ten divisions. The Department of Medicine supports a broad array of exceptional research programs featuring many nationally known academic physicians and scientists. The Department of Medicine is one of the most balanced in the U.S. related to clinical/research stability.  The Department’s NIH funding is ranked 6th among U.S. universities for competitive grants awarded to faculty members by the NIH, and 10th in federal R&D funding.

The University of Pittsburgh and its principal partner, the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), together have raised the standard of scientific and medical excellence in southwestern Pennsylvania and have positioned biomedical science and health care as a driving force behind the region’s economy. The success of their collaborative efforts is attributable to a well-defined symbiotic relationship and a combined mission: to train tomorrow’s health care specialists and biomedical scientists, engage in groundbreaking research that will advance understanding of the causes and treatments of disease, and deliver outstanding patient care. The University of Pittsburgh encompasses six schools of the health sciences, all which share in an academic mission to provide a broad range of programs in education, biomedical research, training, health promotion, diagnosis, and treatment of human disease and disability. The University of Pittsburgh maintains collaborative relationships with Carnegie Mellon University, the RAND Corporation, Intel, the public-private partnership known as the Pittsburgh Life Sciences Greenhouse, and various other research and technology ventures. The University of Pittsburgh as a whole, and the School of Medicine in particular, have both more than doubled their NIH support since 1998. The University of Pittsburgh is the only school within the last 50 years to break into the top 10 NIH-funded institutions. The School of Medicine and affiliated health sciences have invested significantly in new research infrastructure and faculty recruitment.

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