Organ Procurement Surgeon/Staff Surgeon - The Center for Advanced Cardiopulmonary Therapies and Transplantation, McGovern Medical School

Texas Medical Center-Houston, TX

Organ Procurement Surgeon/Staff Surgeon - The Center for Advanced Cardiopulmonary Therapies and Transplantation, McGovern Medical School

Location: Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas

Category: Staff Physician

McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston

Requisition #: 240000G2

The Center for Advanced Cardiopulmonary Therapies and Transplantation at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houstonis seeking an Organ Procurement Surgeon/Staff Surgeon. The surgeon will be appointed as a Clinical Associate with excellent compensation, comprehensive benefits package, and a collegial work environment. This allows a unique opportunity to advance technical skills and gain operative experience in cardiothoracic transplantation.


Clinical responsibilities include:


  • Evaluation of transplant organs and organ procurement, including DCD heart and lung procurement.

  • Participation in ex-vivo heart perfusion and normothermic regional perfusion.

  • Exposure to and education in ex vivo lung perfusion.

  • Participation in ECMO cannulation and management.

  • Opportunity to participate in and develop expertise in heart and lung transplant operations and post-transplant management.

  • Opportunity to participate in nontransplant operations, including all aspects of cardiac surgery.

  • Opportunity to participate in research.

  • Opportunity to participate in Critical Care and management of pre and post operative patients.

  • Opportunity to evaluate patients in the Surgical Clinic.

  • Opportunity to teach medical students, residents, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants.



  • Previous US surgical experience with heart and lung procurement

  • Graduate of a US Fellowship in Mechanical Circulatory Support and Transplantation.

  • International applicants (if from a non-accredited program) must have a minimum of 2-3 years of fellowship experience in the United States and be fluent in Verbal and written English.

  • Eligibility for Texas State Licensure.

  • Interest in education and research are highly valued.

  • Strong surgical skills, exceptional collaboration, and communication skills.

  • Ability to work independently.

  • Must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis without the need for employer sponsorship.

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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