Associate Director of the Center for Surgical Health Assessment, Research & Policy (SHARP)

Facility: The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center 
Address: 410 W. 10th Avenue 
Columbus, OH 43210 
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Candidate Type:MD, DO 
Visas Accepted:No J1 or H1
Loan Repayment:Negotiable
Salary Range:Negotiable
Employment Type:Full Time
Bonus Offered:None
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The Center for Surgical Health Assessment, Research & Policy (SHARP) in the Department of Surgery at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center is recruiting an Associate Director.

SHARP was launched in April 2018 under the leadership of founding Director Dr. Heena Santry, a nationally recognized surgical health services researcher, to complement the Department’s already thriving research portfolio in the basic, translational, and clinical sciences. SHARP’s mission to empower surgeon scientists to determine the biopsychosocial underpinnings of surgical disease, measure surgical outcomes and test innovative approaches to improving surgical care in central Ohio and beyond, through robust health services research methods. Intended to be the intellectual home for funded surgical health services researchers, SHARP is a vibrant think tank for surgeon-scientists and other researchers across relevant disciplines (e.g., epidemiology, public health, palliative care, patient preferences) whose research aims to improve the quality, equity, and cost-effectiveness of surgical care delivery. SHARP project coordination, research management, and analytic staff provide necessary day-to-day research and grant support. SHARP’s format and structure foster collaboration with researchers and research units across campus for necessary expertise in areas such as geographic information systems, survey research, qualitative research, social network analysis, among others. As part of SHARP’s strategic plan, we are pleased to have an opportunity for a funded surgical health services researcher to join the team to continue to foster a rapid pace of grantsmanship and research growth. The position will provide the successful candidate the opportunity to continue to develop an individual research portfolio while working with the Director on the continued strategic growth of the center, research dissemination and advocacy to loco-regional and national policymakers, mentorship and sponsorship of junior faculty members on the research funding pathway, and successful application for a health services research training grant-based within SHARP.


  • A minimum of 5 years since initial faculty appointment
  • Qualify for an academic appointment at the rank of Associate Professor with tenure
  • Active surgical health services research program focusing on any clinical/policy area of interest
  • Proven track record of extra-mural funding from the National Institutes of Health, Agency for Healthcare, Research, & Quality, Department of Defense, Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute, or equivalent competitive funding mechanism
  • History of successful research mentorship of students, trainees, post-doctoral students, and/or junior faculty
  • Desire to contribute to cutting-edge, policy-bending health services research and research training to improve the care and outcomes of surgical patients
  • Commitment to recruitment, development, and retention of women, underserved minorities and those with a disability status
  • Clinical focus on any area of surgery with additional formal training at the Masters or Doctoral level in a health services research discipline desired; however, researchers with PhD and a strong research portfolio covering surgical topics will be considered

Environment & Culture:

The Ohio State University along with its academic partner the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center is located in Columbus, Ohio, the state capitol and the 14th largest city in the United States. From historic communities and suburban living to college crowds and nightlife, Columbus is a friendly Midwestern town with metropolitan style. With easy commutes and low cost of living relative to comparable metropolitan areas, central Ohio has a temperate climate where fall and spring delight while summers are not too oppressively hot or humid and winters are not too cold or snowy. The city is renowned for its leading technological companies, vast academic resources, thriving industry, an eclectic mix of entertainment, dining and shopping, and easily accessible opportunities for sports and recreation for participants and fans alike. The University and Medical Center are home to an exciting, growth-oriented culture of innovation and discovery. Together, these entities have established a bold vision to ensure that the university will be among the leading public universities in the nation for research and creative expression that drive significant advances across disciplines to address critical societal challenges and that the medical center will continue to pioneer breakthrough health care solutions improving people’s lives.

The Department of Surgery, led by Dr. Timothy Pawlik boasts a broad array of clinical, research and educational opportunities. The department is home to multiple R01 funded researchers, three training grants, and is ranked in the Top 10 Blue Ridge Rankings for NIH funding among departments of surgery nationally. SHARP is the newest addition to the Department’s investments in a transformative plan to ensure that the Department is in the top five nationally among academic departments of surgery.

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For consideration, please send CV, 5-page NIH-biosketch, along with a cover letter to:

Tiffany Bauman, MBA | Physician and Faculty Recruitment |

The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.

Leading the Way

Practice where the ambition is to drive breakthrough healthcare solutions that improve people’s lives

The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center will challenge you, reward you and give you the chance to make an impact through high-quality, safe, efficient, patient-centered care. As the only academic health center in central Ohio, we can offer you the personal growth opportunities and diverse patient cases that can fuel a career from day one to retirement.

As a valued member of a multidisciplinary team, you’ll have access to the resources, research and support you need to excel. The Ohio State University, one of the largest universities in the nation, furthers our dynamic environment and strengthens clinical practices with education and research possibilities as broad as your imagination. You can choose the track of practice that best suits your interests: clinical, clinical-research or research.

There’s room for everyone at Ohio State, regardless of your specialty or background: The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center was just listed among the top five companies in the country on Forbes’ Best Employers for Diversity list.

And for the 28th consecutive year, we’ve been ranked on U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals list. Because of our size, our patient population presents cases from simple to complex, with a range of unique co-morbidities. If you’re interested in challenging and expanding your medical expertise, come to Ohio State.

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Seven hospitals:

 More than 100 central Ohio facilities, including:

  • Jameson Crane Sports Medicine Institute
  • Talbot Addiction Medicine
  • Ohio State Eye and Ear Institute
  • Ohio State Integrative Medicine
  • Walk-in Care Clinics
  • AfterHours Care
  • Nine multispecialty community locations

Ohio State is improving and expanding

Ohio State is committed to creating the model academic health center of the future. As part of this goal, we’ve dedicated $3 billion to creating new, state-of-the-art facilities for research, education and patient care.

These facilities include:

  • A new, 840-bed inpatient hospital that improves multidisciplinary collaboration among specialties, including with The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute
  • Three large suburban outpatient care facilities that offer care from routine to specialty—even vision and dental care
  • A new outpatient care center on our West Campus that features central Ohio’s first proton therapy treatment facility
  • A 270-square-foot biomedical research facility with tremendous opportunities for collaboration and experimental research with its core lab space, wet labs and 15,000-square-foot vivarium
  • An Interdisciplinary Health Sciences Center that will serve as the new home to Ohio State’s College of Medicine as well as the centerpiece of our health sciences program


Come Home to Columbus

Life in Columbus

We understand that relocating your life is a big deal, and you’re interested in what life will look like beyond the hospital walls. You’re in luck: It’s likely that Columbus has more than you expected. Of course, we love our city—it’s a great place to start out, to stay, to raise a family, to explore—but we’re admittedly partial.

From historic communities and suburban living to college crowds and nightlife, Columbus is a friendly Midwestern town with metropolitan style. The city is renowned for its leading technological companies, vast academic resources, thriving industry and eclectic mix of entertainment, dining and shopping.

Hear why our team loves living and working in Columbus.

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Contact: Tiffany Bauman 
Phone: 614-685-6099
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