Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Posted Mar 6, 2019


Burn Center Medical Director

The Department of Surgery at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso (TTUHSCEP) is seeking a burn and surgical critical care fellowship-trained surgeon to help establish University Medical Center of El Paso’s (UMCEP) new burn program.

The preferred candidate must have the leadership skills to meet the expectations of being a burn center medical director. A demonstrated interest in developing an academic career in burn management and burn injury research is a must. The burn surgeon will also participate in trauma, acute care surgery and critical care at UMCEP and El Paso Children’s Hospital. The candidate should enjoy teaching residents and medical students as well as pursuing research and other scholarly activities within the Surgery Department.

The nearest ABA-verified burn center to UMCEP is 340 miles from El Paso. UMCEP, as the only ACS-verified Level 1 trauma center for a 270-mile radius, annually admits approximately 3,000 injured patients from a catchment area of 1.3M individuals in far west Texas and southern New Mexico.

TTUHSCEP is one of four independent universities in the Texas Tech University System. The Health Sciences Center consists of the Paul L. Foster School of Medicine, the Gayle Greve Hunt School of Nursing, the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and the emerging Woody L. Hunt School of Dental Medicine.

El Paso is the 6th most populous city in Texas and the 19th in the United States. In 2018, El Paso was ranked as the city with the lowest cost of living by Forbes magazine and the second safest city in the U.S. Exceptional public schools and private schools are available. The city has minor league baseball and soccer, symphony, museums, excellent dining options and shopping. The El Paso International Airport is easy to access, making travel simple and efficient. One can enjoy living in the mountains and skiing is just two hours away.

The successful candidate will be employed by TTUHSCEP at an academic rank commensurate with qualifications. The position requires a M.D. /D.O. degree, completion of an ACGME approved residency in general surgery and successful completion of a surgical critical care fellowship and a burn fellowship. Board certification/eligibility in general surgery and surgical critical care is required.

How to apply

Qualified applicants must have or be eligible for an unrestricted Texas license. Interested applicants must apply online at http://careers.texastech.edu (Job Requisition #16659BR) and forward their curriculum vitae to:

Alan H. Tyroch, M.D., F.A.C.S., F.C.C.M.
Professor and Founding Chair of Surgery
Paul L. Foster School of Medicine
Texas Tech University HSC-El Paso
4800 Alberta Avenue
El Paso, Texas 79905

Phone: 915-215-5310 or E-mail: alan.tyroch@ttuhsc.edu

The position is open until filled. Application review will begin immediately. Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.


4800 Alberta Avenue
EL PASO, TX 79905

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
Burn Center Medical Director

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