The Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Stanford University has available one-year clinical instructorships in cardiopulmonary transplantation and the surgical management of congestive heart failure.
Duties will include patient care responsibilities in heart, heart-lung, and lung transplant procedures, the insertion of mechanical circulatory support devices, and organ procurement. Participation in the preoperative evaluation of potential candidates, transplant logistics, transplant surgery, and in postoperative care. The clinical instructor will follow heart and lung transplant patients throughout their hospital course until the time of discharge. Teaching duties will comprise a portion of the work and the clinical instructor will provide clinical assistance and instruction to students and nurses in transplant related topics. The transplant clinical instructor will work with residents and other clinical instructors in the care of transplant patients. There are opportunities to perform clinical and laboratory research related to transplantation.
Individuals who have completed an accredited training program in cardiothoracic and are interested in additional training in the surgical treatment of heart failure and cardiopulmonary transplant are eligible to apply. Must be eligible for and maintain a California medical license or be eligible for a license exemption.
Interested applicants should send their curriculum vitae and two to three letters of reference to:
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery
870 Quarry Road
Palo Alto, CA 94304