Academic Pediatric Cardiologist - Heart Failure and Transplantation Opportunity in Southern CA

Loma Linda, California
Jan 28, 2021
Position Type

Loma Linda University Faculty Medical Group, Division of Pediatric Cardiology at Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital is seeking a Pediatric heart failure and transplantation physician. Applicants should have formal 4th year fellowship training in Pediatric heart failure, cardiomyopathy, transplantation, and mechanical circulatory support and must be board certified/eligible in Pediatric Cardiology. Those with interest in pulmonary hypertension medicine are highly encouraged to apply as well. Current trainees are welcome to apply.

Loma Linda University is world renown in the field of Pediatric heart transplant medicine, having performed the most pediatric heart transplants of any U.S. center to date, including over 350 infants and the only xenotransplant (Baby “Fae”). The new faculty member will join the team as a junior transplant Cardiologist. The Pediatric Heart Failure, Transplantation, and Pulmonary hypertension team (PHFAT) currently consists of two Pediatric transplant cardiologist (Drs. Matthew Bock and Peter Chau), one transplant Pediatrician (Dr. Richard Chinnock) with over 30 years of experience in transplant medicine, and a well-oiled transplant team (two transplant nurse coordinators, social worker, pharmacist, dietician, financial coordinator, and administrative assistants). Currently, Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital is transplanting approximately 10-12 pediatric hearts and placing 2-4 ventricular assist devices per year. Our team participates in several multidisciplinary specialty clinics, including twice weekly heart transplant clinics, weekly pulmonary hypertension clinics, and monthly CHF and joint neuromuscular disease (Duchenne) clinics. Our center participates in several multi-center research studies, including the PANORAMA-HF and TEAMMATE Trials, as well as participation in multiple research/collaborative databases (UNOS, PHTS, ACTION, STS, PC4).

The position also includes a faculty position with the Loma Linda University School of Medicine and basic Pediatric Cardiology duties, including weekly outpatient cardiology clinics, call and inpatient consultation service requirements. Experience interpreting and reporting transthoracic echocardiograms is also required. The current division consists of four general pediatric cardiologists, one echocardiography specialist, two interventional cardiologists, one electrophysiologist, and two heart failure/transplant/pulmonary hypertension cardiologists with the intention to hire several others in the next year. Two pediatric cardiothoracic surgeons run a successful congenital heart surgery program and the Leonard L. Bailey Pediatric Cardiac ICU consists of 14 beds, staffed by experienced nurses and a team of ICU specialists, with plans for significant expansion in the upcoming years.

This opportunity is not eligible for a J1 Waiver. 

Benefits include:

• Competitive salary

• Comprehensive benefits including:

- Medical

- Dental


- Relocation Assistance

- Paid Malpractice Insurance

Loma Linda University Faculty Medical Group is affiliated with Loma Linda University Medical Center, Children’s Hospital and School of Medicine, with the mission to deliver whole-person care at a world-class level of clinical excellence. The Medical Center serves as the largest tertiary referral source in both Riverside and San Bernardino counties with a surrounding population approaching 4 million.

For over 100 years, Loma Linda University Health has been dedicated to excellence in health care, research, and education. Today we are building a new hospital and expanding our children’s hospital to continue meeting the health needs of our community. The new towers will be state-of-the-art, allowing for the newest advances in technology and patient care. We are also greatly expanding and enhancing our already robust research enterprise through a new collaborative research center and program endowments.

Loma Linda University Health continues to lead in integrating a faith-based approach to whole person health care. As a Seventh-day Adventist organization, our mission is to follow the healing and teaching ministry of Jesus Christ 'to make man whole.' Together, we strive for Compassion, Integrity, Excellence, Teamwork, and Wholeness.

About the area

Loma Linda University is located between Los Angeles and Palm Springs in an area known as the Inland Empire. Nestled at the foot of the San Bernardino mountains, we have convenient access to beach cities, skiing, hiking, and a variety of other outdoor activities. This region also has excellent private and public school systems.

This opportunity is not eligible for a J-1 Waiver.

Interested candidates, please send your CV to:

Kaitlin Rice  
Recruitment Specialist  


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