Per Diem Surgeon, St. Christopher's Hospital

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Aug 04, 2022
Surgery, General
Position Type

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St. Christopher's Hospital for Children

A leader in pediatric care since 1875, St. Christopher's Hospital for Children's nationally recognized programs and pediatric specialists provide exceptional care to children from throughout the Greater Philadelphia area and around the world. The mission of St. Christopher's Hospital for Children is to provide quality pediatric services in a caring, progressive environment. St. Christopher's Hospital is committed to quality through teamwork, technology and service in a child-friendly, family-oriented environment.

Caring for children is our passion. Here, we develop, offer, and refine nationally recognized programs through patient- and family-centered, collaborative, and innovative care.

We're an academic medical center, which means we bring you the latest in diagnostics, treatments, and innovations - all tailored specifically to the needs of your child. Through our research, academics, and clinical care, children and families depend on the leading-edge care found only at an academic medical center.

The successful candidate is someone interested in honing their clinical skills across the broad field of Pediatric Surgery. Responsibilities will include supporting our Level One Pediatric Trauma Center, an ELSO Gold Star ECMO Program, and a busy Level 3C NICU. Candidates will have the opportunity to participate in clinical program development, research, resident and medical student education, as well as our historic ACGME accredited Fellowship in Pediatric Surgery.

The Division of Pediatric General, Thoracic and Minimally Invasive Surgery at St. Christopher's Hospital is staffed by board-certified pediatric surgeons who have extensive experience in general and pediatric surgery. Our pediatric surgeons address the surgical needs of children of all ages, from extremely premature infants to 21 years of age, with a variety of conditions including infections, injuries, tumors, endocrine disorders, chest wall abnormalities, congenital malformations, as well as some Urologic and Head and Neck conditions.

Through academic affiliations with Drexel University College of Medicine, Temple University School of Medicine, the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, and other general surgery residencies in the Philadelphia area, we receive and train several rotating general surgery residents. In addition, there are numerous training programs at our institution that include medical student clerkships and electives, a well-respected General Pediatrics residency training program, and numerous sub-specialty fellowship training programs.

The selected individual will be proposed for an academic appointment at Drexel University College of Medicine at a rank commensurate with experience and qualifications.

In joining St. Christopher's you'll enjoy:
  • Work/life balance and flexibility
  • Teaching, quality improvement and strategic development opportunities
  • The latest in diagnostics, treatments, and innovations
  • EMR System: EPIC
  • Team-based care with dedicated support staff

Philadelphia, located between New York and Washington D.C, is considered to be the birthplace of the United States. The Constitution was debated here in Philadelphia in what is now Independence Hall. The nearby Liberty Bell Center is home to the famous two-thousand-pound bell which became a symbol of freedom. The National Constitution Center also tells the story of 1920s prohibition. Learn more about Al Capone and other famous former inmates at the Eastern State Penitentiary. The Philadelphia Museum of Art, one of the country's largest museums, is not to be missed. At Fairmount Park, discover outdoor art on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, as well as the Smith Memorial Arch dedicated to Civil War heroes. Attractions for kids include Philadelphia Zoo, the oldest zoo in America. Meet more animals at the Academy of Natural Sciences or enjoy fun and educational interactive displays at the Please Touch Museum.

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Contact: Beth A. Calabria | | 484.628.6714


Completion of an accredited two-year fellowship in Pediatric Surgery
Board Eligible or Board Certified in Pediatric Surgery.
Hold or be eligible for an unrestricted and unchallenged license to practice medicine in the state of Pennsylvania
Valid DEA Licensure

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