Medical Director, Lung Transplantation At Baylor University Medical Center

Baylor Scott & White Health

  • Location: Dallas, TX

Grant Cooper is seeking a Medical Director of Lung Transplantation for Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, Texas.Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas is a nationally recognized, faith-based, not-for-profit hospital that cares for more than 300,000 people each year. In 1903, the hospital opened with 25 beds; today it is a major patient care, teaching, and research center for the Southwest. Baylor Dallas has 914 licensed beds and serves as the flagship hospital of Baylor Scott & White Health –​ North Texas. The Annette C. and Harold C. Simmons Transplant Institute at Baylor Dallas is a national leader in solid organ transplantation and, in partnership with the program at Baylor Scott & White All Saints Medical Center – Fort Worth, is one of only three programs worldwide to have performed more than 4,000 adult liver transplants. Since the program’s inception in 1984, transplant surgeons on the medical staff have performed more than 11,000 transplants, including liver, kidney, pancreas, heart and lung, small bowel, and blood and marrow transplants. Through Baylor’s transplant research program, physicians participate in more than 120 transplantation research protocols. In fact, many of the medications used as standard therapy today are a result of research conducted at Baylor Dallas.

Position Overview

The Medical Director of Lung Transplantation is responsible for the lung transplant team which provides comprehensive care for patients being referred for lung transplantation and leads the management of patients in the perioperative and postoperative periods. The scope of these activities covers hospitalized patients and all phases of ambulatory care, and works in concert with other advanced disease specific clinics to care for patients with Cystic Fibrosis/Bronchiectasis, Pulmonary Hypertension, COPD/Emphysema, and Interstitial Lung Disease. Other responsibilities include the education of medical students, residents, fellows and/or the supervision of other providers. The remaining time set aside is for creative research activities sufficient to maintain “state of the art” proficiency.

The Medical Director of Lung Transplantation is responsible for the diagnosis and treatment of patients with medical diseases, accomplished through ambulatory and bed-based resources assigned to Pulmonary Medicine. S/he must actively participate in patient care through hospital rounds, morning reports, conferences, consultations, participation in ambulatory care and other similar activities. Additionally, the Medical Director of Lung Transplantation is responsible for making long-range plans for the continuing function and development of the section and for development of sound and carefully documented organization plans and budget proposals for presentation to the Medical Director of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, as well as top management. S/he serves as an important counselor for on-going research activities. In this role, the Medical Director reviews research proposals and manuscripts and when appropriate, provides counsel to investigators in the course of their work. The Medical Director is responsible for ensuring that the complex mission of the section is met in all phases of patient care, education, research, and administrative function.

Qualifications

  • MD, Board Certification in Internal Medicine and Pulmonary Disease by American Board of Medicine.
  • Able to obtain license to practice medicine in Texas.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills required to effect improvement in clinical operations, recruitment, quality, research, teaching and team building for the division of surgery.
  • Financial management skills and experience in the business operations of a large and complex medical service.
  • Possesses the experience, training, maturity, and competence to lead the pulmonary division in the future
  • Meets the qualifications and requirements of national accrediting agencies for this position (UNOS).
  • Able to qualify for an academic appointment at Texas A&M College of Medicine.