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Cardiovascular Surgeon Opportunity- Santa Clara, CA

Kaiser Permanente - The Permanente Medical Group, Inc. -Northern California
Santa Clara, California
Closing date
Mar 25, 2025

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Kaiser Permanente / The Permanente Medical Group

The Permanente Medical Group, Inc. (TPMG - Kaiser Permanente Northern California) is one of the largest medical groups in the nation with over 9,500 physicians, 22 medical centers, numerous clinics throughout Northern and Central California, and a 75-year tradition of providing quality medical care.

Cardiovascular Surgeon

Opening in Santa Clara, California

We are currently seeking a talented, ambitious, and team-oriented candidate (with or without previous experience) to join one of three main cardiac centers of excellence in Santa Clara, California.

The Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara Medical Center is a 350-bed quaternary care academic hospital. Our academic affiliations include UCSF and Stanford. We are a multi-specialty practice supported by full-time PAs, intensivists, and hospitalists dedicated to the cardiac surgery service line. We have a wide breadth of practice varying from standard coronary and valve cases to high acuity ECMO and Ventricular Assist Device cases.

Practice details:

  • Join a robust, collegial practice with 6 surgeons and a comprehensive multi-disciplinary heart team.
  • Spectrum of cases include complex valvular disease, coronary bypass, complex aortic surgery, TAVR, MIS, and MCS (LVADs and ECMO).
  • Consistent referrals from the entire Northern California region.
  • Strong focus on balancing case load and call for optimal life-work balance.
  • Opportunities to teach and mentor cardiac surgical residents from Stanford University.
  • Research support for clinical outcome projects.


  • Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara is in the heart of Silicon Valley, home to the headquarters of several high-tech companies and the 10th most populous city in the San Francisco Bay Area. Santa Clara is bordered by San Jose, Sunnyvale, and Cupertino.
  • Outstanding local educational opportunities at all levels. Excellent public schools in the surrounding areas. Stanford University, Santa Clara University, and San Jose State are all just miles away.
  • Just minutes from downtown Cupertino, San Jose, and Palo Alto, and less than an hour from San Francisco.
  • Santa Clara is home to Levi's Stadium and the San Francisco 49ers. The San Jose Sharks home stadium is also just minutes away.
  • Amazing location for those who enjoy outdoor activities and an active lifestyle. World-class skiing in Tahoe, amazing beaches, and nationally renowned parks and hiking are all nearby to enjoy.


  • Work-life balance focused practice, including flexible schedules and unmatched practice support.
  • We can focus on providing excellent patient care without managing overhead and billing. No RVUs!
  • We practice in an environment with patients at the center, deliver culturally responsive and compassionate care to our member populations, and are committed to a culture of equity, inclusion, and diversity. Multi-specialty collaboration with a mission-driven integrated health care delivery model.
  • An outstanding electronic medical record system that allows flexibility in patient management.
  • We have a very rich and comprehensive Physician Health & Wellness Program.
  • We are Physician-led and develop our own leaders.
  • Professional development opportunities in teaching, research, mentorship, physician leadership, and community service.


  • Competitive compensation and benefits package, including comprehensive vision, medical, and dental
  • Interest Free Home Loan Program up to $250,000 (approval required)
  • Relocation Assistance up to $10,000 (approval required)
  • PSLF Eligible Employer
  • Malpractice and Tail Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Optional Long-Term Care Insurance
  • Paid holidays, sick leave, and education leave
  • Shareholder track
  • Three retirement plans, including a pension plan and 401(k)

Full-time annual salary range is $535,020 to $550,020 plus additional potential incentives up to $138,000*. Reduced schedules with pro-rated compensation may be available. *Some incentive opportunities are estimates based on potential premium pay.

For more information about this career opportunity or to apply, please visit:

You may also email Rich Ha MD, Chair - Cardiac Surgery - Kaiser Permanente Northern California Kaiser Santa Clara Medical Center and Victor Ramirez at or call (510) 625-6281. We are an EOE/AA/M/F/D/V Employer. VEVRAA Federal Contractor

Connect With Us:

Facebook: @TPMGPhysicianCareers

LinkedIn: /company/the-permanente-medical-group/

Twitter: @TPMGDocCareers

Instagram: @TPMGPhysicianCareers

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