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Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Surgeon, Assistant/Associate Professor of Surgery

Dell Medical School University of Texas at Austin
Austin, Texas
Closing date
Aug 31, 2024

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Surgery, Surgery, Orthopedic
Full Time
Position Type

The Department of Surgery and Perioperative Care at The University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School in conjunction with the UT Health Austin are recruiting a full-time academic foot & ankle specialist at the Assistant or Associate Professor level to join the Division of Orthopaedic Surgery and partner in a robust, growing practice within our Musculoskeletal Institute. Our practice offers a unique opportunity to participate at the cutting edge of Value-based Care delivery models in our multidisciplinary clinic and state of the art ambulatory surgery center, while simultaneously maintaining a tertiary referral practice at Dell Seton Medical Center at the University of Texas. In light of our focus on population health for musculoskeletal patients, we seek to build and support a High-risk Foot Program in conjunction with our vascular surgery, infectious disease and orthopaedic colleagues. Resident teaching is an intimate part of our daily practice and strong participation with GME is an expectation of the position.

The candidate must be board-certified or board-eligible in Orthopaedic Surgery with Fellowship training in Foot & Ankle surgery. The ideal candidate will have requisite skills to grow and maintain a clinical practice in the full breadth of foot & ankle conditions with an keen interest in training residents and students as well as helping to build our research endeavors in this area. We seek individuals with excellent clinical skills, a passion for education, and potential for scholarly contributions to join a dynamic department in an innovative, growing medical school.

About Dell Medical School

As part of The University of Texas at Austin, one of the nation’s leading research universities, the Dell Medical School pursues innovation in the redesign of healthcare delivery, excellence in healthcare research, and programs in interdisciplinary and inter-professional education. It is the fifth medical school in the UT System and the first medical school established in nearly five decades by a member of the Association of American Universities, an organization of leading public and private research universities. An extraordinary commitment of resources, both public and private, has already been made to enable the development and success of the Dell Medical School. The School is partnering closely with the community and regional healthcare providers and payers to provide new models for health promotion, healthcare delivery, and clinical care for the community’s underserved population. The Dell Medical School is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute to diversity and excellence within the learning health system.

About the Department of Surgery and Perioperative Care

The Department of Surgery and Perioperative Care is comprised of faculty in diverse specialties (anesthesiology, cardiothoracic and vascular surgery, emergency medicine, general surgery, orthopaedic surgery, otolaryngology, plastic surgery and urology) with a focus on delivering outstanding care to the community.

The Department’s mission is: Transforming the health and lives of the diverse communities we serve through innovation in surgical care, research and education.

To do this our priorities are:

  • To develop new models of person-centered, multidisciplinary care that reward value.
  • To educate and train future health care leaders.
  • To develop research programs to evaluate new care delivery paradigms.

Essential Functions:

  • Serve as a clinical content expert in Foot & Ankle surgery for Dell Medical School and Dell Seton Medical Center at the University of Texas as part of our residency teaching program and build out our research endeavor in collaboration with our other volunteer faculty.
  • Build and lead a multidisciplinary team at the Musculoskeletal Institute comprised of podiatrists, associate providers, social workers and dieticians as part of an Integrated Practice Unit approach to Foot/Ankle conditions. There is strong collaboration and support from our vascular surgery, infectious disease, and trauma surgery colleagues for this endeavor.
  • Austin is a community with other excellent fellowship trained foot/ankle surgeons who serve as volunteer faculty. Therefore, this role requires an interest in complex cases, high-risk foot and tertiary/quaternary care medicine in addition to caring for underserved patients as part of our population health focus.
  • Develop and foster an atmosphere of scientific and academic inquiry in conjunction with trainees and researchers within the multidisciplinary team and collaborate with our volunteer Foot & Ankle faculty in combined research endeavors.
  • Participate in strategic planning and other efforts directly tied to the development and growth of the Division of Orthopaedic Surgery and the MSK Institute.
  • Develop partnerships with referring physicians, hospitals, and ancillary providers in Austin and Central Texas.
  • Assist in the creation of a data and evaluation infrastructure for regularly assessing the clinical quality and cost outcomes for patients.
  • Collaborate with other schools at The University of Texas at Austin on multidisciplinary, value-based care models.
  • Actively participate in the academic department by all required departmental policies.
  • Integrate an equity framework of health and health care into all aspects of medical education, clinical, research, and community impact.

Required qualifications:

  • Medical degree from an accredited medical school;
  • Current Board certification in Orthopaedic Surgery (or board eligible)
  • Fellowship Training in Foot & Ankle Surgery
  • Unrestricted license to practice medicine in the State of Texas (or the ability to obtain prior to appointment);
  • Ability to work in a collaborative, multidisciplinary academic environment;
  • Outstanding clinical teaching skills;
  • Innovative self-starter with a commitment to excellence;
  • Excellent communication, problem solving, and organizational skills;
  • Eligible for appointment at the Assistant or Associate Professor rank in the Department of Surgery and Perioperative Care at Dell Medical School at UT Austin.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience delivering care through a multidisciplinary team; as well as an interest in driving scientific inquiry and clinical/translastional research.
  • Interest or expertise in value-based care and/or musculoskeletal population health.
  • Commitment to and experience with integrating an equity framework of health and healthcare in education, clinical, research, and/or community impact.

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