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#109152 Advanced Cardiothoracic Transplant Fellow

Extended Review Date: Tue 10/18/2022

UC San Diego values equity, diversity, and inclusion. If you are interested in being part of our team, possess the needed licensure and certifications, and feel that you have most of the qualifications and/or transferable skills for a job opening, we strongly encourage you to apply.

For the safety and well-being of the entire university community, the University of California requires, with few exceptions, that all students, faculty and staff be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus and influenza before they will be allowed on campus or in a facility or office. For more information visit: Flu Vaccine Mandate / COVID Vaccine Policy

This is a contract position with the possibility of extension and/or career conversion.


The Department of Surgery, Division of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery in the School of Medicine at the University of California, San Diego is committed to excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body. The Department is recruiting a Fellow with a strong interest in education and academic medicine to join our multidisciplinary and fast-growing program.

The Division of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery at UC San Diego provides patient care at the cardiovascular institute located on its main campus in La Jolla, CA. The program has had exponential growth over the last decade, and is recognized as a national and international leader in the field of cardiovascular disease. The Division performs over 150 thoracic transplants and is part of a comprehensive solid organ transplant program at UCSD. The transplant programs are part of innovative trials including DCD and ex Vivo perfusion. The division also provides clinical practices in multiple locations across the region. Our team is comprised of outstanding faculty and staff committed to patient care, education, research, and quality initiatives.

The Division is recruiting an advanced fellow with strong interest in adult Cardiothoracic Transplantation and Mechanical Circulatory support programs. Ideal candidate will also be proficient in all other areas of adult cardiac surgical practice, typical in a quaternary referral center.

Qualified candidates must have an MD or DO degree and be Board-certified or Board-eligible in Thoracic Surgery within one year of appointment. They must also be able to obtain an unrestricted medical license in the state of California.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and based on University of California pay scales.


  • Submit an application via online job portal
  • Provide your most recently updated resume or C.V.
  • Please include a cover letter - A brief professional statement on goals of practicing and/or interest in adult Cardiothoracic Transplantation and Mechanical Circulatory support programs (500 words or less).

Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral).

If applicable, life-support certifications (BLS, NRP, ACLS, etc.) must include hands-on practice and in-person skills assessment; online-only certification is not acceptable.

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