Medical Director of Kidney and Pancreas Transplant


Transplant Leadership Institute LLC has been retained by University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and Thomas E. Starzl Transplantation Institute (STI) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to identify and recruit a Medical Director of the Kidney and Pancreas Transplant Program. The selected candidate will focus on transplant nephrology services including evaluation of kidney and donor candidates, inpatient and outpatient care of solid organ transplant recipients and monitoring clinical outcomes. The Medical Director will participate in quality and selection committees as well as assume a key role in partnering with surgical colleagues and other members of the STI to develop a program with clinical and research strengths in the areas of transplant nephrology. Primary importance will be given to the development of the outreach and living donor programs.

Required Qualifications:

• Completion of an AST-ASN accredited transplant nephrology fellowship
• Board certified in both internal medicine and nephrology
• Prior transplant program leadership is preferred.

The UPMC kidney transplant program, established in 1971, has a track record of delivering cutting edge patient-centered care for the region’s ESRD population. The program has performed 9,000 transplants and currently is performing approximately 200 kidney transplants per year. Working with the surgical director, this individual will be responsible for the clinical care of patients, oversight and continued growth of the successful kidney and kidney/pancreas transplant program.

In addition, the program consists of full complement of full-time transplant nephrologists and transplant surgeons working cohesively with a full team of certified clinical transplant coordinators, advanced practice providers, pharmacists and social workers. The program includes an AST-approved transplant fellowship.

As part of the Starzl Transplantation Institute, the program includes world-renowned basic, translational, and clinical research programs funded by a substantial portfolio of NIH and industry-sponsored grants. The outstanding research environment includes research and regulatory coordinators, a large blood and tissue biorepository, a curated and continually updated clinical research data warehouse linked to the EMR, and genomic and human immunology facilities. This will provide the candidate with ample opportunity to participate in or lead cutting-edge phase I-III clinical trials, epidemiological studies, and genomic studies in an interactive and collegial setting.