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The Division of Surgery of SLPG of Saint Luke’s Health System in conjunction with Saint Luke’s Hospital is seeking a 4th (BC/BE in Surgery) fellowship trained transplant surgeon for a successful and well-established Abdominal Transplant Program at Saint Luke’s Hospital, a 600-bed regional tertiary hospital based in the beautiful Plaza District in Kansas City. The kidney transplant program at Saint Luke’s Hospital is the leader in the area in performing live donor kidney transplants and has performed over 1,722 (OPTN website) transplants since the program’s inception in 1969. In 1999, the program performed the first dual kidney/heart transplant and is currently involved in innovative clinical programs which include: paired internal and external exchanges, dual heart/kidney transplants, simultaneous liver/kidney transplants, positive crossmatch transplants, Jehovah’s witness recipients, and +HIV recipients. The program is doing peritoneal dialysis procedures and works in collaboration with the Midwest Transplant Network (MTN) in the altruistic donor program. There is the opportunity to do hepato-biliary and pancreatic procedures both open and minimally invasive. Saint Luke’s Hospital offers a multitude of patient care services which allows the kidney and liver transplant programs to provide multi-disciplinary evaluation and management before and after transplantation. For the past two years the kidney transplant program has done over 150 transplants per year. The liver transplant program has had excellent outcomes since its revitalization in 2011 with growing volumes. Participation in deceased donor organ recovery for the local OPO, the Midwest Transplant Network (MWOB) is expected.
· The Kidney and Liver Programs have dedicated Transplant Nephrology and Hepatology teams who work well with referring groups.
· MTN, the local OPO, is one of the country's top performers with over 300 donors per year.
· Academic appointment is available at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.
· The UMKC surgical residents round on the inpatient service.
· There are 5 Advance Practice Providers in the group with 1-2 dedicated to the surgical service.
· Clinical research is encouraged and supported by the nephrology and hepatology teams.
The successful candidate will participate in all aspects of renal and liver transplantation including clinical trials and kidney and liver transplant related clinical forums. The candidate will also be involved in evaluation and post-transplant management of kidney and liver recipients; those clinics currently follow over 1060 patients. There are opportunities for clinical research, program expansion, and resident and medical student education as Saint Luke’s Hospital is a major teaching hospital of the University of Missouri-Kansas City Medical School. This position would be at the assistant professor level.
About Saint Luke’s Health System:
Saint Luke’s Health System consists of 18 area hospitals and several primary and specialty care practices, and provides a range of inpatient, outpatient, and home care services. Founded as a faith-based, not-for-profit organization, our mission includes a commitment to the highest levels of excellence in health care and the advancement of medical research and education. The health system is an aligned organization in which the physicians and hospitals assume responsibility for enhancing the physical, mental, and spiritual health of people in the metropolitan Kansas City area and the surrounding region.
About greater Kansas City:
The greater Kansas City metro area is a vibrant, growing community known for its thriving arts scene, world champion sports teams, natural beauty, and exceptional quality of life. With a population of more than 2 million, Kansas City is so much more than barbecue and jazz. It’s a place where unique sights and historic architecture meet cutting-edge innovation.
On top of that, you’ll find dozens of museums, shopping and entertainment districts, wineries and breweries, the Kansas City Zoo, hiking and biking trails, and restaurants of every culinary stripe. Living in Kansas City, you’ll find high-quality schools and friendly neighborhoods. It’s why numerous national publications have called Kansas City one of the nation’s best places to live, work, and raise a family.
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