Medical Director, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

New Hyde Park, New York
Aug 28, 2020
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Medical Director, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

Cohen Children’s Medical Center, Northwell Health, New Hyde Park, NY

The Department of Pediatrics of Northwell Health and The Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell seeks a mid-career or senior level Neonatologist to join the Division of Neonatology at Cohen Children’s Medical Center (CCMC) as the Medical Director of the busy level IV NICU and Associate Division Director, Neonatology.

This position requires someone with strong clinical, operational, and leadership skills, as well as experience in neonatal care, quality, and safety to lead the clinical service of this high acuity 57-bed unit. The medical director will join our group of 28 neonatologists, 12 Neonatal-Perinatal fellows, 12 advance practice neonatal care providers, and a large multidisciplinary team of NICU care professionals. S/he will lead clinical quality improvement activities in the CCMC NICU, monitor and supervise activities of attending physicians, and actively participate in Neonatal Service Line initiatives. S/he will also assist the Division Director in program expansion both at Cohen and across the Neonatal Service line.

The successful candidate will have a MD or DO degree from an accredited medical school, completed Neonatal-Perinatal Fellowship with Board Certification, and a minimum of five (5) years of progressive clinical and leadership experience. S/he must be licensed or eligible to be licensed as a physician in the State of New York.

The CCMC NICU, ranked 29th in the country by US News and World Report in 2020, enjoys the full support of pediatric medical and surgical sub-specialists representing all disciplines including cardiothoracic surgery, in a large children’s hospital with dedicated pediatric imaging and operating suites. Our unit offers all neonatal services, including high frequency ventilation, inhaled nitric oxide, ECMO, advanced nutrition strategies, and both air and ground neonatal transport. There is significant opportunity to teach fellows, residents, and medical students. Academic appointment at The Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell is commensurate with experience. The compensation package is competitive and includes salary, fringe benefits, malpractice insurance, and CME time.

Cohen Children’s Medical Center opened in 1983 as the New York metropolitan area’s first hospital designed exclusively for children. Today, it is the largest pediatric teaching hospital in the region, treating over 230,000 children per year and serving 1.8 million children in Brooklyn, Queens, Nassau, and Suffolk counties. It is the quaternary pediatric medical center of Northwell Health and the only Level-1 Pediatric Trauma Center on Long Island. We are proud to have been selected as one of “America’s Best Children’s Hospitals” by US News & World Report for 10 years in a row.

Northwell Health is the largest private employer in New York State with an annual operating budget of more than $11 million, 68,000 employees, 23 hospitals, and 700 ambulatory sites. With 12 hospitals proving newborn care and over 40,000 deliveries annually, Northwell Health is a leader in the region. In addition to renowned clinical facilities, Northwell faculty members enjoy access to the academic and research resources of the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research and Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. At Northwell Health, we are committed to the highest quality of clinical care, dedicated to improving lives through research, and strive for excellence at all times.

For further details, please contact Lan Ma, Office of Physician Recruitment, Northwell Health:


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