WMCHealth Posted May 21, 2021

Poughkeepsie, NY


Section Chief-Trauma Surgery

The Division of Trauma at WMCHealth is seeking a Section Chief to join our busy Level II trauma center located in Poughkeepsie, New York. MidHudson Regional Hospital cares for over 900 trauma victims annually. The services include on-site helipad, three dedicated trauma bays, a talented team of orthopedics, reconstructive/aesthetic surgeons, neurologist, neurosurgeons, and emergency department physicians. This position will encompass two key network hospitals MidHudson Regional Hospital and Westchester Medical Center. Westchester Medical Center is a regional Level I trauma and burn center with more than 40,000 emergency room visits per year.

Applicants must be board certified or board eligible by the American Board of Surgery in general surgery and/or surgical critical care. Requirements include demonstrated skills in emergency surgery, surgical critical care, trauma and/or burn patient care, and a record of teaching and research experience (health services, translational or basic science research).

Candidate requirements include an M.D. or D.O. from an accredited school of medicine or osteopathy, as well as the completion of a surgical residency and a surgical critical care fellowship.

About Us:
MidHudson Regional Hospital in Poughkeepsie, NY, is home to the mid-Hudson Valley's most advanced healthcare services. This 243-bed facility cares for more than 10,000 inpatients annually while performing an additional 325,000 outpatient procedures each year. MidHudson Regional Hospital operates the area's only Level II trauma center, is home to the Redl Center for Cancer Care and Center for Robotic Surgery and is a destination hospital for patients with serious illnesses and injuries.
WMCHealth is a 1,900-bed healthcare system headquartered in Valhalla, New York, with ten hospitals on seven campuses spanning 6,200 square miles of the Hudson Valley. WMCHealth employs more than 12,000 people and has nearly 3,000 attending physicians. From Level 1, Level 2 and Pediatric Trauma Centers, the region's only acute care children's hospital, an academic medical center, several community hospitals, dozens of specialized institutes and centers, a state-of-the-art Telemedicine program, skilled nursing, assisted living facilities, homecare services and one of the largest mental health systems in New York State, today WMCHealth is the pre-eminent provider of integrated healthcare in the Hudson Valley.

How to apply

Interested candidates should send a curriculum vitae to Rifat Latifi, MD, FACS, FICS, Director of the Department of Surgery, along with a letter of interest by email to Rifat.Latifi@WMCHealth.org or contact Andrea Ruggiero, Advanced Clinical Recruiter for WMCHealth at 914-493-2176.


241 North Rd
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

Section Chief-Trauma Surgery
Poughkeepsie, NY

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