Chief of Surgery opportunity with the Stratton VA Medical Center (VAMC). We are seeking an experienced leader to manage our complex surgical program sections; Anesthesiology, ENT, General Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Colon-rectal, Gynecology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, Plastics, Podiatry, Thoracic Urology, Vascular and Dental. This position requires experience in leadership, academics, and Board Certification and offers recruitment, relocation, and loan repayment incentives. The Stratton VAMC, part of the New York / New Jersey VA Health Care Network, is in the heart of Albany, NY. Opened in 1951, our 117 bed, Tertiary Care Medical Center serves Veterans in 22 counties of upstate NY, western Massachusetts, and Vermont. The Stratton VAMC utilizes state-of-the-art technology to provide a full range of patient care services; through a variety of inpatient and outpatient programs providing primary, tertiary, and long-term care, as well as specialty programs such as: cardiac catheterization, cardiac rehabilitation, nuclear medicine, physical medicine and rehabilitation, neurology, radiation oncology, stereotactic radiosurgery, dentistry, geriatrics, hospice/palliative care, adult day health care, psychiatry, and more. WE provide extensive programs such as diagnostic laboratory medicine and radiology, including computerized tomography and magnetic resonance imaging as well as an extraordinary Telehealth capability, including the state’s first TeleStroke program. We also utilize our many partnerships to enhance healthcare capabilities with various NY state offices such as the health department, forensic lab, and mental health agencies in addition to other local partners such as the Wadsworth Institute and Albany Medical College.
The Medical Center is accredited by Joint Commission and designated a Comprehensive Cancer Center by the American College of Surgeons. Many of our staff are nationally and internationally recognized, conducting medical research in areas of cancer, neurology, pneumonia, tinnitus, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
We have affiliated residency programs that are fully integrated with Albany Medical College, as well as a rotation of residents and medical students from various other colleges. We also provide internships/fellowships in a variety of fields.
Welcome to Albany! Located about 150 miles north of NY City, 175 miles west of Boston and 40 miles south of Saratoga, Albany is located on the west bank of the Hudson River. The region has a long history of world-renowned arts, music, dining, horse racing and many other activities. Albany serves as the capital of NY state, a midway point between the Hudson Valley to the south and the Adirondack Mountains to the north. Albany is part of what is referred to the Tri-City Area made up of Albany, Schenectady, and Troy, with close access to the neighboring small cities of Saratoga, Lake George and Lake Placid. Albany is also home to excellent primary and secondary educational facilities provided by public and private systems. Over 30 post-secondary institutions are located within 60-miles, including the State University of NY at Albany, Union College, Siena College, College of St. Rose, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences to name a few.
With events scheduled locally throughout the year, the Capital District also hosts the NY State Museum, NY State Theatre Institute, Albany Symphony Orchestra, Capital Repertory Company and a number of galleries and historical sites such as the Albany Institute of Art, Corning Museum, National Baseball Hall of Fame, Fennimore Art Museum, National Women’s Hall of Fame, Saratoga Automobile Museum, National Museum of Dance & Hall of Fame, and so much more. The Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC) is the summer residence of the NY City Ballet and other international artists who perform with the Lake George Opera Company.
For water and fishing enthusiasts, NY has more than 7,600 freshwater lakes, ponds, and reservoirs, as well as portions of two of the five Great Lakes along with over 70,000 miles of rivers and streams that provide a never-ending supply of outdoor activities. Upstate NY also boasts miles of hiking, spelunking, biking, golf, tennis, parks, and general recreational areas. For winter enthusiasts, NY is home to the most ski slopes in the nation with the state’s largest at Gore Mountain, in addition to several dozen more located in nearby New England. Cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, ice fishing and ice skating provide additional winter sport opportunities.
Albany maintains a lively downtown with old-world appeal that serves as both a commercial and cultural center. The region doesn't have the crowds or costs of a major metropolitan area but still provides the many activities found there. There are rows of colorfully painted houses, turn-of-the-century brownstones, the historic state capitol building and NY Education Building that features a 36-column colonnade (one of the longest in the world), and the Empire State Plaza which includes the iconic Egg Theater. Nearby is NY state's Finger Lakes wine region to the west and Massachusetts' Berkshire Mountains to the east with Tanglewood music venue in proximity. The region is a springboard for foodies, music, art, and outdoor enthusiasts alike. (US News profile written by Katrina Woznicki). Additionally, Albany has been recognized as the “Crossroads of the East,” due its capability as a major transportation center, which includes excellent interstate highways, air, rail, and bus services, facilitating travel to all surrounding areas.
Department of Veterans Affairs offers Veterans the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the United States. We operate more than 1,400 sites of care, including 153 medical centers, 909 ambulatory and community-based outpatient clinics, 135 nursing homes, 232 Veterans centers, 47 readjustment counseling centers, and 108 comprehensive home-care programs, across all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. Territories. Learn more at:
About U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs - Ken Mitchell
More than 6.3 million Veterans and their families turn to us for care every year, and it is our duty to provide them with the best health care available. Our team of 250,000 full-time employees and 90,000 health professional trainees work together on interdisciplinary care teams to deliver critical services to our Nation’s Veterans. From Iraqi Freedom service members to those who survived WWII, our Veterans need us. We renewed our focus on increasing access to care by beginning one of our largest hiring initiatives ever. With challenging cases and advanced equipment, VA offers careers for physicians and nurses at all acuity levels, from primary care to subspecialties. Our interdisciplinary careers offer growth opportunities for mental health and rehabilitative service providers.