The University of New Mexico Posted Nov 30, 2021

Albuquerque, NM

Acute Care Surgeon

The Division of Acute Care Surgery in the Department of Surgery at the University is recruiting an Acute Care Surgeon. The University of New Mexico Hospital (UNMH) is the primary affiliate of the UNM School of Medicine and the state's only American College of Surgeons verified Level 1 Trauma center.

The UNMH serves as the major referral for tertiary and quaternary care in New Mexico as well as parts of the surrounding states serving a population of 1.2 million people. UNMH has extensive experience and expertise in managing the most complex surgical patients and those who are critically injured. UNM Health Science Center (UNMHSC) is one of only 29 institutions nationally that has both an NIH (NCI) designated Cancer Center(Comprehensive Cancer Center) and a NIH sponsored Clinical Translational Science Center. UNMH has 629 beds for adult, pediatric and psychiatric care. There were 100,000 ED visits, over 2,800 trauma admissions (1,200 at the highest activation level,with >20% penetrating trauma), and 19,460 surgical procedures. This position is being recruited at the Assistant, Associate or Full Professor level.

Minimum Qualifications:
* Medical Doctor or equivalent
* Board certified/eligible in Surgical Critical Care
* Board certified/eligible in General Surgery
* Eligible for licensure in New Mexico
* Eligible to work in the U.S.
Preferred Qualifications:
* Appropriate experience in the care of trauma, critical care, and emergency general
surgical patients
* Interest in clinical or outcomes research or education

The UNM Division of Acute Care Surgery consists of eight Acute Care surgeons covering all facets of Acute Care Surgery: Trauma, Emergency General Surgery, and Surgical Critical Care. We have a Surgical Critical Care fellowship with expertise in ECMO and ultrasound and a AAST certified Acute Care Surgery Fellowship.

Perhaps best known for the annual Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta and as the setting for AMC's hit show "Breaking Bad," Albuquerque, New Mexico, is a culturally rich and naturally beautiful metropolitan area.

Sitting at the crossroads of New Mexico's major highways (Interstates 40 and 25). New Mexico is the home of two national laboratories, Sandia and Los Alamos, and Kirtland Air Force Base houses the Air Force Research Laboratory, Phillips site, and the Santa Fe Institute focuses on cutting edge research. Year-round good weather and easy access to the outdoors (the Sandia mountain wilderness is 20 minutes from UNM) make Albuquerque an incredible area for outdoor enthusiasts.

How to apply

Interested applicants must apply for this position via UNMJobs website, unmjobs., Posting# 11184.

Please attach electronic copies of a current CV, letter of interest and three (3) letters of reference to the application. Applications will not be considered complete until all three (3) letters of reference are received.

This position will remain open until filled; however, for best consideration, application materials should be received by October 31, 2021. For more information please contact Sonlee West, M.D., Professor of Acute Care Surgery at

The UNM School of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and Educator. This position may be subject to criminal records screening in accordance with New Mexico state law. J1 Visas are not eligible for this opportunity. UNM's confidentiality policy
("Disclosure of Information about Candidates for Employment," UNM Board of Regents' Policy Manual 6.7), which includes information about public disclosure of documents submitted by applicants, is located at


2211 Lomas Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM 87131

The University of New Mexico
Acute Care Surgeon
Albuquerque, NM

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