Chief of Pediatric Surgical Officer: Atrium Health | Charlotte, North Carolina

Charlotte, North Carolina
May 04, 2021
Aug 02, 2021
Full Time

The Department of Surgery at Atrium Health Carolinas Medical Center and Levine Children’s Hospital (LCH), Charlotte, North Carolina, is seeking a Chief for the Division of Pediatric Surgery, who will also serve as the Atrium Health Enterprise Chief Pediatric Surgical Officer. Candidates should be a recognized academic clinician-researcher, at the Associate or Professor level, possess strong leadership abilities, management experience in multidisciplinary/multi-professional environments, and the ability to influence, negotiate, and motivate collaborators to build a culture of quality and responsiveness. Candidates should be committed to excellent patient care, research, and leadership on local and national levels. Candidates should also have a strong commitment to the education of residents, medical students, and advanced practice professionals (APPs). The Division Chief will provide a vision and strategic direction for development of the Division of Pediatric Surgery at Levine Children’s Hospital, as well as leadership, supervision, and accountability to fulfill the education, research, clinical and administrative service missions and values of the Department of Surgery and Levine Children’s Hospital. The Chief of Pediatric Surgery will have operational responsibility for pediatric general surgery with local accountability to the LCH Surgeon-in-Chief and the President of Levine Children’s Hospital. Further, as the Chief Pediatric Surgical Officer, he/she will have strategic oversight of all surgical services for children across Atrium Health’s Children’s Hospitals, including Brenner Children’s Hospital in Winston-Salem, NC, the Jeff Gordon Children’s Center in Concord, NC, and the Beverly Knight Olson Children’s Hospital in Macon, GA, and Levine Children’s Hospital in Charlotte.

The Department of Surgery has 68 full-time clinical faculty and 6 Ph.D. translational and basic science researchers. In addition to Pediatric Surgery, other Divisions include Abdominal Transplant Surgery, Acute Care Surgery, Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery, Gastrointestinal/Minimally Invasive Surgery, Hepatopancreatic and Biliary Surgery, Plastic Surgery, and Surgical Oncology. The General Surgery residency matches 6 categorical residents per year and 2 preliminary residents for the PGY-1 year.  Fellowships are offered in Bariatric Surgery, Breast Oncology, GI/MIS, HPB Surgery, and Surgical Critical Care. Non-clinical activities will report through the Department of Surgery, accountable to the Chair of the Department, and include research, resident rotations, medical student clerkships, and scholarship activities. The Carolinas Center for Surgical Outcomes Science in the Department of Surgery can provide analytical, methodology, writing/editing support to the Division of Pediatric Surgery. 

Levine Children’s Hospital is a comprehensive 236-bed tertiary/quaternary care children’s hospital within the Atrium Health system.  The largest children’s hospital between Atlanta and Washington D.C., Levine Children’s Hospital has been recognized for the 12th year in a row, by U.S. News & World Report for our specialty care and has been named the only Best Children’s Hospital in Charlotte. We offer over 30 specialty programs and more than 200 pediatric specialists at Levine Children’s Hospital, including pediatric intensive care and an 85-bed Level V neonatal intensive care unit. The F.H. “Sammy” Ross Trauma Center at Carolinas Medical Center is the busiest in the state of North Carolina, with more than 5,100 trauma code activations, and is the 6th highest trauma volume hospital in the United States. Pediatric trauma care at Levine Children’s Hospital is an integral part of the trauma program, and is an ACS verified Level I pediatric trauma center. Atrium Health’s Children’s Hospitals together have over 21,500 annual discharges, 537 licensed beds, and 8 NICUs.

Charlotte, North Carolina

Charlotte is the most populous city in the U.S. state of North Carolina. Located in the Piedmont, it is the county seat of Mecklenburg County. In 2018, the U.S. Census Bureau estimated the population was 872,498 making it the 16th-most populous city in the United States. The Charlotte metropolitan area's population ranks 23rd in the U.S. and had a 2018 population of 2,569,213. The Charlotte metropolitan area is part of a sixteen-county market region or combined statistical area with a 2018 census-estimated population of 2,728,933.

Between 2004 and 2014, Charlotte was ranked as the country's fastest-growing metro area, with 888,000 new residents. Based on U.S. Census data from 2005 to 2015, it tops the 50 largest U.S. cities as the millennial hub. It is the second-largest city in the southeastern United States, just behind Jacksonville, Florida. It is the third-fastest-growing major city in the United States. It is listed as a "gamma" global city by the Globalization and World Cities Research Network. Residents are referred to as "Charlotteans".

Charlotte is home to the corporate headquarters of Bank of America and the east coast operations of Wells Fargo, which along with other financial institutions has made it the second-largest banking center in the United States since 1995.

Among Charlotte's many notable attractions, some of the most popular include the Carolina Panthers of the NFL, the Charlotte Hornets of the NBA, the Charlotte Knights of the International League, the Charlotte Checkers of the AHL, the Charlotte Independence of the USL, the Charlotte Hounds of Major League Lacrosse, two NASCAR Cup Series races and the NASCAR All-Star Race, the Wells Fargo Championship, the NASCAR Hall of Fame, the Charlotte Ballet, Children's Theatre of Charlotte, Carowinds amusement park, and the U.S. National Whitewater Center.

Charlotte has a humid subtropical climate. It is located several miles east of the Catawba River and southeast of Lake Norman, the largest man-made lake in North Carolina. Lake Wylie and Mountain Island Lake are two smaller man-made lakes located near the city.

For immediate consideration please inquire with an updated copy of your CV so we can discuss the position by phone. Also, inform me of your best available times to speak. I look forward to your reply and thank you for your review. Please do not delay as we anticipate a significant response.

Please contact David King at or at 866-406-0269 and reference PDS-130430