Chief, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Valhalla, NY
Dec 05, 2020
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Chief, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery - Westchester Medical Center - Valhalla, New York The Department of Surgery of Westchester Medical Center, is seeking a Chief of Plastic Surgery. The Westchester Medical Center, a 600-bed hospital, which serves as the primary teaching affiliate for New York Medical College. Westchester Medical Center/New York Medical College, is a regional academic medical center located in Westchester, New York, 30 minutes north of New York City. The successful applicant must be Board Certified in General Surgery, have completed a fellowship in Plastic Surgery, eligible for a New York State Medical License, as well as 5-10 years of progressive academic leadership experience. This is an outstanding opportunity for a qualified clinician to advance and build a strong and comprehensive plastic surgery division in a large catchment area. He/she will be expected to provide clinical leadership across our multi-hospital system. We offer very competitive salary with an outstanding benefits package. The Division of Plastic Surgery is an integral part of the Department of General Surgery at Westchester Medical Center. The Division works closely with numerous medical and surgical departments to provide consultation and surgical service for both elective and medically necessary procedures. While the division offers a broad variety of surgical procedures, Westchester Medical Center is recognized for its skill in performing micro-vascular-reconstruction and reattachment of amputated limbs and extremities. Our surgeons also maintain a strong interest in upper extremity injuries with an emphasis on long-term rehabilitation, an area that has remained at the forefront of clinical and research activities. Difficulty with wound healing is a major focus of our residency program. Research on the effect of hyperbaric oxygen in wound healing in diabetics, radiation injury and gangrene has been strengthened by the creation of the Advanced Wound Care and Hyperbaric Oxygen Center at Westchester Medical Center. WMCHealth is a 1,900-bed healthcare system headquartered in Valhalla, New York, with 10 hospitals on eight campuses spanning 6,200 square miles of the Hudson Valley. WMCHealth employs more than 12,000 people and has nearly 3,000 attending physicians. From Level 1, Level 2 and Pediatric Trauma Centers, the region's only acute care children's hospital, an academic medical center, several community hospitals, dozens of specialized institutes and centers, a state of the art Telemedicine program, skilled nursing, assisted living facilities, homecare services and one of the largest mental health systems in New York State, today WMCHealth is the pre-eminent provider of integrated healthcare in the Hudson Valley. Interested candidates should send a curriculum vitae to Rifat Latifi, MD, FACS, FICS, Director of the Department of Surgery, along with a letter of interest by email to or contact Andrea Ruggiero Advanced Clinical Recruiter for WMCHealth at 914-493-2176. Westchester Medical Center Advanced Physician Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer.