***FILLED*** Pediatric Neurogastroenterology

Ochsner Hospital for Children
August 8, 2022
New Orleans, LA


We’re seeking a BC/BE Pediatric Neurogastroenterologist for an exciting opportunity to develop a Pediatric Neurogastroenterology and Motility program at Ochsner Hospital for Children in New Orleans, Louisiana. The successful candidate will be an integral part of a comprehensive pediatric digestive care program within Ochsner’s Health’s regional health system, the largest not-for-profit academic health system in the Gulf South.

The Section of Pediatric GI, Hepatology & Nutrition, currently 10 physicians and 1 NP, offers pediatric advanced endoscopy and ERCP, pancreatology, hepatology and liver transplantation, intestinal rehabilitation, and comprehensive programs in aerodigestive disorders, inflammatory bowel disease, pediatric feeding & swallowing disorders, and colorectal malformations.

Key responsibilities of this position include:

Leadership and Program Development

  • Collaborate with leadership to develop and lead a regional Pediatric Neurogastroenterology and Motility program.

Clinical Care

  • Provide inpatient and outpatient care for children with pediatric digestive disorders, focusing on those with dysmotility and disturbances of gut-brain interaction.
  • Perform gastrointestinal endoscopy and motility procedures.
  • Partner with medical and surgical colleagues to serve children with complex conditions in multidisciplinary programs.

Teaching and Research

  • Teach medical students, residents, and allied health students.
  • Clinical and translational research opportunities abound for qualified candidates.
  • Academic appointment commensurate with experience.

The Department of Pediatrics and its pediatric subspecialists (collectively, Ochsner for Children™) represent over 110 physicians.  The group is the region’s leading integrated provider of multispecialty care for infants, children, adolescents, and young adults. Offering a full range of pediatric services including bone marrow transplantation, solid organ transplantation, and pediatric cardiovascular surgery, Ochsner Hospital for Children utilizes a 54-bed Level III-C Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, a 14-bed PICU, a 35-bed pediatric unit, as well as a dedicated, full-time, region-wide in-house pediatric transport team.

About Ochsner Hospital for Children

Ranked #1 Children’s Hospital in Louisiana for the second year in a row by U.S. News & World Report in 2022-23, Ochsner Hospital for Children was also recognized as a national leader in the new rankings in three specialties: Pediatric Gastroenterology and Gastrointestinal Surgery, Pediatric Cardiology and Heart Surgery, and Pediatric Orthopedics. Ochsner Hospital for Children continues to be a top destination for pediatric care in the region through an unwavering commitment to always putting patients first.

Ochsner Hospital for Children is a rapidly expanding 125-bed children’s hospital offering a full range of pediatric care from primary to quaternary care, with services offered in all subspecialties, and includes Congenital Cardiac Surgery, Advanced GI and Hepatology, Advanced Orthopedic Surgery, Hematology-Oncology, Cleft Palate/Cranio-Facial Surgery, as well as heart, liver, and bone marrow transplant. There are also several multi-disciplinary teams dedicated to complex conditions.  The hospital not only performed the first pediatric heart/kidney transplant in the region but is also the top congenital heart program in the state (both in volume and outcomes).

Ochsner also maintains 12 rotating satellite pediatric subspecialty clinics (eight in Louisiana, four in Mississippi); three permanent pediatric subspecialty clinics; and the Boh Center for Child Development, a dedicated multidisciplinary developmental pediatrics center.

About Ochsner Health 

Ochsner Health is a not-for-profit, physician-led organization that delivers health to the people of Louisiana, Mississippi, and the Gulf South with a mission to Serve, Heal, Lead, Educate and Innovate.  Ochsner Health is focused on the professional well-being of our team of more than 35,000 employees and 4,500 providers. Ochsner offers real work-life balance along with opportunities for teamwork and career advancement in a large group setting.

For complete details and confidential consideration, please forward your CV to Glenda Church Smith, Principal, Pediatric Search Partners:  email glenda@pediatricsearchpartners.com, phone (877) 440-3832 or text to (214) 850-3094.

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