Division Chief, Pediatric Emergency Medicine

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia - Perelman SOM at the University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Nov 15, 2023
Dec 15, 2023
Academia, Hospital
Contract Type
Full Time

Division Chief, Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and the Division of Emergency Medicine in the Department of Pediatrics at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania seek candidates for an Associate or Full Professor position in either the non-tenure clinician educator track or the tenure track. Applicants must have an M.D. or equivalent degree. Board Certification in Pediatric Emergency Medicine is required.

The next Division Chief will lead one of the largest and most successful pediatric emergency medicine programs in the nation and will be expected to participate in patient care, teaching, and scholarship. The Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine has over 75 faculty with diverse clinical, educational, and investigative interests, as well as at least 15 Pediatric Emergency Medicine fellows, affiliations with a dozen local residency programs that send close to 300 annual trainees to rotate in our EDs, an Advanced Practice Provider workforce of 40, along with 25 pediatricians that function in various roles across our 3 EDs.

The Division Chief reports to the Chair of the Department of Pediatrics and works closely with the other Division Chiefs, the Associate Chairs, and the Vice Chair in the Department of Pediatrics along with a dedicated Senior Director of Physician Practice Administration.

The Division Chief will oversee the clinical, research, and educational activities of the Division, lead recruiting efforts in the Division, and ensure career mentoring for all faculty and fellows in the Division.

Teaching responsibilities may include participating in the clinical education of medical students, residents and fellows as a member of the Division of Emergency Medicine. Mentoring of trainees (including fellows and graduate students) in area of applicant’s interest. Mentoring of postdoctoral fellows, students, and fellows and supervision of research staff.

Clinical responsibilities may include providing direct patient care in our Main Philadelphia Campus Emergency Department that has an annual volume of 100,000 visits. Clinical employment opportunities in Pediatric Emergency Medicine are also being offered at both our clinical affiliate institutions, Virtua Voorhees, in Southern New Jersey and our new King of Prussia Center in King of Prussia, PA. The distribution of clinical activity at CHOP and the designated clinical affiliate is negotiable and can be tailored to the interests of the applicant.

Research or scholarship responsibilities may include knowledge of current ED studies and participate in patient enrollment, as needed. Additional research responsibilities include establishing a portfolio of collaborative and independent research related to identified field of interest within Pediatric Emergency Medicine, serving as primary author and co-author for reports and manuscripts, serving as principal investigator and co-investigator on federal, state, and foundation grant efforts.

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We seek candidates who embrace and reflect diversity in the broadest sense. The University of Pennsylvania and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia are EOEs. Minorities/women/individuals with disabilities/protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

The Perelman School of Medicine is recognized worldwide for its superior education and training of the next generation of physician-scientists and future leaders of academic medicine. With a top five ranking from US News and World Report, the nation's oldest medical school is indeed one of its best. Our students are among the finest in the nation. They are matched in quality by the high level of instruction and research that we offer. Penn ranks among the top AMCs in the country in research and training grants awarded to medical schools by the National Institutes of Health and is a leader in the commercialization of discovery. Our research strengths encompass all basic science, clinical, and population science disciplines, contributing to a rich and vibrant intellectual environment that generates wide-ranging innovation and advancement in patient-centric care.