Attending Physician - ECMO - Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine- Jacobi/NCB - Full-time

Bronx, New York
Sep 14, 2022
Position Type
Physician Affiliate Group of New York (PAGNY) is one of the largest multi-disciplinary groups in the country whose main purpose is to nurture and embolden the healthcare providers who take care of the most fragile and vulnerable patients in New York City. PAGNY people do more than diagnose and treat; we uplift the spirits and dignity of patients because we love what we do, and it shows. PAGNY is committed to recruiting and retaining productive and enthusiastic physicians and promotes our health professionals' wellness.

PAGNY is comprised of over 4,000 physicians and healthcare professionals who provide services to NYC Health + Hospitals (H+H), the largest public health system in the United States. Our practitioners are highly skilled professionals with outstanding credentials who deliver the highest level of quality healthcare to patients throughout New York City.

NYC Health + Hospitals/Jacobi , located in the Bronx, accommodates more than 325,000 outpatient visits, more than 100,000 emergency room visits and more than 20,000 inpatient admissions annually. The hospital is renowned for The Trauma Center, staffed to treat any traumatic injury or illness, the fully accredited Breast Health Center, and The Burn Center, with more than 40 years of work in burn care. The hospital also serves patients of many other needs. The hospital maintains an academic affiliation with Albert Einstein Medical College of Yeshiva University.


Jacobi Medical Center is seeking 2 pulmonary critical care boarded candidates with experience in the management of ECMO patients and interest in the development and growth of our ECMO program. in the spring of 2021 Jacobi started its PCI/STEMI Center and by late 2021, Jacobi founded an ECMO program with both V-A and V-V cannulations. There is a strong interest in growing and strengthening this program with a goal of 10-15 cases/year to be led by the ECMO intensivists. ECMO specific responsibilities include:
  • Building ECMO H + H presence, infrastructure, capacity
  • Selecting appropriate ECMO candidates
  • Critical care management of ECMO patients in the context of the multidisciplinary team
  • Taking part in the ECMO call schedule
  • Program development, including education of nursing, respiratory therapy and physician staff
  • Participating in ongoing ECMO centered QI/PI initiatives

While there is a specific focus on ECMO interest and experience, candidates will be incorporated into the pulmonary critical care division's scope of services/rotations at our closed ICUs in 2 sites covering the MICU, pulmonary inpatient service, pulmonary and critical care consultations, outpatient pulmonary medicine and advanced pulmonary procedures in the newly opened endoscopy suite wit EBUS/radial EBUS capacity.

There are rich academic activities: academic appointment to the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, training of pulmonary critical care and cardiology fellows (Montefiore/Einstein program), Jacobi nephrology and oncology fellowships, Jacobi and North Central Bronx IM residency programs, Einstein MS 2, 3, and CUNY medical students, joint rounds and conferences with Montefiore/Einstein, and ongoing research and development at the medical school.

There is a rotating call schedule of 160 hours/4 weeks


NY State Medical License

Board Eligible/Certified in pulmonary critical care medicine

Experience in the management of ECMO patients

Proof of Covid-19 vaccination is required prior to hire

Benefits include:
  • Competitive compensation package
  • 10% 401K company contribution after one year of service
  • Choice of a three-tiered nearly FREE medical plan
  • Excellent dental insurance including orthodontics coverage
  • Generous paid time off program
  • CME days and dollars
  • Eligibility for loan forgiveness through the National Student Debt Forgiveness Center
  • Visa candidates are considered
  • Medical Malpractice policy coverage

For more information regarding this opportunity, please email your CV to Suzanne Villegas, Physician Recruiter for PAGNY, at


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