Professor of Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery and Pediatric Division Chief

Children's Hospital Los Angeles
Los Angeles, California
Mar 22, 2021
Mar 22, 2022
Full Time
Position Type

The University of Southern California (USC), founded in 1880, is the largest private employer in the City of Los Angeles. As an employee of USC, you will be a part of a world-class research university and a member of the "Trojan Family," which is comprised of the faculty, students and staff that make the university what it is.

The Keck School of Medicine (KSOM) of the University of Southern California (USC) and Children s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) Children s Orthopaedic Center (COC), are actively seeking a full-time faculty member for the position of Professor of Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery and Pediatric Division Chief.

In this position, he/she is expected to spend time in clinical education related to specialty areas and provide clinical service with scoliosis and spinal deformity, neuromuscular, hip preservation, bone and soft tissue, hand and upper extremity, sports medicine, trauma, or other orthopaedic conditions. The remainder of the time will be in administration, teaching and research.

Candidate must share and demonstrate a personal commitment to CHLA s values of respect, excellence, service, knowledge, and teamwork, which are also values shared by the Keck School of Medicine of USC. Candidates should have strong clinical, research, and leadership/management experience in a children s hospital and/or academic pediatric department affiliated with a university medical school, with a minimum of 10 years processive experience, board certification in orthopedic surgery and an increasing scope of responsibility, including faculty and trainee mentoring and program development.

The COC at Children's Hospital Los Angeles serves children from newborns to young adults and ranks 4th in the nation for pediatric orthopaedic programs, according to U.S. News & World Report. The Center is known for its expertise in diagnosing and treating children with all types of pediatric orthopaedic conditions and excels at the latest surgeries and therapies. The surgeons are nationally recognized for their skills at performing complex surgeries which include nerve transfers, joint preservation and replacement, and limb lengthening.

Accolades and Achievements

The COC is a preeminent referral center, attracting families from across the country and around the world. Each component of care from clinical equipment and surgical techniques to psychosocial support and rehabilitation has been designed with children in mind.

  • Reputation: The Center is consistently recognized as a top 10 pediatric orthopaedic program by U.S. News & World Report, which issues rankings based on an institution s clinical volumes, metrics and reputation.
  • Motion Analysis: The Motion and Sports Analysis Laboratory was the first gait lab in California to receive full accreditation from the Commission for Motion Laboratory Accreditation, a distinction held by fewer than 20 labs nationwide. It is also one of the few motion labs in the country with a mobile unit that brings assessment services directly to schools as well as club and recreational sports teams.
  • Research: Approximately 190 research studies are currently underway, all aimed at identifying better ways to diagnose orthopaedic conditions, making treatments more effective and maximizing results. The team s research findings are routinely featured in prestigious medical publications such as the Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics and the Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma.
  • Education: The Center has one of the largest education programs in the Western U.S., training more than 35 residents and international fellows annually who contribute a valuable, diverse perspective to our clinic.

CHLA is a premier pediatric teaching hospital affiliated with USC since 1932, which is the oldest private research university in the Western U.S. and among the top universities in the nation. CHLA has been ranked the No. 1 hospital for children in California, No. 1 in the Western U.S. and a top 5 pediatric hospital in the nation according to U.S. News and World Report. The Medical Staff at CHLA includes 528 physicians 94% are board-certified in their specialty or specialties. Faculty members are regularly ranked among the leading healthcare practitioners in the nation by their peers and listed in distinguished publications such as Best Doctors in America and America s Top Doctors.

Academic appointment through USC Keck School of Medicine is available at a level appropriate to training and experience. CHLA and USC are equal opportunity, affirmative action employers. The division greatly values diversity and is committed to building a vibrant and culturally diverse community of faculty that best reflects the patients and families that we serve. Individuals from underrepresented groups in medicine are especially encouraged to apply.

For further inquiries, please contact:

Mark D. Krieger, MD


Department of Surgery

Children s Hospital Los Angeles


The University of Southern California strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment. Women and men, and members of all racial and ethnic groups, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

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