The Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin is seeking an exceptional physician to join the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology in the Department of Internal Medicine as Section Chief of Hepatology.
Dell Medical School’s mission is to revolutionize how people get and stay healthy by:
Educating leaders who transform health care;
Evolving new models of person-centered, multidisciplinary care that reward value;
Advancing innovation from discovery to outcomes;
Improving health in our community as a model for the nation; and
Redesigning the academic health environment to better serve society.
While medical education has been part of the clinical landscape of Austin Texas since the mid-1970s, the Dell Medical School enrolled its first class of 50 undergraduate medical students in June of 2016. As part of The University of Texas at Austin, one of the nation’s leading research universities, the Dell Medical School will pursue innovation in the re-design of healthcare delivery, excellence in healthcare research, and programs in interdisciplinary and inter-professional education.
Dell Medical School (DMS) is the first medical school established in nearly five decades by a member of the Association of American Universities, an organization of leading public and private research universities. An extraordinary commitment of resources, both public and private, has already been made to enable its development and success.
Dell Medical School’s Department of Internal Medicine is seeking a Section Chief of Hepatology, who along with the Chief of Gastroenterology and the Chair of Medicine, will help build the clinical and research programs in Hepatology.
Consistent with the mission of the Dell Medical School and Department of Internal Medicine, the focus will be ensuring the delivery of high-quality, value-based care in liver diseases including setting up outpatient programs for Hepatitis C screening and treatment, treatment and longitudinal care of patients with cirrhosis, and care of pre-liver transplant and post-transplant patients, with the goal of developing a solid organ transplant program in the near-term future. Responsibilities will include ensuring timely and appropriate consult service for inpatients, excellent outpatient care, and providing a great learning experience for medical students and residents. The Section Chief will help lead clinical trials and recruit additional hepatologists as the scope and volume of clinical and research practice grows. The Section Chief will be an integral part of discussions around building a new liver transplant program.
We are seeking applicants with 7 years or more experience as a hepatologist.
Demonstrated leadership experience in the care delivery setting.
MD degree with Board Certification in Gastroenterology and Hepatology.
Unrestricted license (or ability to obtain within 90 days of appointment) to practice medicine in the State of Texas.
About The Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin
The future of medical education, care and research is taking shape at the Dell Medical School as we rethink everything – 50 future physician leaders at a time – to create a vital, inclusive health ecosystem. The first medical school in decades to be built from the ground up at a top-tier, Association of American Universities research university, we’re leveraging unprecedented community support to develop a value-focused model that prizes person-centered care. Located at the heart of a burgeoning health district in downtown Austin, we celebrate the diversity, creativity and innovation around us and are connected in deep and meaningful ways to the greater Austin and Travis County communities. These include the families we serve and care for; key partners like Seton Healthcare Family and Central Health; and a diverse array of collaborators including local physicians, nonprofits and entrepreneurs. We relish the opportunity to start from scratch, which comes with the freedom to foster a culture of innovation, new thinking and collaboration, and to design curriculum, strategies and business models around the needs and opportunities of 21st-century medicine. “I’m not interested in just cr...eating another medical school, but in creating a medical school that really represents what we want health, and health education, to be in the next century.” – Clay Johnston, MD, PhD, Dell Medical School Dean
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