Job Description

The Department of Surgery at Valleywise Health Medical Center (VHMC), formerly known as Maricopa Medical Center, located in metropolitan Phoenix, AZ is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Chair of Surgery. DMG is a not-for-profit faculty practice plan owned and operated by physicians consisting of more than 450 providers who represent all the major medical/surgical specialties and subspecialties. 

The Department of Surgery features the Arizona Burn Center and an ACS Level 1 adult/Level 2 pediatric Trauma Center. VHMC is an established, accredited teaching hospital under the Creighton University Health Care Alliance-Phoenix with its own Medical School. The Department of Surgery incorporates General Surgery and Podiatry Residencies as well as Critical Care and Burn Fellowships. The General Surgery residency program is comprised of 8 residents per year plus some preliminary residents totaling 50.  The Surgery Faculty are comprised of a full complement of surgical sub-specialists. The Chair will be responsible for departmental administration, leadership, clinical activities, involvement in academics and departmental strategic growth.

Valleywise Health and District Medical Group entered a formal academic affiliation with Creighton University and maintain a strong affiliation with the University of Arizona College of Medicine –Phoenix. The hospital primarily serves a safety-net population and is due to complete construction on a new hospital facility (completion in late 2023).

The successful candidate will be Board Certified in their surgical specialty. They will exhibit a proven track record of professional collaboration, physician leadership, administrative and clinical experience, academic achievement, and a vision for growth.

DMG offers an outstanding work environment, competitive compensation plan/benefits package including paid time off, CME allowance with paid time off and employer paid malpractice insurance.

Interested candidates are invited to submit a cover letter and CV to Correspondence should be addressed to: Brenda Gentz, MD, Chair Department of Anesthesia, VHMC.