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District Medical Group
Department of Orthopedics
Valleywise Health
Phoenix, Arizona

An opportunity exists in the Department of Orthopedics with District Medical Group Inc., (“DMG”) for a full time Orthopedic surgeon fellowship trained in Orthopedic Trauma Surgery.  The Department of Orthopedics staffs a community-based hospital with state designated   Level 1 Trauma- ACS Verified Centers in the metropolitan Phoenix area (Valleywise Health Medical Center).    

The physician’s practice will include orthopedic Level 1 trauma call, inpatient care, outpatient clinic and an option to develop an elective practice.  The physician will supervise and work closely with orthopedic physician assistants and have an opportunity for teaching residents and medical students.   

Candidates must possess an M. D. or D.O. degree, be currently Board-certified or Board eligible and actively pursuing Board certification, be able to attain or have an Arizona license, and have completed an Orthopedic Trauma Fellowship. Additional fellowship training is beneficial.  Previous Level 1 Trauma experience is beneficial. 

DMG offers an outstanding work environment, competitive compensation plan/benefits package and company paid medical malpractice insurance. 

DMG is a not-for-profit multispecialty practice group, consisting of more than 650 providers who represent all the major medical and surgical specialties and subspecialties. 

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Posted 9/18/2023



Orthopaedic Trauma Surgeon
Dignity Health Medical Group
Common Spirit Health System
Phoenix Arizona

Position Details:

  • Based out of St Joseph Hospital Medical Center (SJHMC)
  • Fellowship Training in Orthopedic Trauma
  • Work Schedule 1:5 call
  • Full APP call coverage 24/7
  • Dedicated ortho trauma OR room/staff 7 days/week
  • Academic Position with Creighton Medical School – Phoenix

Dignity Health Medical Group works in partnership with St Joseph Hospital Medical Center (SJHMC), the oldest ACS-verified Level I trauma center in central Phoenix. Our team’s focus is driven around being leaders in education, centered on evidenced based medicine while ensuring consistent collaboration and communications within the team. Our orthopedic trauma team consists of multiple physicians and advanced practitioners, who partner with both hospital physicians and our trauma surgeons in order to provide the best possible care to our patients.

SJHMC evaluated 100,00 patients in the emergency department and 2,800 trauma patients (85% blunt) last year. The trauma bay consists of 10 bays with advanced digital imaging, splinting/orthotic coverage, and anesthesia support.  We have excellent subspecialty support, including Nine fellowship trained trauma surgeons, dedicated 24/7 trauma room, 120+ ICU rooms, Barrow Neurological Institute (BNI), Norton Thoracic Institute (NTI), and a Team S (special hospitalist service only for the surgical services).


Phoenix, valley of the sun, is the 5th largest city in the US with approximately 5M people.   It has been the fastest growing city the past 5 years in a row.  Within the same day, one can ski or hike in Flagstaff or Sedona or swim in the pacific ocean.  The Grand Canyon, Lake Powell, Lake Havasu, Sedona, Mt Lemon, Salt River, Horseshoe Bend, Lake Pleasant, and Seguro Lake are all within driving distance.  We are a 5 hour drive or 1 hour flight from San Diego or Las Vegas.  The weather is awesome 9 months a year with 340+ sunny days a year.  When the summer weather is hot you can hop in your pool or drive 2 hours away where the weather is always 30 degrees cooler.  Centrally, Phoenix has an 8 square mile park with elevation gains of 1200 feet.  The city is connected with endless canal connections to ride your bike, run, or walk.


With over 240 physicians and 800 total employees, Dignity Health Medical Group – Arizona is a comprehensive, integrated, multispecialty, academic medical group that serves Dignity Health St. Joseph’s and Westgate Medical Centers, Chandler Regional Medical Center, and Mercy Gilbert Medical Center. The physicians of DHMG – AZ are regularly involved with clinical duties, as well as academics and translational bench research, keeping the enhancement of care and the patient experience at the forefront of the work that they do.


Dignity Health, as part of CommonSpirit Health—the largest not-for-profit healthcare organization in the nation.  The mission of Dignity Health Medical Group is consistent with Dignity Health's mission and St. Joseph's guiding principles with a focus on innovative clinical care and the pursuit of excellence through scholarly activities. As part of the Dignity Health hospital system, DHMG has full access to the staff and all facilities on our hospital campuses. This unique relationship with our hospital allows Dignity Health Medical Group to provide its patients with state-of-the-art patient services including care of the poor and disenfranchised.


Creighton medical school – phoenix is the sister medical school based in Nebraska,  As of summer of 2021, the medical school has 900 medical students in a beautiful 8 story building on campus.  It has a revolutionary “Knowledge Donor Program” providing life like cadaveric dissection and learning.  You will earn an academic ranking commiserate with work and achievement.  Creighton provides full CME, research, and publication support.  Future goals will be an orthopaedic residency and orthopaedic trauma fellowship programs in combination with Chandler Regional Medical Center.

What We Offer

  • Competitive salary and excellent benefits package
  • Sign on Bonus/Relocation
  • Fully covered life and disability insurance
  • Fully funded pension in addition to 403(b)
  • CME benefits


Clifford B Jones, MD, Chairman Orthopaedic Surgery Dignity Health Medical Group, at: (480) Visit our website at:

Posted 6-20-23