Chief of Emergency Medicine

Duke Health
Durham, North Carolina
Sep 16, 2019
Sep 15, 2020
Emergency Medicine
Full Time
Position Type

The Department of Pediatrics in the Duke University School of Medicine is seeking a physician at the Associate Professor or Professor level to serve as Chief for the Division of Emergency Medicine. Proven leadership and excellence in clinical care, education, research and administrative experience are required. Candidates must have a Doctorate of Medicine (or equivalent) and be board-certified in Pediatric Emergency Medicine (PEM). Candidates must also have or be eligible for a North Carolina medical license. 

Priorities for the Division Chief of Emergency Medicine include developing innovative patient programs, mentoring trainees, including medical students and residents and enhancing research programs. The division currently includes eight faculty. Their academic interests include quality improvement, preclinical and clinical medical education, ultrasound, simulation, procedural sedation and global health. Physician training at the resident and medical student levels is an integral and essential component of the division’s mission. All faculty excel at bedside teaching, and the division has been repeatedly honored with the Arena-Palumbo Division Teaching Award from the graduating Pediatrics and Medicine-Pediatrics residents.

Faculty work closely with emergency medicine (EM) faculty in the Division of Emergency Medicine which is currently a Division of the department of Surgery. PEM faculty play a significant role in the training of EM residents. Emergency Medicine has worked hard to create a robust clinical research infrastructure within the Emergency Department that to date PEM faculty have underutilized.

The Division of Emergency Medicine is in a period of expansion which in turns represents opportunity for a new leader.  We are expanding our coverage model and are hiring new faculty. We are exploring options for beginning a PEM fellowship. We will likely move into a new PED in the 3-5 year time frame.

The Department of Pediatrics at Duke has a long history of excellence in patient care, graduate and undergraduate medical education, and clinical, laboratory and health services research. 

  • Duke Children’s Hospital is ranked among the nation's finest in the 2017-18 U.S. News & World Report's Best Children's Hospitals rankings in all ten specialties.
  • The Department currently trains 75 residents and 60 subspecialty fellows. The Department of Emergency Medicine trains another 30 residents.
  • The Department of Pediatrics ranked second nationally on the list of NIH funding for pediatric clinical science departments.
  • Duke University is a virtual candy store of opportunities. Our Top 10 School of Medicine shares a beautiful campus with nationally ranked programs in Nursing, Business, Law, Divinity, Environment, Informatics, Biomedical Engineering and many others.

Preferred candidates for Division Chief will possess the following qualities:

  • Transparent and inclusionary management style;
  • Commitment to valuing and promoting diversity;
  • Implementation of innovative patient care programs;
  • Excellent mentoring skills;
  • Commitment to research;
  • Business skills, including financial budgeting and resource management;
  • Experience with strategic program growth.


Duke University Hospital

Duke University Hospital has been recognized as one of the world's great health care providers by such publications as TIME and U.S. News & World Report.  A full-service tertiary and quaternary care hospital, Duke University Hospital recently began construction of a new state-of-the-art Cancer Center and the new Duke Medicine Pavilion, a major expansion of surgery and critical care services.  The expanded Duke clinical facilities will also serve as a state-of-the-art training and education facility for the nearly 900 residents and fellows at Duke who comprise one of the largest training programs in the United States.

  • 924 acute care beds
  • 19 Psychiatry beds
  • 60,000 annual inpatient stays
  • 1.4 million annual outpatient visits

The Research Triangle Park is a globally prominent hub for high-tech research and development. Conceived around three major universities in the cities of Durham, Chapel Hill, and Raleigh, the region attracts and fosters cultural diversity, economic resilience, and a spectrum of personal and professional options. To learn more about the Duke and Greater Triangle communities, visit:

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