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At Cooper University Health Care, our commitment to providing extraordinary health care begins with our team. Our extraordinary professionals are continuously discovering clinical innovations and enhanced access to the most up-to-date facilities, equipment, technologies and research protocols. We have a commitment to our employees by providing competitive rates and compensation, a comprehensive employee benefits programs, attractive working conditions, and the chance to build and explore a career opportunity by offering professional development.

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Cooper University Health Care in New Jersey and Cooper Medical School of Rowan University (CMSRU) are seeking a new Chair and Chief of Surgery.  

We are proud to foster an environment where diversity is celebrated, and everyone is treated with respect and dignity.

We are looking for:

  • An academic surgeon with demonstrated excellence in patient care and medical education who will ensure an outstanding learner experience and commitment to faculty development.
  • An individual with strong administrative experience, including successful practice management skills and achievements in quality improvement who will advance the department and achieve regional and national recognition,
  • An individual with an established national reputation and experience in research who will deepen and strengthen the departmental research platform.
  • An individual with strong cross-organizational leadership experience driving programmatic development while generating a culture fostering inquiry and inclusivity.


The Department of Surgery has sixty-nine surgeons across twelve divisions. The divisions include Trauma/ACS, Vascular, Plastics, OMFS, Otolaryngology, Thoracic, General, Colorectal, Bariatric, Breast, Cardiac, and Urology. The Departmental faculty demonstrate an excellent track record of scholarly achievement. There are residency training programs in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Urology, and Otolaryngology. There is a fellowship in Trauma/Critical Care. The Department of Surgery performed 12,000 surgical cases in 2022.

Recent Achievements a Cooper University Health Care & Cooper Medical School of Rowan University:

  • US News & World Report Ranks Cooper Medical School of Rowan University No. 1 in New Jersey and the New York metropolitan area and No. 50 Nationally for Best Medical Schools: Primary Care.
  • As an institution with a robust financial status, Cooper University Health Care continues to grow and recently received credit rating upgrades from both S&P Global and Moody’s Investors Service.
  • The Coriell Institute for Medical Research, MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper, and Cooper Medical School at Rowan University created the Camden Cancer Research Center dedicated to advancing fundamental cancer research.
  • Cooper University Health Care continues to expand and is opening its largest ambulatory office, 166,000 square feet in Moorestown and has commenced a 10-year two-billion-dollar expansion of its Camden campus.

Other Highlights of Cooper University Health Care

  • Academic Medical Center: Cooper is a leading academic health system, and its physicians provide the faculty for Cooper Medical School of Rowan University. This affiliation allows for education, research, and clinical collaboration, enhancing patient care and medical education.
  • Comprehensive Healthcare Services: Cooper University Health Care offers a wide range of medical services, including primary care, specialty care, surgical services, and comprehensive tertiary and quaternary care.
  • Level I Trauma Center: Cooper is the only level 1 trauma center in southern New Jersey and the busiest trauma center in the Philadelphia metropolitan region. Cooper’s trauma experts train military personnel from every branch of the U.S. military.
  • The MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper is a partnership that brings the expertise of the renowned MD Anderson Cancer Center to southern New Jersey, providing comprehensive cancer care, research, and treatment.

The main hospital is in Camden, New Jersey, with a rich history and is in the midst of a significant revitalization effort. Camden is an hour and half drive to the tremendous Jersey Shore resorts and a two-hour drive to New York City.

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If you feel that Cooper may be an interesting opportunity, please send or email your curriculum vitae or your nomination to HRRecruitment@

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With the help of Cooper, I have obtained my Epic Certification as well as my Masters in Business Administration. Cooper has really been supportive and really helpful in helping me to develop professionally and personally they really believe in a strong work-life balance.

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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

We have always strived to create a diverse and inclusive environment that reflects the vibrant community of Camden. But we don’t rest on our reputation. We are constantly asking ourselves how we can be better. From our students to our staff, our patients to our community, we want to be a place where anyone and everyone can feel at home.

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  • 2022 LGBTQ+ Healthcare Equality Top Performer Award
  • 2023 Forbes America's Best-In-State Employers Award
  • 2023 US News Best Regional Hospitals Award
  • 2023 Procedures and conditions Awards

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