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Medical Director of the Robert G. Kardashian Center for Esophageal Health

Application Window

Open date: December 20, 2022

Most recent review date: Monday, Jan 23, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Friday, Jun 30, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

The Vatche and Tamar Manoukian Division of Digestive Diseases (DDD) at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) invites applications for a faculty position at the level of Associate and full Professor ranks for the recruitment of a gastroenterologist to serve as the Medical Director of the Robert G. Kardashian Center for Esophageal Health.

The applicant must have an M.D. degree with completion of Internal Medicine residency and Gastroenterology fellowship from an ACGME accredited program. It is desirable, but not mandatory, for applicants to have had additional training in neurogastroenterology and motility. Candidates must be eligible for a California medical license and be board certified in Gastroenterology.

The ideal candidate has experience overseeing the operations of a GI motility lab, strong communication and teaching skills, research publications in the area of esophagology and gastrointestinal motility, and an interest in collaborating on scholarly activities not only within the DDD and Department of Medicine (DOM), but also with other departments in the David Geffen School of Medicine (DGSOM). The candidate must have a strong commitment toward overseeing the operations and expansion of our gastrointestinal motility lab, research, and educating trainees including the development of an Esophageal and Motility fellowship program. The position is based at our Westwood location but involves oversight regarding esophageal and motility testing at all our clinical practice locations within the UCLA Health System.

The Vatche and Tamar Manoukian Division of Digestive Diseases at UCLA is a national leader in gastrointestinal care and research with nearly 100 faculty clinicians and scientists in and across UCLA Health locations throughout the greater Los Angeles area. The Center for Esophageal Health is comprised of gastroenterologists, general and thoracic surgeons, head and neck surgeons, oncologists including radiation oncologists, psychologists, specialized gastrointestinal dietitians, an administrative nurse coordinator, motility lab nurses, and medical assistants who collaborate to bring the highest level of care to our patients.

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Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

An M.D. is required.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement on Contributions to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion - An EDI Statement describes a faculty candidate’s past, present, and future (planned) contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion. To learn more about how UCLA thinks about contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion, please review our EDI Statement FAQ document.

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)

Letters of recommendation will be requested from the applicants when interviews are set-up.

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Campus Information

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The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy.

Job location

Los Angeles, CA