Section Head, Heart Failure and Transplantation

Seeking a Section Head of Heart Failure and Transplantation at OHSU Knight Cardiovascular Institute

Portland, OR 97239
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Merritt Hawkins

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The Knight Cardiovascular Institute (KCVI) at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) is seeking applications for the Section Head of Heart Failure and Transplantation, and for full-time Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiologists. Multiple faculty positions are available at the Assistant, Associate, and Professor level. We are seeking candidates who are board-certified in Cardiovascular Disease as well as Advanced Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplantation. The successful Section Head candidate will have strong experience in leadership, clinical investigation, and research activities, and will be eligible for the rank of Associate Professor or Professor of Medicine.

OHSU has performed more than 700 heart transplants and is the only heart transplant center in the state of Oregon. Our program is comprised of a team that includes cardiac surgeons, cardiologists, intensivists, clinical coordinators and social workers who all specialize in the care of patients with advanced heart failure. Together, this team of specialists evaluates and treats heart failure patients at all stages including initial diagnosis, guideline-directed therapies and transition to advanced therapies or palliative care as appropriate. Advanced therapies include investigational medical therapy, inotropes, mechanical support (including destination mechanical assist devices) and heart transplantation. OHSU is conducting a temporary pause of our heart transplant program as we work to expand our team. Incoming faculty will play a crucial role in the reactivation and expansion of the transplant program.

KCVI offers a full spectrum of cardiovascular services including prevention, electrophysiology, adult congenital heart care, structural heart disease and features robust basic, translational, and clinical research programs. OHSU is consistently ranked as Oregon’s top Cardiology and Heart Surgery hospital and among the best in the nation according to U.S. News & World Report. OHSU is committed to providing the program requirements to develop a program that is nationally recognized as a leader in clinical care, education, and research.

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Oregon Health & Science University values a diverse and culturally competent workforce. We are proud of our commitment to being an equal opportunity, affirmative action organization that does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of any protected class status, including disability status and protected veteran status. Individuals with diverse backgrounds and those who promote diversity and a culture of inclusion are encouraged to apply. To request reasonable accommodation contact the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Department at 503-494-5148 or

About The Company

Merritt Hawkins, an AMN Healthcare company, is a permanent physician placement service that fills more physician jobs than any other firm. In addition to being the nation’s leader in physician employment search and consulting services, Merritt Hawkins also recruits and places select allied health professionals. AMN Healthcare is an EEO/AA/Disability/Protected Veteran Employer.  We encourage minority and female applicants to apply.