Interventional Pulmonologist

Interventional Pulmonologist Opportunity at UCI Health

Position: Interventional Pulmonologist – Core Faculty Member in Interventional Pulmonology
Location: Orange County, CA (Irvine, CA)
Status: Full-time, Employed, Salaried Position
Company: University of California, Irvine School of Medicine; UCI Health
Specialty: Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine, and Critical Care; Interventional Pulmonology 
Salary + Benefits:
 Competitive Pay; Comprehensive Benefits Package & Retirement Options; Relocation Assistance

Interventional Pulmonologist Opportunity Description

UCI Health is Orange County’s only academic health system and is home to renowned healthcare providers and leading-edge medical facilities. UCI has been ranked among the 50 best U.S. medical schools for research and is widely regarded as one of California’s leading research institutions. The mission of the Division of Pulmonary Diseases and Critical Care Medicine at theUniversity of California, Irvine (UCI) School of Medicine is to provide compassionate, high-quality care to our patients; to nurture innovation in research, and to teach patients, families, medical trainees, and ancillary health care providers about lung health, disease,  and treatment.

Division faculty members include nationally and internationally recognized experts in interventional pulmonary medicineand in the diagnosis and treatment of complex airway problems. Few programs in pulmonary at U.S. medical schools offer this same level of expertise and training.

Due to departmental growth and programmatic expansion, the Division of Pulmonary Diseases and Critical Care Medicine at UCI Health is currently recruiting for a full-time, subspecialty trained Interventional Pulmonologist to join the highly active Department of Medicine. Serving as a Core Faculty member in Interventional Pulmonology, the Interventional Pulmonologist will have a strong clinical and educational background and be expected to deliver patient care in an academic setting, teach medical students, residents, fellows, engage in an independent and extramurally – funded clinical research program, and provide service to the University.

Where You’ll Work:

  • Innovation in Interventional Pulmonology: Our team is one of the first in the state to perform minimally invasive therapeutic procedures with a specialized airway recannulization and tumor debulking device.
  • Board-certified Interventional Pulmonologists use minimally invasive techniques to diagnose and treat the full range of lung diseases and cancers, such as: Severe asthma, Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, Interstitial lung disease, Tracheal stenosis, Pleural disease.
  • Most procedures are performed by bronchoscopy. Conducts studies using most advanced laser technologies.
  • Interventional Pulmonology Caseload: Currently one IP on staff, seeing an average of 4-6 patients per day.
  • Access to on-site Interventional Pulmonary Suite with anesthesia.
  • Opportunity for inpatient consult service in general pulmonology and ICU rotations in one-week blocks with weekends.
  • Collaboration: We work closely with cancer specialists, including medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, surgeons, and other providers at the UCI Health Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center to offer advance treatments to lung cancer patients.
  • Significant funding received, primarily from the Veterans Affairs merit program, California’s tobacco-related disease research program, the National Institutes of Health, and the Department of Defense.
  • Provide medical students and residents with superb educational experiences, including interventional Web site training in bronchoscopy.

The UCI Medical Center is a 459-bed tertiary and quaternary care hospital with all residencies located on its state-of-the-art campus in urban Orange County. Orange County is world renowned for its natural beauty, perfect year-round climate, economically vibrant communities, 42-miles of coastline offer gorgeous waterfront locations and unforgettable views of the Pacific Ocean, and incomparable recreational and cultural opportunities abound.

Professional Qualifications:

UCI is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute through their research, teaching and/or service to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.

  • M.D. or M.D./Ph.D. degree(s) or equivalent.
  • Board certification or eligibility in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine, and Critical Care.
  • Satisfactory completion of an Internal Medicine residency and Pulmonary/Critical Care fellowship from an ACGME accredited program. Applicant must have completed an Interventional Pulmonary Fellowship by date of hire.
  • Active and unrestricted California Medical License or eligibility for State of California Medical Licensure.
  • Research and funding, including NIH and/or other federal awards and a prior record of high impact publications is a plus.
  • Interest in clinical teaching.
  • Rank and academic track will be commensurate with candidate training, qualifications, and experience.

UCI Health strongly encourages applications from all qualified applicants, including women and minorities. UCI offers excellent salary and benefits with an incentive plan. Salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.  

Application Instructions:

For immediate/confidential consideration, all expressions of interest (including a CV and a letter of interest) should be submitted to Mark Foutz: and/or 

Contact Information:
Mark Foutz
Managing Partner
Kaye/Bassman International Corp.
Phone: (972) 265-5369 – Direct
Email: and/or

University of California, Irvine has partnered with Kaye/Bassman to fill this position for UCI Health. UCI is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence and strongly encourages applications from all qualified applicants, including women and minorities. UCI is responsive to the needs of dual-career couples, is dedicated to work-life balance through an array of family-friendly policies and is the recipient of an NSF Advance Award for gender equity.