Chief Neonatology & Endowed Chair Opportunity

Miami, Florida
Aug 12, 2021
Nov 10, 2021
Full Time

On behalf of the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine (UMMSOM), Jackson Health System (JHS), and Holtz Children’s Hospital, CareerPhysician, LLC, the national leader in academic pediatric leadership recruitment, has initiated an international search to identify a transformational leader to serve as the next UMMSOM Chief of the Division of Neonatology, and Medical Director of Newborn Services for JHS. 

  • The incoming Chief will have the opportunity to continue the renowned legacy of the program and the responsibility of establishing and implementing a strategic plan that will guide the division into the future.  Eligible applicants shall be at the academic rank of Associate Professor or Professor, board-certified in Neonatology, and hold or be eligible for an unrestricted medical license in the state of Florida.

Opportunity Highlights:

  • Dr. Eduardo Bancalari, an international thought leader in Neonatology who has led the division for the past 45-years, has initiated a succession plan and will be stepping down with the naming, transition, and onboarding of his successor.  Given the scale and scope of the program and its strong national and international reputation, we believe this opening to be among the premier leadership opportunities currently available in Neonatology.
  • The Division has grown to 26 faculty, in addition to administrative and research team members, as well as well as a prestigious and well-respected neonatal fellowship program.
  • The incoming leader will also serve as Director of Project: New Born, a nonprofit philanthropic organization supported by the Jackson Foundation.
  • JHS hospitals have approximately 7,000 deliveries annually, with the division providing full-time coverage in the Newborn Special Care Center at Holtz Children’s Hospital and in two neonatal units at Jackson North and Jackson South hospitals. Division faculty also provide educational support to developing clinical programs in Haiti, the Dominican Republic, and throughout Latin America. 
  • With 126 beds, the Newborn Special Care Center is one of 11 Regional Perinatal Intensive Care Centers designated by the State of Florida, and is the only Level 4 birthing hospital in Miami-Dade County, a community of 2.8 million people. Of the NICU's 126 beds, 66 are Level IV ICU stations and 60 are Level II/III stations.
  • As the only academic Neonatology program in the South Florida region, the division’s basic and translational science research interests are comprehensive, with long standing intra and extramural funding.
  • As part of the Total Rewards benefits package, University of Miami faculty, staff, and their eligible dependents can receive tuition remission for undergraduate and most graduate degree programs.
  • Miami is known as the top ranked healthiest city in the United States, where you will enjoy no state taxes, weather that is never cold, endless recreational pursuits, and world-class amenities!

For more details about this opportunity, or if you would like to recommend an individual(s) who exemplifies the qualities we are seeking in a candidate, please contact Marcel Barbey at, or at 817-707-9034. All interactions will remain confidential, and no inquiries will be made without the consent of the applicant.


The University of Miami is an AA/EOE/ADA employer that seeks applicants who add to our culture of diversity and inclusion.

Apply for Chief Neonatology & Endowed Chair Opportunity

Already uploaded your resume? Sign in to apply instantly


Upload from your computer

Or import from cloud storage

Your Resume must be a .doc, .pdf, .docx, .rtf, and no bigger than 1Mb

4000 characters left

When you apply for a job we will send your application to the named recruiter, who may contact you. By applying for a job listed on JAMA Career Center you agree to our terms and conditions and privacy policy. You should never be required to provide bank account details. If you are, please email us.