Director, Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care – Cohen Children’s Heart Center, Northwell Health

Queens, New York
Oct 20, 2021
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Director, Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care – Cohen Children’s Heart Center, Northwell Health – NYC Suburbs

The Department of Pediatrics at the Steven and Alexandra Cohen Children’s Medical Center of New York, Northwell Health, is seeking an experienced clinician to join The Cohen Children’s Heart Center as the Director of Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care. The Ideal Candidate would be BC/BE in both Pediatric Critical Care Medicine and Pediatric Cardiology and have at least 5 years of post-fellowship experience in cardiac critical care. Candidates with boards in only one specialty, but extensive cardiac critical care experience, will also be considered. A passion for program building, and a desire to work and partner with multi-disciplinary team members is a must. Active interest and experience in research and/or quality is highly desirable.

The Cohen Children’s Heart Center sits across the Department of Pediatrics of Northwell Health. Under the leadership of the System Chiefs of Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery, Dr. David B. Meyer, and Pediatric Cardiology, Dr. Jeffrey Gossett, The Heart Center functions as a highly collaborative, multi-disciplinary team focused on clinical and academic excellence. The institution is committed to a physically distinct, dedicated, pediatric cardiac intensive care unit that will add to CCMC’s current 37-bed PICU. We are the largest volume PICU referral center in the region, admitting more than 2,600 critically ill children annually with well-established excellence in many programs including Cardiac Surgery, Interventional Cardiology, Non-invasive Cardiac imaging, ECMO, and many others. The NICU at CCMC is a 57-bed level IV referral center admitting over 1,700 patients annually with 9 referring NICUs in the Northwell system and an additional 2 non-Northwell NICUs that we support through the New York State Regional Perinatal Center program. The institution performs more than 200 cardiac surgical procedures annually with more than 20 cardiologists helping to assure outstanding outcomes, and with a strong commitment to further growth.

The Director of Pediatric Cardiac Critical Care will lead all aspects of building and developing the new CICU space and team, expanding the critical care services within the children’s hospital. The CICU is staffed by a dedicated team of Pediatric Intensivists, Neonatal Intensivists, Cardiologists, Cardiac Surgeons, and advanced care providers. Recruitment of additional team members is anticipated in the near term, as well as inception of Mechanical Circulatory Support and Cardiac Transplantation services. Depending on the candidate’s interests and needs they will have the opportunity for other divisional activities and report to the appropriate division director for those activities.

The Steven and Alexandra Cohen Children’s Medical Center is rated by US News as the best children’s hospital in New York State and one of the five best in the mid-Atlantic region. It is the largest pediatric teaching hospital in the New York metropolitan region, with more than 13,000 admissions per year and a catchment area of over 8 million people. It is the sole tertiary pediatric medical center of the 23-hospital Northwell Health system, formally the North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System and has the only Level-1 Pediatric Trauma Center and ECMO Center on Long Island.

Cohen Children’s Medical Center is the only children's hospital on Long Island that offers comprehensive pediatric/congenital cardiology and cardiac surgery care from pregnancy through infancy, childhood, adolescence, and adulthood for congenital heart disease. It is located in the New York City suburbs bordering one of the most diverse communities in New York City. Team members and their families live throughout the entire New York Metro area including on Long Island, Westchester and in Manhattan. The Cohen Children’s Heart Center provides more than 14,000 inpatient and outpatient visits annually. With one of the highest volume programs in New York State, the Division of Pediatric Cardiology has a long and well-recognized tradition of providing exceptional cardiovascular care throughout the region.

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package. In addition, an academic appointment with The Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell is commensurate with credentials and experience. Physicians will be employed as members of Northwell Physician Partners, the seventh largest medical group in the country.

For further details and opportunities, please contact:

Dr. Jeffrey Gossett, Vice President and System Chief, Pediatric Cardiology: or

Dr. James Schneider, Chief, Division of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine: or

Lindsay Appelman, Office of Physician Recruitment, Northwell Health:  


Northwell Health is New York State’s largest health care provider and private employer, with 23 hospitals, more than 600 outpatient facilities and nearly 15,000 affiliated physicians. We care for over two million people annually in the New York metro area and beyond, thanks to philanthropic support from our communities. Our 66,000 employees – 15,000-plus nurses and 4,000 employed doctors, including members of Northwell Health Physician Partners – are working to change health care for the better. We’re making breakthroughs in medicine at the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research. We're training the next generation of medical professionals at the visionary Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell and the Hofstra Northwell School of Graduate Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies.

Diversity and Health Equity:

Northwell Health is committed to training, supporting and nurturing physicians from all backgrounds. We fully understand that diversity is integral for our institutional excellence and a means to attaining health equity. As a result, our diversity and inclusion efforts are a part of everything we do, from education, to clinical care, to research, to physician well-being. Diversity and inclusion permeates our educational and clinical initiatives. We have set a goal to make sure every one of our physicians receives training on how to deliver high quality, culturally competent care. Our recent educational areas of focus have been on social determinants of health, community engagement and developing a medical-legal partnership for our physicians-in-training. One of our many strengths is our diverse patient population and our expectation is that our diverse patient populations receive equitable care, irrespective of who they are. As a result, we continually recruit a diverse physician workforce to meet the needs of our diverse patients.

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package. Physicians are employed through Northwell Health Physician Partners, one of the largest medical groups in the country.