Dignity Health

Faculty Physician - Program Director, General Surgery and Critical Care

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Employment Type
Full Time
Level 1 Trauma Center
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Dignity Health Medical Group Arizona
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Dignity Health Medical Group (DHMG) at Chandler Regional Medical Center is actively seeking an experienced leader and visionary to serve as Program Director, General Surgery and Critical Care. Ideal candidates will have strong experience and a proven track record leading a Level 1 trauma program, will be board certified in general surgery and critical care, will have an unrestricted Arizona medical license and 10+ years of experience. This candidate will report directly to the Chair, Department of Surgery, DHMG.


Dignity Health Medical Group in partnership with Chandler Regional Medical Center (CRMC), an ACS-verified Level I trauma center in suburban Phoenix, is a team of five (5). Our team’s focus is driven around being leaders in education, centered on evidenced based medicine while ensuring consistent collaboration and communications within the team.


CRM evaluated 80,000 patients in the emergency department and 3,400 trauma patients last year, of which 11% suffered a penetrating mechanism. Our trauma center in on track to care for 3,600 patients this year. We are formally integrated with the William Beaumont Army Medical Center (WBAMC) General Surgery Residency in El Paso, TX. In addition to general surgery resident coverage, we also have general surgery research residents year round as well as rotating family medicine residents and 24/7 ACNP and PA coverage. We have excellent subspecialty support, including Barrow Neurological Institute neurosurgeons and fellowship-trained orthopedic trauma surgeons.


We are offering a competitive salary and generous benefits package that includes a matched 403b, gifted pension plan, relocation allowance if approved, CME benefit and excellence malpractice insurance.

Dignity Health, one of the nation’s five largest non-profit health care systems, is dedicated to providing compassionate, high-quality and affordable patient-centered care with special attention to the poor and underserved. Located in Chandler, Arizona, CRMC is a 339-bed community and tertiary care center located 25 miles from downtown Phoenix. In 2015, CRMC opened its 96-bed patient tower and includes a new emergency department, 4 trauma bays, 6 operating rooms including one dedicated to trauma, an ICU and 2 patient floors. However, due to the exciting continued growth of the hospital and region, another 100+ bed patient tower is planned for 2019. CRMC has been honored with the Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence award from Healthgrades in 2013. CRMC has also received the Health Care Leadership Award for Hospital of the Year and #1 Acute Care Hospital in 2013 from AZBusiness Magazine.


Dignity Health Medical Group (DHMG) is the employed physician group of Dignity Health in Arizona. DHMG employs over several hundred providers and offers more than 70 subspecialty services.

The mission of DHMG is consistent with Dignity Health’s mission and SJHMC’s guiding principles with a focus on innovative clinical care and pursuit of excellence through scholarly activities. As part of the Dignity Health hospital system, DHMG has full access to all staff and facilities on our hospital campuses. This unique relationship with our hospitals allowss the medical group to provide patients with a state-of-the-art experience, as well as exceptional care for the poor and disenfranchised within the community.


 Chandler is an ideal place to raise a family, with excellent schools and well-respected state universities. With professional sports teams, wonderful restaurants and incomparable shopping, the Chandler/Gilbert/Scottsdale area is among the most highly desirables areas in the country to live. These opportunities offer a perfect lifestyle balance.


Interested candidates should send their CVs to Ronald Gagliano, MD, at Ronald.Gagliano@dignityhealth.org


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Responsibilities include day-to-day oversight of the department of General Surgery and Trauma at Chandler Regional Medical Center. This includes equitable schedule rotations for primary and back-up trauma and emergency general surgery call. Additionally, supporting DHMG clinical and administrative leadership in strategic development of the program is required.



Minimum Requirements:


  • MD or DO Degree and Board Certification
  • Completed ACGME Residency training with current ABS Board Certification in General Surgery
  • Completed accredited Fellowship in Critical Care Surgery
  • 10+ of Proven Clinical & Administrative experience
  • Clinical responsibilities within the previous 5 years
  • Proved track record in clinical and/or basic science research with documented publications
  • Must have or be eligible for Arizona State medical licensure
  • Ability to achieve full and unrestricted hospital privileges at Dignity Health Arizona hospitals
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills
  • Advanced management degree (MBA, MHA) preferred but not required
  • Ability to travel to as needed


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