Surgery – Transplant

Milwaukee, WI

Job Description
Join a successful, cohesive and growing Abdominal Transplant and Hepatobiliary program under the leadership of Dr. Ajay Sahajpal. This position is located at our quaternary care facility, Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.    
Education, training and experience required:
  • Completion of an accredited general surgery residency program
  • A fellowship in an ASTS accredited multi-organ transplant surgery program
  • Demonstration of current experience in liver, kidney and pancreatic transplant as well as cadaveric organ procurement
  • Patient centered with outstanding communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to function well as part of a multi-disciplinary team 
Program Overview:
  • Excellent work life balance
  • Cohesive team of transplant specialists includes a comprehensive support staff, dedicated transplant Hepatologists, Nephrologists, Anesthesia, ICU and Infectious Disease specialists
  • Surgeons perform kidney, pancreas and liver transplantation, living kidney donation as well as complex hepatobiliary surgery
  • The Liver Program is modest in size and has excellent quality outcomes within Region 7 and nationally
  • This is the only liver program in the newly expanded Advocate Aurora Health System
  • Median meld for liver transplantation is 30 and our UNOS designated median meld at transplant is 31
  • Investigator-initiated research and clinical trials through our research institute
  • Teaching opportunities as both medical students and GI fellows rotate through the service
  • Opportunity for an adjunct faculty appointment through UW School of Medicine and Public Health 
What Advocate Aurora Offers:
  • An integrated, supportive, physician-led organization
  • A patient-centered environment focused on providing quality health care
  • State-of-the-art technology
  • Competitive compensation
  • Comprehensive benefits package
  • Paid occurrence-based medical liability insurance
  • Relocation assistance up to $12,000
Get to know Milwaukee, Wisconsin
With a county-wide population of nearly a million, Milwaukee offers the best of everything you’d expect to find in a major city while retaining a hometown feel in its many and diverse neighborhoods. Culturally, Milwaukee has many options, ranging from performing arts centers, theaters and museums -- including an internationally designed lakefront art museum -- to one of the nation’s top 10 zoos. Sophisticated, scenic, affordable and event-filled, Milwaukee has an impressive array of public and private schools, including UW-Milwaukee and Marquette University, award-winning restaurants, world-class shopping, and one of the most convenient and “user-friendly” international airports in the world.