Vascular / General Surgeon

Facility: Dominican Hospital - Surgical Associates of Monterey Bay (SAMB) 
Address: 1668 Dominican Way 
Santa Cruz, CA 95065 
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Opportunity Criteria
Specialty:Surgery : General
Surgery : Vascular 
Loan Repayment: No
Salary Range:Not Specified
Employment Type:Full Time
Bonus Offered:Negotiable
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Surgical Associates of Monterey Bay (SAMB), in partnership with Dignity Health, is seeking a Vascular / General Surgeon to join a busy independent surgery group in gorgeous Santa Cruz, California. There is an opportunity for a vascular / general surgeon to build a practice with support from existing surgeons. There are currently no formal vascular surgeons in the county. We are seeking a candidate with a collegial demeanor, collaborative spirit, vascular and general surgery experience, and interest in practicing in an environment that offers autonomy, robust earning potential, and a flexible schedule promoting work-life balance.

Community Based Recruitment

Surgical Associates of Monterey Bay is a private practice group of four board-certified general surgeons and one physician assistant. The practice has been providing broad-spectrum general surgery care to the families of Santa Cruz and its surrounding counties for 25 years. SAMB coordinates care with physicians of Dignity Health Medical Foundation and operates at Dominican  Hospital Santa Cruz and the outpatient Santa Cruz Surgery Center. The group also provides general surgery care to the community of Watsonville.

The group currently has four surgeons that practice all aspects of general surgery. Case type includes hernias, gallbladders, colon, Nissen/paraesophageal, VATS, AV fistulas, hemodialysis access, colonoscopy, hemorrhoids/anorectal, breast, thyroid/parathyroid, melanoma, single site laparoscopic, DaVinci robotics, etc. SAMB also provides full-spectrum lower extremity varicose vein care as the Vein Clinic of Monterey Bay.

Emergency Room call is q4 non-trauma and compensated. Shareholder track position offers a competitive salary guarantee leading towards partnership. Full benefits package provided. This position cannot support J1/H1 Visa applicants. For more information, visit

Dominican Hospital Santa Cruz

Dominican Hospital Santa Cruz is a Dignity Health 220-bed hospital located in Santa Cruz, California. It has been serving the community for over 75 years. It is the area’s largest and most comprehensive medical center. New in 2021, is a hybrid operating room / angiography suite, currently available for complex open and endovascular procedures.  Dedicated to the community’s well-being, the staff and volunteers provide excellence in care for its patients each year. For more information, visit

Contact Information

Send CV to Louis Lee, MD, FACS

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