• Congratulations to the 2023-2024 SAAS Visiting Professors!
  • Zhi Fong, MD is the recipient of the 2024 SAAS Junior Faculty Award!
  • Radhika Rastogi, MD is the recipient of the 2024 Esther Tsai Sugg Award for the highest scoring SAAS abstract to 2024 Academic Surgical Congress!
  • Christy Chai, MD is the recipient of the 2024 SAAS-SUS Mid-Career Award!
  • Areeba Saif, MD is the recipient of the 2023 SAAS-AWS Resident Research Travel Award!
  • Raja Narayan, MD, MPH is the recipient of the 2023 SAAS Resident/Fellow Development Scholarship!
  • Jeremy Chang, MD is the winner of the 2023 SAAS Annual Meeting Travel Award!
  • Russell Woo, MD is the recipient of the 2023 SAAS-SUS Leadership Agility Program Scholarship!

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), College of Medicine, Department of Surgery, and Regional One Health in Memphis, TN is accepting applications for an Academic Physician to serve as the Medical Director of the Firefighters Burn Unit. The Medical Director will lead a multidisciplinary team of surgeons, intensivists, anesthesiologists, advanced practice providers, nurses, therapists, social workers, dieticians, and pharmacists They also must engage in the surgical education of general surgery residents, burn fellows and critical care fellows.

The Firefighters Burn Unit is the only American Burn Association (ABA)-verified burn center in the Mid-South region with its own burn emergency department and two burn operating rooms. As a busy regional center, 664 burn ED visits and 350 burn admissions were recorded in 2023.

There are opportunities for collaboration with either the Trauma Service in the Elvis Presley Trauma Center at Regional One Health for coverage of trauma and surgical critical care or the Plastic Surgery service for coverage of soft tissue reconstruction depending on the candidate’s background and experience.
This is a full-time, non-tenure-track position and faculty rank is commensurate with experience and credentials.

The candidate hired will join a cohesive, multidisciplinary team of 3 burn surgeons, 9 intensivists and 8 advanced practice providers to complete the burn team.

Applicants should have a demonstrated commitment to and knowledge of equal opportunity and affirmative action.

Candidates can be either General Surgery/Critical Care or Plastic Surgery -trained, but all require burn fellowship training or experience. General Surgery – trained will be in UTROP; Plastic Surgery-trained will be in UCH.

The candidate must have:

Completed an accredited General Surgery residency program and be Board Eligible/Board Certified in General Surgery
Completed an accredited Surgical Critical Care fellowship and be Board Eligible/Board Certified in Surgical Critical Care
Completed an accredited Burn fellowship (or possess at least 5 years of prior burn practice experience)

Completed an accredited Plastic Surgery training program Board Eligible/Board Certified in Plastic Surgery
Completed an accredited Burn fellowship (or possess at least 5 years of prior burn practice experience)

For benefits information, please visit https://uthsc.edu/hr/benefits/documents/2023-benefits-preview-packet.pdf.

Applicants should have a demonstrated commitment to and knowledge of equal employment opportunity and affirmative action.

The University of Tennessee is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA/V institution in the provision of its education and employment programs and services.


The University of Tennessee Health Science Center is the flagship statewide, public, academic health institution in Tennessee. Founded in 1911, the mission of the University of Tennessee Health Science is to improve the health and well-being of Tennesseans and the global community by fostering integrated, collaborative, and inclusive education, research, scientific discovery, clinical care, and public service. Employing more than 4,600 people on its faculty, staff, and not-for-profit corporation faculty practice groups, and with more than 3,200 students across the state, UTHSC contributes $4 billion to the economy of Tennessee.

Part of the University of Tennessee System, the Health Science Center is headquartered in Memphis and includes all six of UT’s doctoral-degree-granting health science colleges — Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Nursing, Graduate Health Sciences, and Health Professions. UTHSC spans the state with its four major, regional clinical health science locations in Memphis, Knoxville, Chattanooga, and Nashville, as well as more than 100 clinical education sites across Tennessee. UTHSC is the largest educator of health care professionals in the state and operates the state’s largest residency and fellowship advanced training programs.

Located in West Tennessee on the banks of the Mississippi River, Memphis is the second-largest city in the state and among the largest cities in the Southeast. The Greater Memphis metropolitan area has more than 1.3 million residents, and the city ranks among those with the lowest cost of living in the country. It is home to a vibrant restaurant scene, a revitalized Downtown, the Midtown Arts District, many scenic neighborhoods, an active medical district, and a burgeoning airport in the midst of a $214 million modernization.

Memphis boasts attractions, including Elvis Presley’s Graceland, the Memphis Grizzlies, historic Beale Street, the National Civil Rights Museum, the second-largest urban county park in the United States, and the Memphis in May World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest.

Post expires at 6:36pm on Saturday May 4th, 2024

Link to Additional Info on Job: https://ut.taleo.net/careersection/uthsc_faculty/jobdetail.ftl?job=24000000H5&tz=GMT-06%3A00&tzname=America%2FChicago