Medical Director, Pediatric Non-Invasive Cardiovascular Imaging

Falls Church, Virginia
Jun 01, 2024
Jul 31, 2024
Medical Director
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Description

The Division of Pediatric Cardiology at Inova LJ Murphy Children’s Hospital is seeking a full-time pediatric cardiologist to serve as Medical Director of Non-Invasive Cardiovascular Imaging to support our rapidly growing team within Inova Children’s Heart Center.

The Heart Center at INOVA L.J Murphy Children’s Hospital has been caring for the children of Northern Virginia and the Greater Washington Region for more than 30 years. Each year, the program is responsible for approximately 550 procedures. The program provides surgical repair of the most complex congenital heart defects, including hypoplastic left heart syndrome. In addition to providing care for children with complex congenital anomalies, the program provides a lifetime of care as part of the Inova Schar Heart and Vascular, which includes the Adult Congenital Program. Inova Children’s Heart Center is a comprehensive team, including congenital cardiac surgery, outpatient cardiology, fetal cardiology, non-invasive cardiology, adult congenital cardiology, diagnostic and interventional catheterization, and electrophysiology and advanced heart failure therapies. The team includes 23 board-certified pediatric cardiologists, 8 pediatric cardiac intensivists, 3 pediatric cardiac surgeons and 17 advanced practice providers. With respect to non-invasive imaging, the division currently performs fetal, transthoracic, and transesophageal echocardiography, and partners with radiology on cMRI and CT scans. A team of inpatient and outpatient dedicated congenital sonographers support the division. The Pediatric Noninvasive Imaging Lab (ICAEL accredited) at Inova Children’s Hospital is the largest program in Virginia performing 11,000 outpatient and 2,600 inpatient echocardiograms per year.

Inova LJ Murphy Children’s Hospital is a 226-bed children’s hospital at Inova Fairfax Hospital medical campus, located in Northern Virginia. As the only dedicated children’s hospital and pediatric heart center in Northern Virginia, we provide care in a welcoming environment that offers the latest in technical innovation in kid-friendly spaces. The children’s hospital has a 108-bed, level IV Neonatal Intensive Care Unit with approximately 17,000 annual deliveries. The Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Unit and Acute Care Step-Down Unit are part of the Inova Children’s Heart Center.

We are seeking a Board Certified/Eligible Pediatric Cardiologist committed to a career in Pediatric Cardiology with advanced training in pediatric echocardiography to join our growing and dynamic practice as Echo (Noninvasive Imaging) Lab Director. Our ideal candidate will be energetic, enthusiastic, and work effectively as part of a team. The candidate must be an outstanding clinician dedicated to the care of hospitalized children and their families, and an excellent mentor for junior echo attendings.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Professional responsibilities will include directing noninvasive imaging for the Pediatric Heart Center.
  • Support and mentor junior and mid-career pediatric cardiology echo attendings within the Pediatric Heart Center.
  • Support and mentor ultrasound technicians within the Pediatric Heart Center.
  • The candidate should have advanced training in non-invasive imaging while possessing professional, clinical, and leadership skills.
  • This position will work with the Chief of Pediatric Cardiology and the leadership of the Inova Children’s Heart Center to execute on yearly personal and programmatic goals focused on the fundamentals of extraordinary care: Safety, quality, patient experiences, access, and stewardship.
  • This is a perfect position for the candidate that thrives in an environment that focuses on teamwork, collaboration and dedication to patients, families, and each other.
  • Although patient care is our primary focus, education and research are also encouraged and supported with access to dedicated research professionals including a statistician, research manager, and research coordinators.

Position Highlights:

  • Highly competitive salary with incentives
  • Full Medical, dental and vision
  • Generous PTO and paid time to attend CME.
  • Paid Parental Leave Program
  • Located Northern Virginia


  • Board-certified/eligible in Pediatric Cardiology
  • Interested individuals should be board-certified in Pediatric Cardiology and able to obtain an unrestricted Virginia Medical License.
  • The ideal candidate will have extensive experience (5+ years) in the field, specifically in echocardiography (TTE, TEE, strain analysis and 3D imaging)
  • Preference will be given to those with experience at higher volume centers and demonstrated leadership roles in imaging.
  • Additional preference will be given to those with previous experience or education in medical administration and those who have clinical research experience.
  • Eligible for faculty appointment at The University of Virginia School of Medicine