Location: Orlando, FL - Specialty: Pulmonary Disease, Transplant
The Florida Hospital Transplant Institute is seeking a dynamic, fellowship-trained transplant pulmonologist to join our lung program on the thoracic transplant team. The new physician would help continue to develop our CMS approved transplant program with full hospital support. Physician would have the benefit of cross coverage for transplant call and work with a comprehensive team including surgeons, coordinators, dieticians, pharmacists, therapists and social workers.
Requirements of the position include:
- Board Certification is required in Pulmonology and Critical Care.
- Previous lung transplant experience at a UNOS certified program.
- UNOS eligibility or certification.
- Knowledge in the medical management of Patients supported with ECMO
As a team member of the Lung Transplant Program, this physician would have the opportunity to continue to help build a nationally leading program along with our two cardiothoracic transplant surgeons. Florida Hospital has already completed twelve lung transplants since October 2015. Volumes are expected to continue to increase substantially over the next several years. We are the only lung transplant program in our designated service area. In addition, Florida Hospital owns and operates the local organ procurement organization, TransLife, which procured 32 lungs in 2015. Our median wait time for transplant is four days. We have a one year graft survival of 95%.
A full commitment from hospital administration along with a large referral network and a local OPO makes this a very intriguing and appealing opportunity for a physician with a passion in lung transplant.
An active ECMO program has been established to support bridge to lung transplant (ambulatory ECMO), bridge to recovery for acute lung injury (ARDS), support for cardiogenic shock and eCPR. Approximately 8-10 deployments are performed per month.
Florida Hospital is a not-for-profit hospital system based in Orlando, Florida and our parent company is Adventist Health System. We have nine hospitals in the Central Florida area with a full network of 24 total hospitals in the state. Our nine hospitals encompass over 2500 beds, 2200 physicians on our medical staff, 19,000 employees, and we care for over one million patients per year.
Florida Hospital has been actively engaged in clinical research through the Florida Hospital Cardiovascular Institute, the Florida Hospital Transplant Institute, and the Florida Hospital Diabetes Institute. Recently, Florida Hospital and the Sanford-Burnham-Prebys Medical Discovery Institute (website) announced an innovative partnership to establish the Translational Research Institute with the goal of fostering and supporting research related to the complex interplay of diabetes and cardiovascular disease.