Pediatric Rheumatologist

Children’s Mercy Kansas City
Kansas City, Missouri
Oct 07, 2020
Oct 07, 2021
Full Time
Position Type

The Division of Rheumatology at Children’s Mercy Kansas City/ the University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Medicine is seeking a full-time Pediatric Rheumatologist as we expand the academic and clinical profile of our program. Clinical responsibilities will include a focus on outpatient Amplified Pain Syndrome services in addition to inpatient and outpatient service in general pediatric rheumatology. The Rehabilitation for Amplified Pain Syndromes (RAPS) Program provides multidisciplinary commitment from psychology, physical and occupational therapy, and social work. This intensive pain rehabilitation program is internationally recognized and provides care to children from across the country.  We seek candidates who want to spend more time with patients, communicates well, and embraces patient and family centered care philosophy. Our rheumatologists specializing in amplified pain syndromes will provide training to the candidate.

Ideal candidates will share our vision of enhancing quality clinical care and service delivery while working in a collaborative and stimulating scholarly environment with a commitment to academic endeavors including, but not limited to, trainee education, quality improvement, and/or clinical and translational research.  Candidates must be fellowship-trained, board-eligible, or board-certified in Pediatric Rheumatology

Children’s Mercy has nearly 750 pediatric subspecialists and researchers who are actively involved in clinical care, pediatric research and educating the next generation of pediatric subspecialists.  Our institution has proven its support for research through developing state-of-the-art programs in genetics, genomics, personalized pharmacology and health outcomes research.  Our vision is to provide exceptional clinical care and education, while expanding subspecialty practice and research.

The administration and leadership are truly supportive of the faculty and staff in rheumatology. Our rheumatologists carry dual academic appointments at the University of Missouri- Kansas City School of Medicine and the University of Kansas School of Medicine.  Our current rheumatology and pain management staff includes eight board-certified pediatric rheumatologists, three pain psychologists, five skilled pediatric nurses, a research coordinator, social worker, and pharmacist.  Additional services offered at CMH pertinent to a rheumatology candidate include a, combination rheumatology subspecialty clinics with neurology and ophthalmology, and a robust telemedicine and outreach program in Missouri and Kansas.  We continue to expand our institutional research capacity with the establishment of the Children’s Mercy Research Institute, and collaborative capabilities with colleagues at the University of Missouri – Kansas City and the University of Kansas.

We are committed to providing a cooperative, collegial working environment to allow faculty to grow and be productive.  Our growth affords us the opportunity to recruit and support a wide spectrum of child rheumatologists – ranging from clinicians to researchers. 


Additional information regarding the RAPS Program can be found at:


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For more information or consideration please contact:

Ashley Cooper, MD, Director, Division of Rheumatology   Email:   Phone:  816-302-3686


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Children’s Mercy Kansas City is an independent, non-profit, 366-bed pediatric health system, providing half a million patient encounters each year for children from across the country. Children’s Mercy is ranked by U.S. News & World Report in all 10 specialties, and as one of “America’s Best Children’s Hospitals”. We have received Magnet® recognition four times for excellence in nursing services. In affiliation with the University of Missouri-Kansas City, our medical staff of more than 800 pediatric specialists and researchers is actively involved in clinical care, pediatric research and educating the next generation of pediatricians and pediatric subspecialists. The Children’s Mercy Research Institute recently completed construction on a new 9 story research building that will include wet and dry labs.

Kansas City is a thriving cultural and economic city with more than 2 million residents. Our city’s long list of attractions includes world class museums, a vibrant arts scene, professional sports, superb shopping, great jazz clubs, and the best places to enjoy barbeque!  The city offers low cost-of-living, excellent commute times, and a vibrant downtown, eight-block dining, entertainment and shopping district.  Kansas City offers excellent opportunities for both public and private school venues and is home to several colleges and universities. It’s a community with a heart – friendly, easy-going and forward-thinking – a great place to live and pursue a career.

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