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Assistant or Associate Professor of Surgery, Division of General and Gastrointestinal Surgery

Location: Charlotte, North Carolina

Position Details:

The Department of Surgery at Atrium Health, Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, North Carolina, is seeking a surgeon to join its current team of four surgeons in the Section of General Surgery.  Candidates should be committed to excellent patient care, research and leadership on local and national levels.  The candidate should have a strong commitment to the education of fellows, residents, medical students and advanced clinical practitioners (ACPs).  Candidates with fellowship training in minimally invasive surgery and experience or expertise in health services research are preferred.


The priorities of the Section of General Surgery are to provide excellent patient care, educate the next generation of surgeons and allied surgical professionals, quality improvement and optimization, health services research and leadership development. 


The Department of Surgery has 75 full-time clinical faculty and 6 PhD translational and basic science researchers.  The Divisions in the Department of Surgery are Abdominal Transplant Surgery, Acute Care Surgery, General and Gastrointestinal (GI) Surgery, Hepatopancreatic and Biliary (HPB) Surgery, Pediatric Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Surgical Oncology, and Urology.  This position will be in the Division of General and GI Surgery, which has 17 faculty members in the Sections of Colorectal Surgery, GI and Minimally Invasive Surgery, Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery and General Surgery. 

The Department of Surgery has finalized a Strategic Roadmap to execute upon those values for which the faculty believe will determine success.  Specifically, the Department of Surgery Divisional leadership has prioritized:

  • To focus on quality and evidence-based practices in surgery
  • To foster innovations in surgical practice, education and research
  • To support all faculty in achieving their full academic potential while recognizing the importance of work-life balance
  • To welcome new affiliated partners and facilitate their engagement within the Department of Surgery
  • To promote greater integration and interdisciplinarity across divisions, departments, hospitals, research laboratories and other academic units for increased impact in research, education and surgical care
  • To pursue a courageous, no regrets advancement agenda
  • To embody transparency and fairness in all of our strategic directions and academic pursuits and to extend our reach regionally, and nationally to fulfill our academic and social responsibility

The unique opportunity in the Section of General Surgery entails:

  • A broad-based general surgery practice at Atrium Health’s flagship hospital, as well as a nearby community hospital.  This 4-physician collaborative practice comprises both an elective group practice and coverage of emergency general surgery
  • Staffing a chief resident rotation with additional mid-level and junior surgery resident participation
  • Minimum of one non-clinical week a month for research activities
  • Call schedule approximately 4 weeknights a month
  • No more than 1 in every 4 weekends
  • No trauma call or coverage
  • Qualified candidates must be BC/BE in General Surgery by the American Board of Surgery

The Department of Surgery established the Carolinas Center for Clinical Outcomes Science in 2018, in order to promote a culture of excellence in surgical research, investigation and scholarship through the optimization of care delivery by improving clinical outcomes using innovative data analytics methodologies.  Among the Centers personnel include a Senior Data Scientist, Senior Data Manager and Senior Data Analyst, Research Coordinator, Scientific Writer and Medical Editor.  The candidate will have access to the resources of the Center for collaborative and independent health services research.  The general surgery residency at Carolinas Medical Center matches 6 categorical residents per year and 2 preliminary residents for the PGY-1 year.  There are ACGME programs in Surgical Critical Care, Neurosurgery, Orthopaedics and Urology.  Fellowship programs are offered in Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery, Breast Oncology, GI/MIS, HPB Surgery, and Acute Care Surgery. 

Freestanding emergency rooms in the Carolinas Medical Center provide additional surgical volume to both locations.  The Physician Connection Line (PCL) through Atrium Health’s TeleHealth Solutions® coordinates patient transfers, primarily to Carolinas Medical Center, for urgent or emergent surgical evaluation and treatment.

Our cohesive group of surgeons has expertise in minimally invasive techniques and emergency general surgery care and is dedicated to the missions of: providing excellent care and continuity for complex EGS patients, educating residents, medical students and ACPs and scholarship activities to optimize care delivery for elective and non-elective general surgery patients.  These missions are achieved through care for elective, non-elective and emergency general surgery patients across our health system and region.  Successful candidates will be expected to support the missions and vision of the Department of Surgery at Atrium Health. 

The goals of the Section of General Surgery focus on: 1. Providing excellent patient care, 2. Education of future medical providers, 3. Ongoing internal quality improvement, 4. Research on surgical outcomes and 5. Leadership within the system.


Carolinas Medical Center has served as a satellite campus for 3rd and 4th year medical students from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine since 2010.  Medical students routinely rotate on our service.  Faculty in our section also have the opportunity to take call with fellows in our Minimally Invasive Surgery and Bariatric Surgery programs.  All of surgeons have faculty appointments within the Department of Surgery at Atrium Health and adjunct faculty appointments at the UNC School of Medicine. 

Atrium Health is one of the largest, most comprehensive and integrated, public, not-for-profit systems in the nation compromising more than 7,500 licensed beds, employing nearly 62,000 people and accounting for more than 12 million patient encounters on an annual basis.  The General Surgery Section performs elective general surgery cases and covers emergency general surgery services at Carolinas Medical Center and Carolinas Medical Center-Mercy.  The Carolinas Medical Center is an 874-bed tertiary/quaternary care hospital, ACS-verified Level I trauma center with 141 ICU bed and 74 operating rooms.  Carolinas Medical Center provides 24/7 support for complex and critically ill patients including a 29-bed dedicated Surgical ICI with surgical critical care boarded coverage, advanced interventional radiology and gastrointestinal support, and a wide range of surgical subspecialists.

Carolinas Medical Center-Mercy is a 232-bed acute care hospital located 1.5 miles from the Carolinas Medical Center campus.  CMC-Mercy has a medical and surgical ICU with similar interventional radiology and gastrointestinal support.

Contact Kyle Audette about this position

Kyle Audette
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