Pediatric Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Unit Physician

Loma Linda University Faculty Medical Group
Loma Linda, California
Closing date
Dec 22, 2023

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Surgery, Surgery, Thoracic
Full Time
Position Type
Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital is seeking a physician to join the Pediatric Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Unit (CTICU).

Our children’s hospital serves a geographical area of 1.2 million children in Southern California. The Pediatric Critical Care service includes a 25- bed medical/surgical PICU, and a 14-bed pediatric cardiac/solid organ transplant intensive care unit and a separate 19-bed step-down unit. The PICU has approximately 1800 admissions per year. Our services include an active pediatric critical care transport team performing about 800 transports annually of which 80% come to the intensive care units.

Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital pioneered pediatric heart transplantation in 1984 under in innovative leadership of Dr. Leonard Bailey. We have remained a worldwide leader in pediatric cardiac program for more than 40 years. Our Pediatric Heart Care services include heart failure and transplantation, interventional cardiology, non-invasive cardiology and mechanical circulatory support performing 200-250 pump cases a year. As a full service CTICU we have membership in United Network for organ Sharing, Pediatric Heart Transplant Society, and Pediatric Advanced Heart Failure Program. The CTICU is a member of the clinical database in congenital and pediatric cardiac care Pediatric Cardiac Critical Care Consortium (PC4).

The critical care division is multi-disciplinary team including physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners; pharmacist, child life specialists, respiratory therapists, physical therapists, chaplains, and other clinicians collaborate to best meet the medical, psycho-social and spiritual needs of the hospitalized child.

Primary responsibility will be providing direct patient care to pediatric cardiac patients in the CTICU with collaboration of the cardiac thoracic surgeons, cardiologist and other members of the multi-disciplinary team.


  • Expertise in the care of neonates and children with complex congenital and acquired heart disease, including ECMO, mechanical circulatory support, and postoperative care.
  • Board certification/eligible in pediatric critical care medicine.
  • Eligible for a medical license in the state of California
  • Clinical expertise and expertise in cardiac critical care
Loma Linda University Health continues to lead in integrating a faith-based approach to whole person health care. As a Seventh-day Adventist organization, our mission is to follow the healing and teaching ministry of Jesus Christ 'to make man whole.' Together, we strive for Compassion, Integrity, Excellence, Teamwork, and Wholeness.

About the area

Loma Linda University is located between Los Angeles and Palm Springs in an area known as the Inland Empire. Nestled at the foot of the San Bernardino mountains, we have convenient access to beach cities, skiing, hiking, and a variety of other outdoor activities. This region also has excellent private and public-school systems.

This opportunity is not eligible for a J-1 Waiver.


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