Director of Digestive Diseases Division and Other Gastroenterology Faculty Opportunities

Jackson, Mississippi
Mar 09, 2018
Position Type

The Department of Medicine at the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) is seeking an experienced board certified gastroenterologist at Associate or Full Professor level to lead the Division of Digestive Diseases. As part of our strategic growth, we are also hiring additional gastroenterologists, including faculty with focus on hepatology and on endoscopy. For Director, the department is searching for an individual who is energetic and collegial with an established record of leadership and scholarship, and vision for strategic expansion of an academic division across the spectrum of tertiary care, education of trainees at all levels, and development of a research program.

Located in Jackson, MS, UMMC is the state's only academic health science center with the mission to improve the lives of Mississippians by educating tomorrow's healthcare professionals, by conducting health sciences research, and by providing cutting edge patient care. A major goal of the Medical Center is the elimination of differences in health status of Mississippians based on race, geography, income, or social status.

Considerable opportunities exist for the right candidate to develop an internationally reputable division with further expansion of the full spectrum of gastroenterology services including inpatient and outpatient consultative services, liver transplants/hepatology, and interventional procedures in a free-standing endoscopy suite. The UMMC physiology department, ranked in the top 10 in the United States for NIH funding, has extensive basic and translational research opportunities. UMMC is the home of two NIH cohort studies that provide opportunities for epidemiologic, including genetics, and translational research. The new clinical trials center will provide facilities for Phase I to IV studies. The Center for Telehealth extensively links rural communities in Mississippi, providing novel opportunities for clinical care and implementation science research. The UMMC Patient Explorer Data Warehouse has data on over 650,000 patients and 19 million encounters including hospitalizations, clinic visits, medications, and laboratory data that are available for outcomes research, big data analysis, or preliminary/feasibility data for other projects. Many other opportunities also exist.

Resources include competitive compensation and benefits, generous start-up package, ability to hire more faculty, strong support staff, and excellent career growth opportunities. 

Interested candidates may send CV and cover letter to:

Javed Butler, MD MPH MBA

University of Mississippi Medical Center

Department of Medicine

2500 North State Street, Jackson, MS 39216

Telephone: 601-984-5600

Fax: 601-984-5608


The UMMC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, religion, color, national origin, or ethnic origin, disabilities, either military or non-military related, veteran or military status. Inquiries or complaints may be referred to the Director, Equal Employment Office, 2500 North State Street, Jackson, MS 39216-4505.


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