Academic Section Head - Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist
Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Closing date
Aug 24, 2024

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Emergency Medicine
Full Time
Position Type

Position Opportunity: Associate/Full Professor - Pediatric Emergency Medicine

The Department of Emergency Medicine at Wake Forest University School of Medicine presents a unique opportunity for individuals to join our esteemed academic faculty team as an Associate or Full Professor. In this role, you will lead our Section of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, overseeing academic direction, faculty research, education, scholarship, and clinical care within the dedicated Pediatric Emergency Department at Brenner Children's Hospital. Further, you'll have the chance to actively participate in and spearhead new and ongoing initiatives across Wake Forest University School of Medicine and our health system, making a meaningful impact on patient care within our local community and the wider academic learning health system of Advocate Health.

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To express your interest, please contact Scott Dudley at

Ideal Candidate Profile

We are seeking an ideal candidate who is Board Certified in Pediatric Emergency Medicine and possesses a minimum of 8-10 years of faculty experience, accompanied by scholarly publications and significant academic contributions in the realm of Pediatric Emergency Medicine. A proven track record in leadership, clinical operations, faculty mentorship, academic project development, and additional expertise in adult Emergency Medicine are also qualities we highly value in successful candidates.

Department Highlights

Our Emergency Department holds the prestigious designation of a Level 1 trauma center since 1982, boasting various specialty accreditations including accreditation as a chest pain center, stroke center, and one of only two burn centers in North Carolina. The co-located Brenner Children's Hospital Emergency Department stands as North Carolina's inaugural Level 1 pediatric trauma center. Our clinical affiliate physicians manage 13 EDs across the state, collectively offering services to over 500,000 patients annually. With a patient acuity ranking in the 95th percentile and an admission rate of 30%, our Emergency Medicine physicians provide essential care. The Emergency Medicine residency program, one of the oldest in the country, is fiercely competitive. Moreover, we offer fellowships in diverse areas such as Emergency Medicine Research, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Emergency Medicine Administration/Leadership, EM Ultrasound, EMS, Wilderness Medicine, and Global Emergency Medicine. Our accomplished faculty contribute significantly to both clinical practice and academia, showcasing a well-funded research program with more than 20 active projects and high faculty retention.


  • MD/DO
  • Board Certification in pediatric emergency medicine
  • Leadership experience with tangible accomplishments
  • NC licensure/eligibility
  • Track record commensurate with academic and scholarly achievements at the time of hire

About Wake Forest University School of Medicine

Wake Forest University School of Medicine forms the education and research foundation of Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. The center, anchored by an 885-bed tertiary care hospital, encompasses community hospitals, affiliated partners, and the esteemed Brenner Children's Hospital.


Situated in Winston-Salem, a city of approximately 250,000 individuals (greater metro area exceeding 535,000), the beautiful Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina offers moderate climate with all four seasons. The cost of living, approximately 30% below the national average, makes it an attractive place to reside. The Blue Ridge Mountains and Parkway are a mere 1-2 hour drive to the north and west, while North Carolina's beaches are conveniently accessible for long weekends. Winston-Salem is a region on the rise, maintaining its Southern roots and small-town charm. Despite its traditional Southern hospitality, the city exudes an international aura, with an array of festivals, diverse dining options, and a rich entertainment scene.

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