Cardiothoracic Surgeon with VAD Experience Opportunity on Florida’s Beautiful West Coast

Clearwater, Florida
Dec 30, 2016
Position Type

BayCare Medical Group is seeking to employ a board-certified Cardiothoracic Surgeon with VAD experience. 

Experience with evaluation of patients and placement of mechanical cardiac assist devices (VAD) required, certification preferred. Projected start date late Summer/Fall 2017.

Physician will join five cardiovascular and thoracic surgeons at BayCare Medical Group’s Cardiac Surgical Associates at Morton Plant Hospital in Clearwater, Florida.  These surgeons perform a comprehensive spectrum of cardiovascular and thoracic surgery services including coronary artery bypass grafting, valve repair and replacement, complex aortic surgery, endovascular treatment of aneurysms, minimally invasive surgical procedures and arrhythmia surgery.  Additionally, the practice performs VATS lung and pleural surgery.  The physicians participate in a mature but growing Structural Heart and Valve Clinic as well as TAVR, MitraClip, and other structural heart procedures.

Surgeon will join the talented team who performed the first Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) in Tampa Bay. The team has performed more than 600 TAVR procedures and has begun treating patients with Mitra Clip. Morton Plant Hospital is one of three hospitals within BayCare Medical Group w which perform heart surgery. Surgeons at Morton Plant Hospital perform approximately 600 cardiac procedures annually.

Founded in 1916, Morton Plant Hospital (MPH) was the first hospital built in northern Pinellas County. Today it is a 687-bed facility, offering more than 50 specialty services and is currently undergoing a four-year expansion project to better meet the needs of the community.

MPH has a dedicated open-heart surgical unit in Morgan Heart Hospital, consisting of 21 private universal patient rooms, four open-heart surgical suites, and a hybrid operating room. As a national leader in cardiovascular health, MPH conducts more open-heart and interventional procedures than any other hospital in Pinellas County. Each year, over 600 cardiothoracic surgeries, 3,800 interventional procedures and 3,200 diagnostic services are performed, and the nationally-renowned heart program continues to grow.

The newest addition to MPH is the Structural Heart and Valve Clinic for treating patients with cardiac valve disorders. Within this new clinic, cardiovascular surgeons and cardiologists work side-by-side in Tampa Bay’s most advanced hybrid operative suite to perform lifesaving procedures, including Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) procedure, MitraClip, and multiple other structural heart procedures. MPH is the only heart hospital in the country to be recognized for 15 years by Truven as one of the Top 50 U.S. Hospitals for Cardiovascular Services.

BayCare cardiovascular surgery maintains the highest distinction from the Society for Thoracic Surgeons, the three-star rating. Bay Care Medical Group is Tampa Bay's leading multi-specialty group with over 500 providers practicing in more than 160 locations in 45 specialties throughout the Tampa Bay area. We are located in 4 counties throughout the central Gulf Coast of Florida. As part of BayCare Health System, the region's largest health care provider, we are comprised of a network of out-patient facilities, 14 hospitals, and services such as imaging, lab, behavioral health and home health care. Connecting patients to a complete range of preventative, diagnostic and treatment services for any health care need throughout their lifetime is our priority. We offer growing practices robust administrative support in a location that is world-renowned for its sunshine, sports, schools and exceptional quality of life.

The Tampa Bay area offers the diversity of a casual family-friendly lifestyle in a cosmopolitan city as well as rural and coastal living.  The area is home to sports teams, entertainment venues, museums, and award-winning pristine beaches.  More natural beauty is found in preserves and state parks throughout Polk, Hillsborough, Pasco and Pinellas counties.  Enjoy college sports, world renowned golf courses, cultural events, recreational activities and family attractions. 

We offer:

  • Competitive base salary with RVU productivity incentive
  • Incentive bonus
  • Retirement plan
  • Discretionary allowance
  • Eligibility for member status
  • Insurance (malpractice, health, dental, vision, life, supplemental & dependent life, short & long-term disability)
  • Extras (college savings plan, child care, auto & pet insurance, wellness center, product & service discounts, and more.) Position Requires: Board Certified or Board Eligible by The American Board of Thoracic Surgery is required. 


  Contact Information: Kelli Drayton |  | (727) 502-4176