Albuquerque , NM

Trauma Medical Director

Department of Surgery, Division of General Surgery

The Section of Trauma and Critical Care in the Department of Surgery at the University is recruiting a Trauma Medical Director. 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 90,000 ED visits, 2,500 trauma admissions (1,200 at the highest activation level, with >20% penetrating trauma), and 19,460 surgical procedures. We have recently successfully completed our Level 1 verification visit. This position is being recruited at the Associate or Full Professor level.

Minimum Qualifications for position:
• Medical Doctor or equivalent
• Board certified/eligible in Surgical Critical Care and General Surgery
• Eligible for licensure in New Mexico
• Eligible to work in the U.S. (J1 Visas are not eligible for this opportunity)

Preferred Qualifications for position:
• Experience in the care of trauma, critical care, and emergency general surgical patients
• Administrative experience at Level 1 trauma center
• Experience in clinical research
• Experience in clinical education

The UNM trauma program consists of six Acute Care surgeons covering all facets of Acute Care Surgery; Trauma, Emergency General Surgery, and Surgical Critical Care. The Section of Trauma and Critical Care has been growing and will be reorganized into a Division of Acute Care Surgery this summer. We have a Surgical Critical Care fellowship with expertise in ECMO and Ultrasound, with plans to expand to an Acute Care Surgery or Trauma Fellowship year.

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. New Mexico has a great diversity in landscapes and wildlife, containing six of the seven “Life Zones” on Earth. The Sandia Mountains, for example, contain arid, rocky areas, high alpine meadows (with lots of wildflowers in the spring and summers), and forests of aspen and oak.

How to apply

Interested applicants must apply for this position via UNMJobs website, unmjobs. unm .edu/, Posting# req7316. Please attach electronic copies of a current CV and letter of interest to the application. In addition, please submit three (3) letters of reference to the email address below. 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 January 31, 2019. For more information and to submit letters of reference, please contact Sonlee West, M.D., at


2211 Lomas Blvd. NE
Albuquerque , NM 87106

Trauma Medical Director
Albuquerque , NM

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