Danville, PA
Oct 21, 2017
Position Type



The Division of Pediatric Rheumatology is seeking an energetic and collaborative individual who is committed to outstanding patient care and educational excellence. The successful candidate will join our pediatric rheumatology group that includes an experienced pediatric rheumatologist and a dedicated nurse specialist.  Our rheumatology practice is primarily outpatient based with inpatient consultations. Children with primary rheumatologic illness are admitted to the pediatric hospitalist service and are co-managed with our rheumatologist. The Department of Pediatrics provides the full range of inpatient medical and surgical subspecialty services, including pediatric hospitalists, critical care, nephrology, gastroenterology, cardiology and the full spectrum of pediatric surgical subspecialties.  We have active outpatient services including outreach clinics in general and subspecialty pediatrics.   The successful applicant will participate in, and contribute to, the department’s established clinical and scholarly activities. 

Teaching and mentorship responsibilities include medical students from several affiliated institutions, and residents in our fully accredited categorical Pediatric and Internal Medicine/Pediatric residency programs.  An academic teaching appointment is available through Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine and Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.  Many resources and opportunities exist to conduct clinical and translational research and in particular within the Genomic Medicine Institute. The position requires board eligibility/certification in Pediatric Rheumatology and PA license.


About Geisinger

Geisinger Health System is an integrated health services organization widely recognized for its innovative use of the electronic health record and the development of innovative care delivery models. As one of the nation’s largest health service organizations, Geisinger serves more than 3 million residents throughout 45 counties in central, south-central and northeast Pennsylvania, and also in southern New Jersey with the addition of AtlantiCare, a National Malcolm Baldrige Award recipient. The physician-led system is comprised of approximately 30,000 employees, including nearly 1,600 employed physicians, 12 hospital campuses, two research centers and a 551,000-member health plan, all of which leverage an estimated $10.5 billion positive impact on the Pennsylvania and New Jersey economy. Geisinger has repeatedly garnered national accolades for integration, quality and service. In addition to fulfilling its patient care mission, Geisinger has a long-standing commitment to medical education, research and community service. For more information, visit, or follow the latest Geisinger news and more on Twitter and Facebook


Janet Weis Children’s Hospital (JWCH), located on GMC’s campus in Danville, is the region’s only dedicated 5-floor, 91 bed children's hospital with a full-service hospitalist and intensive care services. JWCH’s team of medical and surgical specialists provide care in over 30 pediatric specialties, including a 41 bed Level IV NICU and 14 bed Level I PICU. JWCH provides medical malpractice insurance with tail coverage.


About our region

Geisinger fosters an atmosphere of clinical excellence in an area offering a high quality of life – complete with good schools, safe neighborhoods, affordable housing and a wealth of cultural and recreational activities. The surrounding natural beauty provides opportunities for fishing, skiing, canoeing, hiking and mountain biking. Urban life is easily accessible, with New York, Baltimore, Philadelphia or Washington D.C. just a short drive away.  For more information, please contact: Frank A. Maffei, MD Chair of Pediatrics, c/o Kathy Kardisco, Talent Management, Geisinger Health System at or 570-214-4460.