Chief of Cardiothoracic Imaging – Academic Radiologist

Chief of Cardiothoracic Imaging - Academic Radiologist

Position: Section Chief of Cardiothoracic Imaging; Academic Radiologist
Location: Orange County, CA
Status: Full-time
Company: University of California, Irvine; Department of Radiological Sciences; Cardiothoracic Imaging Division
Specialty: Radiology; Cardiovascular and/or Thoracic Radiology
 Competitive Salary; Generous Benefits Package; Relocation Assistance

Section Chief of Cardiothoracic Imaging Opportunity Description

The UC Irvine School of Medicine, Department of Radiological Sciences is currently seeking a qualified candidate as a Section Chief of Cardiothoracic Imaging in the Professor of Clinical “X” Series or Health Sciences Clinical Professor Series, at the Assistant, Associate, and Full Professor rank. Expertise in all aspects of cardiovascular and thoracic imaging is essential. Experience in clinical operations and strong interest in mentorship, research and teaching is required.

  • Criteria for the Professor of Clinical “X” Series:
    The incumbent will be expected to conduct substantial research; provide patient care; teach fellows, residents, and medical students; and perform public and University service. Excellent teaching is essential criteria for appointment in this series.
  • Criteria for the Health Sciences Clinical Professor Series:
    The incumbent will be expected to teach fellows, residents, and medical students; provide patient care; contribute to scholarly activities; and provide public and University service.


The department has state–of- the- art equipment including clinical 3T and 1.5T MRI scanners (including Siemens Vida and Trio Tim 3T scanners) and 256- and 128-slice CT scanners. In addition, there are 320-slice CT, 3T MRI and 9.4T small animal MRI research scanners. The cardiothoracic section at UCI does not provide cross-sectional interventional service.

The University of California, Irvine Medical Center is a 411-bed tertiary and quaternary care hospital with all residencies. UCIMC is a Level 1 Trauma Center in urban Orange County. There are collegial relationships with all services. UCI offers excellent salary and benefits with an incentive plan. Salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Orange County is world renowned for its natural beauty, perfect year round climate, gorgeous locales on the Pacific Ocean and incomparable recreational opportunities. Great cultural opportunities abound in Orange County as well as in nearby Los Angeles, 40 minutes away and San Diego, 60 minutes away.

Professional Qualifications:

The Chief of Cardiothoracic Imaging division will be a leader in the field with reputation in academic leadership and clinical excellence. The Section Chief will report directly to the Chair of Radiological Sciences, Dr. Vahid Yaghmai, and will be a member of the departmental leadership team. The Section Chief will participate in departmental strategic planning and operations. Within the cardiothoracic section, the Chief will oversee the day-to-day clinical operations of the section, mentor faculty, promote research, coordinate educational programs and work collaboratively with other faculty and section chiefs.

Candidates must possess/must be:

  • M.D. or D.O., or equivalent degree.
  • Fellowship trained in Cardiothoracic Imaging and have a documented interest in research and teaching with excellent track record in scholarly activities.
  • Board-certified in diagnostic radiology and be licensed or be eligible for full licensure in the State of California.

Application Instructions:

For confidential consideration, along with more information about this opportunity or to refer a qualified candidate, please email a current CV to: or

Julie Miller
Executive Academic Radiology Search Consultant
Kaye/Bassman International Corp.
Phone: (972) 265-5236 – Direct
Email: or

Salary and academic rank for this position will be commensurate with the applicant’s experience and academic background. UCI offers an excellent benefits and compensation package including competitive salary base with productivity incentive, dedicated professional development funds, retirement matching and investment options, etc.

University of California, Irvine has partnered with Kaye/Bassman to provide executive search services for UCI Health. The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UCI nondiscrimination policy.