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Pancreatic and Hepatobiliary Surgeon / System Medical Director, Liver and Pancreas Program - Cen...

Virginia Mason Franciscan Health
Seattle, Washington
Closing date
Jan 16, 2025

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Full Time
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The Center for Digestive Health at Virginia Mason Franciscan Health in Seattle, Washington is recruiting a BC Hepatopancreatobiliary (HPB) Surgeon to become part of our group in Downtown Seattle and our health care system.


  • Responsible for overseeing the Liver and Pancreas program subspecialty including growth, quality, and innovation of care across VMFH.
  • Participate in teaching of residents and multidisciplinary care of complex HPB patients as a member of the Center for Digestive Health at Virginia Mason Franciscan Health.
  • General surgery call
  • Willingness to travel to and work at satellite facilities in Bellevue, Federal Way, Lynwood and possibly Tacoma region.
  • Guides and participates in Center physician and provider recruitment.
  • Works with ambulatory leadership, hospital leadership, and Center leaders as
    needed to resolve operational or clinical support challenges.


  • 5+ years of clinical experience
  • Maintains an active HPB surgical oncology practice
  • Demonstrated leadership and program development experience
  • Board certified in General Surgery
  • Accredited-HPB Surgery and/or Surgical Oncology fellowship trained
  • Experience in both advanced liver and pancreatic surgery, including minimally
    invasive and robotic surgical approaches
  • Ability to obtain privileges at VMFH hospitals
  • Ability to obtain a medical professional license in the state of WA as well as the
    other states in the WWAMI region (WA, WY, AK, MT, ID)
  • Ability to obtain a DEA license with full prescriptive authority needed for specific practice
  • Must be a physician in good standing
  • No undisclosed conflicts of interest


Virginia Mason Franciscan Health is a leading health system in Washington state. Formed by the integration of two outstanding health systems Virginia Mason and CHI Franciscan Virginia Mason Franciscan Health offers a wealth of convenient hospital, clinic and care locations in western Washington.

With more than 18,000 team members and staff and nearly 5,000 employed physicians and affiliated providers, Virginia Mason Franciscan Health provides expert, compassionate medical care at 10 hospitals and nearly 300 care sites throughout the Puget Sound region.

Virginia Mason Franciscan Health has nearly 1,500 hospital beds and also includes Bailey-Boushay House, the first skilled-nursing and outpatient chronic care management program in the United States designed specifically to meet the needs of people with HIV/AIDS; Benaroya Research Institute, which is internationally recognized for autoimmune disease research; and Virginia Mason Institute, which trains health care professionals and others around the world in the Virginia Mason Production System, an innovative management method for improving quality and safety.


Located in the Pacific NW, Seattle is an area with a mild climate year-round and close to the great outdoors where we enjoy an abundance of activities with our close proximity to the waters of Puget Sound and surrounding mountains. City life and cultural activities are also thriving. With a variety of neighborhoods and areas to work and live, there are many choices for the type of lifestyle you d like to enjoy.

While you re busy caring for your patients, we ll take care of you and your family with benefits that include:

  • Medical/dental/vision insurance plans
  • Flexible Spending Account or Health Savings Account
  • Retirement plans
  • Relocation assistance, if eligible.
  • Prescription program
  • Employer paid life insurance
  • Short and long term disability programs
  • Time away
  • As a non-profit; VMFH is eligible for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
  • Commuter benefits
  • Bright Horizons programs; support for children, pets, dependent adults and household needs
  • Mental health and well-being programs
  • and more!


CommonSpirit Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, parental status, ancestry, veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. For more information about your EEO rights as an applicant, please click here.

CommonSpirit Health will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c). External hires must pass a post-offer, pre-employment background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with an arrest and/or conviction will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, ban the box laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by telephone at (415) 438-5575 and let us know the nature of your request. We will only respond to messages left that involve a request for a reasonable accommodation in the application process. We will accommodate the needs of any qualified candidate who requests a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). CommonSpirit Health participates in E-Verify.


Placement of new hires will be in the listed range based on factors such as education, training, and experience. The compensation amounts listed may also include productivity, quality/service incentives, call pay, extra shift incentives, as applicable to the position and FTE status.

The posted compensation range is a reasonable starting salary estimate that extends from the lowest to the highest pay CommonSpirit in good faith believes it might pay for this particular job, based on the circumstances at the time of posting. Amounts listed may include productivity, quality/service incentives, call pay, extra shift incentives as applicable to the position. CommonSpirit may ultimately pay more or less than the posted range as permitted by law.

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