Associate Professor / Professor of Pediatrics

Columbia University New York Department of Pediatrics

Field(s) of Specialization Pediatric-Cardiology

Position Title Associate Professor / Professor of Pediatrics

Department PED Pediatrics

Division Pediatrics

Location Medical Center

Summary Description

As the Department of Pediatrics (“Department”) at the Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University continues its distinguished tradition as a leader in clinical medicine, education, research, and community and global health, the Department seeks to identify an outstanding academic pediatric cardiologist to serve as its next Chief, Division of Pediatric Cardiology (“Chief”). The Division is poised for growth under the direction of its next Chief who will have the opportunity to significantly shape the Division’s future with continued investment planned for expansion of its clinical and research programs. The Chief will be expected to continue the growth of the Division’s renowned clinical enterprise while fostering growth of research activities and championing their translation into the clinical enterprise with the goal of impacting patient care, and by so doing, position the Division at the forefront of academic pediatric cardiology programs in the nation.

The ideal candidate for the leadership role is a clinician-scholar with experience in the application of new knowledge to the practice of clinical medicine and a track record of extramurally funded research. She/he is expected to be a nationally respected academic pediatric cardiologist with a distinguished track record as a clinician, educator and investigator with experience in leading programs and projects. The next Chief will exhibit the qualities required for being a successful leader in a complex, matrixed environment, including the ability to work collaboratively across the various organizational units of the Department, Columbia University Irving Medical Center, Weil Cornell Medical Center, and NewYork-Presbyterian, and effectively promote the Pediatric Cardiology Division with community providers, and organization leaders, donors, and other pertinent external entities.


The Chief, Division of Pediatric Cardiology will have a broad set of responsibilities, including:

• Providing the vision and strategic direction necessary to continue to build a strong, cohesive hospital-based and ambulatory pediatric cardiology program, advancing the opportunity to its fullest potential.
• Having a keen vision to respond to the present day expectations of referring physicians and patients in a highly competitive healthcare market by assuring timely access, convenient care close to home, and an experience of care that exceeds all expectations. This includes a need for innovative care models that utilize techniques such as remote patient monitoring and telehealth.
• Strategic planning related to development of research, for guiding the growth of research in the Division and, particularly, for fostering collaborative research involving faculty of other divisions/departments.
• Fostering collaboration and developing clinical trust with pediatric cardiologists, surgeons, and community physicians.
• Maintaining and further fostering the strong dyad partnership with the Chief of the Division of Cardiac, Thoracic, and Vascular Surgery/Director of the Congenital and Pediatric Cardiac Surgery program, as well as the strong relationships with the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine and the Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program, to advance the concept of a pediatric cardiac service line providing comprehensive care across the disease and age continuum including transition into adulthood.
• Overseeing all educational activities in the Division, including its fellowship training program.
• Promoting the professional development of the faculty of the Division leading to the professional advancement and leadership development of its members.
• Financial management of the Division including budgeting and resource allocation.
• Recruitment of faculty of the Division and shared responsibility, along with hospital administrative executives, for the hiring of other professional and support staff for the Division.

Minimum Degree Required

M.D. and/or Ph.D.

Minimum Qualifications


Qualified candidates will possess an MD or MD/PhD, be board certified in Pediatrics, as well as have additional certification from the American Board of Medical Specialties in Pediatric Cardiology or their equivalents, be eligible for medical licensure in New York State, appointment as an associate or full professor.

• A minimum of 10 years of demonstrated accomplishment as a faculty member of a school of medicine. Academic rank of associate professor or professor is expected and qualified to achieve the same at Columbia University.
• A national reputation as an outstanding clinician, investigator and leader in pediatric cardiology.
• Demonstrated effectiveness in clinical program development, professional education and biomedical research in an academic environment.
• Demonstrated success in creating, executing and monitoring strategic plans to achieve established goals for a group of academic physicians/scientists.
• Demonstrated success in leading and/or supporting medical research with the ability to effectively identify the implications of research findings and recommend specific actions.
• Exceptional analytic and communication skills with the ability to effectively and concisely communicate complex findings to a variety of key groups and individuals.
• Demonstrated ability to identify opportunities and concerns and apply effective management principles to achieve success.
• Consistently strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build and sustain effective working relationships with professionals in other disciplines.
• The ability to create a high-energy results-oriented work environment that encourages colleagues and staff to value each other’s contributions.
• The ability to share and celebrate success with colleagues and staff.

RAPS posting date 03/02/2020

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Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran

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  • Curriculum Vitae
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