Duke Children's Hospital Department of Pediatrics Seeks Chief for the Division of Emergency Medicine

Duke Health
Durham, North Carolina
Sep 30, 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 for the Division of Emergency Medicine. 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 Emergency Medicine (PEM). Candidates must also have or be eligible for a North Carolina medical license.

Priorities for the Division Chief of Emergency Medicine include developing innovative patient programs, mentoring trainees, including medical students and residents and enhancing research programs. The division currently includes eight faculty. Their academic interests include quality improvement, preclinical and clinical medical education, ultrasound, simulation, procedural sedation and global health. Physician training at the resident and medical student levels is an integral and essential component of the division's mission. All faculty excel at bedside teaching, and the division has been repeatedly honored with the Arena-Palumbo Division Teaching Award from the graduating Pediatrics and Medicine-Pediatrics residents.

Faculty work closely with emergency medicine (EM) faculty in the Division of Emergency Medicine which is currently a Division of the department of Surgery. PEM faculty play a significant role in the training of EM residents. Emergency Medicine has worked hard to create a robust clinical research infrastructure within the Emergency Department that to date PEM faculty have underutilized.

The Division of Emergency Medicine is in a period of expansion which in turns represents opportunity for a new leader. We are expanding our coverage model and are hiring new faculty. We are exploring options for beginning a PEM fellowship. We will likely move into a new PED in the 3-5 year time frame.

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 nation's finest in the 2017-18 U.S. News & World Report's Best Children's Hospitals rankings in all ten specialties.
  • The Department currently trains 75 residents and 60 subspecialty fellows. The Department of Emergency Medicine trains another 30 residents.
  • The Department of Pediatrics ranked second nationally on the list of NIH funding for pediatric clinical science departments.
  • Duke University is a virtual candy store of opportunities. Our Top 10 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 June 30, 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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