Medical Director, Pediatric Surgery

Valley Children's Hospital
December 8, 2017


We’re seeking a Board Certified Pediatric Surgeon to lead the Pediatric Surgery department as Medical Director at one of the nation’s largest free-standing children’s hospitals, Valley Children’s Hospital, in Madera, California.

Situated in the center of one of California’s most stunning geographic areas, Valley Children’s offers the exciting opportunity to join a team of 7 amazing pediatric surgeons who perform over 3,500 general surgeries per year covering more than 200 types of procedures.  At Valley Children’s main campus, you’ll love working at a state-of-the-art, 358-bed facility that sits on a 50-acre campus on the idyllic bluffs of the San Joaquin River, with the Sierra Nevada Mountains as your backdrop.  A Magnet Nursing facility, Valley Children’s offers an excellent support staff along with a busy, growing practice and a strong compensation package.

As the only hospital in Central California that participates in the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP), Valley Children’s is advancing surgical care for all children. Sponsored by the American College of Surgeons, this important quality initiative collects and reports surgical outcomes in a national database for quality improvement. Participants can review actionable clinical surgery outcome data to improve care in pediatric surgery.

Responsibilities include clinical practice and active participation in the Stanford-affiliated pediatric resident training program with opportunities available to be involved in clinical research.  Academic appointment will be recommended based on training and experience.

Situated near the center of the state, you’ll enjoy an exceptional quality of life with an unparalleled opportunity to live within one to three hours of the magnificent Pacific coast, the Sierra Nevada mountains and the San Francisco, San Jose and Los Angeles metropolitan areas. Sonoma and Napa counties and Lake Tahoe all are within a four-drive. Outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy living in the only city in the nation to have not just one, but three National Parks (Yosemite, King’s Canyon and Sequoia) right in your own backyard. Whether you prefer the snow, the sun or the sand, it’s all within your reach. Another perk: The area is very affordable, and it boasts award-winning schools, making it the perfect choice for families.

If you’re looking for an exciting leadership opportunity that also offers a fantastic lifestyle, please contact Glenda Smith, Principal, Pediatric Search Partners for more details at, or by phone at (877) 440-3832.


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