Pediatric Surgery – Excellent Opportunity for Program Development – Assistant, Associate or Professor

Baylor College of Medicine / CHRISTUS Children's
May 1, 2023
San Antonio, Texas


We are growing and seeking two Board Certified/Board Eligible Pediatric Surgeons to join the Division of Pediatric Surgery Baylor College of Medicine working at CHRISTUS Children’s (formerly The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio), the first and only freestanding, academic, not-for-profit children’s hospital in San Antonio. Interest and/or experience in developing interdisciplinary specialty programs is desirable, but not required for consideration.  Specific program needs include a Hepatopancreaticobiliary (HPB) Program, a Solid Tumor Program and a Colorectal and Bowel Management Program. The HPB Program will be supported by the only pediatric gastroenterologists who are skilled in advanced endoscopy in south and central Texas who have extensive experience in anomalies of the pancreaticobiliary junction, pancreatitis, and choledochal cysts.  The Colorectal Program will be supported by the only motility program in south Texas. Additionally, there are opportunities to join the newly developed Adolescent Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Program and/or the newly developing robotic surgery program if desired.

Located in the nation’s seventh-largest city and Texas’ second largest city, San Antonio has a rapidly growing pediatric population that has expanded more than 18 percent since 2000. Ranked as the fastest growing U.S. city between 2021 and 2022, the pediatric population is expected to grow an additional 30 percent over the next 20 years offering an exceptional professional opportunity.

The Baylor Division of Pediatric Surgery is a primary clinical unit of function at CHRISTUS Children’s with responsibilities to include caring for patients at the main campus in downtown San Antonio and in the community through outpatient satellite clinics. The successful candidate will join a team supported by strong mentorship and clinical collaboration from two experienced pediatric surgeons with advanced minimally invasive, robotic, aerodigestive, bariatric, thoracic and foregut experience, as well as three skilled APP’s (with plans to add a fourth). APP’s take first call from the ED.

Ideal candidates are surgeons who are clinically focused on exceptional patient care and have an interest in academic medicine, including teaching medical students. In addition, we are seeking individuals who are passionate about their specialty and enjoy building relationships internally and within the community. The positions are employed by Baylor College of Medicine and offer a highly competitive salary and excellent benefits package. The rank of the academic appointment will be determined by the candidate’s credentials and experience.


Serving as a focal point for pediatric services throughout the community and south Texas, CHRISTUS Children’s is a world-class children’s hospital centrally located in downtown San Antonio with an established legacy of care dating to 1869. Part of the CHRISTUS Health System (ranked among the best employers in Texas by Forbes), the organization employs more than 1,000 staff members, including a 400-nurse team who earned Magnet designation in 2018. In February 2013, CHRISTUS Children’s finalized an agreement with Baylor College of Medicine, ranked as the #8 (tie) medical school for pediatrics by U.S. News & World Report in 2022-23. Baylor College of Medicine employs and oversees physicians for the children’s hospital.

With more than 45,000 ED visits and 4,500 surgeries each year, CHRISTUS Children’s not only opened the first pediatric emergency room in San Antonio but also serves as the first and only Children’s Miracle Network hospital in the city.


The Alamo City Is one of Texas’ most historic and charming metro areas, blending Old West history, Spanish heritage and all the energy of a big city with the warm, welcoming feel of a small town.

Residents are drawn to San Antonio by its housing prices, which are comparatively lower than other large U.S. cities, along with the area’s sunny weather and mild winters, rich diversity, excellent public and private schools, abundance of green space, professional sports, top-notch restaurants, major amusement parks, shopping, nightlife and a strong regional economy. Stroll or take a river barge along The River Walk, the city’s 5-mile urban waterway. Additionally, there is easy access to a major airport.

On the weekends, you have the bustling heart of the city with its abundant restaurants, shops and galleries and are just a short drive to the beauty and wide open spaces of the Texas Hill Country with its rolling hills and big Texas skies. You’re also conveniently located to explore Austin (less than 90 minutes), Houston (less than three hours), Dallas (about four hours) or the beaches of Galveston (less than four hours).

Plus, as a resident of Texas, you’ll pay no state income tax.

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

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