Chief, Division of Pediatric Endocrinology, Cohen s Children Medical Center

Northwell Health Physician Partners
Queens, New York
Closing date
Aug 31, 2022

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Cohen Children's Medical Center is dedicated to providing the highest levels of care to meet the special needs of children, from premature babies to adolescents. This 206-bed hospital opened in 1983 as the New York metropolitan area's only hospital designed exclusively for children. Today, Cohen Children s is the largest provider of pediatric health services in New York State, serving 1.8 million children in Brooklyn, Queens, Nassau and Suffolk counties.

Cohen Children s Medical Center knows how important it is to choose the right care for a child. Cohen Children s is proud to be nationally ranked for continued excellence in pediatric care, as the medical center has been named to U.S. News & World Report s list of the top 50 leading children s hospitals for the 14th year in a row. Cohen Children s is nationally ranked in nine pediatric specialties, Pediatric Endocrinology being ranked 27th nationally.

In 2017, Cohen Children s launched a new pediatric kidney transplant program to provide a much-needed service for children with kidney disease. The medical center became accredited by the National Committee for Quality Assurance as a Level 3 patient-centered medical home for children and their families. The medical center partnered with the community to bring a temporary helipad across the street from the main campus, to nearly eliminate time children spend in an ambulance during an emergency. In addition, Cohen Children s cultivates scientific rigor and examination into complex diseases that affect children. For example, Cohen Children s is one of the only hospitals in the tristate area to provide metaiodobenzylguanidine (MIBG) treatment for pediatric cancer patients with an aggressive form of neuroblastoma.

Cohen Children s remains on the cutting edge of innovation, with scholars conducting research on a broad range of studies on pediatric care. Cohen Children s partners with Northwell Health s Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, home to 50 research laboratories and to clinical research throughout dozens of hospitals. Cohen Children conducts many clinical trials to help shape the future of pediatric care. Using the widespread Cohen Children s network, the organization has collected one of the world s most diverse databases of DNA profiles from children with cancer and their relatives, in order to change the future of cancer treatment.

Cohen Children s has created a warm and bright environment to make a child's stay as pleasant and comfortable as possible. Every aspect of the spacious, open building is child oriented from the fold-out beds for parents to the fully staffed playrooms on each floor. Caregivers are dedicated to providing the most skilled and sensitive treatment for all of a child s healthcare needs. Cohen Children s goal is to help children feel comfortable, safe and stress-free.

The Division of Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes

The Division of Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes performs more than 12,000 outpatient and more than 200 in-house consultations per year. The Division conducts more than 240 diagnostic endocrine tests per year in their endocrine testing service. The endocrine team consists of board certified pediatric endocrinologists, certified nurse educators, nurse practitioners, nutritionists and social workers.

The Position

The Cohen Children's Medical Center (CCMC) Chief of Pediatric Endocrinology will be a nationally recognized physician leader to further advance a highly successful division recognized for clinical, academic, and research excellence. To advance these missions, the new leader will promote a culture of inclusion and recruit, retain, mentor, and inspire outstanding faculty members. S/he will have the ability to lead in a matrixed organization, building consensus and collaboration while promoting innovation and collegiality among physicians, residents, associates, and nursing staff.

The Chief of Pediatric Endocrinology will collaborate effectively with the Zucker School of Medicine leadership to promote the clinical, research, and teaching mission, ensuring that graduate medical students and physicians-in-training participate in the division's Residency and Fellowship programs receive the highest quality education experience.

By building leveraging clinical and research expertise, the CCMC Chief of Endocrinology will apply a multidisciplinary approach to treatment, prevention, and management of diseases related to diabetes, pituitary disorders, and adrenal disorders. This includes fostering a culture of scientific achievement, growing NIH funding, continuing to attract nationally prominent clinical trials, increased contributions to top-tier, peer-reviewed publications, and a presence at national meetings.

As Department of Pediatrics Division Chief, this leader will develop and execute the pediatric endocrinology's strategic vision. This individual will oversee the quality, efficiency, and access to clinical programs. To be successful, s/he must take a collaborative approach to partner with key constituency groups in and outside of the division, and contribute to this large, high volume pediatrics department's continued growth and maturation. S/he will focus on increasing clinical care quality that will further differentiate the CCMC Department of Pediatric Endocrinology as a leader in clinical excellence. S/he will conceive and manage current and future program expansion and resource allocation to achieve Northwell Health's mission of improving the health and quality of life for the people and communities we serve by providing world-class service and patient-centered care.

Major Responsibilities and Key Competencies

  • Lead and Engage Teams
  • Drive Clinical and Operational Excellence
  • Promote Research and Academia
  • Support Educational Excellence
  • Build Collaborative Relationships
Candidate Profile/ Ideal Experience

The new Pediatric Chief of Endocrinology will possess the following qualifications:

  • MD or MD/PhD from a nationally accredited and recognized medical school.
  • Board Certification in Pediatric Endocrinology
  • Administrative and leadership experience at an academic institution such as Section/Division Chief or Vice Chair.
  • Experience in research, training, and clinical achievement, commensurate with appointment to the faculty at the rank of Professor or Associate Professor.
  • Nationally recognized as a clinical leader in the field of Pediatric Endocrinology.
  • Strong operations experience; track record of improving efficiency and quality of services.
  • Experience growing pediatric endocrinology volumes, while building innovative programs and services.
  • Clinical, translational, and/or basic/laboratory research experience with appropriate publication record; able to grow the grant support and funding of the department.
  • Strong business acumen and communication skills; ability to influence and negotiate within a highly matrixed, large and complex organization.
  • Experience developing and mentoring academic and clinical leaders; demonstrated ability to identify and recruit a high-performing, diverse faculty at all levels.
  • Ability to respond effectively to elements that drive competitive advantage under dynamic conditions, such as healthcare industry changes, competitor actions, and technological trends.

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