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Job Title: Academic Plastic Surgeon - Hand
Date Available: 08/01/2022
Location: Lexington, Kentucky
Description: The Division of Plastic Surgery at the University of Kentucky, College of Medicine is seeking a full-time academic plastic surgeon to join its faculty with an emphasis on Hand Surgery. All ranks will be considered. The faculty member will have the opportunity to teach residents, engage in research, and participate in clinical program development. The specific area of focus will be Hand Surgery, but in addition, all aspects of clinical Plastic Surgery are available. All candidates must have completed an integrated plastic surgery residency or a plastic surgery residency and be either ABPS board certified or in the process of certification. Additional board eligibility or board certification in Hand Surgery is required.

The candidate”s primary focus will be to support the UK Hand Center, which is a multidisciplinary environment with orthopedic and plastic surgery trained hand surgeons, hand therapists, and support personnel incorporated into a 5000 sq. foot clinic devoted to hand patients. Radiology and ancillary services are on site. Practice locations include University HealthCare Hospitals, the Shriner’s Hospital for Children, the Lexington Surgery Center, and the Lexington VA hospital. The successful candidate would also have the opportunity to participate in the Hand Fellowship program, training one fellow per year. Additional opportunities in Plastic Surgery practice are also available such as breast reconstruction, body contouring, and aesthetics.

We offer an academic career in an environment that promotes professional excellence. Research is an important component of our Division, with peer-reviewed funding and over 20 major publications last year alone. The ideal candidate would be expected to bring and further develop national recognition to our program at the clinical, research, and educational levels.
The University of Kentucky is the flagship university and healthcare center in Kentucky and has been named the No. 1 Hospital in Kentucky by U.S. News & World Repor for the eighth year in a row. Lexington is in the heart of the Bluegrass and rightfully is called the Horse Capital of the World. It is surrounded by beautiful landscapes and lovely horse farms. The University plays a major role in commerce and cultural enhancement. Lexington is a little over an hour's drive from Louisville and Cincinnati and is a vibrant city with many cultural and recreational opportunities all year round. It has a high-quality school system and is a wonderful place to raise a family. We offer a competitive salary and a full array of benefits. Rank and compensation will be commensurate with experience and achievement.
UK HealthCare has grown to a 920-bed healthcare complex with 39,000 discharges per year. The successful candidate will join a thriving and expanding division. The Division of Plastic Surgery faculty is comprised of 5 board-certified surgeons, each of whom has interests and expertise that reflect the increasingly specialized field of surgery. The division has active clinical interests in the areas of microvascular and craniofacial surgery. The governance of the Division of Plastic Surgery is under Departmental leadership, which allows synergism between Divisions and a robust environment for our 6-year integrated residency program, with two new residents added annually, and an ACGME accredited one-year Hand Surgery fellowship.

Upon offer of employment, the successful applicant for this position must pass a pre-employment drug screen and undergo a national background check as required by the University of Kentucky Human Resources. The University of Kentucky is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply. Interested applicants should submit their CV and a letter of interest with career objectives to
Contact: David Drake, MD, FACS
Professor and Chief, Division of Plastic Surgery
University of Kentucky
david.drake@uky.edu

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