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UT Health Burn Medical Director and Chief of Burn Surgery (Associate Professor/Professor) - Surgery, McGovern Medical School in Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas

Burn Medical Director and Chief of Burn Surgery (Associate Professor/Professor) - Surgery, McGovern Medical School

Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas


McGovern Medical School at UTHealth

Requisition #: 21000243

McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) seeks an innovative and accomplished leader to serve as its next Director & Chief of the John S. Dunn Burn Center. This is an opportunity for a visionary leader to play a pivotal role in the only comprehensive burn center in Houston as verified by the American Burn Association (ABA).

Yearly, the John S. Dunn Burn Center (which is part of the nationally recognized Red Duke Trauma Institute) cares for 450+ patients who need care for a myriad of burn related injuries including inhalation injury, various skin disorders (Stevens-Johnson syndrome) and toxic epidermal necrolysis to name just a few.

As the Chief, you will have the opportunity to capitalize on the robust infrastructure available for translational and clinical research and spearhead innovative and practice-changing research with a multi-disciplinary team that includes: plastic and reconstructive surgeons, burn surgeons, anesthesiologists, advanced practice providers, nurses and trainees. A visionary leader will have the opportunity to build upon the infrastructure already in place and continue to grow the John S. Dunn Burn Center within the greater Houston community and beyond.


A successful candidate should possess a board certification in general or plastic surgery and have completed a burn surgery fellowship. Candidates must also be eligible to obtain a Texas Medical License. Applicants must demonstrate a commitment to excellence, discovery and service and share an interest in fulfilling the common goals of McGovern Medical School at UTHealth.

To express personal interest and/or obtain additional information or offer a nomination, please contact Search Committee Chair, Charles Wade, MD, Professor and James H. Red Duke, Jr., M.D., Distinguished Professor in Surgery through the office of Gwendolyn Smith-Jenkins by email at Gwendolyn.SmithJenkins@uth.tmc.edu or by phone at 713-500-3166. All inquiries will be held strictly confidential.

This is a security sensitive position and thereby subject to Texas Education Code #51.215. The background check will be required for the final candidate.

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 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 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.

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