DIvision Chief, Pediatric Surgery

Children's Hospital & Medical Center
July 25, 2020
Omaha, NE


We are seeking a Board Certified Pediatric Surgeon to serve as Division Chief of Pediatric Surgery for Children’s Hospital & Medical Center, with the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. The successful candidate will provide clinical leadership for this growing division based in Omaha.

In addition, we’re also seeking Board Certified/Eligible Pediatric Surgeons to join the team.

Recognized as a 2020-21 Best Children’s Hospital by U.S. News & World Report in four pediatric specialties: Cardiology & Heart Surgery, Pediatric Pulmonology & Lung Surgery, Gastroenterology & GI Surgery, and Pediatric Urology, Children’s Hospital & Medical Center is the only full-service, pediatric health care center in Nebraska, providing expertise in more than 50 pediatric specialty services to children across a five-state region and beyond. The UNMC and Children’s affiliation aligns these two organizations in their shared vision for the future of pediatric health care and ensures children have access to world-class clinical care, cutting-edge research and a future generation of well-educated and highly trained medical professionals.

Children’s is home to Nebraska’s only Level IV regional NICU and the state’s only Level II Pediatric Trauma Center. A regional heart center, it also offers expertise in pediatric heart transplantation. Children’s is focused on extraordinary clinical care, education, basic science and translational research and advocacy and is embarking on transformational programmatic and physical growth. Opening in 2021, the new Hubbard Center for Children will be home to an additional 100 patient beds, an expanded NICU, a dedicated Cardiac Care Unit, a new Cancer & Blood Disorders Unit, expanded surgical space, an expanded Radiology and Emergency Department and more.

The Division Chief will represent and collaborate with Children’s and UNMC leadership for matters involving Pediatric Surgery at all campus sites. We are looking for individuals with strong emotional and social intelligence and a demonstrated ability to connect with others in a meaningful way at all levels of the organization, especially the hospital and university leadership. This leader will also share the general pediatric surgery patient care responsibilities. This includes the full scope of pediatric surgical services, including special expertise in minimally invasive surgery, cancer surgery and neonatal surgery, as well as general pediatric surgery, non-cardiac thoracic surgery, GI surgery, bariatric, oncology and endocrine surgery.

The Division of Pediatric Surgery has an established and well regarded pediatric surgery fellowship. Successful candidates will be committed to scholarly activity that advances surgical research in either a basic or clinical/translational research track. Allocation of protected research time will be based on the candidate’s research activities and record of academic accomplishment. The Child Health Research Institute was established in 2017 and aims to assist investigators with start-up funding and infrastructure for clinical, basic science or translational research. The institute specifically seeks candidates committed to developing a research program and expanding the academic portfolio of the division. Successful candidates will hold a faculty appointment at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. Children’s Hospital & Medical Center’s growth and transformation creates opportunity for innovation, education, and research.

With a metropolitan area population of approximately 944,316, Omaha, affectionately known as “The River City” for its location on the Missouri River, offers all the amenities of a big city with the warmth of the Midwest. Omaha’s cost of living is comparatively lower than other cities of similar size, and its neighborhoods are both friendly and safe. The area is rich in arts and cultural activities, including a thriving music scene, and an incredible diversity of restaurants and wineries. Old Market Entertainment District, an historic area marked with cobblestone streets, has been transformed into one of the city’s premier destinations with boutiques, jazz clubs, brew pubs, galleries and more.

Greater Omaha has an outstanding educational system of public and private schools – in fact, Nebraska has one of the highest high school graduation rates in the country, at 90 percent -- and is home to numerous universities and colleges. In addition to the many collegiate sports, Omaha hosts the Olympic Swim Trials, the Olympic Curling Trials and the College World Series. It’s also home to the Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium, rated the Best Zoo in the U.S. by CNN.com and Best Zoo in the World by TripAdvisor in 2014. All of this, combined with a diverse economy with multiple Fortune 500 companies, makes for an extraordinary quality of life.

For complete details and confidential consideration, please contact Glenda Smith, Principal, Pediatric Search Partners: 877.440.3832; 214.850.3094 (cell); or email glenda@pediatricsearchpartners.com

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