Chief, Pediatric Emergency Medicine at Baystate Health / UMass

Western Massachusetts
Jun 18, 2022
Position Type
Division Chief, Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Baystate Health, western Massachusetts’ premier healthcare provider and home to the University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School – Baystate, is seeking a Pediatric Emergency Medicine physician leader to join our organization.

Position Highlights –

• Provide leadership for our team of 14 pediatric EM faculty and 4 pediatric APPs who practice in our 18-bed pediatric ED within Baystate Medical Center in Springfield MA. The pediatric ED team sees ~30,000 visits/year in our state-of-the-art facility which is separate from our adult ED.
• Serve as operational and clinical leader for the team, as well as strategic partner to Baystate Health executive leadership to develop and execute regional goals for our organization.
• Advance the academic mission of the division. Partner with our fellowship director to oversee our ACGME-approved fellowship in pediatric EM. Faculty appointment at University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School-Baystate. Support is available to develop more robust clinical research opportunities for the division.
• Strong pediatric specialty support from Baystate Children’s Hospital which is within the same building. We have a 7 bed PICU, level III NICU and 53-bed pediatric & adolescent inpatient units.
• Excellent collaboration with adult EM and subspecialty colleagues where shared interests overlap.

• ABMS board certification in Pediatric Emergency Medicine with evidence of progressive management responsibilities and leadership in an academic department.
• Demonstrable record of collaboration, excellent interpersonal and communication skills, enthusiasm for medical education and mentoring junior faculty and ability to engage a broad base of potential stakeholders to work towards a shared vision. Our division greatly values teamwork, collegiality and work/life balance. Leadership training is provided and encouraged.

YOU BELONG AT BAYSTATE. At Baystate Health we know that treating one another with dignity and equity is what elevates respect for our patients and staff. It makes us not just an organization, but also a community where you belong. It is how we advance the care and enhance the lives of all people.

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All correspondence can be directed to:
Niels Rathlev, MD, Chair of Emergency Medicine at Baystate Health
Melissa Hale, Senior Physician Recruiter at Baystate Health
Phone: 413-794-2571 Email:

Are you ready to advance your career with us?

Baystate Health is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.