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Cardiology: Advanced Heart Failure/Transplant (Medical Director)

Job ID: R-27376 Job Type: Full time Location: Kansas City, Kansas
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Cardiology: Advanced Heart Failure/Transplant (Medical Director)

The University of Kansas Health System

Heart Transplant Program Medical Director

Job Description:

The University of Kansas Medical Center is seeking a Medical Director of the Heart Transplant Program, who will help lead the program to its next phase in its development. We seek a clinically oriented and energetic CHF/VAD/Heart Transplant cardiologist to join the Division of Advanced Heart Failure Therapeutics & Cardiac Transplantation within the Department of Cardiovascular Medicine. Currently, the division has 5 ABIM Board-certified CHF/VAD/Heart Transplant faculty members, all of whom trained at world-class institutions. In addition, there are 2 highly skilled and dedicated CVTS surgeons on the KU team. The CHF/VAD/Heart Transplant Program at KU is very robust and has seen exponential growth in volume over the past 5-6 years. Over the past 5 years, KU has performed 40-47 heart transplants and 45-50 LVADs per year. Over the next 3-5 years, the program is looking to grow to 60-80 heart transplants per year along with 50-70 LVADs per year. Finally, the program has significant and unwavering support from the institution regarding nursing and physician extender support as well as infrastructure support.

If you have the energy and drive to lead a rapidly growing, nationally recognized Heart Transplant Program, then we encourage you to apply today.


  • Board Certified by the ABIM in Advanced Heart Failure & Heart Transplantation.

  • A minimum of 5-6 years of clinical experience in CHF, VAD, and Heart Transplantation.

  • Current Rank as an Associate or Professor of Medicine with a primary appointment in Cardiology.

About The University of Kansas Hospital: 

Recognized as one of the top hospitals in the United States by U.S. News & World Report, The University of Kansas Hospital is a 1045-bed academic medical center and Level 1 trauma center, with a mission to lead in the discovery of new knowledge, deliver outstanding patient care in this region and beyond, and educate the healthcare professionals of tomorrow. The Health System, consistently earning national recognition for outstanding quality and safety in several medical specialties, is known for its Center for Advanced Heart Care, Center for Transplantation, Advanced Comprehensive Stroke Center, and NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center. Magnet designation is proof of our hard-earned commitment to nursing excellence. 

About Kansas City: 

A metropolitan area of 2.3 million people, Kansas City offers the diversity and excitement of a large city with the charm and convenience of Midwest living. Walkable, tree-lined neighborhoods surround the campus, which is within close proximity to the city's top destinations, including the Kauffman Center of Performing Arts, Union Station & Science City, National WWI Museum, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, as well as the Country Club Plaza, a shopping district celebrated for its architectural design. 

Overall, the Kansas City metropolitan area is a diverse and dynamic region with a rich cultural heritage, a strong economy, a vibrant downtown area, and a wide range of recreational and educational opportunities. It offers a high quality of life for its residents and attracts visitors from around the region and beyond. Residents enjoy safe, suburban neighborhoods, great restaurants and shopping, miles of bike paths, parks and lakes, excellent schools (public, private, and universities for higher education). 

The University of Kansas Health System is the official healthcare provider for the Kansas City Chiefs, Kansas City Royals, and T-Mobile Center. Kansas City is also home to Sporting KC, KC Current, Kansas City Mavericks, and we will be hosting the World Cup! Visit for more information about Kansas City. 

Contact Information:

Pradeep P.A. Mammen, MD, FACC, FAHA, FHFSA

Division Chief: Advanced Heart Failure Therapies & Cardiac Transplantation

Vice Chair for Translational Research

Maureen and Marvin Dunn Professor in Cardiovascular Disease

Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine (With Tenure)

Department of Cardiovascular Medicine

University of Kansas Medical Center

3901 Rainbow Boulevard

Kansas City, KS  66160


We are an equal employment opportunity employer without regard to a person’s race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and sexual orientation), national origin, ancestry, age (40 or older), disability, veteran status or genetic information.

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