Outstanding Division Chief Opportunity - Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine
UT Health San Antonio
Location: San Antonio, Texas
Type: Full Time
Hospital, Public and Private
Internal Number: UTHSCSA-Pulm
On behalf of Dr. Steven Seidner, Department Chair of Pediatrics at UT Health in San Antonio, CareerPhysician, LLC, a national leader in academic pediatric executive search and child health, has initiated a national search to identify a transformational leadership candidate to appoint as the next Chief of Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine. The new leader will be charged with the creation and implementation of a strategic plan that will guide the division into the future accounting for advancements in programmatic development, research, and faculty growth. With an unwavering commitment to a resource and fiscal package to support clinical and academic missions, and a unique environment and growth strategy to meet the growing number of pediatric lives in San Antonio and South Texas, we believe this to be among the top legacy leadership roles in pediatric academic medicine.
The department of pediatrics, in conjunction with University Hospitals and Clinics (“UIHC”)/UT Health, seeks to recruit a Chief who can continue to further the institution’s footprint in meeting the growing need for comprehensive pediatric pulmonary care, while simultaneously elevating the division’s scholarly activities.
The division is currently home to an outstanding Cystic Fibrosis Clinic, which is led by Dr. Donna Beth Willey Courand, and offers substantial opportunities to expand programs in asthma, aerodigestive, and technology dependent care.
UT Health is the only comprehensive pediatric academic teaching center in San Antonio and has a thriving relationship with University Hospital, a premier Level I trauma center, which houses a brand-new 105 bed women’s and children’s hospital that includes 20 LD rooms and a Level IV state-of-the-art NICU offering families private, single-family rooms, consolidating on pediatric inpatient services.
UT Health recently entered in an exclusive employment contract with the premier pediatric anesthesia group in San Antonio, which will now provide exclusive anesthesia support to all pediatric sub-specialty services.
Opportunity to work with a diverse and underserved patient population that is 66 percent Hispanic.
The selected leader can expect unwavering fiscal and resource support to create a vision and implement a strategy focused on advancing care for children with opportunities to expand research to improve the quality of care for children throughout the region. In addition, the named Chief will have the opportunity to architect a plan to enhance the current delivery and care of pediatric sleep medicine patients.
Academic promotion occurs through the UT Health College of Medicine and an Associate Professor rank or above is preferred. In addition, the ideal leader will possess experience in successful programmatic development and mentoring junior faculty, as well as, have a track record in quality, outcomes, and access initiatives.
The department and hospital are committed to providing the selected leader an Endowed Chair with a highly competitive compensation and benefits package which will factor in faculty rank, prior experience, and research contribution.
Rich in intellectual and cultural diversity, San Antonio is home to 2.5 million and offers a warm, friendly, and family-centric community. The city is located on the cusp of the Texas Hill Country with easy access to several lakes and rivers for those who enjoy water recreation, but perhaps it is best known for its thriving downtown and midtown areas, which have gone through a renaissance and become a beacon for families and singles in search of festivals, outstanding food, and shopping. The Pearl district offers world-class dining and is nestled on the river walk.
For more details about this opportunity, or if you would like to recommend an individual(s) who exemplifies the qualities we are seeking in a candidate, please contact Mark Lozano at firstname.lastname@example.org, or at 469-553-9311. All inquiries will remain confidential, and no inquiries will be made without the consent of the applicant.
UT Health San Antonio is an AA/EOE/ADA employer committed to excellence through diversity.
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