Pediatric Cardiac Intensivist Cohen Children s Heart Center, Northwell Health NYC Suburbs

Northwell Health Physician Partners
Queens, New York
Closing date
Nov 30, 2023

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The Department of Pediatrics at the Steven and Alexandra Cohen Children s Medical Center of New York, Northwell Health, is seeking experienced clinicians to join The Cohen Children s Heart Center as Cardiac Intensivists. The Ideal Candidates would be BC/BE in both Pediatric Critical Care Medicine and Pediatric Cardiology. Candidates with boards in only one specialty, but extensive cardiac critical care experience, will also be considered. A passion for program building, and a desire to work and partner with multi-disciplinary team members is a must. Active interest and experience in research and/or quality is highly desirable.

The Cohen Children s Heart Center sits across the Department of Pediatrics of Northwell Health. Under the leadership of the System Chiefs of Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery, Dr. David B. Meyer, and Pediatric Cardiology, Dr. Jeffrey Gossett, The Heart Center functions as a highly collaborative, multi-disciplinary team focused on clinical and academic excellence, with the CICU at its core under the leadership of Dr. Todd Sweberg. The institution is committed to a physically distinct, dedicated, pediatric cardiac intensive care unit that will add to CCMC s current 37 bed PICU. Led by Dr. James Schneider, we have the largest volume PICU referral center in the region, admitting more than 2600 critically ill children annually with well-established excellence in many programs including Cardiac Surgery, Interventional Cardiology, Non-invasive Cardiac imaging, and ECMO. The NICU at CCMC, led by Dr. Annemarie Stroustrup is a 57-bed level IV referral center admitting over 1700 patients annually with 7 referring NICUs in the Northwell system and additional non-Northwell NICUs that we support through the New York State Regional Perinatal Center program. The institution performs more than 250 cardiac surgical procedures annually with more than 20 cardiologists helping to assure outstanding outcomes, and with a strong commitment to further growth including the development of a Heart Failure and Transplant Program.

Candidates will participate in all aspects of developing the new CICU space and team, expanding the critical care services within the children s hospital. The CICU is staffed by a dedicated team of Pediatric Intensivists, Neonatal Intensivists, Cardiologists, Cardiac Surgeons, and advanced care providers. Recruitment of multiple team members is anticipated in the near term, as is the inception of Mechanical Circulatory Support and Cardiac Transplantation services. Depending on the candidate s interests and needs, they will have the opportunity for other divisional activities and report to the appropriate division director for those activities.

The Steven and Alexandra Cohen Children s Medical Center is consistently rated by US News as the among the top children s hospitals in New York and the mid-Atlantic region. It is the largest pediatric teaching hospital in the New York metropolitan region, with more than 13,000 admissions per year and a catchment area of over 8 million people. It is the sole tertiary pediatric medical center of the 23-hospital Northwell Health system, formally the North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System and has the only Level-1 Pediatric Trauma Center and ECMO Center on Long Island.

Cohen Children s Medical Center is the only children's hospital on Long Island that offers comprehensive pediatric/congenital cardiology and cardiac surgery care from pregnancy through infancy, childhood, adolescence, and adulthood for congenital heart disease. It is located in the New York City suburbs bordering one of the most diverse communities in New York City. Team members and their families live throughout the entire New York Metro area including on Long Island, Westchester and in Manhattan. The Cohen Children s Heart Center provides more than 14,000 inpatient and outpatient visits annually. With one of the highest volume programs in New York State, the Division of Pediatric Cardiology has a long and well-recognized tradition of providing exceptional cardiovascular care throughout the region.

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package. In addition, an academic appointment with The Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell is commensurate with credentials and experience. Physicians will be employed as members of Northwell Physician Partners, the seventh largest medical group in the country. Northwell Health is committed to training, supporting and nurturing physicians from all backgrounds. We believe that diversity is integral for our institutional excellence and a means to attaining health equity. As a result, our diversity and inclusion efforts are a part of everything we do, from education to clinical care, to research, to physician well-being. One of our many strengths is our diverse patient population and our expectation is that our diverse patient populations receive equitable care, irrespective of who they are. We continually recruit a diverse physician workforce to meet the needs of our diverse patients.

For further details and opportunities, please contact:

Dr. Todd Sweberg, Director, Cardiac Intensive Care Unit, or

Dr. Jeffrey Gossett, Vice President and System Chief, Pediatric Cardiology, or

Dr. James Schneider, Chief, Division of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, or

Lindsay Appelman, Office of Physician Recruitment, Northwell Health,

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