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.
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 65 lung transplants since October 2015, including 20 in 2017. 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. Our median wait time for transplant is four days. We have a 98% 1-year survival rate despite taking on extremely complex cases. Our average Lung Allocation Score (LAS) was 51, of which, 14% of these cases were done off ECMO. In addition to the expertise of our donor management team, we have built a strong relationship with our surrounding OPOs and donor hospitals resulting in a median waitlist time of 6.15 days in 2017. Our transplant rate is the highest in the country. Because of our access to donor lungs and the needs for lung transplantation, we believe that we will transplant between 60 and 150 lung transplants per year. The range is based on building the appropriately sized team to manage these volumes.
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.
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 26 total hospitals in the state. Our nine hospitals encompass over 2,885 beds, over 21,800 staff members, 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 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.