Associate Professor/Professor



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Job description

Department: 01102 – Liver Transplant Program

City: Salt Lake City, UT

Track: Track Dependent on Qualifications

New Position to Begin: 07/01/2023


The Department of Surgery, Division of Transplantation and Advanced Hepatobiliary Surgery at the University of Utah is actively recruiting qualified applicants for the position of Surgical Director, Liver Transplant and Liver Transplant Oncology.

The Division of Transplantation and Advanced Hepatobiliary Surgery is one of nine divisions within the Department of Surgery at the University of Utah. The Division is a highly cohesive faculty of abdominal transplant surgeons and advanced practice clinicians who are dedicated to high quality, value-driven patient care, education, and innovation & discovery through basic science, clinical, and/or health services research. The division faculty are also instrumental in caring for patients with benign and malignant hepatic and biliary disease in conjunction with the University of Utah/Huntsman Cancer Institute, a NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center. Our strong collaboration with Primary Children’s Hospital Abdominal Transplant Program where we actively participate in the pediatric kidney and liver transplant program has supported our growing adult and Pediatric Living donor liver transplant program.


  • Recognized academic transplant surgeon qualified for, or at the rank of Associate or full Professor, who has completed a certified multiorgan abdominal fellowship.
  • Clinical expertise in liver transplant, living donor liver transplant and a strong interest in liver transplant oncology.
  • Meets UNOS requirements as Primary Liver Surgeon.
  • Strong experience and ability to influence and motivate the transplant team and support a culture of collaboration, quality, and efficiency.
  • Demonstrated commitment to foster the growth of others through a collaborative mind-set, and aptitude to motivate others through inspiration, effective communication and good listening skills that result in a strong level of trust and guidance.
  • Strong commitment to the educational excellence and advancement of faculty, trainees, students, and advanced practice clinicians (APCs).

Candidates will have a commitment to excellence in all three traditional academic missions of clinical practice, education, and research. The candidate must have the ability to work cooperatively and collegially within a diverse environment, and lead by example. The candidate must also have the ability to work across departments with specialties in Internal Medicine, Radiology, Anesthesia and others involved in the care of abdominal transplantation and advanced hepatobiliary disease.

The selected candidate will be a strategic partner who will promote a strong culture of institutional stewardship throughout the University of Utah Health Care system.

Prospective candidates must have an MD degree and will be Board Certified in General Surgery and completed an ASTS certified fellowship in abdominal solid organ transplantation.

The University of Utah Health (U of U Health) is a patient focused center distinguished by collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. The U of U Health values candidates who are committed to fostering and furthering the culture of compassion, collaboration, innovation, accountability, diversity, integrity, quality, and trust that is integral to our mission.

EEO/Non-Discrimination Information

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students, staff, faculty and patients from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education, employment opportunities, and quality healthcare for historically underrepresented groups.

Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability or if you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action:

Director/ Title IX Coordinator

Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action (OEO/AA)

383 University Street, Level 1 OEO Suite

Salt Lake City, UT 84112


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Online reports may be submitted at

For more information:

To inquire about this posting, email: [email protected] or call 801-581-2300.


The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

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Open Until Filled: Yes

Requisition Number: PRN03205F

How to apply

Interested applicants should apply at:

For additional information contact:
Talia Baker, MD
Professor & Chief
Division of Transplantation
Department of Surgery
Spencer Fox Eccles SOM
[email protected]

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