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General/Minimally Invasive & Bariatric Surgeon - HS Assistant Clinical Professor

University of California, Los Angeles
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General/Minimally Invasive & Bariatric Surgeon - HS Assistant Clinical Professor
University of California Los Angeles

Requisition Number: JPF06866

The Department of Surgery, Division of General Surgery at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA invites applications for a full-time faculty position at the Assistant Level in the Health Sciences Clinical Professor series.

The UCLA bariatric surgery program seeks a bariatric surgery fellowship trained, board eligible or board certified bariatric surgeon to join our program. Applicants must possess an M.D. degree or equivalent to apply and be eligible for a California Medical license. This position offers teaching, clinical and research opportunities in a large academic center. This individual will spend part time with VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare general surgery. This individual will be primarily responsible for building the bariatric program at UCLA Santa Monica hospital and make it an ASMBS Center of Excellence for bariatric surgery in 2-3 years. Training/experience in new techniques such as endoscopic bariatric procedures and duodenal switch is required. The candidate will supervise and teach residents, medical students and other trainees. The main teaching responsibilities include FLS, FUSE, FES and robotic training for the residents and other trainees. The ideal candidate should also have strong research background with a good publication record. The candidate is expected to be productive in surgical outcome, robotic surgery or basic research.

The University of California seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the people of California, to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives and ways of knowing and learning.

Interested applicants must submit their application materials online at:

Confidential inquiries related to this position and/or search may be directed to:

Erik Dutson, M.D.
Chief, Minimally Invasive & Bariatric Surgery
[email protected]

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The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy,


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UCLA is a public research university located in the Westwood neighborhood of Los Angeles, California. It was founded in 1919 and is the second oldest of the ten campuses affiliated with the University of California system. UCLA offers over 300 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in a wide range of disciplines and enrolls about 26,000 undergraduate and about 12,000 graduate students from the United States and around the world every year.

UCLA features the College of Letters and Science, seven general campus professional schools, and four professional schools for the health sciences. The UCLA College of Letters and Science has 34 academic departments and 900 faculty, and houses the majority of UCLA's 129 undergraduate majors as well as the students in the Graduate Division of Letters and Sciences. The UCLA College Honors Program is also housed in the College. The College of Letters and Science's programs are divided into five academic divisions: humanities, social sciences, life sciences, physical sciences, and the International Institute. UCLA also offers certificate programs, undergraduate degree-credit and continuing education credits for non-full-time students through its UCLA Extension education program.

The 2010 edition of U.S. News & World Report ranked UCLA as the 24th best university in the nation and 32nd best in the world. In the 2007 edition of U.S. News and World Report, UCLA Medical Center was ranked best in the West, as well as one of the top 3 hospitals in the United States alongside Mayo Clinic, Cleveland Clinic, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Johns Hopkins Hospital. In 15 of the 16 medical specialty areas examined, UCLA Medical Center ranked in the top 20.

The campus' location in Los Angeles makes excursions to local museums, theaters, or other entertainment venues relatively quick and easy.

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