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Maternal Fetal Medicine

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University of South Florida, Morsani College of Medicine
2 Tampa General Circle, 6th floor
Tampa, Florida 33606
Leslie Vargas

Additional Information

The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of South Florida (USF) is recruiting Maternal Fetal Medicine physicians to fill two open academic positions. These two new clinician-researchers will join our rapidly growing research enterprise to complement the ongoing strengths in placental biology, mechanisms of preterm birth, microvasculature, and cancer biology. Established lines of clinical research include cardiometabolic disorders of pregnancy, fetal therapy, and sleep disorders. Our faculty work extensively with other departments, centers, and institutes across all three USF campuses and actively collaborate with faculty in the Colleges of Medicine, Public Health, and Nursing and Florida Department of Health. We also have an extensive network of domestic and international collaborators over a range of women's reproductive health issues.

The new faculty will join seven established MFM's who provide comprehensive maternal-fetal care. The Division's clinical scope is broad, including coverage of labor and delivery, the antepartum service, obstetrical ultrasound, prenatal diagnosis procedures, and perinatal consultation. We have an active and growing fetal therapy program that includes laser therapy and in-utero surgical procedures, as well as robust clinical programs for managing pregnancies complicated by placenta accreta and other complex medical and surgical conditions.

Clinical activities are complemented by opportunities in medical education and participation in statewide perinatal quality collaborative initiatives. Most of the Division members are actively engaged in clinical/translational research or other innovative clinical programs, which match their interests. We have an ACGME accredited MFM Fellowship and robust OB/GYN residency program comprised of 24 residents. The MFM Division is actively involved in educating fellows, residents, and medical students. Our primary affiliate, Tampa General Hospital (TGH), boasts more than 6,200 deliveries annually and has an 82 bed Level IV NICU.

Position Qualifications: Successful candidates for these positions are expected to have an established track record of academic productivity. Salary and academic rank are commensurate with experience, qualifications, and sources of external funding. For appointments at the level of Associate or Full Professor, preference is given to individuals with an established research program and/or grant portfolio transferrable to USF. Participation in graduate and/or medical student education and mentoring is also expected. The Morsani College of Medicine offers institutional salary support commensurate with experience and external sources of funding, competitive start-up packages, dry and wet laboratory space, excellent core facilities, and a collegial atmosphere to create an environment that promotes success.

• Must possess an MD or MD/Ph.D. degree from an accredited institution and board-eligible/certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology- Maternal Fetal Medicine. Candidates will have successfully completed a Maternal Fetal Medicine fellowship. • Must meet university criteria for appointment to the rank of Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor with a demonstrated record of achievement in teaching, academic research, and service.
 • Interest in the education of residents and fellows
• Must be eligible for an unrestricted medical license in the State of Florida.

About USF
The University of South Florida is a high-impact global research university dedicated to student success. Over the past ten years, no other public university in the country has risen faster in US News and World Report's national university rankings than USF. Serving more than 50,000 students on campuses in Tampa, St. Petersburg, and Sarasota-Manatee, USF is designated as a Preeminent State Research University by the Florida Board of Governors, placing it in the most elite category among the state's 12 public universities. USF is a member of the American Athletic Conference.

The USF system boasts a budget of $1.6 billion and an annual economic impact on the Tampa Bay region of $4.4 billion. Both the USF Morsani College of Medicine (#47- Research) and the USF College of Public Health (#16) are nationally ranked, with well-recognized strengths in population sciences, cardiovascular health, global health, surgical oncology, dermatology, and neurosciences. Our primary clinical affiliate, Tampa General Hospital, serves as the primary quaternary referral center for the rapidly growing Tampa Bay metroplex (2019 population 3.1 million). It is nationally ranked by US News and World report in 5 specialties and rated as high performing in at least four others.

 USF ranks among the top 50 universities in the nation – public or private – for research expenditures. Recent institutional investments include developing a comprehensive institutional biorepository, a unique enterprise-wide population sciences database, a human microbiome initiative, and active scientific cores for genomics, bioinformatics, and histopathology. Support for clinical research at USF is growing by >30% annually, supported by streamlined workflows between TGH/USF. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, TGH and USF established the Global Emerging Diseases Institute with dedicated research and clinical missions. Also, USF plays an active role in the OneFlorida Clinical Research Consortium, an enduring infrastructure for interventional and observational studies within all of Florida's 67 counties and Network Partner of PCORnet®, the National Patient-Centered Clinical Research Network. USF is also the South East US regional headquarters for the Global Virus Network. The USF Pediatric Epidemiology Center is the global epicenter for juvenile diabetes research. For more information about USF, please visit

Working at USF
 Tampa offers a leisurely pace of life with affordable housing, robust access to urban and cultural amenities, world-class beaches, and diverse opportunities for outdoor activity. With more than 16,000 employees in the USF System, the University of South Florida is one of the largest employers in the Tampa Bay region. At USF, you will find opportunities to excel in a rich academic environment that fosters the development and advancement of our employees. We believe in creating a talented, engaged, and driven workforce through ongoing development and career opportunities. We also offer a first-class benefits package that includes medical, dental, and life insurance plans, retirement plan options, tuition programs, and generous leave programs, and more.
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Please include your experience as it relates to the qualifications stated above. YOUR COVER LETTER AND RESUME, PLUS ANY OTHER REQUESTED MATERIAL, MUST BE IN ONE ATTACHMENT. Only online applications are accepted for this position. Equal Employment Opportunity USF is an equal opportunity, equal access academic institution that embraces diversity in the workplace