Medical Director, Pediatric Heart Transplantation at Northwell Health;
Pediatric Heart Transplant APN and Pediatric VAD Coordinator
The Department of Pediatrics at the Cohen Children’s Medical Center of New York, Northwell Health, is building a Heart Failure, Heart Transplantation, and Mechanical Circulatory Assist program. We have already obtained UNOS certification, have submitted our CON, and have an experienced VAD/transplant surgeon, Dr. Timothy Martens, and senior transplant cardiologist, Dr. Jeffrey Gossett, in place.
We are now seeking a Medical Director, for this program who is BE/BC in Pediatric Cardiology and meets UNOS criteria for Pediatric Heart Transplantation to lead the initiation of these programs. Candidates of any tenure will be considered, and they will be supported by our award-winning and collegial team of physicians at the Cohen Children’s Heart Center. The role will also offer the opportunity for research, advocacy, and education of medical students, residents, and fellows. Faculty appointment will be with the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell, and clinical rank will be commensurate with experience. The successful candidate will oversee the growth and development of these programs and will have strong support and partnership from our Division Director who has extensive transplant and program building experience.
In addition to the Physician role, we are recruiting an experienced Heart Transplant Advanced Practice Nurse and a Pediatric VAD Coordinator. The Medical Director will be actively engaged in building and selecting their team. These individuals will partner with the medical leadership to assure the smooth initiation of these programs and education of the inpatient and outpatient teams.
The Cohen Children’s Heart Center sits across the Department of Pediatrics of Northwell Health. Under the leadership of the System Chiefs of Pediatric Cardiology, Dr. Jeffrey Gossett, and Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery, Dr. David B. Meyer, the Heart Center functions as a highly collaborative, multidisciplinary team focused on clinical and academic excellence. The Heart Center is rapidly growing with dramatic increase in our clinical programs over the last few years. The institution performs more than 250 cardiac surgical procedures annually with more than 30 cardiologists and cardiothoracic surgeons helping to assure outstanding outcomes, and with a strong commitment to further growth including our soon to be constructed dedicated pediatric cardiac intensive care unit. With one of the highest volume programs in New York State, the team at the Cohen Children’s Heart Center has a long reputation of providing exceptional cardiovascular care throughout the region. Team members and their families live throughout the entire New York Metro area including on Long Island, Westchester and in Manhattan.
Cohen Children’s Medical Center opened in 1983 as the New York metropolitan area’s only hospital designed exclusively for children. Today, it is the largest pediatric teaching hospital in the region, with over 750,000 visits annually and serving 1.8 million children in Brooklyn, Queens, Nassau, and Suffolk counties. It is the tertiary pediatric medical center of the Northwell Health System and the only Level-1 Pediatric Trauma Center on Long Island. An active Pediatric Kidney Transplant program is in place, and there is a deep commitment at every level of the Northwell Leadership to the Heart Transplant programmatic build with live transplantation planning underway. Cohen Children’s Medical Center is among the top-rated children’s hospitals in New York State and has received the highest ranking in New York for pediatric nephrology, urology, pulmonology, and lung surgery, and are nationally ranked for superior care in a total of eight specialties, including Diabetes and Endocrinology, according to US News & World Report’s 2022-2023 Best Children’s Hospitals. As the largest provider of pediatric health services in the state, Cohen Children’s has been ranked among the nation’s top children’s hospitals by US News for 15 consecutive years. Please find more information about the department of Pediatrics in this video: https://youtu.be/IqH03O4r0ZA
With 23 hospitals and more than 750 outpatient locations throughout the Metro New York area and beyond, Northwell Health serves over 11 million people and is one of the largest and most diverse academic medical centers in the nation. In addition to renowned clinical facilities, Northwell faculty members enjoy access to the academic and research resources of the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research and Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. At Northwell Health, we are committed to the highest quality of clinical care, dedicated to improving lives through research, and strive for excellence at all times.
The Cohen Children’s Heart Center, and Northwell Health, are 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. 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. Northwell is proud to offer a highly competitive salary and generous benefits package.
For further details and opportunities, please contact:
Jeffrey Gossett, MD; Vice President and System Chief, Pediatric Cardiology: firstname.lastname@example.org
Lindsay Appelman, Senior Physician Recruiter, Northwell Health: email@example.com.