Stamford Hospital, in partnership with Mount Sinai Health System, Seeks a Surgical Oncologist!

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Stamford Hospital, in partnership with Mount Sinai Health System, Seeks a Surgical Oncologist!

The Department of Surgery at Stamford Hospital is seeking a board-certified general surgeon with fellowship training in surgical oncology. Applicants should have at least five to ten years of experience, have expertise in gastric, pancreatic, and hepatobiliary oncologic surgery, and be committed to teaching residents and medical students.

The selected candidate will work collaboratively with other cancer surgeons in the Department of Surgery, including fellowship-trained thoracic, colorectal, breast, urologic, endocrine, and gynecologic surgeons. We anticipate that the successful candidate’s clinical practice would consist of a mix of approximately 75% surgical oncologic and 25% complex benign general surgery cases, with an emphasis on minimally invasive surgical and advanced therapeutic endoscopic approaches.  This would entail employing a variety of advanced surgical equipment and techniques, including surgical robotics and advanced laparoscopy.  An academic appointment at Mount Sinai would also be considered based on the candidate’s qualifications.

•  Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree
•  Accredited ACGME general surgery residency program
•  Board certification in General Surgery through the American Board of Surgery
•  Completed fellowship in General Surgical Oncology; Board certification/eligibility in Complex General Surgical Oncology preferred but not required
•  Obtain Connecticut medical licensure and granting of privileges at Stamford Hospital, the Mount Sinai Health System and other affiliated hospitals as needed; valid controlled substance registration and DEA
•  Experience in open, minimally invasive and robotic surgical techniques for the treatment of hepatobiliary, pancreatic, esophageal, gastric, adrenal and colorectal cancers. In addition, expertise in the surgical treatment of surgery, liver ultrasound, isolated limb perfusion and infusion for regional melanoma, sarcoma and cytoreductive therapies, including hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy, is desired
•  Perform basic and complex, advanced general surgical procedures including laparoscopic and robotic procedures for benign biliary, pancreatic, and foregut disease
•  Collaborative team-building leadership style with the oncology and surgical program to 
maintain accreditation with the American College of General Surgeons Commission on Cancer

About Stamford Health:
The Stamford Health system consists of Stamford Hospital, the Stamford Health Medical Group (SHMG), the Stamford Hospital Foundation, and a diverse and growing number of retail and ambulatory locations across the region.  The SHMG is a physician-led, professionally managed and quality-driven multispecialty practice with more than 30 offices in lower Fairfield County.  SHMG includes more than 120 physicians in 17 medical and surgical subspecialties and nearly 400 non-clinical staff, all committed to patient-centered care.

Stamford Hospital is a newly constructed, world-class regional academic medical center which opened in September, 2016.  The Department of Surgery offers comprehensive surgical services in all subspecialties and performs between 8000 and 9000 cases per year at the main hospital campus and the nearby Tully Health Center outpatient surgical facility.  The state-of-the art operating rooms are equipped with hybrid imaging, minimally invasive, and surgical robotic capabilities.  The Department has a freestanding, high-quality general surgical residency program with rotating medical students and is a major teaching hospital affiliated with the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.

The Carl and Dorothy Bennett Cancer Center (BCC) at Stamford Hospital is a member of the Dana Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Care Collaborative. The BCC provides the highest clinical standard of care in an unparalleled warm and supportive environment, providing chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and support services in one location.  At the BCC, multidisciplinary teams are led by board-certified physicians and include radiation therapists, oncology nurses, nurse navigators, and a fulltime cancer genetic counselor.  Approximately 1000 new cancer patients are diagnosed at Stamford Hospital each year.  The American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer has acknowledged Stamford Hospital’s Cancer Program as providing high quality care to cancer patients in all six defined categories by awarding us the prestigious Gold Outstanding Achievement Award.

The BCC Clinical Trials program provides a broad range of high-quality studies focused on the needs of our communities. We are driven to provide our patients the opportunity to participate in the same studies as those found at the nation’s major cancer centers. We offer NCI trials, pharmaceutical studies, and protocols written by our researchers, giving our patients access to leading edge chemotherapy, biotherapy and immunotherapy treatments.  

Just 30 miles from Manhattan and on the threshold of New England, Stamford combines the sophistication of the city with the charm and tradition of the northeast. With a rapidly growing population of 130,000, Stamford is the third largest city in Connecticut and is a key economic engine for the entire state, serving as the home to hundreds of businesses and corporations, as well as 45 major companies, many of them Fortune 500. Despite its rapid growth, Stamford has maintained its community environment, making it an excellent place to live. In fact, Parenting Magazine cited Stamford as one of the 10 best cities in America for raising a family due to its extensive offerings of recreational facilities. In addition, Stamford is routinely honored as one of the safest communities in the country. 

About the Mount Sinai Health System:
The Mount Sinai Health System is New York City's largest integrated delivery system, encompassing eight hospitals, a leading medical school, and a vast network of ambulatory practices throughout the greater New York region. Mount Sinai's vision is to produce the safest care, the highest quality, the highest satisfaction, the best access and the best value of any health system in the nation. The Health System includes approximately 7,480 primary and specialty care physicians; 11 joint-venture ambulatory surgery centers; more than 410 ambulatory practices throughout the five boroughs of New York City, Westchester, Long Island, and Florida; and 31 affiliated community health centers. The Icahn School of Medicine is one of three medical schools that have earned distinction by multiple indicators: ranked in the top 20 by U.S. News & World Report's "Best Medical Schools", aligned with a U.S. News & World Report's "Honor Roll" Hospital, No. 12 in the nation for National Institutes of Health funding, and among the top 10 most innovative research institutions as ranked by the journal Nature in its Nature Innovation Index. This reflects a special level of excellence in education, clinical practice, and research. The Mount Sinai Hospital is ranked No. 14 on U.S. News & World Report's "Honor Roll" of top U.S. hospitals; it is one of the nation's top 20 hospitals in Cardiology/Heart Surgery, Diabetes/Endocrinology, Gastroenterology/GI Surgery, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Nephrology, Neurology/Neurosurgery, and Orthopedics in the 2019-2020 "Best Hospitals" issue. Mount Sinai's Kravis Children's Hospital also is ranked nationally in five out of ten pediatric specialties by U.S. News & World Report. The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai is ranked 12th nationally for Ophthalmology and the South Nassau Communities Hospital is ranked 35th nationally for Urology. Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai St. Luke's, Mount Sinai West, and Mount Sinai South Nassau are ranked regionally.
Stamford Health and the Mount Sinai Health System are equal opportunity employers. We promote recognition and respect for individual and cultural differences, and we work to make our employees feel valued and appreciated, whatever their race, gender, background, or sexual orientation.

Please specify Job Title of interest and send CV with Cover Letter to:

Alex Cano
Executive Director Physician Recruitment
Mount Sinai Health System
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