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University of Colorado Open Rank-Trauma Medical Director in Aurora, Colorado


University of Colorado – School of Medicine

Department of Surgery.

Trauma Medical Director, Open Rank (Professor MD/DO) - Requisition 19547

The University of Colorado Denver l Anschutz Medical Campus seeks individuals with demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive learning and working environment. We value the ability to engage effectively with students, faculty and staff of diverse backgrounds.

The University of Colorado Denver is seeking a Medical Director of Trauma (TMD) for the Level I Trauma Center at University of Colorado Hospital (UCHealth) on the Anschutz Medical Campus. The candidate should be qualified at the Associate or full Professor level in the section of Trauma-Acute Care Surgery and Surgical Critical Care with board certification in General Surgery and Added Qualifications in Surgical Critical Care by the American Board of Surgery or equivalent certification. The section of Trauma-Acute Care Surgery and Surgical Critical Care is within the Division of GI, Trauma and Endocrine Surgery in the Department of Surgery.

The ideal candidate would be comfortable with all aspects of general surgery including trauma and acute care surgery and surgical critical care. Preference will be given to applicants that have completed two years of a formal trauma and critical care surgical fellowship and demonstrated experience in surgical education, research, and patient care. This position is responsible for staffing and call coverage for the trauma-acute care surgery service and the surgery-trauma intensive care service, participation in medical student, resident, and fellow education, and scholarly activity commensurate with qualifications. Preference will be given to applicants with prior research training and productivity. Responsibilities include compliance with and promotion of high quality service in order to meet or exceed standards for appropriate accreditation and verification of these programs by regulatory, accreditation, or verification agencies.

The position is located at the University of Colorado Denver, on the Anschutz Medical Campus, with privileges at University of Colorado Hospital, an American College of Surgeons verified and State of Colorado designated Level I trauma center with > 100,000 ED patient visits per year.

The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is a public research university serving more than 18,000 students. We award nearly 4,000 degrees each year, including more graduate and professional degrees than any other Colorado institution. With our solid academic reputation, award-winning faculty and renowned researchers, we offer more than 140 highly rated degree programs through 13 schools and colleges. The Anschutz Medical Campus includes over 5 million square feet of research, educational and clinical space on 227 acres. The university receives over $400 million in research awards each year. In addition to the wide array of health-related programs and facilities offered at CU Anschutz in Aurora, Colo. a significant number of undergraduate and graduate degree programs are taught at CU Denver, our comprehensive campus in the heart of downtown Denver—one of America’s most vibrant urban centers. CU Denver is located steps from the Denver Center for Performing Arts and the LoDo District affording our students, faculty and staff access to a broad array of academic, professional, community, recreational and cultural outlets.

Salary and Benefits:

Salary is commensurate with skills and experience. The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at Employee Services at .

University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct background checks for all new employees prior to their employment.

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Your total compensation goes beyond the number on your paycheck. The University of Colorado provides generous leave, health plans and retirement contributions that add to your bottom line.

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The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty and administrative staff. The university strives to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect, communication and understanding. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Medical Degree from an accredited school of medicine

  • Board certified or board eligible in General Surgery

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Eligible to obtain a license to practice as a physician in the state of Colorado

  • Clinical expertise in the full spectrum of trauma and acute care surgery

  • Previous experience as a Medical Director of a Level I Trauma Center

  • Surgical program development

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to communicate clearly as an integral member of a team

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Demonstrated proficiency in educational, and research efforts

Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire.

Job: Faculty

Primary Location: Aurora

Job Category Faculty


Schedule Full-time

Posting Date Nov 10, 2020

Unposting Date Ongoing

Posting Contact Name Bryan Downey

Posting Contact Email

Posting Number 00779565

Req ID: 19547

The University of Colorado does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, pregnancy, disability, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, political affiliation, or political philosophy. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.