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Outstanding Opportunity - Division Chief, Plastic Surgery

Stony Brook Medicine
Stony Brook, New York
Closing date
Jul 22, 2024

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On behalf of Dr. Apostolos Tassiopoulos, Department Chair of Surgery at Stony Brook Medicine in Stony Brook, NY, CareerPhysician, LLC, the national thought leader in academic executive search, has initiated an international effort to identify a dynamic and transformational leader to appoint as the next Chief of Plastic Surgery. The new chief will be charged with creating a vision and strategy to drive the Division of Plastic Surgery and the clinical expansion to Eastern Long Island while fostering an environment that promotes innovative research and advancements in education. We believe this to be an excellent opportunity for leaders seeking a legacy role just east of the greater New York City metropolitan area.   

The Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery comprises of board-certified clinical faculty, who are dedicated to the education of medical students and surgical residents in the art of plastic and reconstructive surgery; the performance of basic and translational research aimed at advancing both reconstructive and cosmetic procedures; and community service.

Key Highlights:

  • The Chief will report directly to the Chair of the Department of Surgery and work in collaboration with the Chair on strategies, benchmarks, and metrics to drive excellent clinical outcomes, patient satisfaction, and advancements in benchmarks and/or clinical research.
  • The Department of Surgery is comprised of ten Divisions consisting of over 60 specialized full-time faculty members, some of whom are national leaders in their fields. Stony Brook Surgical Associates offers inpatient and outpatient care in a wide breadth of surgical specialties serving Stony Brook and outreach sites across Long Island.
  • The Division of Plastic Surgery has ample opportunity for research collaborations with established connections to Brookhaven National Laboratory, the Stony Brook Cancer Center, and excellent graduate and undergraduate programs, offering unlimited opportunities for collegial interaction.
  • Stony Brook’s plastic surgeons have been recognized for their excellence by selection for inclusion in the present and past editions of the Castle Connolly Guides, America’s Top Doctors, representing the top 1% of physicians in the nation; and Top Doctors: New York Metro Area. In addition, the faculty has been selected for inclusion in the Guide to America's Top Plastic Surgeons (Consumers' Research Council of America).
  • Qualified applicants will have an M.D./D.O. Degree, retain American Board Certification in Plastic Surgery, be eligible for a New York state medical licensure, and hold an academic rank of Associate Professor or Professor.
  • Stony Brook is recognized as one of the best New York City suburbs offering residents spacious living, coastal recreation, wonderful restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Public schools rank amongst the best in the region and residents enjoy a cost of living that is 55 percent less than New York City with easy access to Manhattan and the Hamptons.

For more details about this opportunity, or if you would like to recommend an individual(s) who exemplifies the qualities we are seeking in a candidate, please contact Mark Lozano at or at 469-553-9311. All interactions will remain confidential, and no inquiries will be made without the consent of the applicant.


Stony Brook University is committed to excellence in diversity and the creation of an inclusive learning and working environment.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, familial status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, and all other protected classes under federal or state laws.



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