Title:  Orthopedic Surgery (Assistant or Associate Professor)

Division:  Orthopedic Surgery
Work Location:  Houston, TX
Requisition ID:  14493

Baylor College of Medicine and Department Summary:

Baylor College of Medicine (www.bcm.edu) is recognized as one of the nation’s premier academic health science centers and is known for excellence in education, research, healthcare, and community service. Located in the heart of the world's largest medical center (Texas Medical Center), and the fourth largest metropolitan region in the United States, Baylor is affiliated with multiple educational, healthcare, and research affiliates (Baylor Affiliates).  The Joseph Barnhart Department of Orthopedic Surgery is renowned for high-quality, personalized patient care; groundbreaking musculoskeletal research; and a strong commitment to the education of future physicians and healthcare providers. 


Diversity Statement: Diversity among Baylor’s students, trainees, faculty and staff is a prerequisite to accomplishing Baylor’s institutional mission, and to maintaining the highest standards in training for healthcare providers and biomedical scientists, scientific innovation, and patient-centered care. Baylor is committed to ensuring equal opportunity for all qualified persons without taking into account race, color, national origin, creed, sex, sexual orientation, ancestry, age, veteran status or disability unrelated to job requirements.


Baylor College of Medicine’s Joseph Barnhart Department of Orthopedic Surgery and the Baylor Medicine are seeking to hire a full-time, board-certified, fellowship trained spine surgeon at the academic rank of Assistant or Associate Professor.  The anticipated start date is on or before August 2023. This position includes:

  • An established Orthopedic Surgery Department dedicated to professional growth and advancement of its faculty.
  • A dynamic patient-focused clinical practice that offers sub-specialty care in all areas of orthopedics and musculoskeletal service line integration.
  • A dedicated, comprehensive Spine Center at the new McNair campus of the Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center jointly operated by Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Orthopedics, and Neurosurgery.
  • Competitive base salary with guarantee and production bonus options.
  • Comprehensive benefits including occurrence-based malpractice coverage.
  • Integration of medical students and residents.

Job Duties

  • Develop and implement plans to ensure comprehensive, timely, and high quality patient care services with maximum operating efficiency.
  • Participate in college, hospital, and community outreach activities to promote the Department, Division, and BCM. 
  • Ensure safe and effective care to patients adhering to policies, procedures, and standards within budgetary specifications, including time management, supply management, productivity, and accuracy of practice.
  • Promote individual professional growth and development by meeting requirements for mandatory/continuing education and skills competency
  • Provide orthopedic call coverage within the Baylor St. Lukes Medcial Center and at BCM affiliate hospitals within the Texas Medical Center as required.
  • Support department-based goals which contribute to the success of the organization.
  • Serve as preceptor, mentor, and resource to less experienced faculty, staff, and learners.
  • Attend required department, college, and hospital professional meetings.
  • Works collaboratively with faculty and staff in the Baylor Medicine Spine Center
  • May see patients in Baylor Medicine remote locations

Minimum Qualifications

  • Medical degree from an accredited medical school. 
  • License to practice medicine in the State of Texas. 
  • Completion of orthopedic surgery residency training and spine fellowship training from programs certified by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education or equivalent. 
  • Board Certified/Eligible by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery.


Desired Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated expertise in the care of adult spine injuries, disorders, and deformities.
  • Experience providing medical care within an academic setting or equivalent practice.
  • Desire to teach residents, medical students, and other learners
  • Willingness and ability to utilize an electronic medical record, EPIC preferred.
  • Evidence of effective communication skills in a collaborative group practice environment.



Baylor College of Medicine requires employees to be fully vaccinated -subject to approved exemptions-against vaccine-preventable diseases including, but not limited to, COVID-19 and influenza.


Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer.