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Medical Director, Transplant Nephrology

West Virginia University School of Medicine
Morgantown, West Virginia
Closing date
Dec 12, 2024

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The West Virginia University Health System, the state’s largest health system and largest private employer, comprises over 20 hospitals throughout the state and bordering states. In addition, it includes five institutes, as well as providing management services for other local hospitals through affiliate agreements.

West Virginia University School of Medicine and the Department of Medicine seek a Medical Director, Transplant Nephrology (ranks available: Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor).

The successful candidates will be expected to practice in Morgantown, WV. (Depending on operational needs, a successful candidate may also be assigned to provide services at additional worksites in West Virginia and Pennsylvania. In such instances, travel would be anticipated and expected to fulfill said duties at these additional sites).

WVU Medicine provides comprehensive transplant services to meet the needs of patients in West Virginia and the region. The candidate for this exciting opportunity will provide medical leadership to our renal transplant program.

The successful candidate will practice in the areas of Transplant Nephrology and Nephrology. The Medical Director will work with the Surgical Director to ensure the ongoing clinical operations of the kidney transplant program abiding by the UNOS bylaws and CMS regulations. This will include guidance in the evaluation and planning for the kidney and heart/kidney transplant patients through all the phases of transplantation. They will actively participate in the growth of the program with the other members of the leadership team to include but not limited to Patient Selection Committee, QAPI, strategic planning and research initiatives.

In addition to transplant responsibilities, the faculty member will be expected to practice and support the Nephrology section clinical practice needs on a regular basis. This may include inpatient and outpatient nephrology.

While providing excellent patient care, the successful candidate will also be actively involved in the teaching of medical students, residents, and fellows, as well as mentors/educates Transplant Staff to the care of the kidney patients and to provide ongoing support

Candidate must have a MD or DO degree or foreign equivalent and be eligible for state medical license. Successful candidate must meet UNOS and OPTN requirements. Candidates must have completed fellowship in nephrology as well as fellowship in transplant nephrology. Candidates must be board certified in internal medicine and certified / eligible in nephrology. Candidates must have at least one year of experience in transplant nephrology. All qualifications must be met by the time of appointment.

WVU Medicine’s Kidney transplant program was developed in 2019. This is a growing program with a community outreach need.

WVU Medicine is West Virginia University’s affiliated health system, West Virginia’s largest private employer, and a national leader in patient safety and quality. The WVU Health System is comprised of eighteen member hospitals and three hospitals under management agreements, anchored by its flagship hospital, J.W Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown, a 700+ bed academic medical center that offers tertiary and quaternary care. WVU Medicine has more than 1,000 active medical staff members and 18,000 employees who serve hundreds of thousands of people each year from across the state of West Virginia and the nation.

The WVU Health System has been ranked number 180 out of 500 businesses selected for the Forbes list of “America’s Best Employers 2021.”

Morgantown, West Virginia is located just over an hour south of Pittsburgh, PA and three hours from Washington, D.C. and Baltimore, MD. Morgantown is consistently rated as one of the best small metropolitan areas in the country for both lifestyle and business climate. The area offers the cultural diversity and amenities of a large city in a safe, family-friendly environment. There is also an excellent school system and an abundance of beautiful homes and recreational activities.

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For additional questions, please contact Joseph Lombardi, Senior Physician Recruiter, at

West Virginia University & University Health Associates are an AA/EO employer – Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran – and WVU is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity.


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