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Vice Chair for Research/Samir Gergis Professor of Anesthesiology

The Department of Anesthesia in the Roy J. and Lucille B Carver College of Medicine at the University of Iowa seeks a Vice Chair for Research/Samir Gergis Professor of Anesthesiology. The Samir Gergis Professorship will support a distinguished professor. This position is a tenure-track faculty appointment that is heavily weighted to research and scholarship activities, as well as teaching and mentorship.

Samir Gergis, MD Samir Gergis, MD

Samir Gergis, MD, who contributed greatly to the science of anesthesiology with research in the 1970s and 1980s, was a member of the Department of Anesthesia from 1968 until his death in 2005. His professorship is the first endowed position in the history of the Department. To honor his memory, the Samir Gergis Professor of Anesthesiology is awarded to an anesthesiologist with outstanding credentials and accomplishments in the science underlying our specialty, preferably in the general area of the neurosciences.

Responsibilities for this role include:

  • Advancement of extramurally funded research programs
  • Dedication and commitment of teaching and training students, residents and postdoctoral fellows
  • Participation in interdisciplinary training programs in Neuroscience, Molecular Medicine, Pain Research, Genetics, and the Medical Scientist Training Program
  • Development and leadership of collaborative research program
  • Collaboration and fostering an environment wherein excellence in research, teaching and scholarship can flourish
  • Commitment to educating and mentoring the next generation of physician scientists

PhD and/or MD degree, and applicable training to support the appointment, including clincial training, required.


For more information, refer to requisition #74154 at jobs.uiowa.edu, or send a CV and letter of interest to:

Cynthia A. Wong, MD
Professor, Chair and DEO
Department of Anesthesia, University of Iowa
200 Hawkins Drive, 6618 JCP
Iowa City, IA 52242-1079
Phone: (319) 356-3868
E-mail: cynthia-wong@uiowa.edu

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