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Medical Director, Level IV Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

Northwell Health
New Hyde Park, New York
Posted Date
Apr 4, 2024

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Neonatal / Perinatal Medicine
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Medical Director, Level IV Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

Cohen Children’s Medical Center, Northwell Health, New Hyde Park, NY

The Department of Pediatrics of Northwell Health and The Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell seeks a mid-career or senior level Neonatologist to join the Division of Neonatology at Cohen Children’s Medical Center (CCMC) as the Medical Director of the busy level IV NICU.

This position requires someone with strong clinical, operational, and leadership skills, as well as experience in neonatal care, quality and safety to lead the clinical service of this high acuity 57-bed unit. The medical director will join our group of 40 neonatologists, 12 Neonatal-Perinatal fellows, 12 advanced practice neonatal care providers, and a large multidisciplinary team of NICU care professionals. They will lead clinical quality improvement activities in the CCMC NICU, monitor and supervise activities of attending physicians, and actively participate in Neonatal Service Line initiatives. They will also assist the Division Director in program expansion both at CCMC and across the Neonatal Service line.

The successful candidate will have a MD or DO degree from an accredited medical school, completed Neonatal-Perinatal Fellowship with Board Certification, and a minimum of five (5) years of progressive clinical and leadership experience. They must be licensed or eligible to be licensed as a physician in the State of New York.

The CCMC NICU, ranked 27th in the country by US News and World Report in 2023, enjoys the full support of pediatric medical and surgical subspecialists representing all disciplines in our busy children’s hospital. Our unit offers all neonatal services, including high frequency ventilation, inhaled nitric oxide, ECMO, advanced nutrition strategies, and both air and ground neonatal transport. There is significant opportunity to teach fellows, residents, and medical students. Academic appointment at The Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell is commensurate with experience. The compensation package is competitive and includes salary, fringe benefits, malpractice insurance and CME time.

The Northwell Health Neonatal Service Line includes 10 hospitals with obstetric services that deliver approximately 30,000 babies each year. Eight of these have a level II, III, or IV NICU with in-house Neonatology coverage. Northwell hosts two Regional Perinatal Centers that are fully integrated in clinical and quality activities.

Cohen Children’s Medical Center opened in 1983 as the New York metropolitan area’s first hospital designed exclusively for children. Today, it is the largest pediatric teaching hospital in the region, treating over 230,000 children per year and serving 1.8 million children in Brooklyn, Queens, Nassau, and Suffolk counties. It is the quaternary pediatric medical center of Northwell Health and the only Level-1 Pediatric Trauma Center on Long Island.  We are proud to have been selected as one of “America’s Best Children’s Hospitals” by US News & World Report for 13 years in a row.

Northwell Health is the largest private employer in New York State.  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.

For further details, please contact: Lan Ma, Office of Physician Recruitment, Northwell Health:



About Northwell Health 

Northwell Health includes 21 award-winning hospitals and more than 750 community based practice locations throughout Long Island, Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, Staten Island, and Westchester. Northwell is the most awarded health system in all of New York, and home to the #1 hospital in the state – North Shore University Hospital* (NSUH) – according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2023-2024 Best Hospital Rankings survey. Additionally, six Northwell hospitals earned top 50 national rankings across 39 medical specialties, with nine hospitals ranked among the best in the state.

We have access to the wide range of resources that Northwell Health has to offer, and we are also affiliated with a number of other excellent organizations. Northwell Health Physician Partners provides exceptional, comprehensive and quality clinical care to patients, families and communities through an integrated approach and with a commitment to exceeding customer expectations. At Northwell Health, we define tomorrow’s health care through clinical care, community health, education, research and entrepreneurship.

At Northwell Health, we seek innovation and excellence in everything we do. This passion can be observed throughout our system of 21 hospitals and more than 700 ambulatory and physician practices. We are NYS largest health care provider and private employer. Our mission is to redefine patient care and the way it is provided. Are you Made for this?

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.

Salary Disclosure

Full-time clinical base compensation at Northwell Health ranges from $125K to $750K, which is impacted by various factors, including but not limited to physician specialty, level of experience, quality of care, academic accomplishments, patient experience and productivity. The base compensation range listed is a good faith determination of potential base compensation at the time of this job advertisement and may be modified in the future.


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