Division Chief, Pediatric Gastroenterology

Nemours Children’s Health System
Jacksonville, Florida
Mar 20, 2019
Mar 19, 2020
Full Time
Position Type

As one of the nation’s leading pediatric health care systems, Nemours is committed to providing all children with their best chance to grow up healthy. We offer integrated, family-centered care to more than 300,000 children each year in our pediatric hospitals, specialty clinics and primary care practices in Delaware, Florida, Maryland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Nemours strives to ensure a healthier tomorrow for all children – even those who may never enter our doors – through our world-changing research, education and advocacy efforts. At Nemours, our Associates help us deliver on the promise we make to every family we have the privilege of serving: to treat their child as if they were our own.

The Department of Pediatrics, Nemours Children’s Specialty Care, Jacksonville, Florida is seeking an experienced physician to serve as Chief of the Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition.

The candidate must be have a strong interest in pursuing basic, translational, or clinical research programs pertaining to the field of pediatric gastroenterology. The applicant will be expected to participate in patient care activities, mentor junior faculty, and teaching of medical students, residents and develop a Pediatric Gastroenterology fellowship program.

For confidential consideration, please forward your formal CV to:

Paul Pitel, MD

Chair, Department of Pediatrics

Nemours Children’s Specialty Care, Jacksonville


Salik Taufiq, MD

Chief, Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology

Nemours Children’s Specialty Care, Jacksonville


Our division consists of five physicians, as well as ARNP and dietician support. We see patients at our riverfront clinic as well as our adjoined partner hospital, Wolfson Children Hospital.

Jacksonville is Florida’s River City by the Sea. With 840 square miles, it is the largest city in the United States. It is a city that still has a small town atmosphere, but has grown to become a sophisticated business city with a penchant for culture, sports and exceptional quality of life. Jacksonville is blessed with natural beauty, located on the northeast tip of Florida. Tucked in and around boundless acres of water, this is Florida’s First Coast.

The area is home to over 35 miles of sandy, white beaches; more than 55 world-class golf courses, including the Stadium Course at Sawgrass, beautiful state parks, luxurious spas and resorts, and the Jacksonville Jaguars. Cultural attractions include the Jacksonville Symphony, the Florida Theatre, which offers national performers on stage nearly every night of the year, touring Broadway shows, and the Museum of Science and History. With a mild year-round climate, Jacksonville offers a wide array of leisure activities for everyone to enjoy, including golf, tennis, boating, deep-sea fishing, kayaking, horseback riding, and shopping.

Inpatient care is delivered at Wolfson Children's Hospital, connected directly to our clinic with a walkway connector. The 216 bed facility includes a new patient tower, a 20 bed PICU, a 12 bed CVICU and 48 Level 2 and 3 NICU beds, with 24 hour critical care coverage. All pediatric surgery specialties are represented including in-house pediatric hospitalist coverage and 18 pediatric anesthesiologists.

With three clinic locations in the Jacksonville area, Nemours is a leading provider of pediatric specialty care in north Florida with many of our pediatric specialists regularly recognized as the "Best Doctors in America®." We offer comprehensive, family-centered care in many pediatric specialties. Several of those specialties, offered in collaboration with Wolfson Children's Hospital, have been named among the best in the country by U.S. News & World Report. Nemours also has two satellite clinics to support patients closer in their respective communities. Full telemedicine opportunities and support is available as many divisions are utilizing this technology currently throughout our clinics.

Nemours offers a competitive salary and a robust benefits package that includes productivity and quality based financial incentives, relocation, health, life, dental, CME, 403B Retirement Plan with matching, 457-retirement savings plan, licensure and dues allowance. Florida has no state income tax, and Nemours is a not-for-profit; full-time employed physicians qualify for Public Service Loan Forgiveness.

Our dedication to professionals who are dedicated to children frequently earns Nemours a spot on the list of top workplaces in the communities we serve. Our Associates enjoy comprehensive benefits, including our unique “Bridge to a Healthy Future” pediatric health plan, an integrated wellness program, opportunities for professional growth, and much more. As an equal opportunity employer, Nemours focuses on the best-qualified applicants for our openings.

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