The University of Vermont Health Network
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Orthopedic Surgeon - Hand and Upper Extremity

Specialty: Orthopedic Surgeon
Category: Physicians
Schedule: Full Time
Facility: Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital
Location: Plattsburgh, NY
Matt Canasi
Provider Recruitment
Job Description

Orthopedic Surgeon - Hand and Upper Extremity

We are seeking a highly skilled and specialized Orthopedic Surgeon with expertise in Hand and Upper Extremities to join our esteemed medical team. As an Orthopedic Surgeon at our practice, you will focus on providing exceptional care and surgical interventions for patients with hand and upper extremity conditions.


  • Conduct thorough patient assessments, including medical histories, physical examinations, and diagnostic evaluations, for individuals with hand and upper extremity concerns.
  • Utilize your specialized knowledge to diagnose and treat a wide range of conditions affecting the hand and upper extremities, such as fractures, joint issues, and soft tissue injuries.
  • Perform surgical procedures to address hand and upper extremity conditions, using the latest techniques and technologies to optimize patient outcomes.
  • Dedicate 2 days to patient clinic appointments, offering expert consultations, treatment recommendations, and pre- and post-operative care.
  • Allocate 2 days to surgical procedures in the operating room, demonstrating precision and expertise in hand and upper extremity surgeries.
  • Demonstrate clear and empathetic communication when explaining diagnoses, treatment options, and potential risks to patients and their families.
  • Maintain meticulous and up-to-date medical records and surgical documentation.
  • Participate in potential outreaches to Alice Hyde Medical Center, ensuring comprehensive care for patients in satellite locations.
  • Embrace flexibility in scheduling to accommodate patient needs and surgical calendar.
  • Partnering/Collaborating across the partner hospitals


  • MD or DO degree with specialization in Orthopedic Surgery.
  • Board certification or eligibility in Orthopedic Surgery.
  • Valid and unrestricted medical license in New York.
  • Proven expertise in diagnosing and managing hand and upper extremity conditions.
  • Exceptional surgical skills and a commitment to patient safety.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively with patients and medical staff.
  • Flexible and adaptable approach to patient care and surgical scheduling.
  • Familiarity with electronic medical record systems.

If you are a dedicated Orthopedic Surgeon with a passion for providing advanced care to patients with hand and upper extremity conditions, we encourage you to apply. Join our team and contribute to our mission of excellence in orthopedic care, surgical innovation, and compassionate patient interaction.

Salary Ranges: $600K - $650k 

(Subject to change)

The University of Vermont Health Network complies with applicable federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate, exclude people or treat them differently on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, ancestry, place of birth, HIV status, national origin, religion, marital status, age, language, socioeconomic status, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status or obligation for service in the armed forces.


  • Generous starting bonuses and relocation assistance
  • Competitive salary with RVU production model
  • Loan forgiveness programs
  • Stipend considerations
  • Great comprehensive benefits package that includes health, dental and vision
  • 403(b) retirement plan
  • Paid time off (PTO): 29 days annually
  • CME reimbursement with 5 additional PTO days
  • Malpractice coverage
  • J-1 to H-1 immigration legal support

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Quality of Life

Situated on the Adirondack Coast of Lake Champlain, the small waterfront city of Plattsburgh offers a community experience that is full of history and activity. There is a distinct local charm to this area that celebrates local artisans, business, agriculture and history. Activity in this city is centered around Lake Champlain with boating, sailing, windsurfing, fishing or just relaxing on one of the beaches. Just to the east, in the Adirondack Mountains, you’ll find abundant opportunities to hike, ski, mountain bike or just take in nature. Plattsburgh may feel more like a large town, but it’s fast becoming a small international destination for tourists and visitors from nearby Montreal who fly into Plattsburgh International Airport. Experience what life on the water is like here in Plattsburgh.

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Diversity and Inclusion

As a leading health care organization that employs thousands and directly works to improve the health of more than a million people in our two-state region, we are resolutely committed to promoting equity, diversity and inclusion in our practices and our communities.

As a medical institution that focuses on care, research and training, we have a professional and moral obligation to not only understand humanity, but to embrace and care for it without bias or discrimination. That starts within our own workforce by actively promoting diversity and inclusion within our clinical and academic communities with a culture that supports and encourages respect for every individual and that recognizes and values our diverse backgrounds.

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