Assistant/Associate Professor, Lung Transplant Pulmonologist - Advanced Heart Failure, Center for Advanced Cardiopulmonary Therapies and Transplantation (ACTAT)

Texas Medical Center-Houston, TX

Assistant/Associate Professor, Lung Transplant Pulmonologist - Advanced Heart Failure, Center for Advanced Cardiopulmonary Therapies and Transplantation (ACTAT)

Location: Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas

Category: Faculty

McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston

Requisition #: 230001GW

McGovern Medical School atUTHealth Houston, a leading academic health center, is seeking exceptional candidates for a full-time faculty position as a lung transplant pulmonologist at theCenter for Advanced Cardiopulmonary Therapies and Transplantations (ACTAT), Division ofAdvanced Heart Failure.

The lung transplant program within the Center for Advanced Cardiopulmonary Therapies and Transplantation provides comprehensive care for patients with advanced lung diseases, including interstitial lung disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)/emphysema, and pulmonary arterial hypertension. The program was certified by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) in 2018 and has shown steady increases in volumes since then with a total of 89 patients transplanted. Our program is at the forefront of clinical innovation, performing one of the first lung transplants in the world in a patient with severe COVID-19-associated lung injury. The Center for Advanced Cardiopulmonary Therapies and Transplantation is a site for multiple research studies, offering patients cutting-edge medical therapy for severe pulmonary diseases. Collaborative trials with researchers at other institutions have led to breakthroughs in our understanding of COPD, pulmonary fibrosis, and pulmonary arterial hypertension, with results published in leading scientific journals.

Position Key Accountabilities:

The faculty in Advanced Cardiopulmonary Therapies and Transplantations (ACTAT) will be responsible for assisting in the development of an academic and clinical Advanced Heart Failure, Cardiopulmonary Support, and Transplantation Program. Your main focus will be on Interventional Cardiology. Other duties will include seeing patients in the clinic, participating in research projects, and being involved in educational activities.

Responsibilities include:

  • Participating in the ACTAT Center for Advanced Heart Failure practice at variousMemorial Hermann Health SystemandUT Physicianlocations in Houston and surrounding areas, including participation in a UT Cardiology physician group call team for coverage

  • Providing feedback regarding office operations including hiring staff, officelogistics and new physician recruitment.

  • Participating in the education and training of medical students and residents and fellows

  • Supporting the research mission of the department and university through:

  • Facilitating reasonable and appropriate access to patients by research staff.

  • Assisting when requested with the collection of research data including biological specimens; and

  • Providing information and education on ongoing research studies to potentially eligible research subjects.Identifying patient and family needs of the populations served; recommending and/or developing new programs and services to meet those needs; assuring that age-specific equipment, supplies, and educational resources are available for assigned units/services.

  • Collaborating with UTHealth and hospital administration and physicians to identify future opportunities, and define the direction of department services; developing, and implementing plans to achieve identified goals, including OR efficiency, productivity, and patient throughput targets across the care continuum.

  • Maintaining an ongoing departmental Quality Improvement Plan and process consistent with the organizational Quality Management Plan; developing and implementing unit-specific standards, policies, and procedures that guide and support the provision of care and services; continuously assessing and improving assigned departments' performance while enhancing service.

  • Reviewing appropriate financial reports and making appropriate modifications in UTHealth Houston and Memorial Hermann Health System to reduce costs associated with supplies, staffing, and service agreements and/or identify sound alternatives for purchasing equipment and supplies.

  • Participating in and/or chairing committees, workgroups, and meetings at appropriate.

  • Assuring interdisciplinary performance improvement programs are active, maintained, and ongoing. Following up to ensure that complaints have been satisfactorily handled. Collaborating to maintain a focus on providing excellent clinical services.

  • Maintaining professional growth and development through seminars, workshops, in-services, current literature, and professional affiliations to keep abreast of the latest trends in fields of expertise, supporting and promoting education and research.

  • Supervising a highly specialized clinical team of direct care providersand administrative staff.


  • Texas Medical License or be eligible for a Texas Faculty Temporary License.

  • American Board of Internal Medicine certification.

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with strong potential for a leadership role within the department.

  • Commitment to clinical excellence, innovation, and collaborative practices

  • Commitment to education and willingness to teach fellows.

  • Robust record of clinical experience and positive outcomes in lung transplantation

Qualified applicants must demonstrate a commitment to excellence, discovery, and service, have the potential to be outstanding in their field of expertise, and share an interest in fulfilling the common goals of McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston.

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth)

Established in 1972 by The University of Texas System Board of Regents, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) is Houston’s Health University and Texas’ resource for health care education, innovation, scientific discovery and excellence in patient care. The most comprehensive academic health center in the UT System and the U.S. Gulf Coast region, UTHealth Houston is home to schools of biomedical informatics, biomedical sciences, dentistry, nursing and public health and the John P. and Kathrine G. McGovern Medical School. UTHealth Houston includes The University of Texas Harris County Psychiatric Center, as well as the growing clinical practices UT Physicians, UT Dentists and UT Health Services. The university’s primary teaching hospitals are Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital and Harris Health Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital.

UTHealth Benefits

UTHealth Houston offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package. For more information on our benefits programs please refer to the UTHealth Houston Office of Benefits Website.

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Work location is based on the needs of the department and may be adjusted.