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General Surgery Residency Program Director

req # 663223 Location Cleveland, Ohio Facilities Cleveland Clinic Professional Area Physician Department Academic - Program Director Schedule N/A Shift Variable

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The Department of General Surgery at Cleveland Clinic is currently seeking a General Surgeon to lead as Program Director of its General Surgery Residency. Candidates would join a team of 90+ General Surgeons within the Department of General Surgery throughout Northeast Ohio. This is an established and respected team with a desire to provide the utmost in quality care for patients. We offer many work schedules, competitive salary and an attractive benefits package including medical malpractice and retirement.

The Program Director has responsibility, authority and accountability for the operations of the General Surgery Residency. Candidates must have completed an ACGME-Accredited General Surgery Residency, be ABS board certified in General Surgery and possess requisite clinical, educational and administrative experience beyond residency training.

The Program Director reports directly to the Department Chair of General Surgery. In addition, The Program Director plays a key role with many stakeholders in the milieu of GME at Cleveland Clinic. The Program Director dedicates no less than 50% of their professional effort to the administrative and educational activities of the General Surgery educational program and receives institutional support for this time. Sufficient ongoing clinical activity is also required.

The General Surgery Residency at Cleveland Clinic graduates 10 Chiefs per year and maintains a complement of 75 residents including categorical, non-designated preliminary and those in professional development. The Program Director works closely with the Department's PhD Surgical Education Scientist in the design, implementation and research of training initiatives. Four Associate Program Directors provide support and oversight of the didactic sessions, simulation training, wellness, diversity, equity and inclusion, and in mentorship of the 13 non-designated preliminary residents. The program also benefits from four experienced Program Coordinators.

Cleveland Clinic is a nonprofit, multi-specialty academic medical center that integrates clinical and hospital care with research and education. Today, with nearly 1,300 beds on Cleveland Clinic Main Campus and 6,026 beds system-wide, Cleveland Clinic is one of the largest and most respected hospitals in the country.

Rich and diverse cultural opportunities establish Cleveland as a vibrant and versatile metropolitan area with an excellent lifestyle. The Cleveland area boasts beautiful and affordable neighborhoods that provide an ideal place for families to live and work. A variety of indoor and outdoor activities, excellent school systems, vibrant arts scene, active civic groups and abundant shopping locations are just a few of the many qualities the city and surrounding suburbs have to offer.

Interested candidates should apply online at: Cleveland Clinic Jobs

Please include a CV and cover letter with your application. Your cover letter can be addressed to:

Matthew Walsh, MD

Chair, Department of General Surgery & Chair, Academic Department of Surgery


Cleveland Clinic's vision is to become the best place for care and the best place to work in healthcare. We are committed to providing a safe, stable, and financially fulfilling work environment.  Even in these uncertain times, Cleveland Clinic is ambitiously investing in growth. Being a physician-led organization means doing what is best for the patients, every day.

Cleveland Clinic is one of the world's largest and busiest health centers.Patients come to Cleveland Clinic from all over the world. We offer advanced treatment for all illnesses and disorders of the body. We enjoy a strong reputation for outstanding quality care. U.S News & World Report Hospitals ranking of 2021-2022 has named us the No. 2 hospital in the nation once again and No.1 hospital for Ohio and metro areas for Cleveland, Akron and Miami/Ft. Lauderdale. Cleveland Clinic's heart program has ranked No. 1 in the nation since 1995. 

We are ranked nationally in 13 specialties, including 11 in the Top 10 and eight in the Top 5.

Other specialties noted for national excellence include ENT and pediatrics. Cleveland Clinic Children's offers highly specialized pediatric care in a family-centered atmosphere. It has been ranked the best children's hospital in Ohio by Child magazine.

In addition, Cleveland Clinic has been recognized as the No. 2 hospital in the world by Newsweek's World's Best Hospitals 2021 list.

Cleveland Clinic main campus and Cleveland Clinic Fairview Hospital are ranked internationally while five other locations are listed among the best hospitals nationwide -

  • Cleveland Clinic Akron General Hospital
  • Cleveland Clinic Avon Hospital
  • Cleveland Clinic Florida-Weston
  • Cleveland Clinic Hillcrest Hospital
  • Cleveland Clinic Lutheran Hospital

Cleveland Clinic was founded in 1921 as a not-for-profit group practice, integrating clinical and hospital care with research and physician education. In addition to our Cleveland location, we have Cleveland Clinic Florida, Cleveland Clinic Nevada, Cleveland Clinic Canada, and Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi. Cleveland Clinic London is also scheduled to open in Fall 2021.

Cleveland Clinic has more than 4,200 salaried physicians and scientists on staff, representing approximately 120 specialties and subspecialties. Patients came to us from across America and from more than 180 nations. We also lead an extensive system of community hospitals in Northeast Ohio called the Cleveland Clinic Hospitals.

This system is made up of Cleveland Clinic Main Campus, Akron General Hospital, Avon Hospital, Euclid Hospital, Fairview Hospital, Hillcrest Hospital, Lodi Hospital, Lutheran Hospital, Marymount Hospital, Medina Hospital, Mercy Hospital, South Pointe Hospital, and Union Hospital. Ashtabula County Medical Center is also an affiliate of Cleveland Clinic. With approximately 5,895 staffed beds, Cleveland Clinic Hospitals offers broad geographic coverage, a full continuum of care, improved quality and lower cost of care to Northeast Ohio residents.

Cleveland Clinic was named a top hospital and health system by Diversity Inc. in 2020. Companies on this list score well in talent pipeline, talent development, leadership commitment, and supplier diversity.


Cleveland Clinic values a culture where caregivers integrate diversity and inclusion throughout the enterprise. We respect and appreciate our similarities and differences, they enable us to better serve our patients, one another, and our global communities.

Cleveland Clinic is pleased to be an equal employment/affirmative action employer: Women/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

Smoke/drug free environment.


Any application submitted without a CV will delay the review process

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Cleveland is part of Northeast Ohio which is composed of six metropolitan areas. Each of them provides affordable real estate, excellent schools, safe communities as well as an abundance of outdoor activities. Find out here how great it is to live in Cleveland!


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