Duke Children's Hospital Department of Pedatics Seeks Chief for the Division of Rheumatology

Duke Health
Durham, North Carolina
Aug 01, 2020
Position Type
The Department of Pediatrics in the Duke University School of Medicine is seeking a physician at the Associate Professor or Professor level to serve as Chief of the Division of Rheumatology. Proven leadership and excellence in clinical care, education, research and administrative experience are required. Candidates must have a Doctorate of Medicine (or equivalent) and be board-certified in Pediatric Rheumatology. Candidates must also have or be eligible for a North Carolina medical license.

Priorities for the Division Chief of Rheumatology include developing innovative patient programs, mentoring trainees, including medical students and residents and enhancing research programs. The division currently includes nine board-certified faculty. Our faculty and fellows are dedicated to providing high-quality, comprehensive care for infants, children, and adolescents with rheumatic diseases on the inpatient ward and in daily outpatient clinics at Duke Children's Hospital & Health Center, Lenox Baker Children's Hospital, and Duke Children's Specialty Services of Brier Creek. Because rheumatic diseases are complex and can often affect multiple organ systems, the division works closely with subspecialists throughout the medical center to provide expert consultation and state-of-the-art approaches to patient management. Our clinical staff includes nurse clinicians, an occupational therapist, physical therapist, clinical social worker, clinical research coordinator, and clinical trials manager.

Duke pediatric rheumatology currently offers six interdisciplinary clinics, including an autoimmune brain disease clinic, lupus clinic, myositis clinic, uveitis clinic, young adult rheumatology, and sedated joint injection clinic. Notably, our myositis clinic has been designated as one of four national JM Centers of Excellence by the Cure JM Foundation.

Physician training at the resident and medical student levels is an integral and essential component of the division's mission, and all faculty excel at bedside teaching. We have a robust three-year fellowship program that is fully accredited by the American Council of Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). We have also been leaders in training Medicine/Pediatrics Rheumatologists. Our educational goals are to train the future physician-scientists and academic leaders in the diagnosis and treatment of chronic rheumatic diseases, fund young researchers working in clinical and patient-oriented research, and train physicians in family-based, patient-centered clinical services.

The Division of Pediatric Rheumatology is actively engaged in clinical research to improve the care of children with rheumatic disease by addressing critical knowledge gaps. Ongoing studies strive to improve diagnosis and evaluation of disease activity, compare the effectiveness of treatment strategies, and investigate the psychosocial impact of chronic disease. We currently have active clinical trials in systemic juvenile arthritis, polyarticular juvenile idiopathic arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, juvenile dermatomyositis, pediatric scleroderma, inflammatory eye disease, and drug safety. We have been leaders in the Childhood Arthritis Research and Rheumatology Alliance (CARRA).

The Department of Pediatrics at Duke has a long history of excellence in patient care, graduate and undergraduate medical education, and clinical, laboratory and health services research.
  • Duke Children's Hospital is ranked among the nations finest in the 2019-20 U.S. News & World Report's Best Children's Hospitals rankings in nine specialties.
  • The Department currently trains 75 residents and 60 subspecialty fellows.
  • The Department of Pediatrics ranked first nationally on the 2019 list of NIH funding for pediatric clinical science departments.
  • Duke University and Duke University Medical Center offer extraordinary opportunities to medical students, residents, fellows and faculty. Our top ranked School of Medicine shares a beautiful campus with nationally ranked programs in Nursing, Business, Law, Divinity, Environment, Informatics, Biomedical Engineering and many others.

Preferred candidates for Division Chief will possess the following qualities:
  • Transparent and inclusionary management style;
  • Commitment to valuing and promoting diversity;
  • Implementation of innovative patient care programs;
  • Excellent mentoring skills;
  • Commitment to research;
  • Business skills, including financial budgeting and resource management;
  • Experience with strategic program growth

Interested individuals should submit a statement of academic interest and curriculum vitae prior to July 15, 2020.

Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity,national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

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