Division Chief, Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery

Children's Nebraska / University of Nebraska College of Medicine
August 30, 2022
Omaha, NE


We are seeking a Board Certified Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon with passion and vision to lead, grow and develop the team at Children’s Nebraska, in partnership with the University of Nebraska College of Medicine, as Division Chief of Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery. The ideal candidate will bring leadership experience and strong clinical skills along with an interest in medical education and a commitment 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 academic accomplishment. The successful candidate will hold a faculty appointment at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine.

Ranked #1 in Nebraska and recognized as a 2022-23 Best Children’s Hospital by U.S. News & World Report in two pediatric specialties: Pediatric Pulmonology & Lung Surgery and Pediatric Urology, Children’s Nebraska is the only full-service, pediatric health care center in the state 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.

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. Successful candidates with active research interests will meet with the CHRI team to discuss opportunities for specifics areas. The institute specifically seeks candidates committed to developing a research program and expanding the academic portfolio of the division. Children’s Nebraska’s growth and transformation creates opportunity for innovation, education, and research.

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. Opened in August 2021, the new $385 million, 460,000 square foot Hubbard Center for Children addresses the increasing demand for high-quality pediatric services and brings nine floors that include 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.

Ranked #29 by U.S. News & World Report Best Places to Live in 2022-23, Omaha offers a metropolitan area population of 940,163 and all the amenities of a big city with the warmth of the Midwest. Affectionately known as “The River City” for its location on the Missouri River, 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. 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 Church Smith, Principal, Pediatric Search Partners: 877.440.3832; 214.850.3094 (text); or email glenda@pediatricsearchpartners.com

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