Director, Non Invasive Imaging, Pediatric Cardiology

Cleveland, OH
Aug 23, 2016
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Cleveland Clinic is seeking a Director of Non-Invasive Imaging for the Pediatric Cardiology Department within the Institute of Pediatrics and the Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital.

 The successful candidate will lead the Non-Invasive Cardiac Imaging program for the Pediatric and Congenital Heart Center at the Cleveland Clinic. Our expanding congenital heart center now includes 14 cardiologists and 2 congenital cardiothoracic surgeons, with a 3rd cardiothoracic surgeon joining as the new Chief of Pediatric and Congenital Cardiothoracic Surgery in early 2016. Our ICAEL accredited center performs over 7000 transthoracic echocardiograms, over 400 fetal echocardiograms and over 175 cardiac MRI’s annually. Over 10,000 newborn deliveries occur in our regional health system and our Special Delivery Unit per year. The Pediatric and Congenital Heart Center has busy programs for adult congenital heart disease, electrophysiology, heart failure, interventional cardiology, and transplant services. We have an active fellowship program with 6 trainees and funding earmarked for a 4th year fellow in non-invasive imaging.

 A faculty appointment at a rank commensurate with experience will be with the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University. The Pediatric Heart Center enjoys an international reputation for excellence in clinical care and patient outcomes. With strong leadership the program has tremendous growth potential, including opportunities for collaboration with staff in the Cleveland Clinic Heart and Vascular Institute, whose adult Cardiology and Cardiovascular Surgery program has been ranked 1st in the nation by U.S. News & World Report for more than 20 years, a driving force behind the STS database. Desirable interests of the successful candidate include clinical and/or basic science research as well as adult congenital heart disease.


Cleveland Clinic Children’s is consistently ranked as one of the best children’s hospitals by U.S. News & World Report and has 429 staffed beds, of which 121 are on the main campus, 25 in our free-standing Children’s Hospital for Rehabilitation, and 283 in 4 other satellite hospitals across Northeast Ohio.  Our staff includes more than 300 physicians in 55 pediatric medical and surgical specialties providing over 800,000 outpatient visits, 18,000 inpatient admissions, 13,000 surgeries, and accepting over 1,600 transports per year. 



Elizabeth “Tess” Saarel, MD

Ronald and Helen Ross Distinguished Chair, Pediatric Cardiology


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