Division Chief of Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine, Department of Pediatrics

Seattle Children's Hospital
Seattle, Washington
Oct 30, 2021
Oct 30, 2022
Pulmonary Disease
Full Time
Position Type

Division Chief of Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine, Department of Pediatrics

The Department of Pediatrics at the University of Washington School of Medicine (UWSOM) and Seattle Children’s Hospital (SCH) are seeking a transformational leader to serve in the role of Chief for the Division of Pediatric Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine.

The incoming Chief will have the opportunity to continue the recognized legacy of the program and the responsibility of establishing and implementing a strategic plan that will guide the division into its future.  The Division has a respected international reputation for innovation, accomplished research, regional care in the Pacific Northwest, excellent fellowship training programs and multiple nationally recognized sub-subspecialty programs. The successful applicant will be expected to supervise the provision of clinical care in all programs, research programs as well as the training of students, residents, and fellows in both inpatient and research settings.

Appointment as full time Associate Professor (without tenure due to funding) or Professor (without tenure due to funding) of Pediatrics at the University of Washington, School of Medicine, will be commensurate with experience, training, and achievement.  This is a multi-year appointment over a 12-month service period position from July 1 to June 30.  Anticipated start date is Summer 2022. All University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research, and service.

Opportunity Highlights:

  • 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 pediatric pulmonology.
  • Division leadership oversees a wide variety of clinical settings including the main Seattle Children’s Hospital, the University of Washington, and outreach clinics throughout Washington and Alaska. 
  • The division has grown to include 31 pediatric pulmonary and sleep medicine physicians, 5 PhD faculty scientists, 4 ARNP’s, as well as ACGME accredited Pediatric Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine fellowship programs.
  • The division’s basic and translational science research interests span the field of pediatric pulmonology and sleep medicine with the annual output of peer-reviewed papers, chapters, and reviews averaging 70/year. Major enterprises include the Cystic Fibrosis Therapeutic Development Network which is headquartered within the Division, the Hoffman microbiology and microbiome laboratory, and the Debley epithelial cell biology laboratory.
  • Highly competitive compensation, benefits, and programmatic support package.
  • Recognized among the nation’s best children’s hospitals and the top ranked pediatric facility in the Northwest, Seattle Children’s Hospital is a 334-bed facility that offers over 60 pediatric subspecialties and is the pediatric and adolescent academic medical center for Washington, Alaska, Montana, and Idaho.
  • Seattle is located on Puget Sound and is a family-oriented community in the heart of the Pacific Northwest. Ranked in the top 15 Best Places to Live, the mild winters and temperate summers enable year-round outdoor activities. In fact, Seattle gets less rain annually than Boston, New York City, Philadelphia, and Miami!


Applicants are required to have an MD, or DO, or MD/DO combined (or foreign equivalent). Must be board certified in Pediatric Pulmonology. The successful candidate should have training completed in an accredited pediatric pulmonology fellowship.

In order to be eligible for University sponsorship for an H-1B visa, graduates of foreign (non-U.S.) medical schools must show successful completion of all three steps of the U.S. Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE), or equivalent as determined by the Secretary of Health and Human Services.

Application Instructions

Applicants will submit a formal CV, cover letter and diversity statement. The diversity statement should address current and/or future commitments to and experiences with equity, diversity, and inclusion.

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 marcel@careerphysician.com, or at 817-707-9034. All interactions will remain confidential, and no inquiries will be made without the consent of the applicant.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status.

Commitment to Diversity

The University of Washington is committed to building diversity among its faculty, librarian, staff, and student communities, and articulates that commitment in the UW Diversity Blueprint (http://www.washington.edu/diversity/diversity-blueprint/). Additionally, the University’s Faculty Code recognizes faculty efforts in research, teaching and/or service that address diversity and equal opportunity as important contributions to a faculty member’s academic profile and responsibilities (https://www.washington.edu/admin/rules/policies/FCG/FCCH24.html#2432).

COVID-19 Vaccine Requirements and Information

Under Washington State Governor Inslee’s Proclamation 21-14.1, University of Washington (UW) workers must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide proof thereof, or receive a UW-approved medical or religious exemption. This requirement will be a condition of any offer associated with this recruitment. For more information, please visit https://www.washington.edu/coronavirus/vaccination-requirement/.

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