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Chair, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Louisville, KY

The University of Louisville School of Medicine invites nominations and applications for the position of Professor and Chair of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery.

The University of Louisville School of Medicine is a vibrant institution with a proud heritage as one of the most comprehensive medical facilities in the southeastern United States. The school traces its beginnings to 1833, when the Louisville Common Council set up a committee to investigate the possibility of establishing a medical college in the city. Today, the University of Louisville School of Medicine, under the leadership of Dean Toni M. Ganzel, MD, MBA, FACS, continues to educate some of the nation's finest medical practitioners. In fact, it has graduated more doctors than any other institution in the State. With its excellent teaching and research facilities, newly endowed chairs and strong leadership, the University of Louisville School of Medicine holds a future brimming with promise, built on a past distinguished by excellence.

The Department consists of 40 active surgeons, 35 residents, and 9 fellows; 5 outpatient clinics; and more than 3,500 surgical cases annually. The talented faculty has received specialized training in orthopedic surgery and are nationally and internationally recognized leaders and educators. Many are dedicated to the study of medicine for the purpose of making advancement in orthopedic care and understand that their research, discoveries and leading-edge therapies impact lives every day. Reporting to the Dean of the School of Medicine, the Chair will be responsible for the planning and guidance of clinical efforts within the UofL Health system, a fully integrated academic health system with five hospitals, four outpatient medical centers, and nearly 200 physician practice locations. UofL Health is the third largest healthcare provider in Kentucky and is focused on delivering outstanding clinical care, providing cutting edge research, and offering a supportive educational environment to learners. The Chair will integrate the academic and clinical groups to create a cohesive department, invest in recruiting and developing faculty, expand education and research opportunities, and manage and grow department resources. Successful candidates will have a proven record of operational leadership, strong teaching, clinical, mentoring and research skills, as well as demonstrated administrative experience, academic excellence and the ability to add intellectual diversity with cultural richness. Candidates should be committed to furthering excellence in patient care, faculty development, funded research, and education of residents and fellows.

Dan Rodas is leading this search with Katie Stellato.

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