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Open Rank of Surgery, Division of Plastic Surgery - req# 12110

at University of New Mexico

Posted: 4/2/2020
Job Reference #: 12110

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Open Rank of Surgery, Division of Plastic Surgery

Posting Numberreq12110
Employment TypeFaculty
Faculty TypeOpen Rank
Hiring DepartmentSurgery Div of Plastic Surgery (523M)
Academic LocationSchool of Medicine
Benefits EligibleThe University of New Mexico provides a comprehensive package of benefits including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. In addition, UNM offers educational benefits through the tuition remission and dependent education programs. See the Benefits home page for more information.
Position Summary

The Division of Plastic, Hand and Burn Surgery in the Department of Surgery at the University is recruiting a Plastic Surgeon faculty. 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 Level 1 Trauma center. UNM is the tertiary referral center for the entire state of New Mexico and also attracts patients from neighboring states as well.

UNMH has extensive experience and expertise in managing the most complex surgical patients and those who are in need of treatment of both benign and malignant diseases of the breast, trunk and maxillofacial structures. Advanced plastic surgery care is delivered by 4 board-certified Plastic Surgeons, with the support of specialized services provided by our advanced practice providers. We have an RRC approved Integrated Plastic Surgery Residency with 6 full time residents.

This is a high-volume plastic surgery center with more than 1,500 cases and over three hundred breast cases performed every year. Our surgeons are highly experienced and capable of performing the full range of plastic surgery including breast cancer reconstruction, breast reduction, cosmetic surgery, lower extremity reconstruction, hand surgery, and burn surgery.

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 faculty position is being recruited at the Open Rank level.

Albuquerque, New Mexico, is a culturally rich and naturally beautiful metropolitan area. It is best known for the annual Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. 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 which 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.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Board certified/eligible in Plastic Surgery
  • Eligible for licensure in New Mexico
  • Eligible to work in the U.S.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery or Canadian equivalent
  • Experience in clinical research
  • Experience in Education
Application Instructions

Only applications submitted throughthe official UNMJobs site will be accepted. If you are viewing this jobadvertisement on a 3rd party site, pleasevisit UNMJobs to submit an application.

Please attach electronic copies of a current CV and letter of interest to the application.

For more information and to submit letters of reference, please contact the Division Chief, Gregory Borah, MD DMD FACS, at

For Best ConsiderationFor best consideration, please apply by 2/28/2020. This position will remain open until filled.

The University of New Mexico is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.


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