Job Description

Open Rank of Surgery, Division of Surgical Oncology

Posting Numberreq11374
Employment TypeFaculty
Faculty TypeOpen Rank
Hiring DepartmentSurgical Oncology (523Q)
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 Department of Surgery at the University of New Mexico (UNM) is seeking an hepatico-pancreatico-biliary (HPB) Surgeon as part of a growing Section of HPB surgery within the Division of Surgical Oncology.

The University of New Mexico Hospital (UNMH) is a direct affiliate of the UNM School of Medicine and is the primary provider of tertiary and quaternary care in New Mexico as well as portions of surrounding states. It serves a population of over 3 million people As such, the section of HPB surgery is the state’s primary referral center for both benign and malignant diseases of the liver, pancreas, and the biliary system.

The UNM Health Science Center (UNM-HSC) is one of only 29 institutions nationally that has both a National Cancer Institute (NCI) designated Comprehensive Cancer Center (among 47 in the nation) and an National Institute of Health (NIH) sponsored Clinical Translational Science Center.

The department of surgery features a vibrant teaching environment, including a well-established residency program that graduates 6 chiefs a year, an accredited complex general oncology fellow (starting July 2020), and medical students.

The HPB Surgeon will work with a multidisciplinary team of surgeons, gastroenterologists, pathologists, radiologists, oncologists, APPs, and other physicians involved in care of patients with benign and malignant HPB conditions, with the aim of providing state of the art high-quality care to patients, creating research opportunities, and providing an exceptional learning environment for medical trainees at all levels.

Outpatient services for patients with malignancies is based at the UNM Cancer Center, a state-of-the-art facility with beautiful clinic spaces and ample resources for patient care and clinical research. Outpatient services for patients with benign disease will be based at the Martin Luther King Gastrointestinal Clinic. The University of New Mexico Hospital serves as the principle in-patient facility. An additional new in-patient tower is expected to open its doors in . 2024. This modern facility will include inpatient floors, intensive care units, and brand new 16 operating suits, with 2 additional hybrid rooms.

Albuquerque, New Mexico, is a culturally diverse and naturally beautiful metropolitan area. Featuring 4 distinct seasons, excellent year-round weather, and easy access to the outdoors (the Sandia mountain wilderness is 20 minutes from UNM) is what makes Albuquerque an incredible area for outdoor enthusiasts.. For the foodies and art aficionados, Santa Fe, the state capital is a short 45 minutes’ drive away.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Medical Doctor or equivalent
  • Board certified/eligible in General Surgery
  • Eligible for licensure in New Mexico
  • Eligible to work in the U.S
  • Graduate of an accredited Surgical Oncology Fellowship or an accredited HPB surgical Fellowship

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in clinical research
  • Experience and interest in minimal invasive/robotic surgery
Application Instructions

Please attach electronic copies of a current CV, letter of interest and three (3) letters of reference to the application. Applications will not be considered complete until all three (3) letters of reference are received.

For more information please contact Itzhak Nir, MD, HPB Section Chief at

For Best ConsiderationFor best consideration, please apply by 1/15/2020. 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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