Cardiothoracic Surgery – Cardiac Surgery Fellowship

Milwaukee, WI

Alison Burki , CPRP - Sr. Physician Recruiter
Job Description
Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center is seeking a board certified/board eligible surgeon to pursue a one year (with optional year two extension) advanced fellowship in cardiac surgery. The fellowship is designed to focus on advanced heart surgery with techniques and procedures not traditionally taught in most residency programs.  

Candidates must be well-trained in general cardiac surgery with a strong desire to pursue an additional year learning advanced skills.  

Areas of focus include: 
  • Minimally invasive mitral/aortic/tricuspid valve repair/replacement
  • Trans catheter therapeutics for the aortic, mitral and tricuspid valves, 
  • Advanced aortic surgery including arch work with circulatory arrest, TEVAR and valve sparing root replacement/aortic valve repair
  • Advanced heart failure surgery including LVAD insertion and heart transplantation
  • Robust program in total arterial revascularization/off pump coronary artery bypass grafting and surgical treatment of arrythmias
The goals of the fellowship is to successfully emerge from the program fully ready to perform these more advanced surgeries and lead a focused area for a practice. There is an expectation for academic productivity with the fellow asked to present original research to at least one conference during the year with possible publication.  
Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center is a 938-bed STS 3 star quaternary care teaching hospital where we perform roughly 2,000 pump and pump standby cases annually. St. Luke's is the region's largest provider of complex cardiothoracic surgery with a robust practice in structural heart, aortic surgery, and heart failure. The program typically performs 30-50 heart transplants per year, and 600+ trans catheter valve replacements. 

Eligible candidates must have/obtain a valid Wisconsin state medical license and be US board eligible/certified.

What Advocate Health offers
  • The 3rd largest Integrated nationally recognized organization with a physician-led medical group and embedded service line
  • A diverse and inclusive environment ensuring safe and equitable care for all patients
  • Salary of $225,000 plus benefits (health, dental, vision, life and paid medical liability insurance, etc.)
  • Relocation assistance up to $12,000
About St. Luke's Medical Center
The future of medicine is happening at St. Luke’s Medical Center and patients are at the center. No matter what the needs may be – common surgery or pioneering treatment – patients can count on our experienced and specialty physicians to provide expert care and excellent outcomes.

As the only hospital in Wisconsin with a 24/7 on-site heart-care team, patients can expect to receive premiere cardiac services. Both the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association have recognized Aurora St. Luke’s performance in treating cardiac and stroke patients.

About 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.   Community description here 
About Advocate Health
Advocate Health is the third-largest nonprofit integrated health system in the United States. Advocate Health has a combined footprint across six states – Alabama, Georgia, Illinois, North Carolina, South Carolina and Wisconsin. We are a national leader in clinical innovation, health outcomes, consumer experience and value-based care, with Wake Forest University School of Medicine serving as the academic core of the enterprise. In Illinois and Wisconsin, we serve nearly 3 million patients annually across 27 hospitals and more than 500 sites of care. We are a leading employer in the Midwest with a diverse team of over 77,000, including 3,700+ employed physicians and more than 2,000 Advanced Practice Clinicians in our physician-led medical group. 
We are committed to diversity and inclusion every single day and in everything we do. By cultivating an atmosphere of acceptance and compassion, we create a welcoming environment where our patients can heal, our teammates can thrive, and our business can grow. As a teammate, working in a diverse setting allows you the chance to grow in ways that will broaden your perspective to deliver the best possible patient care.