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Advanced Heart Failure, Faculty Positions - Lung Transplant Pulmonologist

University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Houston, Texas
Posted Date
May 2, 2024

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Advanced Heart Failure
Faculty Positions - Lung Transplant Pulmonologist

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston McGovern Medical School is seeking exceptional candidates for a full-time position as a lung transplant pulmonologist at the Center of Advanced Cardiopulmonary Therapies and Transplantation.

The lung transplant program within the Center for Advanced Cardiopulmonary Therapies and Transplantation provides comprehensive care for patients with advanced lung diseases, including interstitial lung disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)/emphysema, and pulmonary arterial hypertension. The program was certified by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) in 2018 and has shown steady increases in volumes since then with a total of 89 patients transplanted. Our program is at the forefront of clinical innovation, performing one of the first lung transplants in the world on a patient with severe COVID-19-associated lung injury. The Center for Advanced Cardiopulmonary Therapies and Transplantation is a site for multiple research studies, offering patients cutting-edge medical therapy for severe pulmonary diseases. Collaborative trials with researchers at other institutions have led to breakthroughs in our understanding of COPD, pulmonary fibrosis, and pulmonary arterial hypertension, with results published in leading scientific journals.

Position Key Accountabilities: 

 The faculty in Advanced Cardiopulmonary Therapies and Transplantations (ACTAT) will be responsible for assisting in the development of an academic and clinical Advanced Heart Failure, Cardiopulmonary Support, and Transplantation Program. Your main focus will be on Pulmonary within the Lung Transplant Program. Other duties will include seeing patients in the clinic, participating in research projects, and being involved in educational activities. 

Responsibilities include:

  • Participating in the ACTAT Center for Advanced Heart Failure practice at Memorial Hermann Health System and UT Physician in the Texas Medical Center Houston, Texas. This includes participating in the Lung Transplant program call schedules and donor calls. 
  • Performing Lung Transplant Bronchoscopy, biopsy and other associated procedures
  • Providing feedback regarding new physician recruitment, clinical team, etc.
  • Participating in the education and training of medical students and residents and fellows
  • Supporting and participating in the research mission of the department and university which includes clinical trials within the Lung and Heart Transplant program.
  • Collaborating with UTHealth and hospital administration and physicians to identify future opportunities, and define the direction of department services; developing, and implementing plans to achieve identified goals, including OR efficiency, productivity, and patient throughout targets across the care continuum.
  • Participate in the quality assurance and performance improvement for the Lung Transplant program, Center for Advanced Heart Failure. Heart transplant, ventricular assist device, and ECMO program, Memorial Hermann, Texas Medical Center.
  • Participating in and/or chairing committees, workgroups, and meetings.
  • Assuring interdisciplinary performance improvement programs are active, maintained, and ongoing. Following up to ensure that complaints have been satisfactorily handled. Collaborating to maintain a focus on providing excellent clinical services.
  • Coordinate with multi-disciplinary and other services within UT including Cardiology, Surgery, Reno, GI, Anesthesia
  • Maintaining professional growth and development through seminars, workshops, in-services, current literature, and professional affiliations to keep abreast of the latest trends in fields of expertise, supporting and promoting education and research.

A successful candidate should exhibit a commitment to clinical excellence, innovation, and collaborative practices. They should have a robust record of clinical experience and positive outcomes in lung transplantation. They should be committed to education and willing to teach fellows. The candidate must be certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine which includes Internal Medicine and Pulmonary and must be eligible for licensure by the Texas Medical Board.

Applicants who are seeking an exciting opportunity to work with a talented team should upload their curriculum vitae and cover letter for consideration.

Please submit a cover letter and CV to
Rahat Hussain, MD
Department of Advanced Cardiothoracic Therapies and Transplantation
Center for Advanced Heart Failure – Memorial Hermann
Texas Medical Center
UTHealth Science Center-Houston
6400 Fannin, Suite 2350
Houston, TX  77030
Please apply to the following link:
Requisition #240000AQ
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Minorities, women, disabled and veterans are encouraged to apply.


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