SUNY Upstate Medical University Posted Jul 12, 2021

Syracuse, NY

Clark Burn Center Medical Director

The Department of Surgery at Upstate Medical University is seeking an academic surgeon with fellowship training and/or on the job experience in Burn Surgery/Plastic Surgery to join the full-time faculty as the Medical Director and Chief of Burn Surgery of the Clark Burn Center. The Clark Burn Center at Upstate Medical University Hospital is an ABA adult and pediatric verified burn center. The Chief of Burn Surgery will lead a multidisciplinary team of intensivists, burn surgeons, advance practice providers, nurses and trainees in providing intensive, acute and reconstructive surgical care for patients with burn injuries.

The Clark Burn Center has been a regional resource since 1975. The Burn Center provides care for burn and dermal injuries serving 42 counties, encompassing approximately 2.7 million inhabitants of central New York. The burn center currently treats about 300 inpatients, more than 1500 outpatient burns annually and is continuing to experience significant regional growth. Fellowship training in burn surgery or commensurate experience is strongly preferred. The candidate must be board-certified or eligible in General Surgery and Plastic Surgery or Critical Care. The candidate will also be expected to participate in teaching and training medical students and surgery residents. They will be employed by the University Surgical Associates (Department of Surgery) and will be eligible for a faculty appointment at SUNY Upstate Medical University and Upstate University Hospital.

Upstate Medical University is a two-campus 715 bed multidisciplinary, academic medical center which serves as the tertiary care referral center for Syracuse and the Central New York region. Upstate is also an ACS verified Level 1 Adult and Pediatric Trauma Centers which provides trauma care, emergency general surgery, critical care and reconstructive surgery services to the Central NY region. The trauma program at Upstate is one of NY state’s busiest programs. Opportunities to participate in the care of trauma, surgical critical care, emergency general surgery patients and/or plastic/reconstructive surgery are also available. Upstate Medical University is located in Syracuse, NY adjacent to Syracuse University and surrounded by numerous outdoor recreational opportunities, cultural events, and has nationally recognized public and private schools. This position offers a competitive salary, midlevel provider and resident support for patient care.
Upstate Medical University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

How to apply

Inquiries and resumes should be directed electronically to:
Robert Cooney, MD, FACS, FCCM
Professor and Patricia J. Numann Chair of Surgery
SUNY Upstate Medical University
c/o Jennifer Potter, Department of Surgery or call (315) 464-5549 with questions


750 E Adams Street
Syracuse, NY 13210

SUNY Upstate Medical University
Clark Burn Center Medical Director
Syracuse, NY

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