Thoracic Surgeon

207914 Requisition #

Henry Ford Medical Group and the Henry Ford Health System Department of Surgery are seeking a BE/BC thoracic surgeon to join a busy and growing division.  The candidate should have strong interest in thoracic oncology and minimally invasive thoracic surgery as well as benign foregut surgery with commensurate training or experience.   An interest in program development and clinical research is encouraged.  The position entails:

  • Providing coverage and outreach at system satellite hospitals in addition to the flagship Henry Ford Hospital. 
  • Providing the full spectrum of care with a strong emphasis on thoracic oncology, minimally invasive thoracic surgery including robotics, and benign foregut.   
  • Collaborating closely with colleagues in medical oncology, radiation oncology, interventional pulmonology and advanced GI. 
  • No transplant responsibilities or call, unless desired.

The new Brigitte Harris Cancer Pavilion at the Henry Ford Cancer Institute provides the full spectrum of integrated cancer care including complementary and adjunctive therapies, and clinical trials.  Henry Ford has a well-established heart and lung transplant, mechanical assist, and ECMO program.  Academic partnerships include an in-development on campus Health Sciences Center with Michigan State University and long-standing relationship with Wayne State University.  The division participates in the STS database and state-wide thoracic surgery quality collaborative.

Founded by auto pioneer Henry Ford in 1915, the Henry Ford Medical Group has established itself as one of the nation’s largest and most experienced group practices, with 1,900 physicians and researchers in more than 40 specialties.  Henry Ford Health System is a not-for-profit corporation that includes six hospitals, Health Alliance Plan (a health insurance and wellness company), Henry Ford Physician Network, a 150-site ambulatory network, and many other health-related entities throughout southeast Michigan, providing a full continuum of care.  The System's flagship, Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit’s New Center Area, is an 802-bed tertiary care hospital, education and research complex.  It is a Level 1 Trauma Center recognized for clinical excellence in cardiology, cardiovascular surgery, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopedics, sports medicine, multi-organ transplants and cancer treatment. With more than 30,000 employees, Henry Ford Health System (HFHS) is the fifth-largest employer in metro Detroit, and among the most diverse.  For more than 100 years, the Henry Ford Medical Group has fostered innovation and advancement in patient care, education and research while encouraging improvement in technology and patient care processes.

Benefits include fully paid malpractice with tail coverage, long term disability and affordable family medical benefits, retirement savings and investment plans, academic stipends, paid vacation and academic time off. Candidates should forward a letter of interest and CV via email to:

  • BE/BC American Board of Thoracic Surgery.
  • Completed a CT surgery fellowship, preferably thoracic tract
  • Strong interest in program development, and multidisciplinary care
  • All candidates should have a consistent employment or training record and be eligible for a Michigan medical license
  • Candidates must have exceptional clinical and interpersonal skills





       Under the leadership of President and CEO Wright L. Lassiter, III, Henry Ford Health System is a

       $6 billion integrated health system comprised of six hospitals, a health plan, and 250+ sites

       including medical centers, walk-in and urgent care clinics, pharmacy, eye care facilities and

       other healthcare retail. Established in 1915 by auto industry pioneer Henry Ford, the health system

       now has 32,000 employees and remains home to the 1,900-member Henry Ford Medical Group, one

       of the nation’s oldest physician groups. An additional 2,200 physicians are also affiliated with the

       health system through the Henry Ford Physician Network. Henry Ford is also one of the region’s  

       major academic medical centers, receiving between $90-$100 million in annual research funding and

       remaining Michigan’s fourth largest NIH-funded institution. Also an active participant in medical

       education and training, the health system has trained nearly 40% of physicians currently practicing

       in the state and also provides education and training for other health professionals including nurses,

       pharmacists, radiology and respiratory technicians. visit


       Whether it's offering a new medical option, helping you make healthier lifestyle choices or

       making the employee enrollment selection experience easier, it's all about choice.  Henry

       Ford Health System has a new approach for its employee benefits program - My Choice

       Rewards.  My Choice Rewards is a program as diverse as the people it serves.  There are

       dozens of options for all of our employees including compensation, benefits, work/life balance

       and learning - options that enhance your career and add value to your personal life.  As an

       employee you are provided access to Retirement Programs, an Employee Assistance Program

       (Henry Ford Enhanced), Tuition Reimbursement, Paid Time Off, Employee Health and Wellness,                 and a whole host of other benefits and services.  Employee's classified as contingent status are not         eligible for benefits.    

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        Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer Henry Ford Health System is

        committed to the hiring, advancement and fair treatment of all individuals without regard to

        race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, size, height,

        weight, marital status, family status, gender identity, sexual orientation, and genetic information,

        or any other protected status in accordance with applicable federal and state laws.

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