Division Chief of Pediatric Cardiology & Director of the Children s Heart Group

Penn State Health Physician Recruitment
Hershey, Pennsylvania
Closing date
Aug 10, 2023

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Penn State Health Department of Pediatrics at Penn State Health Children’s Hospital (PSHCH) and Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center (PSHMSHMC) is seeking new Division Chief of Pediatric Cardiology & Director of the Children’s Heart Group.

Join our Department of Pediatrics Cardiology now! We are committed to excellent clinical care, teaching, and research.  Interested applicants please apply here and send CV and Cover Letter to Anderson Smith, at asmith50@pennstatehealth.psu.edu

What we’re seeking:

  • A nationally recognized leader who carries a record of leadership to propel a high-performing world-class pediatric cardiology program that has significant support from the community and the institution.
  • Ability to build external relationships, lead philanthropic efforts, and serve as a figurehead of the Division in the community and on the national stage.
  • This leader will support the growth of comprehensive research programs that support the basic, clinical, and translational research that emphasizes institution-wide collaboration and innovation.
  • Superior people management and leadership qualities, with the ability to serve as a mentor in furthering the leadership and research skills of the faculty in the Division.
  • The Division Chief will oversee a strong teaching program that supports the growth of future physician-scientists and will be responsible for academic and clinical planning, development, and resource management.
  • Develop a keen understanding of the complexities of PSCOM, PSHCH, the Penn State Heart and Vascular Institute, and other key PSH components to form effective and collaborative working relationships.
  • Actively lead and develop the Congenital Heart Disease Center at the Penn State Health, further expand the reach and reputation of clinical programs. Enhance the clinical and translational research portfolio to better provide leading edge therapeutics and grow the clinical trials platform.
  • Enhance clinical operations with the goals to increase clinical productivity and optimal utilization of advance practice providers while at the same time improving
  • Build upon the current partnership with Penn State Heart and Vascular Institute through the promotion of collaborative clinical trials and research.

Candidate Qualifications:

  • MD, DO, or equivalent degree or MD/PhD from an accredited
  • Board certification in Pediatrics with fellowship training in Pediatric Cardiology.
  • Board-certification in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology.
  • Eligibility for permanent, unrestricted licensure in
  • Candidates must qualify for appointment at the Professor level at PSCOM.
  • Management/Leadership experience desirable.

About the Division:

  • The Division of Pediatric Cardiology serves as one of the nation's premier programs that is built on the pillars of leading-edge clinical care, advancing scientific discovery, and developing the next generation of leaders in the field. Supported by world-class faculty, the Division has consistently been ranked by the S. News and World Report as a top 50 pediatric cardiology program for the past decade and is currently ranked #17 in the nation.

We are pleased to offer:

  • Competitive compensation and generous benefits, including:
    •  Relocation assistance
    • CME allocation
    • 401(k), 403(b) and 457(b) retirement plans
    • Penn State University tuition discount
    • Back-up family care.

  • Attractive start-up package for research.

About Penn State Health:

Penn State Health is a multi-hospital health system serving patients and communities across 29 counties in central Pennsylvania. It employs more than 17,500 people systemwide.

The system includes Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Penn State Health Children’s Hospital and Penn State Cancer Institute based in Hershey, Pa.; Penn State Health Hampden Medical Center in Enola, Pa.; Penn State Health Holy Spirit Medical Center in Camp Hill, Pa.; Penn State Health Lancaster Medical Center in Lancaster, Pa.; Penn State Health St. Joseph Medical Center in Reading, Pa.; and more than 3,000 physicians and direct care providers at 90+ unique medical office locations. Additionally, the system jointly operates various health care providers, including Penn State Health Rehabilitation Hospital, Hershey Outpatient Surgery Center, Hershey Endoscopy Center and Pennsylvania Psychiatric Institute.

Penn State Health shares an integrated strategic plan and operations with Penn State College of Medicine, the University’s medical school. With campuses in State College and Hershey, Pa., the College of Medicine boasts a portfolio of more than $150 million in funded research and more than 1,700 students and trainees in medicine, nursing, other health professions and biomedical research.

This job description is a general outline of duties performed and is not to be misconstrued as encompassing all duties performed within the position. All individuals (including current employees) selected for a position will undergo a background check appropriate for the position's responsibilities.

Penn State Health is fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is unapologetically expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information. If you are unable to use our online application process due to an impairment or disability, please call 717-531-8440 between the hours of 8:30 AM and 4:30 PM, Eastern Standard Time, Monday – Friday, email hrsolutions@pennstatehealth.psu.eduor download our Accommodation Instructions for Job Applicants PDF for more detailed steps for assistance.

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