Assistant/Associate/Professor, Trauma Medical Director - Surgery, McGovern Medical School

Texas Medical Center-Houston, TX

Assistant/Associate/Professor, Trauma Medical Director - Surgery, McGovern Medical School

Location: Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas

Category: Faculty

McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston

Requisition #: 24000139

McGovern Medical SchoolatUTHealth Houston, a leading academic health center, invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), non-tenure clinical track Assistant Professor/Associate Professor/Professor in theDepartment of Surgery,Division of Acute Care Surgery. We are seeking a trauma medical director and four trauma surgeons for Memorial Hermann Hospital-Katy during the transition from an ACS-verified level 3 to level 2 trauma hospital. Candidates must be board-certified in both Surgery and Surgical Critical Care.

The selected candidate will contribute to the department’s mission to educate health science professionals, discover and translate advances in the biomedical and social sciences, and model the best practices in clinical care and public health through teaching, clinical service, administrative activities, and other services.

Trauma Medical Director - Memorial Hermann Hospital-Katy, Texas

Associate Trauma Medical Director or Trauma Medical Director experience is desired.

Level of Trauma Center: Level 3 in pursuit of Level 2

Number of trauma patients per year: 1800

Hospital System: Memorial Hermann Health System

Hospital Information:

  • Located in Katy, TX, suburb of Houston, the fourth largest city in the nation.

  • 1800 trauma patients per year

  • 214 hospital beds

  • 20 ICU beds

  • 11 operating rooms with new neurosurgical hybrid OR under construction

  • 266 surgeons on staff with 1166 medical staff

Position Information:

  • Academic affiliation with UTHealth at level of Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor

  • Privileges at Memorial Hermann Hospital Katy current level 3 hospital in pursuit of level 2

  • competitive base salary with additional call pay

  • generous retirement package, short and long-term disability, and malpractice coverage

  • relocation expenses provided


The selected candidate for the position must have a Texas Medical License or be eligible for a Texas Faculty Temporary License. American Board of Surgery (both Surgery and Surgical Critical Care) certification required.

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

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