Pediatric Hepatologist

Phoenix Children's Hospital
Phoenix, Arizona
May 14, 2019
May 13, 2020
Full Time
Position Type

Phoenix Children’s Hospital Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition is seeking a Pediatric Hepatologist to join our growing team.  The applicant would need to be board certified/eligible in pediatric gastroenterology, as well as pediatric transplant hepatology.  If applicable, this candidate could be considered for Medical Director of Pediatric Hepatology and Liver Transplantation and be responsible for the continued growth and development of both the Hepatology and Liver Transplant Programs.

The Pediatric Liver Transplantation Program was launched at Phoenix Children’s in 2012 and is part of the Transplant Center, which has programs in heart, kidney and bone marrow transplantation. The program is currently performing on average 8-10 transplants per year with outcomes meeting or exceeding expected projections. There are three Nurse Practitioners dedicated to the Transplant program, as well as dedicated nutritionist, social worker, and pharmacist. 

The Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition at Phoenix Children’s Hospital is the largest pediatric gastroenterology program in the state of Arizona. The group includes 13 board certified/eligible gastroenterologists, 2 board certified/eligible hepatologists, 2 nurse practitioners, 4 nutritionists, and a board certified psychologist.  The gastroenterologists currently cover four satellite clinics, as well as the inpatient gastroenterology services at Phoenix Children’s Hospital.  A fifth clinic will be opening in Gilbert, Arizona in 2020, with an expansion of inpatient services in the area in 2021.  Our patient population comprises a diverse ethnic background and has a wide spectrum of gastrointestinal and liver pathology ranging from common to complex conditions. Our providers can participate in a large number of multidisciplinary clinics including Feeding Rehabilitation Clinic, Aerodigestive Clinic, IBD Clinic, Eosinophilic Esophagitis Clinic, Cystic Fibrosis Clinic, and Liver Transplant Clinic. The division has access to a full service therapeutic endoscopy suite for gastroenterology and pancreaticobiliary disease.

Members of the Division participate in all aspects of teaching in our pediatric residency program. We are the major pediatric teaching program for the University Of Arizona College Of Medicine – Phoenix, as well as the new Mayo Clinic Medical School Phoenix Campus. Academic appointments are available from the University of Arizona, Mayo Clinic and Creighton University. Our physicians are involved in research related to eosinophilic disorders, feeding disorders, Aerodigestive disorders, and inflammatory bowel disease.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • MD/DO degree
  • Board certification in Pediatrics
  • Board certification in Pediatric Gastroenterology
  • Board certification/eligible in Pediatric Transplant Hepatology
  • Current liver transplant experience
  • A minimum of 5 years in practice as a pediatric Gastroenterologist/Hepatologist

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