ACADEMIC ORTHOPAEDIC HAND AND UPPER EXTREMITY SURGERY
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
The MetroHealth System
The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at MetroHealth Medical Center is excited to offer an opportunity for an academic orthopaedic hand and upper extremity surgeon. MetroHealth Medical Center is a nationally recognized Level 1 Trauma Center with a robust trauma and elective upper extremity practice. https://youtu.be/S1qgxXPJrpE. The practice cares for traumatic and degenerative conditions from microvascular problems to shoulder arthroplasty. The Hand and Upper Extremity Service is a combined orthopaedic and plastic surgery effort with primary teaching responsibilities for the Case Western Reserve University Departments of Orthopaedic and Plastic Surgery. https://gme.metrohealth.org/ We are also a primary partner with the Cleveland Clinic Foundation orthopaedic surgery residency program and the highly competitive Cleveland Combined Hand Fellowship which offers four fellowship positions per year. There are opportunities to participate in NIH, DOD, VA, and DARPA funded research programs. The department enjoys close collaborative relationships with multiple other departments including Plastic Surgery, Trauma Surgery, Neurosurgery and PM&R. Our Hand and Upper Extremity division is extremely productive both clinically and academically. Faculty have special interests in peripheral nerve/spinal cord injury and management of upper extremity trauma. The section is well supported by a nurse coordinator, dedicated clinical nurse and four physician assistants. The opportunity will include dedicated support from one of our physician assistants.
Applicants must be board certified or eligible and have completed an ACGME accredited Hand Fellowship by the time of employment. Faculty academic rank at CWRU will be commensurate with academic experience, research, and teaching activities. The institution offers competitive salary and benefit packages dependent upon rank and position.
MetroHealth Medical Center is the oldest medical system in northeastern Ohio serving its population for over 180 years with the primary mission of serving all those in need of care. In addition to a strong public health emphasis, we have been a Level 1 Trauma center for over 35 years and the only burn center in our area. We are a primary affiliate and teaching hospital for Case Western Reserve Medical School and all faculty have appointments within the school. The main campus is ideally located on the near west side of Cleveland close to the downtown district and many desirable communities. The campus has been undergoing a major transformation and a new state of the art hospital will open in October 2022 with a new outpatient facility opening the following year. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TBilyfpvdH8. The remainder of the 36-acre campus will be transformed into a very unique park for the employees, patients and community to enjoy.
The Cleveland area is a wonderful place to work, live and raise a family. There are multiple cultural, sports and outside activities to enjoy. https://www.thisiscleveland.com/planning-tools/visitor-resources/cleveland-visitors-guide. Beautiful and diverse neighborhoods, great school systems and a low cost of living make this a very desirable place to live.
We are very excited to offer this unique opportunity for a young surgeon to join a well-established academic department in a growing hospital system. We are seeking a special surgeon; one interested in caring for the whole upper extremity with an emphasis on trauma in a diverse patient population. Please pass this information on to anyone who might be interested.
Please send all CVs to:
Dr. John Wilber, Professor and Chair, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Hansjoerg Wyss Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
Director of Orthopaedic Trauma Service
In employment, as in education, Case Western Reserve University is committed to Equal Opportunity and World Class Diversity. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.