Surgical Director, Lung Transplantation, Northwell Transplant Institute

Manhasset, New York
Oct 17, 2023
Position Type

Northwell, one of the nation’s largest academic healthcare systems, is recruiting for a Surgical Director of Lung Transplantation. The Lung Transplant program is a part of the newly established Northwell Transplant Institute. This leadership position will help implement the vision of comprehensive advanced lung failure and transplant care across the entire Northwell system. This position will require from the ideal candidate strong clinical, administrative, investigative, and educational involvement.

The lung transplant program, based at North Shore University Hospital, Manhasset, NY is the first and only full-service destination for lung transplant in Nassau and Suffolk counties. We offer the full spectrum of care to advanced lung failure patients, including but not limited to cardiopulmonary exercise testing, LVAD and transplant, advanced imaging, electrophysiology, and participation in investigator-initiated and sponsored clinical trials. Northwell similarly has one of the largest general thoracic programs in New York, performing more than 3,200 general thoracic surgeries across our system per year. Furthermore, Northwell has robust and well-established medical programs for interstitial lung disease, COPD, pulmonary hypertension, cystic fibrosis, among others.

The Northwell Transplant Institute combines all solid organ transplant programs which include the heart, lung, liver, and kidney programs under one umbrella. The Transplant Institute has a strong partnership with the Department of Medicine, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, and Northwell’s Lung Institute. With an integrated network of dedicated interdisciplinary clinical and administrative professionals, Northwell has continued to invest in system-wide medical lung failure programs across several hospitals, regions, and ambulatory sites. Northwell also has a robust ECMO and ECMO-to-go program, supported by the Northwell Center for Emergency Medicine Services (EMS). Northwell EMS operates one of the largest hospital-based EMS services in the country, an integrated centralized transfer center, as well as a multi-aircraft air-medical transport program.

The successful candidate will ideally possess the following qualifications and experience:

Education and Experience:

  • Board certified in Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery by the American Board of Thoracic Surgery or the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
  • Fellowship trained and meets eligibility requirements of Primary Lung Transplant Surgeon delineated in UNOS bylaws
  • Minimum of 6 years of attending level lung transplant experience
  • Leadership experience in a healthcare setting, preferably within a large health system or academic medical center
  • Strong knowledge of lung transplantation management guidelines, evidence-based practices, and quality improvement methodologies
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and inspire multidisciplinary teams, fostering a culture of collaboration, innovation, and continuous learning

Northwell is comprised of 21 hospitals, including four tertiary hospitals and one quaternary hospital, the Sandra Atlas Bass Heart Hospital at North Shore University Hospital. There are also ~850 sites across Northwell which deliver seamless ambulatory care. Northwell employs 84,000 individuals – including 18,900 nurses and 4,900 employed doctors – all working to change health care for the better. To do this, it takes coordination, standardization, oversight, and a drive to be the best. As the largest health care system in the New York metropolitan area — and the 13th largest in the nation — patients benefit from Northwell’s entire continuum of care. Due to our extensive breadth and depth of clinical services, we are equipped to care for the most complex patients and meet 100% of their clinical, social, and emotional needs.

To learn more and apply, please contact Lina Sanchez, Office of Physician Recruitment:

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